Safety Coordinator

Requisition ID
Work Location
US-VA-Chase City
Department / Discipline
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
Professional & Technical

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a Health, Safety, Security, & Environmental (HSSE) Coordinator. The position of HSSE Coordinator reports directly to the Project Safety Manager, and indirectly to the Director of HSSE for the Wood  Power & Process group. The position calls for candidates with passion and drive. This is an entry to mid-level role that requires a high level of commitment and dedication to the health and wellbeing of others in our industry. The ideal candidate will have education, training, and experience in the fields of occupational safety and health and construction commensurate with the desired position. This includes experience with HSSE programs and concepts, training, injury care, program implementation, auditing, employee and supervisor engagement, and other HSSE experience that may not be listed here.


Key Aims & Objectives

  • Positively influence the Project by action, belief and conviction in the human system of safety management
  • Improve performance by setting an example of no compromise safety excellence 

Prime Responsibilities & Duties

  • Support the Project’s HSSE initiatives and programs
  • Provide technical guidance to the assigned Project
  • Review existing policies and procedures, making recommendations for improvement
  • Assist in the development of new HSSE policies and procedures to meet Project and overall Wood needs
  • Implement HSSE management systems that support the Project needs - These can include site-specific plans and programs
  • Utilize Wood audit protocols
  • Participate in incident investigation and root cause analysis processes, and prepare required report(s)
  • Regularly communicate the status of the Project’s HSSE culture and performance with Project Management
  • Assist supervision and employees in the planning, recognition, evaluation, and mediation of risk for the Project
  • Provide oversight for contractors and subcontractors as necessary to ensure compliance with Wood policy and procedure
  • Assure compliance with all applicable legislative, client, and Wood requirements for the Project
  • Facilitate and/or conduct HSSE training for the project as needed, and assure training is tracked internally as required
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with Wood employees, supervision, and management
  • Implement the Wood Drug & Alcohol Program at the project level
  • Provide injury management and care for employees, and provide timely and accurate reporting
  • Compile and share safety lessons learned across Wood

Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years HSSE experience
  • Current OSHA 500 certification is a must have - please attach when applying
  •  HAZWOPER 40
  • Capable of providing HSSE oversight for 75-150 employees
  • NCCER Field Safety is preferred
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certification is preferred
  • Thorough understanding of construction work practices. With Expertise in  Fall Protection, Hazardous Energy and Confined space.
  • Thorough understanding of OSHA policies
  • Demonstrated basic computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; includes use of proper grammar, spelling, etc.
  • High level of integrity for reporting as well as upholding company policy, personal activities, etc.
  • Ability to objectively audit compliance in the workplace
  • Ability to speak well in front of groups to deliver training, meetings, etc.
  • Provide technical insight for problem solving
  • Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required


Physical Requirements

  • May be required to lift and carry items weighing no more than 50 pounds
  • Must possess enough strength and stamina to perform the responsibilities and duties as identified above
  • Must be able to move in and around confined spaces and uneven areas
  • Must have full range of motion consistent with age
  • May be required consistently to work 12+ hour shifts performing construction based labor in varying temperature extremes and conditions
  • May be required, on occasion, to work up to 16 hours in a single shift
  • Must be able to climb and maintain balance on stairs, ladders, scaffolds and steel framework
  • Must be able to adequately hear and respond to voice commands and alerts from other employees, alarms, and other job related noises
  • Visual acuity, depth perception and color discrimination consistent with that required to work at heights and on uneven surfaces
  • Frequently required to stand and walk
  • Occasionally required to sit, drive, squat, kneel, bend and twist


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


Join the Talent Community

Interested in working for Wood? Take the first step today by joining our talent community. By joining the community, your chances of matching to the right role are increased, as our recruiters search the community daily to match open positions with member profiles.

If you can’t see the perfect role advertised online, the talent community is the best way to keep up to date with job opportunities and events relevant to you.

Click here to join today!