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HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc. Is Hiring A Safety Manager

Job Description

HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc. (HELIX), a growing employee-owned, California-based environmental consulting and planning firm, is seeking a collaborative, team orientated, and proactive full-time Safety Manager with critical thinking skills and a strong work ethic, to join to join our team in our San Diego County headquarters office located in La Mesa, California. HELIX provides CEQA/NEPA, biological, cultural resource management, habitat restoration, regulatory permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, acoustics and noise control, GIS, and air quality and greenhouse gas services to both the public and private sectors.

Why work at HELIX?

  • Employee-owned since 2004
  • Offers a hybrid work schedule with flexibility of working in-office and remotely
  • Invested in professional growth, employee development, and training
  • Recognized for our workplace practices, employee wellness programs, and community contributions
  • Named as one of the 2023 Best Firms to Work For by ZweigGroup

HELIX also offers a competitive benefits package, that includes:

  • Robust health coverage (medical, dental, vision) for employee and dependents
  • Life/long-term disability insurance
  • Accrual of paid personal time off
  • Bonus program
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) participation
  • 401K participation with employer contributions

Job Responsibilities for Safety Manager:

Reporting to the Human Resources Director, the Safety Manager will be responsible for the health and safety policies and procedures of the organization. The Safety Manager will help to build on a solid positive safety culture through communication and implementation of a safety program to ensure educated and confident employees. This position will provide leadership, professional knowledge, and expertise in the development, execution and support of all HELIX Safety Program processes and will be hands-on, overseeing and involved in all aspects of safety throughout HELIX's offices and services, including in the field and in our offices. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and seek to build relationships across all levels of the company. They must maintain a high degree of credibility, independence, and trust to lead by example and be a mentor to employees in health and safety. This position will require regular travel throughout Southern California and occasional travel to Northern California.

  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of HELIX's Safety Program (SP), including policy development and implementation, corporate and field safety training, safety audits including compliance tracking and corrective action plans and education of employees.
  • Lead HELIX's safety committee meetings and manage action plans
  • Conduct new hire safety orientations and training
  • Train project teams on company SP policies
  • Assist with development of project specific safety plans, JHA's, work plans, etc.
  • Ensure adequate supply of PPE and other safety supplies
  • Foster and encourage safe work ethics and habits to reinforce a positive safety culture across all levels of the company
  • Ensure compliance with local, state and federal OSHA, rules and regulations and review and responds to OSHA inquiries.
  • Manage all safety records
  • Assist with maintenance of third-party safety websites, such as ISNetworld, Avetta, etc. including additional safety reporting required by clients.
  • Assist with completion of safety questionnaires/documents for proposals, work products, etc.
  • Assist with evaluation of subcontractors and subcontractor safety programs.
  • Assist with workers' compensation claims and management including:
  • Ensure proper care for injuries/illnesses in accordance with company processes
  • Investigate all accidents and injuries and recommend and/or coordinate corrective actions.
  • Develop and implement programs to reduce frequency of accidents and injuries to assist in minimizing overall workers' compensation costs.
  • Develop and track key performance indicator (KPI) data
  • Measure effectiveness of CSP programs and processes at the corporate level using other discretionary indicators
  • Provide safety reports and updates to CEO, HR, and executive committee

Salary will be based on qualifications and/or experience, with a robust benefits package. Expected starting pay range of $100,000 to $150,000.

HELIX is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

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Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements for Safety Manager:

  • Minimum of 5 years of health and safety experience in the construction, architect/engineering, environmental or similar field showing progressive experience and increase in responsibilities.
  • Minimum of 1-year professional safety experience in California with working knowledge of Cal OSHA regulations
  • Experience writing policies and procedures for health and safety.
  • Proven experience developing and implementing safety training programs.
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • First Aid/CPR certified
  • Must be able to travel to So Cal jobsites on a regular basis and occasional travel to other office locations will be required.
  • Valid California Driver's License with a clean driving record over the last 3 years (or able to obtain a CA driver's license if relocating to CA)

Qualifications Considered a Plus for Safety Manager:

  • Bachelor's degree in safety and health, safety engineering, safety management, or closely related field
  • OSHA certified (OSHA 10 or 30)
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Associate or Certified Safety Professional
  • Workers' compensation claims management experience
  • ISNetworld management/maintenance
  • First Aid/CPR Instructor certified
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