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Safety Director (Construction General Contractor)


Our client is a 70+ year leader in Milwaukee area construction, that has an exciting opportunity for a motivated construction safety professional to lead their safety program as Safety Director.


  • Excellent compensation and benefits package including strong base salary, company truck, bonus (10% target), profit sharing 401k program (3-5% annually depending on profitability), and good health benefits.
  • Great culture, where the average employee tenure is 11 years. Office perks include onsite chiropractor (2days/week), onsite yoga, snacks, beverages, and bar area – all complimentary. Family-type environment, where the president knows everyone’s name and family-members.
  • Stable, $250m/year GC that has been in business for over 70 years. Dedicated to SE Wisconsin area. This is a top 10-ranked GC according to Milwaukee Business Journal.
  • Minimal travel.
  • This company self-performs carpentry, concrete, and demolition.
  • Project sizes range from $0-60m in diverse sectors like K-12, higher education, senior living, commercial, etc…

Job duties and responsibilities include:

  • Update and maintain the company’s safety program and implement procedures to ensure all company operations are conducted in a safe manner.

  • Visit job sites to conduct safety audits on personnel, equipment and materials at least once every two weeks using Procore audit form. Review audit results with the Superintendent. Monitor weekly audits from Superintendents and follow up as necessary.

  • Evaluates regulations and governing documents to determine potential impact and required action from company operations.

  • Preparation of and execution of site-specific safety plans including both self-perform and subcontracted high-risk activity plans.

  • Implement accident prevention programs, monitors and records unsafe acts, and reports results regularly to management.

  • Ensure safety programs are communicated to and followed by employees, subcontractors & suppliers.

  • Work with Safety Coordinator on administrative documentation.

  • Inspect safety equipment, machinery, and facilities to identify and correct potential hazards and ensure compliance with safety regulations. Manage fall-protection equipment and review for replacement.

  • Conduct safety training and orientation to educate employees about safety policies, laws and practices, including Crisis Management training. Coordinate with outside training vendors as needed.

  • Investigate accidents to minimize recurrence and reviews accident reports. Includes documenting via Safety Flashes and follow-up education for similar work activities.

  • Develop and administer the light duty and back to work program. Coordinate with Insurance Company for potential claim management and refer workers to PT provider as needed.

  • Coordinate with company’s insurance carriers to facilitate communication, challenge or handle claims, and effect insurance company recommendations as appropriate.

  • Track required training, schedule and process for recording.

  • Oversee that proper paperwork is processed in accordance with rules and regulations including training records.

  • Respond to OSHA, state or local inspections.

  • Attend client safety team/committee meetings.

  • Be an active member of Milwaukee AGC / Wisconsin Council Safety and American Society of Engineers.

  • Develop monthly report to the President/CEO and present on said report.

  • Act as a Safety Resource while mentoring project staff on safety needs and requirements.

  • Lead, develop and mentor members of safety team.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Knowledge of OSHA standards with regard to construction.

  • Ability to train, influence and motivate team members.

  • Ability to navigate and appropriately evaluate risk and alternatives under stressful situations.

  • Ability to work with confidential information.

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