Site Safety & Health Officer

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is the largest provider of dredging, land reclamation and beach nourishment services in the United States, and the only U.S. dredging company with significant international operations. With the largest and most diverse dredging fleet in the US, Great Lakes serves a wide range of customers including the US Army Corps of Engineers; state, local and foreign governments; and private companies both international and domestic. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, GLDD has more than 200 pieces of dredging plant located strategically throughout North America and in various locations throughout the world.   We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Site Safety & Health Officer.   This position is 100% field based. Work assignments will be located throughout the United States and will require a two week on and one week off rotation.


  • Implement the project site safety, health a. requirements put forth in the Company’s Safety Management Program.
  • Guide and support the Project Management Team in all aspects the company’s Incident & Injury Free Safety initiative.
  • Be 100% familiar with the requirements of the contract specifications and ensure compliance with all safety, health and environmental issues.
  • Make daily inspection rounds to observe and guide personnel in safe work practices and methods.
  • Participate in project progress meetings and stay abreast of task scheduling to ensure that potential workplace hazards are discussed and safe work practices planned.
  • Assist and guide Site Supervisors in preparation and execution of  Weekly Tool Box Safety Meetings.
  • Prepare a weekly safety report summarizing your daily activities, training and near miss and incident summary.
  • Assist Site Management in conducting new hire safety orientations, familiarization walk-a-rounds and implementation of the ‘Green Hat’ training program.
  • Participate in pre-shift meetings and guide the crews in preparation of Job Safety Analyses.
  • Liaise with the appropriate Division Safety, Health & Environmental Manager, as necessary, to address project safety, health and environmental compliance issues.



  • Must have knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations for construction.
  • Able to research and interpret federal, state and local rules, regulations and law pertaining to safety and environmental
  • Minimum of five years of experience in construction safety
  • Must have OSHA 30 training certificate
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills
  • Computer proficient
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Extensive travel is required.  Rotation schedule is 14 days on and 7 days off



  • Competitive salary and bonus program.
  • 401(k) program that includes 100% company matching of the first 6% of employee contributions with immediate vesting.
  • Annual profit-sharing contributions by the company to participants’ 401(k) accounts based on company’s annual performance.
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription, Life and Disability insurance plans.


Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected category.

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July 1, 2019
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