The GEL Group, Inc.


has an opening for a


Regular Full-Time First Shift

About GEL:

Since 1981, The GEL Group Inc. (GEL) has provided a unique breadth of analytical testing, environmental consulting, civil engineering and geophysical engineering services that meet high standards of quality and accuracy.  The GEL Group includes three subsidiary companies:  GEL Engineering, LLC, GEL Laboratories, LLC and GEL Solutions, LLC. and one affiliate company:  Cape Fear Analytical, LLC. 

Our values motivate and inspire us and guide every client engagement.  GEL was conceived with strong values — founders George and Molly Greene instilled their passion for excellence and their dedication to responsive service, flexibility and expert project management into the very DNA of the company.  The result is a people-focused organization that strives to bring together the brightest minds — with the broadest industry and functional experience — in a range of environmental and technical fields.

The company culture is one where honesty, integrity and respect form the basis of all internal and external relationships, and where innovation and a passion for solving problems are prized.  Our people and our corporate culture make the difference: every member of our team is committed to accuracy and integrity and brings a consultative approach and an optimistic attitude to every project.

That is why we have been selected through the years to work with some of the country’s highest-profile companies and organizations.  It is also why we give every project on which we embark the same dedication to achieving accurate results and quality results.

About the Career:

The GEL Group, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our dynamic team of professionals in our Charleston, SC office.  As a member of the Corporate Team (reporting to the President/CEO), the Safety Director is responsible for managing the safety program for GEL Engineering, LLC and GEL Solutions, LLC.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter, with a can-do spirit and willingness to work hard in a team environment to achieve shared success.

Job Description/Duties

  • Perform hazard analysis and update current company forms and policies to meet compliance
  • Identify and determine requirements for personal protective equipment and ensure all safety equipment is regularly maintained and in good working order
  • Review and improve company safety policies, safety manuals, SSHP, and safety training programs
  • Conduct regular onsite visits with GEL staff and subcontractors to ensure adherence to GEL’s safety processes and perform coaching/training to improve safety behavior with all field employees as needed and maintain safety training matrix
  • Ensure strict adherence to the Electronic Logging Devices for the DOT through training and auditing
  • Maintain accurate regulatory and corporate record keeping and reporting with OSHA
  • Ensure all safety compliance and pre-qualification processes are kept up to date through ISNetworld, Avetta, Gold Shovel, Cognibox, WSP and more
  • Review Subcontractor Safety Prequalification forms to ensure that subcontractors have an acceptable safety record to perform work for GEL
  • Complete Annual Prequalification Safety questionnaires
  • Coordinate with Insurers the validity and treatment of WC injuries and follow up with employee on a regular basis
  • Coordinate Annual Safety Training Days with Consultant
  • Oversee monthly Safety Excellence Team meetings

General Duties

  • The Safety Director will be expected to attend offsite training classes to gain knowledge in order to perform the job in a successful manner and keep GEL compliant with applicable regulations.


What Makes You a Great Fit:

  • College degree in relevant discipline
  • Valid driver's license
  • Minimum 5-years experience managing safety programs
  • Self starter, ability to work independently with a sense of urgency
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and computer skills
  • Willingness to travel

General Comments

This Position Description is intended to provide a general guideline of the requirements, duties, and responsibilities this position.  It is not intended to be an all-inclusive description of the position, nor is it intended to place limitations on the position.  As with all positions in the company, the successful employee will constantly look for ways to contribute to the well-being of the company, and thereby to their own well-being and success in their own professional career.

What we offer:

  • Commitment to safety
  • Corporate values that promote respect, integrity, and innovation
  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • Life Insurance Plans, including Accidental and Critical Illness plans
  • Company-paid short and long-term disability insurance
  • 401k plan with employer matching
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off and holiday leave

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.