McGough is a respected partner that brings six generations of experience to high profile, unique and complex construction projects.  We take great pride in our people and their extraordinary expertise in planning, development, construction and facility management.  McGough employee tenure reflects the commitment and pride we share in our work.  Ask anyone who knows us - the caliber of our people sets us apart.


The primary role of the Safety Manager includes the essential functions:

  • Overall McGough Environmental, Health & Safety, and risk control policy and procedure compliance on jobsites
    • Lead, direct and enforce safety on a multiple construction projects, based on the safety staffing requirements as defined by the Safety Director
    • Identify, eliminate and control hazardous conditions that may lead to injury and/or property damage using job specific safety standards, best management practices, training and disciplinary techniques
  • Partnering with Project Executives, Project Managers, Superintendents and Foreman
  • Mentoring and coaching onsite crew
  • Fostering and building relationships to ensure safety compliance with owners, design partners, subcontractors and suppliers



  • Four-year degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Construction Management or Engineering or related degree
  • Minimum 5 years of building construction safety experience or equivalent education and experience
  • OSHA 500 training
  • First Aid/CPR/BBP and AED training
  • Knowledge of safety/environmental principles and techniques
  • Achievement of ASP or CSP is required within 2 years of appointment to this position
  • Demonstrated ability to identify known potential exposures and lead implementation of corrective actions
  • Professional management, leadership and interpersonal abilities
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite programs

Office and Travel:

Office: Presently, this position is located in Ellendale, ND. Future tasks may involve assignments at different job sites and/or the Field Operations office.

Travel: In addition to regional meetings, overnight travel may be involved.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

McGough Safety Team:

  • Perform all functions and responsibilities in partnership with McGough's culture, corporate vision, ethics and code of conduct
  • Build positive working relationships with Safety Team, McGough project and jobsite staff and subcontractor safety representatives
  • Contribute to the development and enhancement of the overall project safety program
  • Manage time and resource allocation appropriately to provide overall safety leadership to assigned project(s)
  • Strive for continued growth of professional knowledge and skills to contribute to the team dynamic
  • Provide coverage as needed when other team members are absent

Safety Oversight:

  • Enforce safety program and related policies and procedures and implement immediate corrective actions in accordance with McGough, federal, state and local regulations and owner requirements
  • Aid project management personnel to ensure compliance with all safety, accident and fire programs, procedures and policies
  • Stop any unsafe practices, train on correct behavior, and recommend suitable disciplinary action
  • At the start of each project, hold pre-construction planning meeting with McGough jobsite staff and subcontractors to review overall site safety program and job hazard analysis for their scope of work, and ensure plans are in place to mitigate risks
  • Provide technical and administrative direction to on-site safety personnel
  • Involvement in OSHA inspections and related follow-up
  • Accident/incident investigation
  • Research safety topics

Jobsite Safety & Training:

  • Conduct weekly jobsite walk throughs/audits with Superintendent/Foremen to identify hazards and train safe behavior
  • Conduct bi-weekly site wide safety meetings focusing on timely and relevant activities to the jobsite
  • Train employees utilizing company provided safety and hazard awareness training programs
  • Recognize hazardous situation and implement corrective procedures
  • Thoroughly investigate all incidents and accidents

Tracking & Administrative:

  • Evaluate training needs and make recommendations to Safety Team, jobsite leadership, and/or to subcontractors
  • Perform jobsite inspections and prepare reports (Power Point/Excel) to submit to the Safety Director
  • Review all safety documentation/reports for accuracy and completeness
  • Track and identify trends
  • Maintain job site specific safety administrative files and records


  • Ability to pass customer required background and security screenings
  • Hold a valid driver’s license with a clear record
  • Assume additional assignments/tasks as needed

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position involves sitting for extended periods of time while working at a computer terminal.  Employee must be able to communicate effectively in a typical office environment with a standard level of office noise.  Occasional standing, bending, walking and lifting is also required.

Employee will be required to visit construction jobsites, which may expose the employee to dirt, dust, uneven surfaces, outdoor weather conditions and extreme temperatures.  In addition, employee must be able to move around prospective or current project sites.  This includes climbing ladders, walking on uneven surfaces, walking long distances, and climbing stairs.


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