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MYR Group Safety Professional in Athens, Georgia

Safety Professional in Athens, GA at MYR Energy Services

Date Posted:6/23/2022

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    Athens, GA

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About Us

With roots dating to 1891 and more than 7,500 employees, MYR Group Inc. (MYR Group) subsidiaries provide large-scale electrical construction services throughout the U.S. and western Canada. Throughout our history, we have delivered some of the largest electrical infrastructure and notable commercial and industrial projects, and have been consistently recognized as one of the top five specialty electrical contracting firms by Engineering News-Record .

Job Description

Safety Engineers work to ensure that all employees uphold the core value of safety by developing, implementing, administering, and maintaining safety-related policies, procedures, and programs. Safety Engineers work closely with field staff, all levels of management, and personnel from external organizations during all phases of construction; commitment to developing positive professional relationships is required.

Company Overview:

MYR Energy Services, a subsidiary of MYR Group Inc, serves customers participating in nationwide engineer-procure-construct (EPC), larger transmission and substation construction projects, and renewable energy project delivery. Customers are served through local operating companies or newly established offices for specific projects. MYRE also provides EPC contracting services for renewable and solar energy facilities throughout the U.S. including permitting, energy storage, complete solar facilities, and substation and transmission line interconnections.

With roots dating to 1891 and 7,200+ employees, MYR Group Inc. (MYR Group) is a publicly-traded holding company of specialty electrical construction companies. MYR Group and our subsidiaries provide large-scale electrical construction services throughout the U.S. and western Canada. The following values guide and inspire us and help to shape our behavior and culture: Safety, Respect, Responsiveness, Creativity, Integrity, Initiative, and Teamwork. We are contributing to a clean energy future while fostering a safe, supportive, and inclusive work environment. Our culture is built on shared values and mutual respect, where teamwork and collaboration occur naturally.

Throughout our history, we have partnered with utilities, power companies, commercial clients, and developers to deliver some of the largest electrical infrastructure, notable commercial and industrial, and renewable energy projects. We are consistently recognized as one of the top five specialty electrical construction firms by Engineering News-Record. Our efforts and accomplishments received worldwide recognition as we were named to Fortune’s 2020 list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies.

Job Duties:

  • Act as a liaison between management, outside local safety agencies, and insurance carriers

  • Coordinate with district operation personnel to establish safety standards

  • Create a system for communicating safety and health issues to include:

  • General employee/department safety meetings

  • Formal safety training for safe work practices

  • Posting of various safety communications

  • Development of a safety suggestion system

  • Coordinate, monitor, and provide technical support for district safety committees

  • Coordinate and conduct periodic job site visits of all crews to identify unsafe work conditions and practices

  • Document and communicate site visit information

  • Coordinate other supplemental inspections whenever new processes, equipment, substances, or previously unrecognized hazards are found to be present

  • Verify that corrective measures are completed, including recommendations of the safety committee, insurance carrier, and/or other safety consultant

  • Review and complete corrective actions for all injury and illness investigation reports

  • Understands and ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to environmental protection or occupational health and safety

  • Inspects and audits facilities for potential environmental or safety concerns

  • May be responsible for safe handling and proper disposal of hazardous materials or bio-waste

  • Investigates incidents or accidents and gathers and analyzes statistics

  • Prepares and submits accident reports in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements

  • May provide leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to a subordinate group

  • Handles complex issues and problems; performs work under minimal supervision

  • Regular and predictable attendance

  • Essential functions of this position are to be performed in a Company-designated office or field location

  • Understand and comply with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other industry-specific professional and ethical conduct standards, if applicable

  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • 2 - 5 years of experience working in the construction industry as a safety professional

  • Safety or related technical undergraduate degree preferred

  • Safety related credentials (e.g., OSHA 500, CHST, ASP, CSP certifications, etc.) preferred


  • Must possess comprehensive knowledge of subject matter

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of OSHA and other industry related safety regulations

  • Strong computer skills

  • Attentiveness to detail

  • Organizational skills

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Problem management skills

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience with weekly pay.Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. MYR Group reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

  • Medical, Basic Vision, Regenexx, Teledoc, Hearing (Low deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums) - $15 weekly premium for employee or employee plus family coverage.

  • Dental – 100% employer-paid premium.

  • ThrivePass Health & Wellness Reimbursement Program - $250 quarterly, $1,000 annually for health and wellbeing-related purchases.

  • Annual Paid Time Off starting at 15 days plus 10 paid Holidays (Cultural Celebration Day is a floating holiday).

  • Generous 401(k) Plan with 100% match up to 6%; immediate vesting, and Annual profit-sharing potential.

  • Superior educational assistance program (support for educational costs, internal training, and more!).

  • Company-paid parental leave program including birth and adoption.

  • Company-paid short and long-term disability, life, and accidental death & dismemberment.

  • Company-paid business travel accident insurance.

  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).

  • Various voluntary plans available including supplemental vision, accident and critical illness, ID theft, group legal, group auto & home, and additional voluntary life insurance plans for employees and dependents.

Position may be subject to pre-employment screening, which may include background check and drug testing. Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process, contact our Employment Hotline at 1-855-635-1321.

MYR Group, Inc. and our subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers. We promote diversity of thought, culture, and background, which connects our family of brands. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, or other protected characteristics. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

MYR Group does not sponsor applicants for work visas. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

MYR Group, Inc. and our subsidiaries do not work with any third-party recruiters or agencies without a valid signed agreement and partnership with the Corporate Talent Acquisition Team.