Power Engineers Site Safety Specialist in New Orleans, Louisiana

Site Safety Specialist

Location:New Orleans


Department:PCI Construction CM Group


Site Safety Specialist

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

The Site Safety Specialist will be responsible for representing POWER Engineers, Inc. as the on-site safety professional during project execution, through all phases of project performance during the contract period specified with Entergy Services, Inc.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in project meetings and provide input & guidance on safety-related topics

  • Lead project Safety Committee and promote a proactive safety program and culture throughout the project

  • Perform daily site inspections on Entergy’s EPC contractors performance to ensure compliance with Entergy’s mandated safety training and industry best practices

  • Conduct daily site safety observations and report findings in a timely manner to appropriate internal and external project management

  • Participate in daily and/or weekly safety meetings/tailboards held POWER and/or Entergy

  • Lead accident investigations involving POWER employees. Participate in site accident/incident investigations by reporting findings to appropriate internal and external project management

  • Meaningfully collaborate in Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) development/review -- provide reporting, advice, and feedback to the EPC contractors; when needed

  • Coordinate with contractor construction management on equipment/lift and other potentially hazardous activities

  • Represent POWER and notify appropriate personnel if any governmental agency (i.e. OSHA) audit/inspect the project site

Required Education/Experience

  • Understanding of the occupational safety concepts concerning energized/de-energized environments

  • Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), or ability to obtain CUSP certification within 12 months of hire

  • Safety Credential preferred (e.g. CSP, CHST, CSHM)

  • OSHA authorized Outreach Trainer (OSHA 500)

  • 10 years of relevant work experience

  • Training certifications/competency in cranes & lift operations, energized/de-energized electrical equipment, EI/LOTO, fall protection, respiratory protection, excavations, scaffolds, hot work, heavy equipment, confined space entry, etc.

  • Professional work ethic; ability to carry out function without supervision (work independently & efficiently)

  • Mindset to approach safety duties with balanced respect for compliance, business needs, and client requirements

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Upon hire, successful candidate will be expected to complete the following client-required safety training through PowerSafe:

  • T&D Baseline & Annual Refresher

  • T&D Switch Station Annual Specific

  • Entergy T&D Annual Specific

  • Entergy EPZ Annual Specific

  • Observer/Spotter

  • Temporary Traffic Control

  • Human Performance and Understanding

  • Entergy Clearance

  • Maintenance Alteration Log (MAL)

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.

Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.