Site Safety Manager-Central, OR

Posted March 19, 2021

Job Summary


This position assists the Senior Site Safety Manager and the Safety Director in providing direction and leadership in relation to employee and project safety for all Pence and Pence Kelly companies. The Site Safety Manager investigates and reports on all injuries and incidents and provides support to the project teams. The Site Safety Manager is also tasked with assisting the Senior Site Safety Manager and the Safety Director in building a positive safety culture in the field through guidance, support and training.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and in a timely manner. The following duties are representative of the job but are not all inclusive and other duties may be assigned as needed.



  • Act as a steward of Pence Kelly culture – Who We Are
  • Uphold and communicate Pence Kelly safety standards
  • Proactive, self-starting, self-managing
  • Takes ownership for the safety of the project
  • Behaves in a manner that sets a positive example for others to follow
  • Makes day to day decisions that enhance profitability without sacrificing our values or relationships
  • Grow and mentor field staff in safety and health management
  • Responsible for mitigating and reporting project risks
  • Follow all policies and procedures and assure others do as well
  • Participates in meetings and committees



The Site Safety Manager will assist the Project Team, Senior Site Safety Manager and the Safety Director in the following:

  • Make jobsite safety observations.
  • Assist in determining proper personal protective equipment needs for worker and jobsite.
  • Lead in accident and incident investigations as necessary and recommend corrective actions
  • Communicate and furnish employees and/or jobsite(s) with correct OSHA safety standards, regulations and interpretations.
  • Assist in ongoing evaluation of safety rules, as some may need to be deleted, changed or added as situations and rules change.
  • Attend OSHA jobsite inspections.
  • Attend required GC meetings
  • Complete task requirements of GC
  • Inspect site regularly
  • Document job hazards, unsafe conditions or unsafe practices on individual jobsites by employees and subcontractors through written reports, photographs and videotape.
  • Work with project teams to eliminate any job hazards, unsafe conditions or unsafe practices identified in the inspections.
  • Build trust and positive relationships with the field crews and Superintendents
  • Assists field crews in developing a comprehensive Pre-Task Plan for the tasks they are executing
  • Majority of time is spent on the job site
  • Assist Superintendents in developing and safely executing written Fall Protection Plans.
  • Assist Superintendents in developing site specific safety orientations for employees and subcontractors.
  • Assist supervisors in recognition of hazards
  • Assist supervisors in training employees as required.
  • Respirator and Hearing Conservation program trainer
  • Provide safety training sessions for supervisors and employees.
  • Stay current on OR-OSHA, Federal OSHA, and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) in Washington state and other safety-related standards.




The following qualifications are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the job but are not all inclusive.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Ability to obtain a Professional Certification (CHST or other)
  • 3 to 5 years of safety management experience preferred
  • Must have excellent communication and organization skills
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and is able to work well with a variety of people
  • Strong Construction background preferred
  • Excellent management and leadership skills
  • Ability to understand construction procedures and principles
  • Current knowledge and understanding of Federal OSHA, OR-OSHA and DOSH standards
  • Ability to obtain OSHA 502 required
  • Excellent Computer Skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Working Conditions: 


Works primarily on job sites in a construction environment. May occasionally work in an office environment. Will be exposed to weather, dirt/dust, loud noise, and is required to wear personal protective equipment. Regular attendance is required to perform the job satisfactorily.


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Pence Values:

Our philosophy is simple. The foundation of our success is rooted in the skills and talents of our people and their commitment to who we are. Pence lives by a set of values and we look to our employees to keep those values in everything they do. On your first day at Pence, you will learn about those values and how we live them straight from our owners. 

About Pence:

Founded in 1949 by Dale Pence, in Salem Ore., Pence Construction has been passionate about building with integrity and quality for decades. With many long-standing client relationships and lengthy employee tenure, Pence is a trusted partner to our clients. 

Formerly known as LCG Pence, Pence is owned by Paul Schulz and Dave Hays. With more than 150 employees currently, Pence serves a wide variety of clients from senior living, education, multi family housing, office, and more. We are looking for talented and value-oriented people to join us.



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