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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Based on experience 
Greater Chicago, Illinois
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
EH&S Consultant
Construction Safety
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Safety Consultant
Services & Consulting: Field Operations
Services & Consulting: Management
Industry Segments:
Construction /Architecture, Consulting, General Manufacturing
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Construction Safety Professional

Are you an innovative and experienced safety professional with the ability to lead and develop people and corporate safety management systems?  We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about leading people and organizations with a goal to develop and grow them into the best they can be!

In this position you will lead and manage high level clients within the Greater Chicago Area and nationally.  As the Lead Safety Professional you will interface and communicate with business owners and corporate executives to ensure they are meeting agreed upon targeted objectives within their Safety Management System.

We welcome strong candidates from current Environmental, Health and Safety Directors, Safety Managers, EH&S Managers, Safety Professionals, or Safety Specialists who have a desire to leverage their influence and impact many organizations and workers. With our headquarters in Naperville, IL we service clients within the Greater Chicago Area, throughout Illinois as well as nationally.

The essential job functions of this position include:

  • Manage client accounts
  • Develop safety and health programs
  • Conduct Safety Leadership Team and Claims Management Team meetings to drive an improved culture of safety
  • Develop and conduct safety related trainings
  • Conduct safety surveys and provide innovative recommendations for corrective compliance
  • Manage OSHA inspections and incident investigations
  • Lead as a positive role model for internal Safety Professionals
  • Must be able to work on teams as well as independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Travel up to ~25%

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive environmental, health, and safety experience, including three years of management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental Sciences, or equivalent degree.
  • Certification as CHST or OHSTASP, CSP, CIH, and OSHA Outreach Trainer certifications a plus

Skill Requirements:

  • Developing and implementing Safety Management Systems in a construction environment;
  • Working closely with executive management and front line management to drive Safety Management Systems;
  • Interpreting and applying legal requirements and company standards;
  • Providing guidance and technical assistance on Safety and Health matters;
  • Analyzing and researching operational and strategic information and determining actions;
  • PC skills; Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and other applications as needed;
  • Strong communication skills and ability to partner with management team on executing business plans;
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Bi-Lingual English/Spanish also a plus

At Optimum Safety Management, it is our experience that the most effective workplace safety and health programs go beyond checklists and compliance. In order for these programs to be successful, they must have a clear, measurable path toward long-term profitability and productivity. This is where we shine. Our team of safety professionals serves as a dedicated partner in discovering the unique safety and health needs of our clients' workplaces. Optimum partners with our clients to implement and manage specific safety services and complete safety programs that protect people and businesses.

We work with our clients to ensure that workers everywhere are valued and safe.