• Safety Director

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Requisition ID
    Construction and Extraction
  • Overview

    Do you want to make a difference when it comes to building iconic structures?  Are you looking to put your strong, construction safety management skills to use building hospitality, healthcare, aviation, high-rise, mixed-use and higher education structures?  Austin Commercial is currently seeking a Safety Director to be based in our corporate headquarters in Dallas, TX area.  We excel at what we do and are looking for talented construction professionals that want to excel with us. 




    At a Corporate level, this person will plan, implement, create, evaluate, coordinate and oversee the health, safety and environmental management systems towards accident prevention and the control of environmental hazards through an established health, safety and environmental program designed to comply with appropriate federal, state and local regulatory agencies.


    Administrative controls such as mandatory recordkeeping, reporting, auditing and insurance interaction will be required of this position.


    • Manages the department of approximately twenty full time safety professionals
    • Oversee administration of Corporate/Project/Sub contractor health, safety and environmental programs
    • Conduct surveys, audits, investigations, and gather information and data as required.
    • Develop annual goals and strategic initiatives that are measureable and accountable.
    • Take personal ownership and responsibility for protecting people from harm, and for developing strategies that drive performance and support continuous improvement.
    • Maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and regulations including, but not limited to Federal and State OSHA, EPA and company policies and procedures.
    • Evaluate and administer company policies and procedures concerning health, safety and environmental program implementation.
    • Define responsibilities at each level of safety leadership and assure consistent interpretation and implementation.
    • Initiate and maintain safety awareness programs to improve employee-owner and sub-contractor awareness.
    • Provide guidance to project management through interpretation of the company/owner/regulatory requirements.
    • Maintain professional relationship with the owners, safety representatives, the safety and health community in the area, authority having jurisdiction and project management.
    • Properly conduct and document investigations of project accidents and incidents.
    • Maintain records, reports and documents that are required to meet corporate, client or regulatory requirements.
    • Administer a project management/safety orientation for all new employee-owners.
    • Analyze safety concerns and recommend solution to those concerns.
    • Maintain proper documentation on employee-owners’ safety violations.
    • Work with operations leaders during pre-construction activities to ensure safe execution of work
    • Monitor Subcontractor compliance.
    • Incident management & severity mitigation.


    • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and construction experience.
    • Recognized certification as a Safety Professional i.e., CSP, ASP, CHST
    • Minimum of 15 years’ progressive experience in the management of safety and health processes.
    • A minimum of 8 years’ management level experience.
    • Commercial Construction experience preferred.
    • Up to 40% travel required.
    • Must have good communication skills in both verbal and written.


    We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, and a matching 401K plan. We are proud to be a 100% Employee Owned Company!  To learn more about Austin’s Employee Ownership history, please go to http://www.austin-ind.com/employee-ownership.html


    Austin Commercial is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    About Austin Commercial


    This is an opportunity to join one of North America's most respected and fastest growing commercial construction firms. With regional operations and iconic projects across the United States, Austin Commercial has clearly established itself as a builder and employer of choice. From complex airports, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, research labs and sports facilities, and other emerging markets, Austin Commercial brings ingenuity and a proven track record through construction manager at risk, bid-build, design-build, fast track, etc.


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