Walsh Construction

  • Regional Safety Manager

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Experienced - Full-Time
  • Overview

    Walsh is currently seeking a Regional Safety Manager for Chicago, IL.

    The Sr. Safety Manager assists with inspections, accident investigations, conducts safety meetings, and the overall implementation of the Project Safety and Health Program.  The Sr. Safety Manager shall be responsible for compiling and maintaining necessary records, logs and other reports pertaining to safety required by the contractor, client, Federal, State and Local regulations.

    Walsh is a rapidly growing, highly diversified construction company, and we constantly seek builders and business people to join our industry-leading team. Walsh employees are "built to succeed" - competitive entrepreneurs with strong character who are energized by working on a team to meet challenges and are willing to take risks after careful planning. There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

    • Challenging, complex projects
    • Creative and innovative problem solving environment
    • Supportive, communicative managers who reward your success
    • Opportunities for growth, training, and development
    • Flexibility to build what you want, where you want


    • Serves as the company’s Safety representative for assigned region, providing technical safety expertise as well as knowledge of industry standards and best practices.
    • Monitors and communicates developments in government and industry safety rules and regulations. Develops compliance strategies related to safety regulatory requirements.
    • Appoints Safety Managers to projects and oversees their performance. Completes annual 13 point evaluations for all jobsite supervisors and managers.
    • Assists in the prequalification and direction of subcontractors used to support projects.
    • Conducts worksite inspections, identifies hazards and safety violations. Establishes appropriate control measures and ensures all deficiencies and violations are corrected in a timely manner. Oversees the investigation process of incidents occurring in the assigned region.
    • Provides consistent leadership to Safety staff as well as project management. Ensures that a significant portion of time is spent on project sites.
    • Facilitates New Hire Management Orientation; completes orientation of all new hires (Foremen, Superintendents, Project Management) within 3 months of hire.
    • Conducts quarterly audits of all assigned projects. Actively requests the assistance of top management in conducting these audits. Facilitates SPATs in the assigned region.
    • Completes weekly safety reports for the Safety Director and the BGL. Meets with BGL and PM at least once per month. Maintains safety files and records for the region.
    • Advises Division Safety Manager or Safety Director on safety compliance concerns or safety practices.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Civil Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent 
    • CHST (Construction Health & Safety Technician) Certification
    • Minimum 10 years of experience, with the majority of the experience on major construction projects
    • Excellent leadership and communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving abilities, and ability to prioritize, organize and manage time
    • Knowledge of regulations and standards as well as hazard recognition and injury management skills
    • Some travel required
    • Required to stand, walk, sit and/or climb stairs or ladders.



    An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran



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