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Elemental Excelerator

Contract Site Safety Manager



United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2023
Hanwha Q CELLS USA Corp (“HQC US”) develops, invests, and delivers solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) projects through Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) services in North America.
The company brings a decade of global leadership in solar PV to deliver utility-scale power generation plants customized for local and regional energy markets. HQC US offers the full spectrum of PV solutions – from the core technology of cells and modules to large-scale project development and investment. With proven capabilities across the solar and battery storage value chain, HQC US minimizes uncertainty and risk and helps customers achieve a higher return on their investment in renewable energy.
The Site Safety Manager will work with site EPC personnel to implement and manage a proactive behavior-based approach to Health & Safety. This position reports to the Director of EHSQ, or another management personnel that the President of the Company may designate. This position is located in Irvine, CA and working hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm or 9:00am to 6:00pm local time. Overtime and weekend working hours may be required as needed. This position is expected to travel up to 75%.


  • Regular attendance, in accordance with company's attendance policy and supervisory assignment, is an essential job duty requirement for this position; and
  • Work with site EPC personnel to implement and manage a proactive behavior-based approach to Health & Safety. This includes a strong emphasis on personal responsibility, incident prevention and a management systems approach to compliance.
  • Supports the development of H&S policies, programs and procedures to establish a culture of health and safety.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory bodies and standards (including OSHA, EPA, etc.).
  • Coordinates OSHA reporting and posting requirements;
  • Files all documentation required for the Safety Program File;
  • Continuously evaluating employees and contractors practices, procedures to assess and reduce risks for the benefit of employees and contractors.
  • Evaluates contractor’s safety programs
  • Oversee and enforce compliance with all OSHA, federal, state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations and maintain compliance with DOT regulations;
  • Prepare and conduct training and presentations for health and safety matters and accident prevention.
  • Inspect equipment and machinery to observe possible unsafe conditions.
  • Lead accident or mishap investigations to identify causes and recommend improvement opportunities and preventive and corrective measures.
  • Report on health and safety awareness, issues and statistics through key performance indicators (KPIs) and other analytical tools.
  • Visit work areas to conduct safety audits on personnel, equipment, materials and adherence to work requirements. Perform periodic safety and health risk assessments and compliance audits to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Organize, facilitate and report on meetings that focus on specific safety and health issues including regular Employee Safety Committee meeting.
  • Manage and facilitate existing safety programs such as New-Hire training and contractor Safety Orientation.
  • Manage site safety equipment needs and requirements.
  • Recognize unsafe conditions, environmental or health hazards and take necessary steps to protect the public, employees, contractors and the environment.
  • Develop, effectively utilize and comply with assigned safety budget.
  • Assist employees and crews in the planning, recognition, evaluation, and mediation of risk for the Project.
  • Provide or direct injury care for employees and contractors.
  • Manage the Substance Abuse Program.
  • Ensure that emergency response equipment is maintained in proper working condition.
  • On a continuing basis, become familiar with federal, state and local regulations, statutes, orders and standards.
  • Understand Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and ensure inspections are performed as per the site SWPPP
  • Implement the Company Substance Abuse Policy in the jobsite.
  • Participate in and contribute to project planning and hazard analysis
  • Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of general construction experience
  • 3 years of solar industry experience preferred
  • Subcontractors’ management experience
  • Have an operational knowledge of construction safety, OSHA, ANSI, and other applicable standards, regulations, laws, and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven experience building relationships
  • Detail oriented; sufficient to manage multiple priorities and tasks
  • Knowledge of relevant HV Codes and regulations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • FA/CPR/AED preferred
  • OSHA 30/510 required
  • OSHA 500 preferred
  • CSP/CHST preferred
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Must have a valid current driver license
The above-listed salary range is required by the California Pay Transparency Act and may differ depending on the location of those candidates hired nationwide. The salary range shared in the job description is for the listed position and only pertains to the candidate if they work in Irvine, CA. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to internal pay equity, skill set, education, licenses and certifications, geographic location, essential job duties and requirements, and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications. An additional discretionary bonus structure or incentives may be offered as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, dental, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.
· Stationary Position: frequently remains stationary up to 90% of the time and sitting up to 8 hours in a day
· Move/Traverse: infrequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk
· Carry Weight: infrequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 10 pounds
· Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with employees, coworkers, and all personnel matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
· Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, and office objects near and far
· Climb: occasionally ascends/descends on stairway to get to office upper and lower floors
· Travel: review above travel requirement for this position
· Regular professional, office business setting
· Noise level ranges from low to moderate (if in office setting)
· Noise level ranges from moderate to high (if on construction worksite)
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