Waste Management Site Safety Manager, Civil Construction in Asheville, North Carolina

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

Job Summary:

The Site Safety Manager will coordinate and administer the overall project safety program for a specific work site. The Site Safety Officer works closely with Project Team and coordinates with the Corporate Safety Director to ensure a safe work environment that is consistent with the company’s Safety Culture.

Highly Desired Skills

  • Construction / Remediation & Removal / Excavation / Heavy Equipment

  • Current HAZWOPER 40 - hour training

  • OSHA 510 or 511

  • Current OSHA 30-hour construction safety training

  • Industry experience – Transportation / Energy / Utilities

  • Rigging and Trenching regulations and compliance

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains open and proactive communications with the project team, field staff, and others in all areas pertaining to safety. Serves in a safety leadership capacity by providing timely guidance and direction where appropriate.

  • Develops safety training plans and facilitates safety training.

  • Responsible for managing work-related injuries and incidents and participating in or leading incident investigations and drafting reports.

  • Ability to plan, design, execute, and facilitate ongoing proactive communication programs, including (but not limited to) tool box talks and lunch-n-learns.

  • Able to develop site specific safety plans of work with project management teams.

  • Proficient in routinely conducting on-site field safety audits and review of individual safe work practices. Skilled at hazard recognition, identifying potential problems, and practiced at professional intervention. Able to disseminate information and recommend improvements.

  • Ensure all subcontractors are in complete compliance with safety codes, regulations, and contracts.

  • Drafts and recommends safety policy and procedures as appropriate.

  • Natural ability to calmly react to and handle unplanned circumstances thoughtfully and to resolution while communicating to others as may be appropriate for each situation.

  • Maintains thorough knowledge of OSHA safety regulations and requirements. Proactively stays abreast of changing and/or evolving safety matters, trends and legislation.

Experience with:

  • Performing Safety Inspections

  • Safety Orientations

  • Daily Documented Inspections

  • Managing, participate or lead work-related injuries /incidents / investigations and drafting reports

  • Daily Safety Audits

  • Field Staff Management

  • Hazard Assessments

  • Coordinate and lead Site Safety Team activities

Percentage of Time Spent:

  • Safety Inspections / Field Observation – 60%

  • Training / Coaching / Mentoring – 20%

  • Client/Customer Meetings – 10%

  • Administrative 10%

Leadership & Communication Skills:

  • Effectively manages problem prevention strategies to limit reactionary practices

  • Ability to effectively influence an organization at all levels to achieve safety performance standards developed by the Company

  • Ensures project safety goals and expectations are realistic, achievable, and revisited/revised at appropriate times during the life of the project

  • Clearly defines goals, understands audiences, manages productive meetings, and manages and builds team morale

  • Ability to address an audience of various sizes and effectively communicate his/her message and ideas

  • Ability to write clear and detailed concise thoughts in a professional manner

  • Strong knowledge in Safety Rules & Regulations including DOT and OSHA,

  • Strong communication and leadership skills,

  • Public speaking experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (accredited), or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four years of relevant work experience.

  • Seven years of previous managerial experience in Operations and/or Safety (in addition to education requirement).

Working Conditions:

The majority of work is completed on job sites in an office trailer or in an existing structure. Due to daily condition changes on construction projects, when employees are outside of the office trailer or structure, they must wear appropriate personal protective equipment as required by the company's safety policies and as required for weather conditions.

The project team and/or team member may need to move to other projected work geographic locations, if necessary.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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