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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Lansing, New York
United States
Job Categories:
Construction Safety
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Food & Beverage
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:

Site Construction Safety Specialist

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

Position Purpose:
Accountable for site contractor health and safety deliverables and developing a strong safety culture at a single large construction project.  Responsibilities include primary oversight of and leading effective safety activities such as coaching contractor and project staff on safe work practices, pre-job safety planning (i.e. co-leading pre-mobilization meetings, job safety analysis and working at heights planning), safety observations, site inspections/audits, data analysis and corrective action plans and contractor orientation.

Responsibilities also include ensuring the construction site is compliant with Federal, Provincial/State, Local EHS laws and regulations, as well as Cargill Construction Safety Guidelines and EHS policies and procedures.  This role is in integral part of the project team and requires strong communication between other project team members and BU EHS Leader.

The CSS will be primarily assigned to the #4 Shaft Project at the Cayuga Mine in Lansing, NY.  The #4 Shaft, once constructed, will provide ventilation air, better mine access, and upgraded power for the Cayuga Salt Mine.  The project includes the construction of a 14’ diameter and 2,500 deep mine shaft, change rooms for 100 miners, power facilities, a mine hoist and headframe, and general site facilities (parking, access roads, utilities, etc.).  The total project cost is ~$45MM and is scheduled to start construction in 2018.

Principal Accountabilities:
25% Safety Leadership

  • Engage at all levels of the organization to lead achieving a strong zero injury safety culture 
  • Accountable to ensure all applicable laws, regulations and Cargill EHS requirements are communicated to project team members and contractors and plans in place to comply 
  • Ensure contractors and project team members are fully indoctrinated to the construction site and safety expectations, including necessary training and education
  • Identify conditions that have the potential to create harm to people, work, environments or communities.
  • Provide technical consulting for construction site safety related issues
  • Serve as a liaison across the Operations, EHS and Build Project teams

25% Project Safety Planning

  • Review construction methods as part of project team from early project planning through completion of project.
  • Participate in Constructability Reviews
  • Co-lead per-mobilization meetings with Build Project Manager
  • Set expectations on proper safety planning (effective JSAs and Pre-Job Hazard assessments)
  • Forecast and pre-plan high risk activities, which include tasks such as lift plans, elevated work, energizing/testing the plant, etc.
  • Coordinates site safety activity plans with contractors

25% Project Execution

  • The ability to work off shifts and weekends basis the project execution schedule
  • Develop construction site specific health and safety programs, policies and training to eliminate or control risk and ensure compliance
  • Perform behavior based safety observations of work being completed and provide feedback on safe and at-risk behaviors
  • Conduct comprehensive on-site safety assessments/inspections and verify effective corrective actions are being completed
  • Lead safety meetings and participate in contractor toolbox meetings
  • Coordinate contractor safety recognition programs
  • Proactive problem solving and solutions driven to ensure the project schedule is obtained

25% Project Control

  • Monitor safety plan development and training verification for contractors 
  • Monitor contractor and Cargill activity to ensure compliance with Cargill policies and procedures, applicable regulatory requirements and ensure high hazard work permit processes are being followed (SWPP, Hot Work, Confined Space, etc.) and use of PJHAs for all construction tasks.
  • Coordinate hazard, near misses and incidents reporting and investigations and verify corrective actions are completed
  • Collect and report contractor on leading and lagging safety metrics
  • Participate in contractor annual/end-of-project reviews
Qualifications - Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or 3 years of equivalent experience with managing safety on construction projects and or mining project execution experience  
  • Completion of one of the following the Cargill Construction Safety Specialist training, 30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety training, Canadian National Construction Safety Officer or equivalent training/certification
  • 3+ years health & safety experience including construction 
  • Demonstrated high levels of organization, written and verbal communication, and documentation skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to read design prints
  • Experience with State and MSHA regulations regarding underground Mining operations 
  • MSHA Trainer Qualification 
  • Experience in monitoring of environmental controls, spill plans, etc.
  • Project and/or equipment start-up experience
  • Motivation and ability to execute projects/tasks in a timely manner, Strong prioritization and time management skills
  • Strong influencing skills, ability to work across the organization and with multiple functions
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.