EHS Construction Safety Specialist

Irvine, CA 92612

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Environmental Health & Safety Job Number: MC54770266 Compensation: $40-65 / hour

Job Description

Title:  Construction Safety Specialist (Environmental Health and Safety - EHS)
Location: Irvine, CA 92612 onsite
Duration:  6-9+ months
Target Pay Range:  $45.00 - $55.00/hour (W2, with full employee benefits)
Sterling Engineering is looking for a dedicated Construction Safety Specialist to join the Research & Development Team and work alongside the EHS Manager. 
While being primarily office-based, you will interact with project engineers, general contractors, and subcontractors onsite at the Irvine campus construction projects is essential.  This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday, with standard hours of 8 AM–5 PM or 7 AM–4 PM. Overtime may be required depending on project deadlines and construction activities, with flexibility for weekend work as necessary to minimize disruption to site operations.
In this role you will: 
  • Serve as a focal point for construction and contractor safety,
  • Develop, implement, and manage safety protocols for engineering and construction projects across the Irvine location. 
  • Collaborate closely with local EHS and engineering teams. 
  • Coordinate external vendors for construction activities.
  • Assist in conducting job hazard analysis reviews.
  • Perform regular site inspections to ensure compliance and provide actionable recommendations.
  • Liaise with cross-functional groups including project engineers and general contractors.
  • Make informed safety decisions within project parameters.
  • Ensure adherence to local, state, and company EHS regulations.
  • Deliver safety training to contracted workforce.
  • Manage and track 3rd party construction/maintenance vendor compliance and EHS performance.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Health & Safety within the construction industry.
  • Proficiency in construction materials and practices.
  • Bachelor's degree in safety, occupational health, engineering, or related field preferred.
  • OSHA 30 Hour Certification required; 
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred.
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification a plus.
  • Strong understanding of high-risk activities such as electrical safety, excavation, confined spaces, fall protection, material handling, rigging, and crane operations.
  • Knowledgeable about California OSHA Construction Industry and General Industry regulations.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills within cross-functional teams.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Teams).
  • Experience with contractor management systems/applications preferred.


Did you know about Sterling Engineering?  As a Sterling Engineering W2 employee on contract, you are eligible to receive a Full Employee Benefits Package that includes Paid Time Off, paid holidays, 3 Medical plans to choose from, Dental & Vision plans, 401(k) with a match, and an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plan.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

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