Icon hamburger
What job do you want?
Apply to this job.
Think you're the perfect candidate?
Apply Now

You’re being taken to an external site to apply.

Enter your email below to receive job recommendations for similar positions.

Construction Safety Engineer

Nesco Resource Kalamazoo Full-Time
Apply Now

Construction Safety Engineer


Position involves over-site for all trades within Construction Safety including maintenance, facilities and Site Services contractors at the Site. Leads EHS support for Capital projects.

  • Serve as program owner for the Site's Contractor Safety program that includes knowledge of construction crane safety, confined space, hot work, fall protection, line breaking and lockout, excavations, silica, electrical safety, waste management and scaffolding.

  • Serve as a member of the Site's Environment Health and Safety team.

  • Over-site of processes/systems that ensure contractors and colleagues are compliant with federal, state, local Construction Safety Regulations, Pharmaceutical's Construction Safety Guidelines and Global and Site EHS requirements.

  • Conducts field inspections on Construction projects to identify hazards and opportunities for improvement.

  • Responsible for ensuring that positive working relationships with key stakeholders are maintained.

  • Assist in establishing Contractor Safety short and long-term strategies, ensuring program effectiveness through continuous improvement of processes such as but not limited to, contractor prequalification, site compliance inspections, program evaluations, and process simplifications.

  • Primary oversight of effective safety activities such as coaching the contractor and project staff on safe work practices, pre-job safety planning (i.e. co-leading meetings, job safety analysis and working at heights planning), safety observations, site inspections/audits, and corrective action plans.

  • Pre-plan review and oversight of high-risk activities such as lift plans, elevated work, electrical energizing/testing etc.

  • Participate in Project Reviews for contracted maintenance work and coordinate Site Safety Plans with contractors. Review construction methods as part of project team and with Maintenance Contract Managers, from early project planning through completion of project.

  • Lead and set expectations on proper safety planning, enhancing the use of Pre-Job Hazard Assessments on construction and eventually non-construction areas.

  • Develop and ensure processes are in place to assure that contractors and project team members or maintenance contractor managers to the construction site understand the environmental and safety expectations. (Actual training is performed by Contractor Safety personnel).

  • Performs Contractor Safety Gap assessments to continually improve the Site's program.

  • Provides technical consulting for construction site safety related issues along with serving as a liaison across Operations, EHS, Maintenance, and Capital Project teams. Provides EHS leadership in risk-based decision making while keeping key organizational Leaders informed in Construction Safety.

  • Support the site with review of contractor incidents and, remediation or improvement plans, and other actions to ensure contractor safety for all trade contractors on-site. Review contract firm safety programs for compliance with Pharmaceutical programs and best practices.

  • Identify trends and best practices in the contractor safety area and implement new site programs for trade contractors as appropriate. This includes defining metrics to evaluate contractor's performance.

  • Successfully uses recognized system analysis tools to perform risk assessments, investigations, program auditing that result in identifying value-added improvements. Identify trends that have the potential to create harm to people, work, environments or communities.

  • Conducts and documents project level incident investigations; documenting root causes contributing to an incident and corrective actions.

  • Understands and interprets electrical safety standards; the National Electric Code (NEC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, NESC (National Electrical Safety Code).


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering with at least 3-years of experience in Construction Safety

Associate Degree in Engineering with at least 5-years of experience in the Construction Safety field.

  • Has strong knowledge of the 26 CFR OSHA (MIOSHA) Construction safety and 29 CFR General Industry OSHA (MIOSHA) regulations, along with programs such as Fall Protection, Crane Safety, Excavation, Confined Space, Hot Work, Safe Work Permitting, Lockout and Line Entry.

  • Experience in assessing risks, developing and implementing proactive strategies to minimize related incidents and process deviations. Documenting such information for the purposes of informing others of risk factors and resolutions.

  • Experience in developing and implementing Safety and Environmental programs to facilitate compliance that meet and exceed MIOSHA General & Construction Industry Safety Regulations.

  • Successfully manages projects, is process minded and demonstrates the ability to build and execute action plans both individually and through project teams to ensure alignment in pursuit of organizational deliverables. Motivation and ability to execute projects/tasks in a timely manner, Strong prioritization and time management skills

  • The ability to solve complex technical problems and provide expert technical support, managing EHS projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully influence and engage with multiple levels of the organization and the proven ability to lead cross functional teams.

  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to function in a collaborative team environment, while also able to operate independently.

  • Demonstrates the ability to read design drawings (P&ID's, Electrical drawings, etc.).


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

  • Professional Engineer.

  • Six Sigma, LEAN Experience.

  • Has Project and/or facilities and equipment start-up and shutdown experience is a plus!

  • Working knowledge of program requirements such as Electrical Safety – the National Electric Code (NEC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, NESC (National Electrical Safety Code) and NFPA 70E.


Candidate must have the ability to effectively maintain emotional intelligence through conflict resolutions
Candidates should be capable of walking and climbing in a variety of work environments both inside and outside of buildings on a variety of work surfaces. Part of this job involves sitting and standing in a variety of office and conference settings.

Candidates are expected to be on call for EHS investigation purposes and at times may need to extend work schedule to manage workload. The position at times will require working varying shifts in order to support the needs of the EHS organization.


  • Relocation Eligible

  • This position is supported by other contractor safety resources currently supporting the Site's Contractor Safety program.

Nesco Resource is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.

Skills required

Occupational Safety And Health
Ohsas 18001 Standard
Occupational Health And Safety Management System (Ohsas)
Corrective And Preventive Actions


About the company

Salary Estimator

Based on Job Title, Location and Skills
Below Avg. Average Above Avg.
Apply to this job.
Think you're the perfect candidate?
Apply Now

Help us improve CareerBuilder by providing feedback about this job: Report this job

Report this Job

Once a job has been reported, we will investigate it further. If you require a response, submit your question or concern to our Trust and Site Security Team

Job ID: 19-24813


For your privacy and protection, when applying to a job online, never give your social security number to a prospective employer, provide credit card or bank account information, or perform any sort of monetary transaction. Learn more.

By applying to a job using CareerBuilder you are agreeing to comply with and be subject to the CareerBuilder Terms and Conditions for use of our website. To use our website, you must agree with the Terms and Conditions and both meet and comply with their provisions.

Nesco Resource is one of the leading national staffing and employment agencies offering services in temporary staffing, direct hire, and host of other staffing and recruiting solutions. Through its branch office network, Nesco Resource offers clients and employees services ranging from Temporary Staffing, Permanent Placement, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Onsite Management Services and more. Nesco Resource is an employment agency with dedicated offices supporting Engineering & IT, Clerical & Light Industrial, and Accounting & Finance specialties. Whether you're one of the thousands of people we've helped find a job or a company that we've helped find talent, we're working every day for you to match top talent with great opportunities.

View the full profile