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Construction Safety Officer

Work Location: Atlanta, Georgia
ID: 3323
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: up to 80%

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.


Are you an individual who takes pride in delivering exceptional work? Are you ready for your next challenge? Brown and Caldwell has a great opportunity for an experienced Construction Safety Officer to join our growing team!  In this role, one will be responsible to develop and manage safety aspects of large industrial and municipal water treatment system and infrastructure construction projects. 

When you join Brown and Caldwell you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture. You will find that we offer a non-hierarchical, collaborative, and supportive environment, allowing you to do your best work. You will be trusted to do the right thing by our clients and given the flexibility to manage your own schedule to achieve this. The work we do is interesting, challenging and wide-ranging in nature, and so is our client base. 

Our health and safety culture incorporates some elements of behavioral based safety while primarily focusing on culture based safety.  This position will be located in Atlanta, GA. This position may also require up to 80% travel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in Construction Team meetings and plan, implement, manage, and maintain comprehensive H&S programs at project site locations.

  • Provide Project Management Team and subcontractors with guidance on H&S requirements and confirm project site fulfills Company, industry, and regulatory guidelines and requirements.

  • Collaborate with Safety and Project Management Teams to develop Site-Specific Safety Plans and Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs) for submittals and project tasks.

  • Review subcontractor Safety Plans and JHAs for suitability and conformance to project safety expectations.

  • Develop and conduct site orientation and other training, lead health and safety meetings, audits, and inspections to evaluate safety performance of site personnel, including subcontractors.

  • Collaborate in developing and implementing traffic control plans as necessary for projects.

  • Maintain open lines of communication with Safety and Project Management Teams on project status and prepare reports as necessary.

  • Serve as primary contact for project site incident and injury notification, investigation, and follow-up.

  • Organize and maintain necessary project safety documentation.


  • 5 or more years construction safety or 8 or more years construction superintendent/foreman experience on large projects

  • Strong understanding of construction hazards and safe work practices

  • Working knowledge of construction safety standards contained in 29 CFR 1926 and applicable sections of 29 CFR 1910

  • Ability to work safely and perform physical aspects of working on construction sites (climbing ladders/stairs, lifting up to 40 pounds, walking on uneven terrain for required distances, wearing necessary PPE, etc.)

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills and ability to formulate project H&S Plans and required reports

  • Ability to lead by example and motivate others to develop a strong safety culture on construction sites

  • Safety-related certification (CSP, CIH, CHST) or ability to obtain certification

  • 30-hour OSHA construction safety training or qualified as an OSHA outreach instructor

  • Serve as office leader for H&S by serving as a resource for “junior” H&S practitioners, participating as a presenter in local staff meetings to share lessons learned and vital information from a field perspective with cross-functional teams.Good presentation and training skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training and competencies for common construction hazards (excavations, fall protection, scaffolding, confined spaces, etc.)

  • Experience at water and wastewater treatment facilities with emphasis in both municipal and industrial environments

  • Experience implementing traffic control plans for infrastructure work

  • HAZWOPER 40-hour and 8-hour site supervisor training

Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer defined advancement through our Career Path Framework; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentation as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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