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Area Safety Manager at Dragados

Area Safety Manager

Dragados Norfolk, VA Full Time
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As an Area Safety Manager on the $3.3BN Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project (HRBT) in Virginia, you will be responsible for the management and compliance of the project safety program for an assigned area. 

The Hampton Roads Connector Partners JV (HRCP) consisting of Dragados, VINCI, and Flatiron has been selected to construct the $3.3BN Design Build project –the largest civil construction contract ever awarded by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).   

The project scope across a 9 mile section of the I-64 will include: a new 3.5-mile bridge-tunnel crossing that will accommodate a total of 8 lanes of capacity across the water, replacement of the existing marine approach bridges and the addition of a third lane on I-64 in each direction. The twin 45’ diameter 1.5-mile tunnels will be bored by TBM, creating the second largest TBM tunnel opening for a TBM in North America. The project is expected to continue to the end of 2025.  


Including but not limited to: 

  • Supervise, develop, and manage other safety professionals under their area of responsibility to ensure the effective administration of the project/company accident prevention efforts. 
  • Schedule and conduct Safety Meetings and Safety Training Programs as required by the Area for all personnel engaged. 
  • Coordinate and participate in intra-agency meetings including coordination of rescue response to the incident site, the development of joint training exercises, and developing a schedule for regular familiarity trips to the tunnel for EMS personnel. 
  • Initiate, perform, and document jobsite inspections and audits with special emphasis on hazard recognition, unsafe behaviors, and correction of potential third party, asset loss, and workers’ compensation losses. This necessitates the ability to think independently, communicate thoroughly, and facilitate the implementation of corrections/behaviors. 
  • Coordinate and control the development and review of job hazard analysis for each phase of our work to ensure its safe completion. This includes assessing the need for and facilitating training as may be required. 
  • Submit copies of all safety records along with all safety inspection reports and certifications from regulating agencies and insurance companies. 
  • Coordinate and participate in regulatory agency inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. 
  • Conduct site inspections of project work areas and equipment. 
  • Develop, organize, and implement safety related programs that meet company safety standards. 
  • Assisting in the investigation of incidents and determining root causes and recommend corrective /preventive measures. 
  • Carry out any other assigned tasks given by the Project ES&H Director or Area Project Manager. 



  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution. 
  • Minimum 5 year’s construction safety experience with experience in heavy construction. 
  • Certified Health and Safety Technician (CHST) designation or working toward certification. 
  • OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety Trained. 
  • Safety Trained Supervisor-Construction (STS-C) Certified, through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. 
  • First aid/CPR/AED Certified. 


  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field (Construction Management, Safety Science, etc). 
  • Marine, tunnel, or highway construction experience highly preferable. 
  • ASP, or GSP, designation a plus. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of OSHA Construction Standards, VDOT Safety Standards, MUTCD standards, and other state and federal agency guidelines. 
  • The ability to recognize hazardous situations and make independent judgments concerning the general safety of workers. 
  • Team player with a professional image, capable of handling highly confidential information. 
  • Exercise excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment that may require long hours, including nights and weekends. 
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs. 
  • Must be able to work in varied physical environments which include both indoor and outdoor work in the hot and cold. 
  • Demonstrate technical and analytical problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills. 
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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