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RES Senior Safety Supervisor in Des Moines, Iowa

Senior Safety Supervisor

Come join the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. Our vision is to be a leader in the transition where everyone has access to affordable zero carbon energy. Being part of the RES team means shaping the world’s energy future.

RES offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401K + employer match, life insurance and AD&D, paid time off, paid sabbatical, paid parental leave, alternative work schedules, fitness center membership, tuition reimbursement, and professional development.

Implement the RES Safety Management System (SMS) on wind, solar, distribution, substation, transmission, or energy storage projects in the US or Canada.

Specific Duties:

  • Promotes company safety culture through coaching, development, influence, and training.

  • Subject matter expert and liaison for health and safety for the project team and client.

  • Prioritize daily, weekly, and monthly goals and tasks for other Safety Supervisors working on the project.

  • Develop and maintain site specific documentation and templates that include the Site Safety Plan, Site Rules, Emergency Response Plans, Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), and Employee Orientation.

  • Lead safety related discussions at Plan of the Day (POD) Meetings, All Hands Meetings, Tailgate Meetings, Staff Meetings, and Client/Owner Monthly Meetings.

  • Assist in development of Risk Assessments and Work Instructions.

  • Deliver training on Safety Initiatives, Employee Orientation, Work Instructions, SMS, and regulatory requirements.

  • Inspect work areas to verify consistency with procedural, client, and regulatory requirements.

  • Communicate safety related incidents to Corporate Health, Safety, Quality, and Environmental (HSQE) Department, across business unit, and the organization.

  • Lead Incident Investigations to determine Root Cause and recommend appropriate Corrective Actions.

  • Develop Incident Reports to support findings from Incident Investigations.

  • Assist HSQE Department in the development of “HSQE Bulletins” to help create awareness across the business unit and organization.

  • Drives implementation of proposed Corrective Actions to completion.

  • Implement Corporate Drug and Alcohol Testing Procedure.

  • Maintain incident data and safety metrics to compile reports.

  • Facilitate audits and inspections by third parties and regulatory agencies.

  • Procure, distribute, and maintain safety related tools and equipment for the project.

  • Performs any other job-related duties/functions requested by HSQE Department.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • ANSI/DOT/EPA/OSHA Regulations and Standards.

  • Heavy Construction and Industrial.

  • Hazard Identification and Assessment.

  • Electrical Safety.

  • Power Generation – Collection, Distribution, Substation, and Transmission.

  • Collaboration and Team Building.

  • Coaching, Mentoring, and Training.

  • Mobile Equipment and Cranes.

  • Material Handling.

  • Work at Height.

  • Subcontractor Management.

  • Microsoft Office Applications.

  • Health and Safety Incident Management Software.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (required).

  • Valid driver’s license (required).

  • Eligible for corporate vehicle insurance coverage (required).

  • CHST/CUSP/OHST/NCSO Certification (required).

  • OSHA 30/510 (required).

  • 7+ years of Construction Industry or equivalent experience (preferred).

  • 3-5 years of Renewable Energy Industry experience (preferred).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety (preferred).

  • ASP/GSP/SMS/CSP/CRSP (preferred).

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification (preferred).

  • OSHA 500 (preferred).

  • FA/CPR/AED Certification (preferred).

  • Fall Prevention/Climbing/Rescue Training (preferred).

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Performs primarily sedentary office duties with occasional travel to other Company offices or construction sites. Occasionally lifts to 50 pounds and required to sit, stand, walk, and use a computer.

Construction site environment includes early stage permitting, development and auditing through finished roads and features. Extensive travel with driving to remote sites along with office work in field conditions is also included.

We maintain a drug-free workplace. Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; however, we currently are not providing visa sponsorship or hiring individuals who will need visa sponsorship in the future.

Anticipated base salary range: $ 94,000 - $110,000

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. This position is bonus eligible.

RES is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.