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INTREN Safety Professional in Des Moines, Iowa

Safety Professional

Department: Safety

Location: Des Moines, IA


The Safety Professional is responsible for a multitude of items ranging from safety, equipment issues, quality of workmanship, technical training and the efficient distribution of tools and equipment. Responsible for promoting exceptional Safety/Quality teamwork with INTREN operations teams at customer work sites. This position assists in resolving process problems and performs safety evaluations and workmanship audits, and promotes improved performance by providing mentoring, coaching, and training.


INTREN Operational Performance:

Field Support

  • Perform regular jobsite inspections of all crews to identify unsafe conditions and unsafe work practices.

  • Consistently and fairly enforce all company safety rules. Work with managers and supervisors to apply the proper company disciplinary procedures for those employees who violate safety rules.

  • Ensure OSHA, EPA and DOT compliance.

  • Ensures Damage Prevention standards are utilized and effective.

  • Responds to events as necessary to manage response, site safety, customer interface and preliminary investigation.

  • Ensure that BASE is contacted per procedure for all applicable events.

  • Resolution of any equipment and vehicle issues which may include: compliance with maintenance programs; recommendations of needed repairs; driver qualifications; ensure accurate registrations; DOT inspections and proof of insurance; monitoring annual inspections of company vehicles.

  • May conduct small tool inventories.

  • Partners with utility companies concerning construction standard issues.

  • May assist other Field Support Coordinators from other areas as needed.


  • Performs initial training for all field related new hires.

  • Perform regular safety training sessions and hold toolbox talks with crews at show-ups or on jobsites.

  • Monitors the training needs of the workforce and helps develop, present and keep records for all training.

  • Conduct subcontractor training.

Safety Performance

  • Monitors the completion and effectiveness of all safety programs.

  • Responsible for incident and accident investigations.

  • Provide root cause analysis on all incidents and accidents.

  • Evaluate and monitor quality of workmanship.

  • Be knowledgeable in applicable ANSI, EPA, OSHA, and other applicable standards.

  • Ensure compliance with equipment maintenance programs.

Loss Prevention Management

  • Responsible for carrying out all loss prevention programs, policies, and procedures, congruent with company objectives and culture.

  • Assist in internal and external investigations, and make recommendations to management as necessary.

  • Conduct safety & quality audits when necessary.

  • Oversee and monitor driver risk management program.

  • May provide loss prevention training.

  • Conducts joint investigations with client security representatives, including but not limited to driver, facility, employee, agent, third party and external investigations.

  • Maintains positive interaction with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to assist in common loss reduction goals.

  • Actively coordinates and assists management with strategies and solutions for security related matters.

  • Implements and adapts security requirements for sub-contractors.

  • Assists management when security incidents occurred and supervises the execution of agreed corrective actions.

  • Executes security audits.


  • BA/BS in Risk Management Discipline (Safety, Quality, Environment, Criminal Justice) and 3 years- experience or minimum of 5-10 years of Foreman or General Foreman experience.

  • Prefer a candidate with knowledge of the natural gas, electrical or underground/overhead utilities.

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, able to work and communicate at all levels.

  • Computer skills in most Microsoft programs.

INTREN is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.