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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
70,700.00 - 117,900.00 USD Annual 
Kalamazoo, Michigan
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Construction Safety
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Engineering, Environmental Services
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Sr. Environmental Health Safety (EHS) Specialist

Sr. EHS Specialist - Contractor & Electrical Safety


Position involves Contractor Safety over-site for all trades within Construction Safety including maintenance, facilities and Site Services contractors at the Kalamazoo PGS Site. Leads EHS support for Capital Project.


  • Serve as program owner for the Site’s Contractor Safety program that includes knowledge of construction crane safety, confined space, hot work, fall protection, line breaking and lockout, excavations, silica, electrical safety, waste management and scaffolding.
  • Serve as a member of the Site’s Environment Health and Safety team.
  • Over-site of processes/systems that ensure contractors and colleagues are compliant with federal, state, local Construction Safety Regulations, Pfizer’s Construction Safety Guidelines and Global and Site EHS requirements.
  • Conducts field inspections on Construction projects to identify hazards and opportunities for improvement.
  • Responsible for ensuring that positive working relationships with key stakeholders are maintained. 
  • Assist in establishing Contractor Safety short and long-term strategies, ensuring program effectiveness through continuous improvement of processes such as but not limited to, contractor prequalification, site compliance inspections, program evaluations, and process simplifications. 
  • Primary oversight of effective safety activities such as coaching the contractor and project staff on safe work practices, pre-job safety planning (i.e. co-leading meetings, job safety analysis and working at heights planning), safety observations, site inspections/audits, and corrective action plans.
  • Pre-plan review and oversight of high-risk activities such as lift plans, elevated work, electrical energizing/testing etc.
  • Participate in Project Reviews for contracted maintenance work and coordinate Site Safety Plans with contractors. Review construction methods as part of project team and with Maintenance Contract Managers, from early project planning through completion of project.
  • Lead and set expectations on proper safety planning, enhancing the use of Pre-Job Hazard Assessments on construction and eventually non-construction areas.
  • Develop and ensure processes are in place to assure that contractors and project team members or maintenance contractor managers to the construction site understand the environmental and safety expectations. (Actual training is performed by Contractor Safety personnel).
  • Performs Contractor Safety Gap assessments to continually improve the Site’s program.
  • Provides technical consulting for construction site safety related issues along with serving as a liaison across Operations, EHS, Maintenance, and Capital Project teams. Provides EHS leadership in risk-based decision making while keeping key organizational Leaders informed in Construction Safety.
  • Support the site with review of contractor incidents and, remediation or improvement plans, and other actions to ensure contractor safety for all trade contractors on-site.  Review contract firm safety programs for compliance with Pfizer programs and best practices.
  • Identify trends and best practices in the contractor safety area and implement new site programs for trade contractors as appropriate.  This includes defining metrics to evaluate contractor’s performance.
  • Successfully uses recognized system analysis tools to perform risk assessments, investigations, program auditing that result in identifying value-added improvements. Identify trends that have the potential to create harm to people, work, environments or communities.
  • Conducts and documents project level incident investigations; documenting root causes contributing to an incident and corrective actions.
  • Understands and interprets electrical safety standards; the National Electric Code (NEC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E, NESC (National Electrical Safety Code).


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