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Director Safety Operations (Solar & Transmission Projects)

Company: MYR Group
Location: Columbus
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

About the Role: Our safety organization is growing and we are adding a new Director to our team to support our subsidiary, MYR Energy Services, supporting EPC, Solar, and large Transmission projects. The Director of Safety Operations manages a departmental sub-function within MYR Group's Corporate Safety Department. Creates strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops people, policies, and procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Directs and oversees safety programs and standards to reduce potential accidents and injury. Manages Regional Managers and Safety Managers within their regions. This position can be located out of our Minnetonka, Minnesota; Glen Allen, Virginia; or Grand Rapids, Michigan office. Relocation assistance is available for this position! This position is eligible for a bonus program and a company vehicle and fuel card will be provided. Company Overview With roots dating to 1891 and 8,500+ employees, MYR Group is a publicly traded holding company of 13 specialty electrical construction companies. MYR Group and our subsidiaries work on large-scale electrical construction projects throughout the U.S. and Canada. We contribute to a clean energy future while fostering a safe, supportive, and inclusive work environment. Our culture is built on shared values and mutual respect, where teamwork and collaboration occur naturally. Throughout our history, we have partnered with utilities, municipalities, commercial clients, and developers to deliver some of the largest and most notable projects including transmission/distribution/substation, commercial and industrial, storm restoration, and renewable (solar and wind farms) energy. We are consistently recognized as one of the top five specialty electrical construction firms by Engineering News Record. Essential Functions

  • Create and maintain a high performing team that supports MYR Operational Groups in all areas of Safety
  • Consistently communicates with Operations Management to understand and respond to their needs
  • Establish a portfolio of safety programs and plans to support the key customers of the specific business units that align with the MYR and customer safety requirements
  • Establishes guidelines governing the collection and maintenance of employee training records, health/safety manuals or handbooks, incident/accident reports, or other documentation
  • Audits processes to identify weaknesses or risks and proactively develops and implements corrective actions; ensures appropriate investigation of and response to accidents or injuries
  • Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state, or local statutes or regulations including OSHA
  • Enforces organizational safety programs and policies that are meant to prevent injuries, fires, or other workplace accidents
  • Directs the identification and mitigation of potential safety hazards, the development and delivery of safety training programs educating employees on safe working practices, appropriate equipment operation, and emergency procedures, or the investigation of accidents and incident
  • Ensures development plans are in place for Safety Managers and Safety Specialists
  • Ensure Districts have adequate safety staffing
  • Works as a liaison with Districts and Legal during designated accident investigation
  • Coordinates support during SAT investigations
  • Leads and directs the work of other employees and has authority for personnel decisions in conjunction with the business unit leadership
  • Ensures compliance with internal safety policies and federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Administers departmental policies and procedures, evaluates results and performance, and directs the development of new or modified budgets, strategic plans, or policies
  • Collaborates with senior leaders to align departmental strategy or direction with the overall goals of the organization
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Essential functions of this position are to be performed at a Company-designated office or field location
  • Understand and comply with the Company's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Policy and other industry-specific professional and ethical standards
  • Other duties as assigned About You: Qualifications
    • Minimum 10 years of experience in occupational safety and health operations position within the electrical transmission, utility, and/or solar industry is required. At least 5 years of management experience is required.
    • Safety-related Certification such as CSP, CIH, CHST, CUSP, etc. preferred
    • Bachelor's degree in Safety Management, Construction Management, or related field; combination of relevant education and experience considered in lieu of degree
    • Must be capable of up to 75% travel (e.g., 3 weeks or 15 days per month), by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job, and the employee must have the ability to drive and have proper licensing.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
      • In-depth knowledge of transmission and distribution electrical construction
      • In-depth understanding of occupational safety and health concepts and principles
      • Excellent analytical and observation skills
      • Advanced knowledge of Federal, State and Local regulations related to safety and occupational health
      • Advanced leadership and communication skills
      • Must be able to work under high pressure conditions and in emergencies
      • Proven ability to drive strategic direction
      • Proven decision-making and planning skills
      • Detail orientation and analytical aptitude
      • Ability to build collaborative relationships and influence others
      • Ability to develop and mentor others What We Offer: Compensation & Benefits
        • Salary $150,000-$180,000 / year
          • Commensurate with experience, paid weekly. Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. MYR Group reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
          • Medical, Basic Vision, Regenexx, Teledoc, Hearing, Mental Health (Low deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums) - $15 weekly premium for employee or employee plus family coverage.
          • Dental - 100% employer-paid premium.
          • ThrivePass Health & Wellness Reimbursement Program - $250 quarterly, $1,000 annually for health and wellbeing-related purchases.
          • Annual Paid Time Off starting at 15 days plus 10 paid Holidays (Cultural Celebration Day is a floating holiday).
          • Generous 401(k) Plan with 100% match up to 6%; immediate vesting, and Annual profit-sharing potential.
          • Superior educational assistance program (support for educational costs, internal training, and more!).
          • Company-paid short and long-term disability, life, and accidental death & dismemberment.
          • Company-paid business travel accident insurance.
          • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
          • Various voluntary plans available including supplemental vision, accident and critical illness, ID theft, group legal, group auto & home, and additional voluntary life insurance plans for employees and dependents. Position may be subject to pre-employment screening, which may include background check and drug testing. Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process, contact our Employment Hotline at 1-. MYR Group, Inc. and our subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers. We promote diversity of thought, culture, and background, which connects our family of brands. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, or other protected characteristics. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. MYR Group does not sponsor applicants for work visas. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. MYR Group, Inc. and our subsidiaries do not work with any third-party recruiters or agencies without a valid signed agreement and partnership with the Corporate Talent Acquisition Team. Appcast: LinkedIn Recruiter Assignment: LinkedIn Location Expansion #: LinkedIn Workplace:

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