Safety Field Specialist

Safety Specialist – Job Description
MEC Construction LLC


  • Safety Specialist


  • Project Based


  • Under general direction for the company’s Safety Director, this position develops, administers, and implements project wide occupational safety programs, or serves as coordinator for occupational safety programs within one or more projects. Plan, design, develop, implement, and evaluate departmental occupational safety programs.

Responsibilities Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • Periodically act as a team lead on special training programs, evaluations or investigations
  • Provide direction and/or guidance to company personnel
  • Provide training to managers and others on occupational health and safety issues

Responsibilities Include – Daily Activities & Duties:      

  • Coordinate the activities of other occupational safety personnel within one or more projects if appropriate
  • Plan, design, develop, implement, and evaluate departmental occupational safety programs
  • Provide guidance to field personnel with safety briefings
  • Provide advice, and counsel to management and other employee groups on a broad range of occupational safety issues and decisions
  • Write safety standards for electrical utility departments in compliance with industry standards and Federal, State, and Local regulations
  • Develop and enforce safety standards to conform to industry standards and federal, state and local regulations
  • Develop and implement complex safety programs by inspecting or reviewing areas, equipment, processes, and work activities for hazardous conditions in electrical utility area
  • Develop and conduct occupational safety training for various workgroups. Including evaluation and modification of programs to meet client, local, state, and federal OSHA requirements
  • Coordinate inspections, investigations, and occupational safety activities with departments
  • Direct and review the analysis of accident and injury data, identifying the needs for new or modified occupational safety programs
  • Research occupational safety information to assure the best available methods and equipment are adopted to minimize the hazards in the work place
  • Advise for improvements in tracking and reporting procedures
  • Lead and/or participate on teams with safety, technical, management, and other team members

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinances governing Occupational Safety
  • Knowledge of designated safety policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of specialized technical knowledge related to servicing area
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Skill in investigative analysis
  • Skill in oral presentations and training
  • Skill in handling conflict situations


  • 3-5 Years of Safety related experience; however, candidates with a combination of safety specific education and some safety experience will be considered
  • Hands on safety oversight experience in a construction environment is required

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Certified Health & Safety Technician (CHST) or equivalent preferred
  • OSHA 10 and/or 30 certifications preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent walking and climbing (stairs, ladders, terrain)
  • Frequent bending, twisting and standing
  • Exposure to working outdoors in all-weather conditions
  • Ability to work more than 40 hours in any given week including weekend assignments as required
  • The individual must also be able to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to work or visit within areas where it is required.  This includes: hard hat, safety glasses, reflective vest, ear plugs, steel toed shoes, or other protective equipment as required by the location
  • Remaining calm during emergencies and respond appropriately as dictated by the circumstance of the incident which includes within and around locations and when required to climb and descend stairs to access available exits


  • Travel is required


  • MEC Construction LLC (MEC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.

Ready to Apply? Complete the Form


Return to Hiring Center