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Refinery Construction Safety Manager


Shirley Parsons has a brand new role with an Industrial Construction contractor seeking a Safety Manager working on a major refinery project in St. Louis. This company provides a variety of construction and engineering services within the the Industrial & Energy sectors.

This role is ideal for someone with a solid grounding within construction, with experience managing safety on power plants, turn-around's, and refineries. This company also has a big EHS team, so plenty of room for learning and professional development, as well as long-term career progression opportunities in the US and internationally.

The Role:

  • Promote a proactive safety culture at all levels of the organization, with heavy focus on employee engagement towards the safety program
  • Work closely with both the Safety Director and VP of Operations at the company in highlighting successes and core focus areas, in order to continually develop the company safety program 
  • Undertake job-site inspections, hazard observations, near miss investigations and audits across all operational projects as deemed necessary
  • Identify, develop and deliver safety training in areas such as: safety regulation, hazardous conditions, use of tools and equipment etc. 
  • Ensure company continually remains compliant and informed of industry regulatory changes when it comes to bodies such as OSHA

The Candidate:

  • Proven experience managing safety in a refinery environment (circa. 5-10 years)
  • Bachelors Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental Engineering or other related discipline OR CHST
  • Strong leadership skills and experience managing direct reports
  • Proven communicator, who can engage with key internal & external stakeholders across all levels, from project teams to senior leadership
  • Based in St. Louis, Missouri