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USA_Health & Safety Professional
Company: CBRE
Location: Leesburg, VA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 03/02/2021
Expire Date: 03/12/2021
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Construction, Mining and Trades, Government and Policy, Information Technology, Insurance, Legal, Real Estate, Executive Management, Logistics, Research & Development, Environmental
Job Description
USA_Health & Safety Professional

Job Purpose: REWS@GDC; Offices at Data Centers (ODC), Project Manager


In 2008, the CBRE @ Google account was originally formed by three team members, helping manage a modest client portfolio of 2,000 employees seated over 4 million square feet. More than a decade later, we are now a global staff of 600+, helping manage 120,000+ employees seated among 45 million square feet. We do this by offering a set of dedicated, core services to Google, including Transaction Management, Project Management, and Facilities Management.


With 250+ design & build Project Managers among our 600+ global team, CBRE’s PM’s act as Owner’s Reps to drive concept creation through construction, to deliver innovative yet personalized spaces throughout Google’s global portfolio. While most project types are tenant improvements, our PM’s do manage ground-up and built to suit projects in various locations as well.


While we regularly celebrate and appreciate our accomplishments, we continue to raise the bar that much higher for competition, our client, and most of all, ourselves. Among the new challenges for 2021 include:


  • Continued global pandemic of Covid-19

  • Larger programs

  • Continued focus on delivery efficiency

  • Continued focus on safety

  • Continued focus on design

  • Greater focus on cost

  • increased training + development for our staff



In light of this renewed effort, we currently have active needs for Construction Safety Managers with the Real Estate and the Workplace Services @ Global Data Center Offices (REWS@GDC) Program. If you or someone you know might be interested, we’re ready to talk, so get in touch with us by sending your resume + any project deliverables to Loren.Smith@cbre.com


Position Summary


Google's projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Construction Safety Manager at Google, you plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying, assessing, managing and planning for risks. These are clearly communicated to project stakeholders for tracking, monitoring and closing. Your projects often span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it's your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project's progress and deadlines.


You will be a member of Google's Real Estate and Workplace Services team ("REWS”) which leads the design, construction supervision and operation of Google’s offices offices globally. The REWS@GDC team provides guidance, instruction, standards and consultation to project teams with cost, schedule, process, and information control expertise as well as sets standards and processes for user-based reporting systems to support the optimal delivery and operation of capital assets.


Contractors work in situations which may expose them to different hazards. These hazards may include working at heights, working around sources of potential electrical shock or working with chemicals that may be toxic. Construction safety managers work with contractors to identify specific hazards on project sites and to develop solutions to eliminate or minimize the exposure to those hazards.


While construction crews continue to focus on completing jobs and delivering quality projects to the company’s customers. Safety managers help construction crews remain focused on completing projects in a safe manner.




  • Preview projects and project sites before work begins to determine safety related risks.

  • Visit active project sites to assess ongoing work conditions to ensure compliance.

  • Conduct inspections

  • Work with project management teams and field workers to develop and implement solutions to safety related issues on project sites.

  • Maintaining safety related paperwork including OSHA 300 logs.

  • Maintaining safety training certifications including OSHA OTI.

  • Training company employees on safe work practices.

  • Disciplining employees and subcontractors who fail to comply with minimum safety standards.

  • Prepare site approval documents

  • Coordinate with local governments (City, County, State, Country)

  • Create and interpret maps and diagrams

  • Meet with client stakeholders and client leadership regarding development plans and land use

  • Coordinate closely with development during the draft development stage of design briefs and scopes of work to ensure those packages meet requirements and comply with relevant guidelines, Codes and Standards

  • Collaborate with colleagues and stakeholder leaders across the team to enhance culture of experience and project outcomes




  • Manages, inspects and evaluates the health, safety and environmental protection for AFL worksites to ensure compliance with government regulations and industry standards

  • Monitor health, safety and environmental protection compliance at the project level by conducting workplace inspections and audits including those of contract operations and subcontractors

  • Provide advice on interpretation of local government requirements and Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) regulations and codes

  • Liaise with regulatory authorities to promote safety and resolve any issues of non-compliance

  • Provide or arrange training and education to project partners, staff, contractors, TVCs and Google employees in health and safety topics

  • Participate in the development of project-specific safety programs

  • Developing and executing health and safety plans in the workplace according to legal guidelines

  • Preparing and enforcing policies to establish a culture of health and safety

  • Evaluating practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk and adherence to the law

  • Develop and execute health and safety plans in the workplace according to legal guidelines

  • Prepare and enforce policies to establish a culture of health and safety

  • Evaluate practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk and adherence to the law

  • Conduct training and presentations for health and safety matters and accident prevention

  • Monitor compliance to policies and laws by inspecting employees and operations

  • Inspect equipment and machinery to observe possible unsafe conditions

  • Investigate accidents or incidents to discover causes and handle worker’s compensation claims

  • Recommend solutions to issues, improvement opportunities or new prevention measures

  • Report on health and safety awareness, issues and statistics

  • Oversees the Field Safety Manager in ensuring compliance with all aspects of managing Site Specific Safety Plans

  • Responsible for facilitating early return to full duty work responsibilities for injured workers and to provide meaningful light duty transitional work opportunities.

  • Ensure all EHS documentation and records are collected and maintained in accordance with company operating practices

  • Review company’s occupational safety policies, guidelines and standards to determine their consistency with accepted principles and practices and recommend technical changes as needed

  • Represent CBRE in client/consultant meetings related to EHS

  • Assist line management and the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee in the investigation of all incidents and near-misses, including: identifying root causes and trends as well as recommending incident prevention methods

  • Support all Joint (REWS & GDC) Occupational Health and Safety Committees

  • Provide direction on matters relating to injured worker claims and modified work programs

  • Lead the coordination of HSE consultants, training providers or similar subject-matter-experts to ensure effective and efficient delivery of HSE programs

  • Be an active leader in promoting EHS processes and programs towards exceeding EHS goals

  • Supporter and promoter of CBRE’s core values of safety, quality, integrity, sustainability and success

  • Other duties as assigned


Risk Management:


  • Update and maintain the REWS@GDC Disaster Management Plan

  • Train employees and contractors/vendors in proper procedures and conduct periodic emergency evacuation drills to ensure planning is effective in practice.

  • Employees and contractors/vendors  should know the placement of all fire extinguishers and first aid kits on site

  • Provide recommendations and assistance, along with the Field Safety Manager, to Project Managers and Superintendents, with respect to job site hazards, employee training, new/safe equipment operation and safe material or substance utilization

  • Ensure compliance with applicable worker’s compensation program

  • Perform and oversee investigation of accidents, injuries and unsafe working conditions to include interfacing with workers compensation claims and communication with injured workers and the return to work strategies

  • As necessary, cooperate in the preparation of material and evidence for organizational use in hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations. Provide recommendations for remedial action.

  • Remain current on federal, state, county and local safety regulations. Keep management advised of new or revised regulations and their projected impact




  • Plan and implement programs to train managers and employees in work site safety practices, safe equipment operating techniques and fire prevention for job sites

  • Facilitate employee training in first aid and CPR. Maintain training records in the employee files

  • Ensure new staff and contractors receive safety instructions prior to beginning work. Emphasize any specific site hazards and thoroughly explain all applicable precautions.

  • Provide training and education to all levels of staff, as required, by Federal and State safety regulations.




  • Review new Subcontractor pre-qualification documentation to ensure they have an acceptable safety record and communicate with the Field Safety Manager and Project Manager of their acceptance or rejection.

  • Plan and implement risk management, safety policies and procedures in compliance with all federal, state, county and local rules and regulations, including MSDS requirements, for both field and office operations, to maximize a safe working environment.

  • Act as corporate contact for any federal, state or municipal safety or risk management authority and/or personnel, including, but not limited to OSHA

  • Manage hazardous materials control program. Work with 3rd party services to review samples and test for hazardous materials prior to the start of demolition on all projects. Secure good faith reports prior to the start of work.

Skills Required:


  • Proven experience as safety manager

  • Good communications skills – the ability to communicate effectively both in the written and spoken word.

  • Ability to listen – the ability to listen well and take in feedback from the employee perspective without passing judgment.

  • Knowledge of OSHA standards and regulations pertaining to the specific trade or activity being managed.

  • Good recordkeeping abilities – the Construction Safety Manager must be able to maintain good records of all safety related activities.

  • Ability to access heights via ladders or scaffolding. A significant amount of construction work takes place at heights above ground level which require the Construction Safety Manager to be able to access the work to evaluate it.

  • Knowledge of the specific skilled trade or type of work that their company does. This assists the Construction Safety Manager in being able to design and implement solutions for the company.


The Successful Applicant Qualifications:


  • An individual interested in the Construction Safety Manager career path should look for the following certifications:

    • Completed the basic “30 hour Occupational Safety and Health Training Course in Construction Safety and Health”

    • Trade specific safety certifications

    • “Certified Safety Professional” as recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals

    • Preference for candidate who has completed the OSHA 500 Basic Instructor Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry

  • 10+ years extensive experience in, and understanding of, the design of multidisciplinary projects

  • Proven ability to manage and prioritise multiple, design related tasks simultaneously

  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and make effective decisions in a fast-paced environment, with good knowledge of technology to support business management

  • Able to influence work planning and execution by field/operations staff as it relates to achieving EHS objectives

  • Thorough knowledge of local/Federal government health & safety acts, policies, regulations, codes and practices as they apply to the construction industry

  • Knowledge of hazardous material recognition, controls or abatement and experience in general occupational hygiene principles is preferred

  • Experience in conducting training and formal presentations to audiences of various sizes and types


Working Conditions:


  • Ability to work extended work hours as the need arises, as in the case of emergencies at a work-site, may be required

  • Travel to various job sites and work locations

  • Must have a driver’s license and be able to operate leased or rental cars.

  • Have the ability to communicate (verbal, non-verbal and written) with all levels of the organization.

  • Regular walking, standing and sitting are required




  • Leadership – ability to direct, lead and coach others

  • Detail oriented – excellent attention to detail with the ability to follow through on assigned tasks

  • Independent - ability to work well under limited supervision

  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving  - capable of complex reasoning analysis; Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

  • Results focused – driven to achieve

  • Interpersonal skills – able to collaborate on projects, maintain effective relationships, and communicate clearly at all levels of the business

  • Adaptability - capable of working in a fast-paced environment, adapt to various situations, and prioritize multiple work assignments simultaneously

  • Team Player skills - Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times

  • Proficient in Google applications


Keywords for resume reviews


  • Commercial Office Construction

  • Cost Accounting

  • Communication Skills

  • Program Management

  • Tools Development

  • Business Process

  • Lean Construction Methods

  • Site Grading

  • Site Logistics

  • Core and Shell

  • Ground-up

  • Strategic Sourcing

  • Procurement Management

  • Schedule Development and Management

  • Integrated Project Delivery

  • Project Management Systems

  • Process Mapping

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