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Safety Consultant - Construction

WEC Business Services LLC, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group, is seeking a Safety Consultant - Construction in our Chicago, Illinois location.

Job Summary

The Construction Safety Consultant builds working relationships with business unit leaders, focusing in the areas of Construction safety. This role develops and delivers programs to train employees in the fundamentals of occupational safety, interprets and facilitates implementation of policies and procedures relating to construction occupational health and safety.  This position works closely with all levels of the organization as well as the contractors to ensure all work is performed to company safety standards, OSHA, and all workplace safety laws.

Job Responsibilities

Conduct Safety Initiatives:

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret existing, new and emerging safety regulations to initiate and develop corporate compliance strategies.  Collaborate with Consultants, where appropriate.
  • Develop (or facilitate diverse teams to develop) programs, policies and procedures and coordinate implementation to assure the health and safety of personnel while controlling company losses.
  • Analyze contractor safety performance indicators to identify trends, improvement opportunities, or specific intervention needs, and provide consultation from an expert perspective to achieve effective solutions.
  • Assure effective implementation of contractor safety programs through auditing, inquiry, observation, and networking, leveraging the best practices.
  • Identify needs, develop and deliver fundamental, technical, or customized safety training programs tailored to various levels within the organization, utilizing outside resources where applicable.
  • Participate, and/or consult on various corporate and business unit safety committees, task forces and/or safety meetings.
  • Review contractor accident investigations and make recommendations to prevent new or recurring accidents.
  • Acts as a source for safety equipment consultation and information for the Business Unit.
  • Provides current and past safety statistics relative to lagging (e.g., injury/illness or motor vehicle accidents) and leading indicator information.



  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with employees, contractor personnel and project leaders.
  • Serve on local safety committees while offering expert perspective on safety issues.
  • Support diversity by actively seeking out and encouraging diversity in perspective and by establishing an environment of inclusion.


This position is part of a job family (Associate Safety Consultant/Safety Consultant/Senior Safety Consultant). Experience will be the determining factor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Safety or Industrial Hygiene
  • In lieu of education, a combination of education, training/certification, and experience with large scale construction projects in lieu of education will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Utility experience 
  • Professional certification such as an ASP/CSP, CHST, CUSP, CIH or CHMM
  • Experience in regulatory compliance, best practice, case management, and contractor oversight
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Uses appropriate interpersonal skills and communication methods to build constructive relationships with contractors, business units, and other stakeholders to meet shared goals and objectives.
  • Key leadership competencies are making difficult decisions, relationship-building, influencing, fostering teamwork, knowledge of the business and sound judgment.
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

End Date: 10/21/2022 

We reserve the right to modify the application deadline or discontinue accepting applications for any position if deemed necessary.

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WEC Energy Group and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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Chicago, IL, US, 60632

Company:  WEC Energy Group (WEC)
Req ID:  1529

Nearest Major Market: Chicago