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Construction Safety Engineer

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

Reno, NV, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023

About Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials was founded in 2017 to create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles and clean energy products, making them more sustainable and driving down the cost for batteries. We’re doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of recycled and sustainable materials in the global battery supply chain.

Construction Safety Specialist

Redwood Materials is currently seeking a Construction Safety Specialist to join our Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS) team. These roles are at the center of our activities focused on creating a sustainable circular economy for lithium-ion batteries by transforming recycled materials into battery materials for new lithium-ion battery production. The Construction Safety Specialist will work directly with the Construction Manager and Superintendents within the Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) group while reporting to Redwood’s EHS Team. The role also works closely with members of the project management, infrastructure engineering, project controls and procurement departments from preconstruction through completion and start of production. The Construction Safety Specialist will manage all construction safety associated with a large project or multiple smaller projects. This management includes scheduling of site-specific safety orientations, ongoing safety inspections, resolution of construction safety challenges, safety audits to ensure compliance with safety plans and OSHA. This role must have a good rapport with field personnel and be able to speak in front of field and project teams.

Responsibilities will include:

    • Identifies, documents and resolves onsite safety risks or discrepancies during daily site walks. Documents Daily Hazard Analysis (DHA) using Company prescribed procedures and software.
    • Evaluates and identifies all safety equipment needs for project work. Participates in daily and weekly meetings to ensure all necessary equipment is ordered, stocked and available for upcoming work.
    • Assists in investigations and reporting regarding accidents, injuries or illnesses, fire, property damage and other safety related incidents to ensure timely and compliant resolutions. Recommends improvements based on performed trend analysis.
    • Works closely with onsite work crews to provide first aid and emergency services to any onsite injury or incident. Ensures worksite injuries are accurately documented and offsite medical clinics attend to employee injury in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Supports evaluation of subcontractors and subcontractor safety programs. Notifies management of any non-compliant safety procedures and participates in corrective action discussions to resolve in a timely manner.
    • Perform additional assignments per management’s direction.
    • Presents toolbox talk content to project site staff within the prescribed frequency, as determined by manager.
    • Presents the progress of the project safety program to leadership, as directed.
    • Maintains knowledge of Redwood’s company values and strategic plan.
    • Support published corporate policies.

Desired Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • OSHA 30 certified within the last 5 years
  • Claims Management
  • Create Job Hazard Analysis
  • Review Site Specific Safety plans
  • Hold Weekly Safety Meetings
  • Lead weekly Site Audits with Sub-Contractors
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Health & Safety or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years construction or safety experience required.
  • Able to identify onsite project safety risks and recommend mitigation within safety and project program requirements.
  • Heavy civil or marine experience required.
  • Able to take on special tasks or projects with limited direction and oversight required.
  • Strong multitasking and organization skills required.
  • Able to take ownership for assigned tasks, as defined by supervisor.
  • General knowledge of construction site equipment, methods and processes.
  • Verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Growing knowledge to control or eliminate hazards following prescribed methods.
  • A Passion for sustainability and making the world a better place!

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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