HydroGeoLogic, Inc Staff Quality Control/Site Safety Health Officer in Overland Park, Kansas
Description/Job Summary HGL (HydroGeoLogic, Inc.), is an industry leader with over 30 years of experience providing comprehensive environmental engineering services by implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions that address today's environmental, infrastructure, and natural resource challenges. HGL provides environmental engineering, remediation, and construction services, as well as Military Munitions Response Program support to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, and other federal and state government clients. HGL is one of the few companies that remain committed to research and development, offering a dynamic work environment for creative, energetic professionals. Currently, HGL is seeking a Staff Quality Control/ Site Safety Health Officer (SSHO/QC). The SSHO/QC Specialist will be responsible for overseeing site safety and QC during the construction of environmental remediation systems and other remedial actions at Federal sites across the US. Responsibilities/Duties The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the requirements of 29 CFR 1926.16 are met for the project. The SSHO will be at the work site at all times to implement and administer the Contractor's safety program and government-accepted Accident Prevention Plan. Significant interfacing with program and project managers, senior technical staff, the government customer as well as project field personnel including subcontractors. Will be responsible for identifying, mitigating, and developing controls for remediation construction site health & safety (H&S) hazards. Will conduct workplace inspections for adherence to regulations and project requirements related to safety, health, and the environment. Will also design programs to prevent disease or injury to workers and damage to the environment. Will develop and review USACE Accident Prevention Plans and Site Safety and Health Plans (APP/SSHP) including Activity Hazard Analyses (AHA). Will conduct pre-work and daily briefings and training for site personnel on project-specific and general H&S and hazard control requirements. Must be able to support multiple task orders and technical tasks concurrently. The successful candidate will be responsible for significant interfacing with program and project managers, senior technical staff, the government customer as well as project field personnel including subcontractors. Other responsibilities include acting as site lead for USACE Construction Quality Control compliance, documentation, and reporting. Will review specifications, drawings, and ongoing construction activities to assure compliance. Will be responsible for the efficient management of project submittals. Will confirm that all materials and equipment have been tested and approved for use per the applicable specifications. Will determine, communicate, and document deficiencies and ensure they are corrected in a timely manner. Must be able to support multiple project sites and technical tasks concurrently. Travel to project sites across the US will be required. Required Skills Minimum of 2 years' experience in implementing safety and occupational health (SOH) programs at HTRW sites. Meet 29 CFR 1910.120/29 CFR 1926.65 requirements for 40-hour initial and 8-hour supervisor training and, maintain 8-hour refresher training requirements. Specific training in personal and respiratory protective equipment, confined space entry and in the proper use of air monitoring instruments and air sampling methods. Documented experience in construction techniques and construction safety procedures. Working knowledge of Federal and state occupational SOH regulations. Required skills include excellent communication and organization; working with and maintaining confidential information; strong technical writing and documentation; and working under detailed and strict OSHA and USACE H&S requirements. Working knowledge of local, state, federal, and USACE safety requirements and exposure limits is required. Ability to evaluate expected and new chemicals or site contaminants to identify associated hazards, exposure limits, monitoring requirements, and appropriate hazard controls. Performing daily checks to assure control activities, including testing/compliance, and documenting all results; conducting completion inspections (punch-out, pre-final and final acceptance); and maintaining current records and providing factual evidence that required quality control activities and/or tests have been performed. Preferred Skills Ability to conduct H&S briefings and training for large groups of site workers (up to 20). Proficiency with the full suite of Microsoft Office software is preferred. Ability to work with Corporate Safety Officer and to evaluate safety risk management scenarios and mitigate known or potential safety risks and hazards. Ability to inspect, test and document large scale soil excavations, backfill, and restoration activities. Ability to work with multi-disciplinary project staff in testing, observations and data gathering activities on construction project sites and prepare daily reports documenting activities and findings is preferred. Required Experience A minimum of five years' experience Five (5) years of continuous general industry safety and/or quality control experience. Experience performing the duties of a Site Safety and Health Officer and Quality Control for federal government clients is required. Experience in performing these duties at a large construction or remediation site is required. Experience working with contaminated soil and groundwater and implementing USACE EM 385, 1-1. Preferred Experience Previous experience (3 years or more) conducting Health & Site Safety and Health Officer or Quality Control functions at a USACE or other Federal government remediation or construction site is preferred. Experience working at a large soil excavation site is preferred. Experience working with Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint is a plus. Required Education Associates degree in occupational health & safety, construction management, or in a related scientific or technical field. Preferred Education Bachelor of Science degree in occupational health & safety, construction management, or in a related scientific or technical field. Required Qualifications Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of software, specifically in Excel and Word. Ability to work in a group setting with corporate, project, and technical management staff. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities with attention to detail. Ability to prepare, maintain, and manage detailed site inspection/personnel safety records, QC inspection records, and field logs. Demonstrated proficiency working with exposure monitoring equipment including PIDs, CGIs, atmospherics, noise, mercury, lead, and fugitive dust. Preferred Qualifications Experience at a federal government remediation or construction site working in close proximity to heavy equipment, excavations, and multiple vendors/subcontractors. Experience performing residential remediation and remedial treatment installation a plus. USACE CQMC certification (or ability to obtain) a plus. Details A pre-hire drug test and physical is required. Some positions may require US Citizenship. COVID vaccination required.