Field Safety Coordinator

Perlo Construction oversees and constructs new buildings in nearly all commercial market segments, including tenant improvements, existing building renovations and healthcare. With continued positive growth, we are looking for talented, like-minded professionals to join our team in the eternal pursuit of excellence. Perlo offers the opportunity to build a career in a supportive culture empowering self-starters who thrive in a fun and fast-paced environment. Recently, Perlo was listed as a Top Workplace by the Oregonian, one of the 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon as well as one of Oregon’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies.

This position is responsible for identifying workplace hazards, correcting unsafe work practices, and collaborating with company employees to plan for identified hazards. Field Safety Coordinators spend the majority of their time in the field performing site safety audits and coaching workers on best practices.

Essential Duties:

  • Conducts site safety audits and provides coaching to field workers on safe work practices and company policies.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation to create and cultivate an injury and incident-free work environment.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, owner requirements, and company policies and procedures.

Additional Duties:

  • Actively and professionally interacts with all employees to promote a safe work environment.
  • Anticipates, identifies, evaluates, and corrects hazardous conditions and practices.
  • Conducts comprehensive new hire and subcontractor safety and site-specific orientations and provide other construction safety training as needed.
  • Ensures all employees wear the appropriate clothing, safety equipment, and other personal protective equipment.
  • Brings any safety violation and/or hazardous condition observed to the attention of the Supervisor in charge for immediate correction and assist in planning hazard abatement solutions as needed.
  • Conducts, documents, and distributes site safety audits.
  • Assists the Risk Management department in handling worker’s compensation claims by ensuring the initial incident documentation is complete and accurate.
  • Manages incident, injury, or near miss events by responding to the event location, viewing evidence, noting conditions, conducting interviews, taking the appropriate follow-up action, and assisting with event analysis.
  • Conducts monitoring to determine the absence or presence of IDLH environments, excessive noise, and low light conditions.
  • Inspects tools and equipment to ensure its safe operating condition including, but not limited to, assured ground testing of electrical cords and equipment and fall protection inspections.
  • Assists in managing the Silica Management Program including, but not limited to, medical questionnaire assignment and completion and qualitative fit testing.
  • Regularly attends continuing education and training opportunities.
  • Maintains relevant job-related certifications and training requirements.
  • Properly maintains their work vehicle (interior and exterior) including regular washing and general maintenance.
  • Respectfully takes direction from the Safety Manager.
  • Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally
  • Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form
  • Works actively to resolve conflicts
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities
  • Exhibits good listening and comprehension
  • Selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Writes clearly and informatively
  • Varies communication style to meet needs
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Establishes and maintains effective relations
  • Exhibits tact and consideration
  • Offers assistance and support to co-workers
  • Works cooperatively in group situations
  • Stellar customer service skills; must be able to relate well to diverse groups of people
  • Exhibits confidence in self and others
  • Inspires and motivates others to perform well
  • Displays passion and optimism
  • Inspires respect and trust
  • Confronts difficult situations
  • Uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment
  • Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Displays original thinking and creativity
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
  • Able to effectively multitask

Supervisory Responsibilities:



Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Education & Experience:

A minimum of 3 years construction safety related experience, OSHA 30 certification, and First Aid/CPR/AED certification are required for this position. A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety or related field, Board of Certified Safety Professionals’ designation (CSP, ASP, or CHST), and OSHA 500 certification are preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and/or Registrations:

The following certifications are preferred, but not required:

  • Competent Person – Management of Respirable Crystalline Silica
  • Competent Person – Fall Protection
  • Competent Person – Trenching and Excavation
  • Competent Person – Scaffolding
  • Reasonable Suspicion Training – Drug and Alcohol
  • Train the Trainer – Mobile Elevated Working Platform
  • Train the Trainer – Forklift
  • Train the Trainer – Fall Protection

Language Skills:

Must have excellent phone etiquette and verbal communication skills and be able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Ability to read and interpret documents; to write routine reports and correspondence including memos, emails and other documents. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with, and persuade customers and other stakeholders, by e-mail, telephone and contract craftsmanship. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of email, word processing, and spreadsheet software. Viewpoint, and/or AIA Construction Software knowledge preferred.

Reasoning Ability :

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to make quick decisions and commit to a clear course of action.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This position requires frequent computer use. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job the employee will regularly be required to talk and hear; use hands and fingers to type or dial; reach with hands and arms; sit, stand, and walk; use stairways and ladders to climb to multiple floors; and drive a motor vehicle. The employee will occasionally be required to walk on uneven surfaces; climb over physical objects or into trenches; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and operate Mechanical Elevated Working Platforms.

The position requires frequent exposure to the following environments: wet or humid conditions, work near moving mechanical parts and heavy machinery, work in high or precarious places, outdoor weather conditions, extreme heat or cold conditions, vibration, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, very loud noise levels, and work around toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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