The Safety Manager is responsible for ensuring operations are performed in accordance with company, customer, Operations Manual, FAA regulations, and our Aerial Safety Management System (SMS). This position is critical to the evaluation, assessment and support of safe helicopter, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and field operations supporting data collection requirements and related support functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
· Develop and implement proper controls to ensure the safe operations and interactions between helicopter, UAS, and field activities.
· Ensuring briefings, tailboards and applicable discussions are being conducted as required.
· Review company and subcontractor's certifications and safety programs to ensure safe practices and compliance internally and customer standards for operations.
· Periodically review developed project safety procedures with project managers for relevance and compliance.
· Submit incident notifications and reports as per company and project requirements.
· Conduct and lead incident investigations and help to ensure proper and timely reporting as required.
· Perform field site visits to project work sites and ensure aviation operators are in conformance with project requirements.
· Ensure the company is in compliance with Federal, State and Local requirements (OSHA, FAA, EPA, Etc.) relating to safety for office, field, and operations
· Other duties as assigned.
Communication and Reporting
• Develop and deliver progress reports and presentations to various audiences including project team, sponsors, senior management, and customers
• Prepare and submit regular safety status reports
• Respond to management inquiries and issues in a timely manner
• Coordinate proactively with cross-functional teams to maximize safety and productivity
• Plan, schedule and document safety meetings capturing project safety status and issues in formal reports with follow-up assigning related responsibility
• Develop a Safety Culture with Team Building and Coordination focused around increasing safety awareness
• Review, train, and maintain key aspects of safety information for projects
• Ensure safety practices are followed to create a healthy and positive working environment
• Develop, implement, and review field safety standards associated with company and customer standards effectively to execute assigned projects
• Identify resource requirements for continued safety improvement, monitoring, and assessment
• Collaborate with departmental managers to train and assess employees
• The flexibility to travel in the field for up to 1-2 weeks at a time
• Support sales-related initiatives, including proposals and new customer acquisition.
• Other tasks as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
· 3-5 yrs. experience in safety relating to the aviation industry required
· Knowledge and experience with FAA regulations
· Basic computer skills; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, pdf
· Clean driving record
· Safety management experience
· Experience with helicopter and UAS operations preferred
· Must be highly motivated and proactive
· ISO9001 Certification
· Familiarity with OSHA requirements
· Experience in one or both of the following: Power, Oil & Gas.
· One year of Helicopter Crewmember experience (Flight Engineer, Flight Mechanic, Crew Chief)
· 1 Year of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) experience (Group 2, 2/3, 3) with Remote Pilot License (Part 107)
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
This role requires some field work with flying in the back of a helicopter in all weather conditions for extended periods. At times, the role requires hiking into rural areas to observe UAS Operations. There will be periods working from an airport or helipad will be required. There are long periods of standing, sitting, and working in and around aircraft with all associated hazards that come with this environment. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be required during administration of certain tasks.