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Li-Cycle Health, Safety & Environmental Specialist (Construction) in Rochester, New York

Health, Safety & Environmental Specialist (Construction) Human Resources · Rochester, New York

Department Human Resources

Employment Type Contractor

Minimum Experience Mid-level

  • This role is a 2-year contractor position for a Health, Safety & Environmental Specialist specializing in construction. The project is the development of Commercial Hub 1 in Rochester, NY. This position reports to the Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality (HSEQ) Manager, and serves as an Owner’s Representative on the construction site. Day-to-day activities involve being on site to ensure worker safety of various building trades and an overview of environmental compliance. Written reports with photos will be developed daily and a Summary on a weekly basis. The work schedule may fluctuate depending on critical activity requiring safety representation, including 2nd shift and possibly occasional weekends. This position will attend construction meetings, escort visitors on-site as needed, review site-specific safety plans, and other HSE tasks as needed. The construction will occur during all seasons and the HSE Specialist must be capable of working in cold or heat and in varying weather conditions. A job site office is located close to the work for comfort breaks. Primary Responsibilities: Expectations of the following are intended to be examples but may not be inclusive:

  • Be present and actively walking the job site 85-90% and developing reports for the remainder.

  • Develop good relationships with general contractor, subcontractors, and direct contractors. Become known as a source of information on how to work safely.

  • Ensure Emergency Response contact information is kept current.

  • Cooperate with the Li-Cycle Construction and Engineering Teams.

  • Support the Li-Cycle safety culture. “See Something, Say Something, Fix It”.

  • Review Activity Hazard Analysis or Job Safety Analysis and address any deficiencies.

  • Be directly involved in incident management by initiating report(s) of any near misses, incidents of non-compliance, injuries or environmental events regardless of severity; and provide an initial report to the HSE Manager within an hour of occurrence. Participate in or lead root cause investigations.

  • Pay special attention to activities considered high risk:

  • Electrical Safety

  • Fall Protection

  • Hot Work

  • Lockout / Tagout

  • Machine Guarding

  • Material Handling/Rigging

  • Mobile Equipment (Cranes, PITs)

  • Permit-Required Confined Space

    Education & Skills:

  • S. degree in HSE related courses or 5-7 years’ experience as a safety professional working in the construction field.

  • Must be well-versed in both 29 CFR 1926 and1910 and successfully ensure all operations are working within the parameters of the regulations.

  • Experience in investigating health and safety incidents; provide reporting and recommend/follow action(s) to completion.

  • Must be competent in recognizing hazards and implementing controls to reduce risk.

  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge with others.

  • Excellent time management and project management skills.

  • Must be capable of working independently with minimal oversight.

  • Possess effective leadership skills.

    Core Competencies:

  • High-level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Proactive self-starter with an 'owner's mindset'.

  • Consistently delivers quality work on time, with a strong attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical, negotiation and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Exceptional oral communication, writing and editing skills.

  • Demonstrated exceptional teamwork skills.

  • Role Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have worked on multiple construction job sites as a safety professional and have experience in high-risk activities and means of controlling the hazards to reduce the risk to an acceptable level.

  • Examples of construction activity may include but not limited to concrete foundations, steel erection, plumbing & pipefitting, electrical, hot work, etc. Equipment will include yukes, dozers, rollers, dump trucks, cranes, and deliveries of ready mix, materials, and process equipment. Work examples are leading edge work, trenching, excavation, hot work, etc. The project will be from the ground up; adding or improving roads, creating bioretention area for stormwater run-off; and installation of process tanks. Environmental overview will consist of tasks such as but not limited to ensuring silt fences remain in good order and other soil & erosion techniques are functioning, and that ready-mix trucks are using the designated wash out areas, etc.