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Safety Director
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Safety Director

  • By Jenna Kraeger 

Job Title: Safety Director
Job Reports To: COO
Area of Service: Western NY (Buffalo / Rochester & surrounding areas)

Job Summary:
Primarily responsible for leading and managing the Company’s safety initiatives and safety loss control programs, and the development of a safety and risk management culture. Assures safety program is designed to comply with OSHA and other construction industry standards.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Leads development of and clearly articulates Company’s safety vision, objectives, strategies, policies, and procedures in order to build a safety culture dedicated to behaviors which lead to best in class results.
  • Provides proactive leadership and assumes ownership of building a best in class safety culture by
    • anticipating problems & providing solutions
    • sharing knowledge with, and providing training, to all levels of management, field staff, preconstruction, and project teams
    • interacting with clients, subcontractors, and inspectors, and
    • creating an environment of learning, mentoring, and empowerment in order to promote employee engagement.
  • Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions and conclusions, and monitors results to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Ensures safety & health training meet the needs of internal and external (client & regulating entities) requirements, so staff has the safety training to safely perform tasks and jobs.
  • Leads incident investigations.
  • Manages hazard assessment activities by
    • conducting and/or supervising safety inspections, and
    • analyzing inspection and incident data to identify opportunities to develop preventive and corrective practices.
  • Develops annual plans & budgets for safety & health initiatives, including training.


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental health & safety, safety management, construction or related field.
  • OSHA 500, CSP certification preferable.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in construction industry safety management.
  • Minimum 5 years experience managing & leading a structured safety program; self-performing general contractor or specialty contractor preferable.
  • In depth technical knowledge of construction related OSHA, federal, state, and local regulatory
    standards, and ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement effective corrective
  • Must be an effective communicator, generating professional written material and delivering
    effective verbal presentations.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to operate typical office equipment, such as a computer, copier, printer, calculator.
  • Must be able to operate safety equipment, monitoring devices, camera.


  • To submit interest in the role please email resume and salary requirements to Brian Kelly, COO, at