Walsh Construction

Director of Health, Safety, And Environment - Transportation Division

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-GA-Atlanta | US-TX-Dallas
Requisition ID
Position Type
Experienced - Full-Time
Service Group


Walsh is currently seeking a Director of Health, Safety, and Environment for our Transportation Division. The location of this position can be Chicago, Atlanta, or Dallas.

The Director of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) represents the company as an industry expert. This individual will participate in national and regional industry committees, or similar types of meetings/conferences in support of company and business objectives.

This position oversees all aspects of health, safety and environmental (HSE) programs for a large segment of the company to ensure compliance with and implementation of health, safety and environmental programs, policies and procedures that adhere to corporate specifications.

As a fourth-generation, family-owned business, Walsh recruits individuals who are seeking a small company feel with a large company backing.  Walsh is a successful fast-growing company at the forefront of technology and is committed to being the employer of choice to our employees and the builder of choice to our customers.

There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

  • Challenging, complex work
  • Creative and innovative problem-solving environment
  • Supportive, communicative managers who reward hard work
  • Opportunities for growth, training, and development
  • Flexibility in career path & progression
  • Opportunities to work and live all over the United States


  • Identifies and establishes HSE programs, guidelines and standards that support the company’s
    business plans and are compliant with all regulations
  • Deploys HSE processes that demonstrate continuous improvement in HSE stewardship
  • Develops annual operating planning and corporate governance processes, including audits, compliance initiatives, government reporting, and identification of best practice initiatives
  • Establishes key metrics for a specific segment of the business that drive the effectiveness of the HSE program across the company
  • Ensures appropriate staffing and HSE education/training efforts for all project teams within area of responsibility
  • Monitors and reports on relevant changes in applicable OHS (Occupational Health & Safety) and environmental regulations/requirements related to Walsh operations
  • Supports relationships with clients and other stakeholders for purposes of HSE systems interface and deployment


  • Minimum 15 years of experience, with the majority of the experience on major transportation and heavy civil construction projects
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Health, Safety, Environmental or related discipline

  • CSP (Certified Safety Professional) through BCSP required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and with experience presenting to ownership and operational entities
  • Experience developing safety programs, creating performance objectives, creating a business plan/budget, and completing personnel recruiting/reviews
  • Travel is required 20-40% of the time to visit business groups, regional offices, and projects

  • Must be physically able to perform the duties of the position within the complex nature of large scale commercial construction

The Walsh Group offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & Paid US Holidays
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Maternity Leave Policy
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance

If hired by The Walsh Group, you must be in compliance with your employment location’s COVID-19 related requirements, if any.


The Walsh Group, Ltd. Is committed to providing equal opportunity to qualified applicants with disabilities to compete for jobs. To request a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please contact the Human Resources Department at 312-563-5905 or hr@walshgroup.com.


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability/Veteran


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