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Life Science/Pharma Safety Manager


Charlotte, NC, US, 28203 Raleigh, NC, US, 27607

Best people + right culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s strategy for success. By hiring the best people we can find, giving them interesting and challenging work, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 90+ years.
JE Dunn believes in providing the best tools for employees to get the job done right. Lean operation processes. Digital document collaboration. LEED-certified, occupant-focused environments. We make sure our workforce is prepared for the job, and we expect the best. Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.


*** This role requires consistent travel, about 50%, between Charlotte and Raleigh. ***

Role Summary

The Safety Manager will manage and implement the field safety program and team for construction projects. This position will be responsible for monitoring construction projects, compiling accident statistics and interpreting government policies and recommendations. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.  

  • Autonomy & Decision-Making: Makes decisions on routine matters, provides recommendations to supervisor and refers all exceptions to supervisor.
  • Career Path: Sr. Safety Manager.

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Manages and implements the field safety program and team for construction projects. 
  • Communicates safety philosophies and values of the Company with safety team members, construction site foreman, superintendents and project managers to ensure understanding, compliance and acceptance of the Company’s safety programs and policies.
  • Acts as a resource to help field and office staff interpret company, owner and government policies and recommendations.
  • Compiles accident statistics, trending analysis and recommend changes or additions to the safety program(s) to address identified trends.
  • Administers and monitors Company drug and alcohol testing in accordance with company, federal and state requirements.
  • Implements accident and incident reporting protocols to ensure that the project team submits information and reports through the proper channels in a timely manner.
  • Provides assistance to Safety team members in accident or incident investigations to ensure the investigation is properly documented and reported and the abatements are implemented properly.
  • Works closely with the external insurance company contacts in reporting and managing safety-related claims and assists Safety team members in monitoring medical treatment of injured employees.
  • Conducts regular safety audits of construction projects. Identifies, documents and recommends abatement of hazardous/potentially hazardous conditions. Issues reports to field superintendent and project management staff detailing hazards and abatement techniques. Follows-up with the superintendent to ensure safety issues were abated in a timely manner.
  • Leads, supports and promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion within JE Dunn.  Understands JE Dunn’s policy of non-discrimination and ensures positive, proactive implementation throughout the organization.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.
  • Communications skills, verbal and written (Advanced).
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Intermediate).
  • Knowledge of and ability to enforce all federal, state, local and company safety regulations.
  • Proficiency in company safety software/programs, processes and tools (Advanced).
  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement corrective measures.
  • Ability to build relationships with team members that transcend a project.
  • Knowledge of various testing protocols for environmental hazards.
  • Proficiency in required construction technology (Intermediate).
  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement corrective measures.
  • Knowledge of various testing protocols for noise and contaminants.
  • Ability to manage a team.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally.


  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety/health, construction management or related field (Required).
  • In lieu of the above requirements, relevant experience will be considered.


  • 8+ years construction safety experience (Required).
  • 0-2 years team lead or team management experience (Required).
  • Life Science and/or Pharma experience (Required).

Working Environment

  • Valid and unrestricted drivers license required


JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


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JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 90+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 22 office locations coast-to-coast
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Charlotte