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Safety Engineer - Previous Mortenson Interns Only

Safety Engineer - Previous Mortenson Interns Only

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– Posting for previous Mortenson interns only


Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.


Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.


It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" 38 times regionally over the past decade…


…What are you waiting for?!       



Mortenson is currently seeking a passionate Safety Engineers with the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment, remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.  The Safety Engineer will work to implement Mortenson’s Zero Injury Safety program at a project site and ensure a safe work environment for team members, subcontractors, and visitors to the construction work site.


Organization, flexibility, outstanding customer focus and strong communication are critical in performing duties which include, but are not limited to:


Implement and administer safety program at each worksite for team members:

  • Assist project management team in developing and executing site specific safety program and activities
  • Attend, coordinate, and conduct safety orientation and training programs at the project level
  • Document and track all safety violations, unsafe conditions, etc.
  • Conduct work area safety audits
  • Conduct project’s leading and trailing indicator data/document collection and trend analyses
  • Review Safety Submittals and attend preconstruction and preparatory meetings with subcontractors
  • Participate in and contribute to project planning and hazard analysis


Provide resource of safety related information:

  • Evaluate and offer solutions for industrial hygiene concerns
  • Maintain operational knowledge of construction safety, OSHA, ANSI, and other applicable standards, regulations, laws, and procedures
  • Serve as resource for safety issues or concerns for all project team members
  • Attend and/or chair safety meetings

Other duties as assigned:

  • Interface with client safety personnel, union representatives, insurance risk engineers etc.
  • Accompany safety, health, insurance and OSHA personnel on work-site tours
  • Ensure maintenance and inspection of safety equipment and protective wear
  • Maintain project site Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and assist the Project Manager with the management of the safety budget allocated for project

Project Assignment:

New hires may be placed in one of the following:

  • Chicago Office
  • Civil Operating Group
  • Denver Office
  • Federal Contracting Group
  • High Voltage Transmission Group
  • Milwaukee Office
  • Minneapolis Office
  • Phoenix Office
  • Portland Office
  • Seattle Office
  • Solar and Emerging Renewables Group
  • Sports and Entertainment Group
  • Wind Energy Group

Additional Information:

Safety Engineers will spend most their time in the field and may travel often between multiple sites. This position will be in the field as well as in a trailer office. It is likely and expected for Mortenson team members to participate on traveling project assignments during their employment with Mortenson Construction.  Depending upon the group, extensive travel may be required. It is estimated that qualified candidates will not start until 2018.  



  • Bachelor degree in safety, occupational health or related field by summer 2018
  • Previous Mortenson intern
  • Must be able to relocate frequently for job assignments
  • Must be willing to be mobile
  • Current driver’s license


  • Previous related internship preferred
  • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks
  • Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
  • Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies to team members and outside parties
  • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer
  • Effective public speaking and presentation skills
  • Must be able to handle exposure to dirt, heat, noise, dust, and a trailer office environment


Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.

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