Contract Safety Consultant Job in US – National Safety Council


Contract Safety Consultant Job in US – National Safety Council 

Level: Experienced
Position Type: Contractor
Travel Percentage: Up to 25%
Job Shift: Day
Job Category: Consultant


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Contract Safety Consultant

A provider of alternative and renewable energy technology owns and operates geothermal and recovered energy based power plants. One plant in Hawaii is currently in the process of bringing operations (power plant, geothermal wells, etc.) back online after having been affected by volcanic lava flows through the site. Consultant will work locally with the exploration drilling and well maintenance groups, which were recently combined, to assess the location’s safety program, safety management system, and culture. In addition, the consultant will recommend a road map and action plan for safety performance improvement and cultural transformation, working in concert with corporate safety counterparts for guidance and support.

Tasks to Perform

Assess current safety program, safety management system, and culture at Hawaii location (power plant, drilling crews totaling about 55 people) and provide recommended steps for improvement.

Document safe operating procedures (SOP’s) and conduct risk assessments for pre-job tasks and execution of work.

Establish basic safety programs such as lock-out, tag-out (LOTO); confined space entry (CSE); fall protection and/or review effectiveness of such programs.

Review incident data, investigations, and corrective actions and assess effectiveness of program.

Assess training program for all levels and roles at the site (compliance, leadership, etc.).

Establish pre-job safety meeting quality standards; provide training on how to conduct.

Provide mentoring to, and assess effectiveness of, current onsite safety staff (1 person).

Establish or recommend key performance indicators (KPI’s) for safe operational performance.

Review leadership accountability with regard to safety performance (VP to supervisor level).

Document opportunities for employee engagement in safety program development.

Work with corporate safety counterparts to leverage existing resources, inform of issues, report progress.

Create a road map and action plan for successful safety culture enhancement.


This is a 60 to 90-day assignment on the big island of Hawaii. Candidate will locate temporarily to HI and work a 40-50 hour work week, preferably beginning May 20, 2019. Travel to/from the mainland periodically can be negotiated.

Consultant will be expected to spend a significant amount of the first 60 days in the field to meet crews, shadow/observe work, document safety program existence/adherence, and evaluate current safety culture. Consultant can use the National Safety Council “9 Elements of a Safety Management System” as a framework for evaluation and reporting. The remaining 30 days will be geared toward creation of the road map and action plan and collaborating with corporate counterparts in Reno, Nevada to establish the plan, source the plan components, and identify appropriate staff to carry out the plan.


$45-79/hr dependent on qualifications.



7+ years in oil and gas; drilling operations

Thorough knowledge of safety program development and safety management systems.

Experience with establishing and/or transforming safety culture in an organization
CSP and/or SMS certifications are preferred.



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