Safety Engineer II
Milwaukee, WI 
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Job Description

Mortenson's success is not a matter of luck; it's a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

Our foundation and culture are based upon our values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

It all starts with our extraordinary people and collaborative teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" over 40 times since 2002...

...What are you waiting for?

Are you passionate about safety in construction? Are you looking for a position where you can influence behavior and drive positive change? Do you love working with people and inspiring them to do what is right?

As a Safety Engineer at Mortenson, you will interact with a variety of people to implement Mortenson's Zero Injury program. You will work at a project site and ensure a safe work environment for team members, subcontractors, and visitors.

If you thrive in an ever-changing environment, are flexible, inventive, dedicated and efficient, you'll love working here!

EXPECTATIONS OF ALL TEAM MEMBERS

At Mortenson, we believe everyone is a leader. For that reason, every team member is expected to apply our leadership principles - Do the Right Thing, We Before Me and Inspire What's Possible - in their work. This means we act with dependability, initiative and a positive attitude to produce high quality work and deliver an exceptional customer experience. We are on time, productive and consistent in our attendance. We approach work as part of a team, listen to the opinions of others and cooperate to achieve project goals. We accept direction from supervisors and seek out constructive feedback. We follow rules and procedures to ensure quality work and safeguard the wellbeing of ourselves and others. We push to exceed the established goals, standards and accountabilities of our positions to increase quality, safety and innovation.

All team members are responsible for supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment, as well as positively contributing to our company culture. This begins by aligning with Mortenson's values and ethical standards as stated in the Mortenson Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, in addition to abiding by the procedures and practices outlined in the Mortenson Operations Manual.

In this role, organization, flexibility, extraordinary customer focus and strong communication are critical in performing duties which include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist project management team in developing and executing site specific safety program and activities
  • Attend, coordinate, and conduct safety orientation and training programs at the project level
  • Document and track all safety violations, unsafe conditions, etc.
  • Conduct work area safety audits
  • Conduct project's leading and trailing indicator data/document collection and trend analyses
  • Conduct or assist with major incident analysis
  • Record, monitor, and analyze Safety, Injury and Hazard statistics
  • Coordinate OSHA reporting and posting requirements
  • Review Safety Submittals and attend preconstruction and preparatory meetings with subcontractors
  • Monitor and review trade partner work plans and activities for safety concerns
  • Assist with onsite injury management and case management
  • Monitor Return to Work and Modified duty assignments
  • Assist with the organization and implementation of project safety celebrations and recognition/reward programs
  • Participate in and contribute to project planning and hazard analysis

Provide resource of safety related information

  • Evaluate and offer solutions for industrial hygiene concerns
  • Maintain operational knowledge of construction safety, OSHA, ANSI, and other applicable standards, regulations, laws, and procedures
  • Serve as resource for safety issues or concerns for all project team members
  • Attend and/or chair safety meetings

Other duties as assigned

  • Collaborate with client safety personnel, union representatives, insurance risk engineers etc.
  • Accompany safety, health, insurance and OSHA personnel on work-site tours
  • Ensure maintenance and inspection of safety equipment and protective wear
  • Maintain project site Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and assist the Project Manager with the management of the safety budget allocated for project
  • Previous related internship preferred
  • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and lead multiple project tasks
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Office and pertinent safety related software programs
  • Shown positive and professional attitude, and excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies to team members and outside parties
  • Partnership, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
  • Effective public speaking and presentation skills
  • Current driver's license

  • Bachelor's degree in safety, occupational health or related field
  • High school diploma, STS/CHST Certification, OSHA 30 Hour Training with a minimum of seven years of continuous construction experience leading crews and planning work including at least five years with responsibility for managing safety programs at the crew or project level, conducting / reviewing hazard analyses and developing controls, and planning work activities or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Minimum of one-year related experience
  • Current driver's license

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.

Visa sponsorship is not offered for this position.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
7+ years
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