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Elder Corporation Site Safety Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Company Info Elder Corporation is a family-owned business and values long-term employee relationships. We specialize in massive earthmoving and complex underground utility projects to heavy duty demolition work, and are trusted by thousands of Midwest customers to be their site development partner. Although we require experienced applicants for some positions, we are always looking for employees who are willing to be flexible and learn new skills. To learn more about Elder Corporation, visit our website at .


Due to the increase in volume in the Data Center Market, and high level of safety standards, Elder Corporation has an immediate opening for a Site Safety Manager.


  • Organization and documentation of Daily Safety items, Daily Huddles, JHA (Job Hazard Analysis), Customer required Permits, Daily Stretch & Flex, Pre-Task Planning, Daily Job site inspections, Underground Utility Locates and verification.

  • Attendance at all Customer Sponsored Safety Meetings

  • Engagement in Site Safety Team Meetings.

  • Management of Site Logistics in relationship to work zones and maintenance of the areas.

  • Ensure management and lead personnel are aware of the safety requirements and enlist their help to guarantee it is followed by other employees.

  • Respond to safety hazards to address potential issues.

  • Ensure and monitor continual safety improvements to set annual objectives and targets

  • Leadership of Junior Level Safety Internship and Mentorship program.

  • QAQC documentation and logging and uploading assistance as required.

  • Organization and Submittals of customer required paperwork.

  • All other items and submittals as required by the owner and client

  • Coordinate with Owner/GC requirements/initiatives as needed.

Required Skills

  • Basic knowledge and involvement with FMCSA, DOT, DNR, MSHA and OSHA regulatory requirements (both state and federal level)

  • Strong decision-making and employee relations skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Organization and time management skills

  • Detail-oriented with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Current certification in first aid, CPR, AED

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in construction health and safety

  • Academic degree in Health and Safety Or a minimum certification through the Board of Safety Professionals (BCSP) of Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)

  • OR confirm admission and schedule to attain accreditation (must be certified within 1 year)

Preferred Skills

  • General underground utility industry experience

  • General excavations experience

  • Knowledge of DOT regulations, preferred but will train

  • Familiarity with Iowa One Call procedures

  • Understanding of workers’ compensation and EEO regulatory requirements

  • Experience training employees on safety-related procedures

  • Ability to be an effective leader and strong negotiator with safety professionals, and regulatory and/or industry organizations

    All prospective employees will be subject to a pre-employment drug screen, physical and a background check.