Director Safety & Risk Management

WhartonSmith   •  

Sanford, FL

Industry: Industrial Equipment & Supply


15+ years

Posted 378 days ago

Director Safety & Risk Management

Wharton-Smith, Inc., a highly regarded General Contractor based in Central Florida, is seeking highly qualified candidates for a Director of Safety & Risk Management position. This position will ensure that Wharton-Smith complies with all safety and riskobligations while analyzing and improving existing programs.


  • Partners with executive team to decide business policy on safety programs.
  • Develops and implements risk management procedures.
  • Implements, updates, documents, and manages safety initiatives.
  • Trains, supports, and enforces job site safety requirements.
  • Recommends changes in policy and practices to establish and achieve goals and objectives related to risk management and to ensure compliance with federal, state, and regional laws and regulations.
  • Ensures reporting to various agencies is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Works closely with executive team to support the timely and professional response to emergencies.
  • Represents the Safety & Risk Management Department at management team meetings.
  • Coaches, supports, trains, and supervises employees in the department to encourage open communication, ongoing collaboration, and the formation of a functional, problem-solving team.
  • Conducts periodic safety audits to confirm compliance.
  • Manages OSHA citation resolution process.
  • Manages workers compensation process, including settlements.
  • Reports department milestones, benchmarks, and lessons learned to executive team.
  • Location will be 70% office and 30% field.


  • Minimum 15years of extensive safety and risk management experience with at least five years of supervisory experience managing a Safety & Risk Management department.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution in risk management, industrial safety, public administration, or a related field.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
  • Extensive knowledge of OSHA standards.
  • Extensive program development skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, group training skills, and a solid grasp of technology used in a corporate work environment.