Safety Specialist 1


Springfield, MO, US, 65810

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.

By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 100+ years.

Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places everyday, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Safety Specialist 1 will coordinate and implement the field safety program for routine construction projects. This position will be responsible for conducting safety inspections, identifying and documenting abatement of hazardous conditions and writing reports. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

  • Autonomy & Decision-Making: Follows directions and refers all exceptions to supervisor.
  • Career Path: Safety Specialist 2.

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Coordinates and implements the field safety program for routine construction projects. 
  • Conducts regular walk-through inspections of construction sites to ensure compliance with laws and Company policies.
  • Conducts safety audits on assigned projects by identifying, documenting and recommending abatement of hazardous/potentially hazardous conditions to internal and external clients.Utilizes internal safety management systems to document findings and to track abatement techniques and closure.
  • Conducts project-specific new hire orientation and oversees drug and alcohol policy compliance.
  • Monitors the implementation of prime contractor and/or subcontractors’ safety programs.
  • Attends project pre-planning, progress and other relevant project-related meetings to discuss safety-related matters.
  • Supports field leadership in the implementation of the safety program specifics, such as meetings, committees and related activities well as chairing the project safety committee.
  • Assists in the investigation of project-related accidents. Confers with supervisor to determine root cause and discuss recommendations for changes in the work processes to eliminate recurrence.
  • Coordinates with injured employees and clinics to ensure that the worker attends treatment and is returned to work at some capacity in a timely manner. Compiles progress summary reports of injuries for supervisor. 
  • Monitors site safety incentive program.

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.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Knowledge of and ability to enforce all federal, state, local and company safety regulations.
  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement corrective measures.
  • Ability to build relationships with team members that transcend a project.
  • Proficiency in required construction technology.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a safety and health-related field (Preferred).
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.


  • 0-2 years construction or related experience (Required).

Working Environment

    Benefits Information

    The benefits package aligned to this position is Professional Non-Union. Please click the link below for more details.

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    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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    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

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    Nearest Major Market: Springfield