Field Safety Manager
Chicago, IL 
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description
We are seeking a new Field Safety Manager to join our team. Your role will be to implement and oversee all aspects of the corporate safety program. Your position is typically utilized on large project sites, however, may assume total responsibility for safety on smaller projects. You will assist in overall supervision and administration of project safety, accident, and fire protection programs to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

As a member of the Safety Team, you will work with the Risk Management team. 
As Safety Manager, you will:
  • Oversee coordination of safety and health for all employees of McHugh, it's subcontractor, vendors, and Owners. 
  • Implement project safety programs with McHugh and subcontractors.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating work to minimize risks, and aids in managing losses involving injuries or property damage.
  • Initiate, coordinate and conduct safety meetings and training programs to ensure the effective communication of company policy and safety standards.
  • Coordinate and control the development and review of job hazard analysis for each major phase of our work to ensure its safe completion. This includes assessing the need for and facilitating the training for each JHA as may be required.
  • Facilitate orientation of all project employees to the safety practices required by the Company.
  • Conduct daily comprehensive safety assessments utilizing Procore or any other system as directed.
  • Make recommendations to project management corrective measures for unsafe conditions and enforces when necessary.
  • Conduct accident investigations and completes incident reporting for Risk Management review.
  • Ensure injured employees are accompanied to treatment and medical evaluation and ensures all risk management protocols are followed.
  • Advise Project Management on Industrial Hygiene protocols; performs Environmental Monitoring or as directed.
  • Issues Permits to work as needed for Hot Work, Confined Space, Slab disturbance, critical crane picks, .
  • Accompany safety, health and insurance inspections on walk through tours as required.
  • Keep current on new developments regarding safety laws, rules and regulations and PPE.
  • Assist in preparing written appeals for safety violation citations.
  • Have other duties and responsibilities as required.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
  • A Four-year occupational safety/health degree preferred
  • 2-6 years construction safety experience or equivalent combination of training and related experience.
  • A valid driver’s license for operation of company provided vehicle. MVR will be conducted.
  • Knowledge and ability to enforce all federal, state, local and company safety regulations required, OSHA 1926 Standards, and other state and federal agency guidelines.
  •  Ability to recognize hazardous jobsite conditions and implement corrective measures.
  • Requires strong interpersonal and communication skills and proficiency with company computer systems.
  • Ability to work in high production environment and respond quickly and effectively under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to make independent judgments to manage and facilitate company programs/policies as they relate to the safety of our work.
  • CHST (Construction Health & Safety Technician) Certification preferred. OSHA 30-hour, First Aid/CPR, and AED certifications required within three months post-hire.
  • Required to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs or ladders.
Why You'll Love Us:
McHugh provides a platform for collaboration, transparency, and efficiency. Within that seamless approach, we offer a full range of core competencies and capabilities including general contracting, construction management, design-build, preconstruction services, program management, concrete construction, structural engineering services on behalf of every client on every project. McHugh’s unwavering commitment and transparency to its clients, its ability to deliver exceptional results on time and within budget, and its dedication to growing and developing its partnerships with subcontractors is the reputation we’ve built and the reason behind our 80% repeat business.

We offer the following benefits:
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Pay
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Short-Term Disability
Please note that this position is not eligible for work visa sponsorship

James McHugh Construction Co. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, and or any other basis protected by law or company policy.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 6 years
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