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Safety Engineer

Department: 210 - Large Projects PWB
Location: Portland, OR

MWH Constructors, an industry leader in the heavy civil construction of water and wastewater facilities, is currently seeking a Safety Engineer to support a $300m large-diameter water pipeline project located in the Portland, OR area. This pipeline is part of a larger effort to ultimately supply 135 million gallons of water a day to the Portland community by Fall of 2027. This position is a great opportunity to be a part of a historic infrastructure project and see it through the entire project delivery life cycle, from groundbreaking to closeout.

Essential Functions

  • Provide guidance and assistance to Operations in establishing and maintaining safety operations in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and best practices.
  • Administer, direct and manage compliance with the project to ensure safety goals are met.
  • Provide a strategic vision for creating safe work areas for affected employees and general public.
  • Conduct comprehensive reviews of potential risks on projects and identifies controls/mitigation measures.
  • Perform inspections and audit project sites periodically with an emphasis on hazard recognition, unsafe behaviors, and corrective measures & implementation – interface with clients, employees and subcontractors ensuring safety programs and specifications are met.
  • Supervise, develop and manage other safety professionals to ensure effective administration of accident prevention efforts.
  • Develop and deliver training resources. Leverage 3rd party training resources when necessary. Develop required training matrix associated with hazards and in line with project schedule.
  • Development and implementation of work exposure control plans. Understanding of IH sampling methods to support regulatory compliance with established PELs.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2-5 years of construction safety experience on a construction site; ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement corrective measures as needed; advanced knowledge of local, state and federal regulations, including OSHA; advanced knowledge of consensus standards, including NIOSH, ANSI, ASTM and NFPA standards.
  • 4-year occupational safety/health degree or engineering/science degree.
  • Thorough understanding of construction methods and federal, state, health and safety standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with and provide H&S direction to management and field personnel.
  • Prior experience managing direct reports in a construction environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, and other computer applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CHST, CSP and/or CIH preferred.
  • USACOE, EM385


  • Group health & welfare benefits including options for medical, dental and vision
  • 100% Company Paid Benefits: Employee Life Insurance & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), Spouse and Dependent Life & AD&D, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program and Health Advocate
  • Voluntary benefits at discounted group rates for accidents, critical illness, and hospital indemnity
  • Flexible Time Off Program (includes vacation and personal time)
  • Paid Sick and Safe Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan (company matching contributions up to 4%).
  • Employee Referral Program

MWH Constructors is a global project delivery company in heavy civil construction with a focus on water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. With the ultimate goal of delivering maximum value to clients and their local communities, MWH Constructors provides single-source, integrated design and construction services through a full range of project delivery methods. Incorporating industry-leading preconstruction and construction services, the Company’s multi-disciplined team of engineering and construction professionals delivers a wide range of projects, including new facilities, infrastructure improvement and expansion, and capital construction services.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Please note that all positions require pre-employment screening, including drug and background check, as a condition of employment

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