Safety Manager Job at F.H. Paschen, Chicago, IL

  • F.H. Paschen
  • Chicago, IL

Job Description

F.H. Paschen has over 110 years of experience in the construction industry. You’ve driven on highways we paved, you’ve travelled through airports we modernized, you’ve commuted through rail stations we constructed, and your children learn in schools we built. But we are MORE than that. We offer  MORE Versatility —as we work in any industry, offering any delivery method and service. We operate with  MORE Tenacity —as we maneuver through tight schedules, spaces, and budgets. We provide  MORE Ingenuity —by creating solutions to solve your greatest challenges. And we perform with MORE Pride—in focusing on safety and quality, and in offering more opportunities for our communities and diverse populations to build with us. We deliver far more than just on time and on budget—we deliver with  MORE Paschen .

Position Overview:

The Safety Manager is responsible for ensuring that employees follow Corporate and project health and safety regulations. The Safety Manager is responsible for continuously monitoring, implementing, training, coaching, and adapting safety procedures and operations to ensure a safe and fully compliant work environment for all employees. Additional duties would include using safety research and best practices to create policies that eliminate workplace hazards, documenting accidents in the workplace and investigating the circumstances of an illness or injury.


  • Provide safety training for employees on policies, regulations, and procedures
  • Advise the company's Executive Team on safety issues and compliance in specific projects and operations
  • Analyze incident reports, metrics, and injury case studies in order to institute chances that lead to a safer environment
  • Understand and enforce OSHA regulations and well as employer and owner rules and regulations on project sites
  • Review procedures, regulations, and industry standards applicable to the processes, equipment, materials, and procedures used at the worksite in order to evaluate whether hazards are present
  • Review industry accident and illness statistics, highlighting areas that may affect the organization
  • Make an analysis of each phase of the project to determine what hazards exist in connection with the procedures, processes, materials, and equipment used to perform them
  • Conduct regular job site safety inspection of safety construction areas
  • Document and distribute reports
  • Maintain, promote, and retain employee hazard reporting forms.
  • Identify, document and recommend resolution of hazardous/potentially hazardous conditions.
  • Provide safety orientation for all employees with emphasis on identification, prevention, and control of job hazards.
  • Issue various permits (i.e., confined space, hot work) as required
  • Assist with the preparation of site-specific safety plans, fire prevention plans and the preparation of daily job hazard analysis
  • Provide input to Safety Committee and department leaders for collaboration on safety matters
  • Provide assistance and updates to department and project management personnel to ensure compliance with all safety related procedures and policies.
  • Develop and mentor safety engineers and technicians.
  • Travel to regional offices as needed to provide safety support.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


  • Minimum 5 years construction safety experience
  • Knowledge of current construction and/or industrial safety requirements
  • Experience in Heavy and Highway, Transit, Infrastructure, and/or Industrial construction.
  • Thorough understanding and ability to enforce OSHA regulations
  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and recommend corrective actions
  • Ability to investigate/analyze critical situations in a non-emotional manner
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Must possess valid Driver’s License
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Construction Management, or equivalent experience required
  • CSP certification preferred;
  • CHST required
  • OSHA 30 required
  • 5 years of verifiable safety management or technician experience on construction projects developing safety programs, providing safety orientation, and conducting safety inspections

Physical Demands:

  • Involves sitting, walking, stooping, bending, climbing, reaching and lifting.
  • Walk jobsites during safety inspections.


Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in the office or field. Noise levels vary.
  • Can be day work, night work, and/or weekends.

F.H. Paschen is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

If you require an accommodation in order to complete this application, please contact Tracy Tesnow at 773-444-3474.

Note to Search Firm Agencies, Recruitment Agencies, and Similar Organizations and Firms : F.H. Paschen does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. Please do not forward unsolicited resumes or candidate information to any F.H. Paschen employee. F.H Paschen will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm and will not be responsible for any agency fees and referral compensation associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of F.H. Paschen and will be processed accordingly.


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401K matching
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Referral program
  • Professional development assistance

Job Tags

Full time, Flexible hours, Night shift, Weekend work,

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