Contract Safety Specialist

Job description

Job Description:


Client has almost 20 years of leading renewable energy development, with over 1.3 GW of wind, solar, and energy storage facilities in operation. Privately funded by a private-equity firm which raised over $13 billion in Energy Sub-sectors, with Acquisition of over $25 billion of Developed assets in total. With a global presence, investments include infrastructure companies in the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. 

The primary responsibility of this role is to oversee contractor safety programs, ensuring the safety of our staff, contractors, and visitors.In this role, you will work under general supervision to develop, implement, drive, and support the Contractor Safety Program for the renewable energy sector (solar, battery energy storage systems, and wind).

This individual will be responsible for developing, implementing, overseeing, and reporting on company-wide contractor safety programs, which encompass the Contractor Drug & Alcohol Program, Contractor Safety Program, and Contractor Site Safety Orientation Program. They will also directly oversee the implementation of safety policies and procedures in pre-qualification and Request for Proposal (RFP) processes, while actively supporting Site Managers during project development and construction phases. Additionally, this role will involve mentoring and advising two Safety Coordinators responsible for implementing contractor programs in Operations.

This is a full-time hybrid position, with part-time remote work from home and regular day trips to construction facilities in Southern California (Mojave, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside County). The candidate must be located within driving distance of Southern California sites for these regular trips. There may be additional projects in New York or Texas, requiring periodic travel to those locations.

This is a new position and the incumbent will play a crucial role in our client's Health & Safety team.


  • Oversee the contractor safety program, ensuring it aligns with company and stakeholder requirements.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain written contractor safety programs in compliance with state, federal, and local regulations and best practices.
  • Recommend procedures, standards, and guidelines related to contractor safety, injury, and illness prevention programs.
  • Collaborate with project managers and construction site managers to effectively manage and address potential risks and safety issues.
  • Assist Site Managers in evaluating contractor safety performance, conducting incident root cause analysis reviews, ensuring job site safety, and maintaining records.
  • Solicit proposals and contracts for company site safety representatives on construction sites.
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for the Drug and Alcohol program for contractors.
  • Manage multiple projects, tasks, and deadlines.
  • Conduct inspections and audits as required at company sites.
  • Periodic overnight travel to job sites and meetings may be necessary.


  • Proficiency in MS Office and familiarity with safety management system software.
  • Exceptional written communication skills and a proven ability to generate and deliver written safety reports.
  • Strong project management, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with a commitment to ensuring safety on all projects.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, EHS/HSE, or a related field, or equivalent field experience.
  • Six years of relevant construction experience.
  • Five years of experience in developing, implementing, and managing safety programs, contractor programs, and incident prevention.
  • Proficient understanding of construction safety standards and regulations (OSHA, ANSI, and NFPA).
  • Familiarity with contracting processes.

  • Ability to motivate others and gain support for ideas and solutions.
  • Strong relationship management skills, cultivating rapport and trust up and down the hierarchy.
  • Effective problem-solving skills and the ability to develop corrective action plans.

  • OSHA 500 Course in Trainer Course in Occupational Safety & Health Standards for the Construction Industry.
  • OSHA 511 Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the General Industry.
  • A valid Class C California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Company’s vehicle insurance policy.
  • Current qualifications in First Aid, Adult CPR and AED, as well as Blood-borne Pathogens.
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