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Madison, WI
Why JP Cullen?

We specialize in the “Tough Jobs” no one else can do. We need a Safety Specialist II with the right leadership skills to get even the most difficult jobs done safely, on-time, in budget, every time. We have exciting new project opportunities, which are local in Madison and require no overnight travel and are seeking someone to educate field personnel on safety procedures and ensure safety policies are followed.

  • Wisconsin-based $850 million, created in 1892, 5th generation family-owned construction management firm
  • Seeking to be the construction manager of choice for the toughest jobs in the region.
  • Our clients have high expectations, and our projects are high profile.

Our Mission: To identify, hire, train, and retain the best people to serve our customers.


Job Overview:

The Safety Specialist II is responsible for overseeing and enhancing the safety programs within the organization. This role involves leading safety initiatives, conducting thorough risk assessments, training employees, investigating incidents, and ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements. The Safety Specialist II will also mentor junior safety staff and take a proactive approach in promoting a culture of safety across all levels of the organization.


Major Responsibilities Include:
  • Ensure that the intent of Cullen policies, procedures and quality standards is followed in accordance with our Quality Management System.
  • Participate in pre-job planning, Ops Planning, and attend 6-week jobsite visits to hold job teams accountable.
  • Determine the means, methods and equipment during pre-construction evaluation phase.
  • Develop and facilitate both formal and informal training sessions at job sites.
  • Educate foreman on the daily work plan procedure and hold them accountable.
  • Ensure that Subcontractors are conducting the proper training requirements as per the OSHA standards, review their safety programs, and prepare written reports of any violations.
  • Assist safety director in investigations, near misses, and OSHA investigations.
  • Ensure all field personnel are up to date on compliance requirements (OSHA 30, first aid, CPR, etc.).
  • Conduct on-site inspections and control hazardous working conditions or unsafe employee activities through teaching and coaching.


What You Bring:
  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational safety/health degree with at least three years of experience as a Safety Specialist OR completion of an Apprenticeship combined with a minimum of six years of construction experience.
  • CHST, ASP, or CSP Preferred
  • Proficiency with OSHA standards.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction industry practices, risk management and field operations.
  • Thorough understanding of and ability to enforce all federal, state, local and company regulations.
  • Ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement corrective measures is essential.
  • Good understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards, etc.
  • Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.


Compensation & Benefits:

JP Cullen has a commitment to its community, employees, and employees’ families. We offer outstanding benefits — Health, Life, and Dental Insurance, Competitive Salary and Bonus Structure, Profit Sharing, PTO, Holiday Pay, Employee Assistance, and Training.


JP Cullen is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. We promote diversity by proactively recruiting, hiring, and promoting women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans. JP Cullen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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