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Site Safety Manager at Borrego

Site Safety Manager

Borrego Detroit, MI Full-Time
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Borrego is seeking a Site Safety Manager in the Utility Scale Division to be a key member of the project team. The Site Safety Manager will be responsible for overall safety of the project, including administration and enforcement of the Site Safety Plan. The Site Safety Manager will work with the site team to ensure compliance with safety, environmental, and health standards.


  • Act as a cultural leader of safety, collaborate with safety supervisory personnel to identify and remedy unsafe working conditions; Coach the site team and employees how to identify and eliminate hazards
  • Responsible for working with subcontractors to create and enforce a safe working environment through coaching, lessons learned, and a positive approach 
  • Complete investigations of all safety and property damage incidents, and review with Sr. EHS Manager and project management team
  • Lead all weekly safety meetings and the Safety Observation Reporting (SOR) program
  • Promote and support the company’s Stop Work Authority and collaborate with the project management team to develop standard work procedures that will eliminate exposure to unsafe conditions
  • Conduct regular walk-through inspections and assessments of construction areas including reviewing with the crews and subcontracts the work practices followed; Investigate all incidents and safety exposures to complete Root Cause Analysis; Accompany all safety, health, and insurance inspectors on walk through tours, and ensure all documentation is completed in accordance with the corporate and AHJ required safety processes and procedures
  • Collaborate with the site leadership team in reviewing all safety documentation to ensure all required records and reports are complete, accurate, and submitted timely
  • Complete observations and assess work plans, work instructions, and work activities; Participate in the creation of trade specific risk assessment matrices, three-week look ahead discussions and subcontractor alignment meetings
  • Ensure and assist the site team with executing the Site Safety Program, which includes training and orientation, JHAs, CATS, and SIF observations throughout the project site
  • Lead accident investigations with the Sr. EHS Manager utility Root Cause Analysis and other problem-solving measures; Seek to identify and implement preventative measures at the highest level within the controls possible; Ensure preventative measures are implemented in a timely manner and sustained daily during construction activities
  • Follow through with injury management and collaborate with supervisors to mitigate claims and exposure to costs with personnel, subcontractors, and equipment
  • Comply with companies Return-to-Work policy
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with local occupational physicians, EMTs, fire departments, and law enforcement officials 
  • Understand and support the Sr. Project Manager and Site Manager with the safety budget items associated with the project
  • Manage, mentor, and train Site Safety Coordinators
  • Coordinate and plan corporate safety related training at project site


  • Knowledge of NFPA, 1910.269, and 1926 subpart K
  • Advanced knowledge of EHS risks, requirements and compliance objectives within construction and contractor management topics
  • 3-5 years experience as a safety professional on construction projects; preferably with utility scale solar
  • 4-year Occupational Safety/Health degree or equivalent combinations of training and/or experience
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to comply with federal, state, local and company level safety regulation requirements
  • CHST or SMS preferred 
  • OSHA 500
  • First Aid / CPR / AED qualified
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve and develop short- and long-term goals
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Able to influence and communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Experience with training and education of contractors
  • Comprehensive understanding of electrical, structural, and civil construction processes and requirements, construction contracts, and administration
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, Visio)
  • Accounting (math and record-keeping)
  • Must be willing to relocate to the project site for the duration of each construction project they are assigned


  • Experience with Procore or other project management software including Bluebeam, Salesforce, and Box
  • Experience with quality improvement and lean construction


Borrego is a national leader in solar & energy storage, with strong and steady leadership and an outstanding culture of teamwork, integrity, and a commitment to continuous improvement. Unique in our industry, Borrego has steadily grown and remained profitable every year over the last decade — and we’re continuing to grow across all areas of our company.


Our mission is “to solve the world’s energy problems by accelerating the adoption of renewable energy.” To date we have developed and built more than 640 Megawatts of solar while maintaining a reputation for quality, deep staff expertise, and a focus on building long-term relationships based on trust and transparency. But being the largest private commercial solar and energy storage company in the United States is not enough. Solving the world’s energy problems means moving from Megawatts to Gigawatts, and that is what we are going to do. Our 5-year goal is to be the leading solar and energy storage provider in the United States. Be a Part of Our Mission. Join the GigaWatt Revolution!


Borrego’s approach to compensating our employees is unique and progressive. We offer a casual community-based workplace that is upbeat and hard working. We strive for quality workmanship and place a large emphasis on customer satisfaction. We promote from within and are looking for career minded individuals, looking to advance in the growing photovoltaic industry. We offer pay commensurate with experience along with excellent benefits including:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Potential for bonuses
  • Comprehensive benefits package including dental, vision, health, life, and disability insurance
  • Self-managed flexible work schedules and time-off policies
  • 401(k) plan with company match and immediate vesting
  • Continuing education and professional development assistance

Borrego Solar provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal and local laws. In addition to federal law requirements, Borrego complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.



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Job ID: SITES001726