Electrical Utility Safety Professional - Brentwood and Stockton, CA in Brentwood, CA at RCS Corporation

Date Posted: 8/31/2020

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Job Description

Job ID: #16978

RCS has need for a Safety Professional in Brentwood and Stockton, CA.  This is a contract to hire opportunity offering a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Local candidates are required as relocation assistance is not available for this position.  

Who We Are
RCS Corporation is a certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.

Our Client
Our client is a utility specialty contractor with over 20 years of experience working with the nation's largest utility providers, private contractors and developers, municipalities and cooperatives. They specialize in providing turnkey solutions for project of all sizes, and do so with dedication to completing the job on-time while providing the industry’s most innovative safety standards and are driven by a corporate culture of Safety, Integrity, Customer Focus and Employee Empowerment. 

The Safety Professional is responsible for a multitude of items ranging from safety, equipment issues, quality of workmanship, technical training and the efficient distribution of tools and equipment. Responsible for promoting exceptional Safety/Quality teamwork with company operations teams at customer work sites. This position assists in resolving process problems and performs safety evaluations and workmanship audits, and promotes improved performance by providing mentoring, coaching, and training.


Field Support (approximately 85% regional field work).

This person will complete Safety Training Sessions during the New Hire Orientation in Brentwood, CA 1-3 times a week. Field work will support Stockton and Foothills Area (Angelcamp, Jamestown, Sutters Creek, etc).

  • Perform regular jobsite inspections of all crews to identify unsafe conditions and unsafe work practices.
  • Consistently and fairly enforce all company safety rules. Work with managers and supervisors to apply the proper company disciplinary procedures for those employees who violate safety rules.
  • Ensure OSHA, EPA and DOT compliance.
  • Ensures Damage Prevention standards are utilized and effective.
  • Responds to events as necessary to manage response, site safety, customer interface and preliminary investigation.
  • Ensure that BASE is contacted per procedure for all applicable events.
  • Resolution of any equipment and vehicle issues which may include: compliance with maintenance programs; recommendations of needed repairs; driver qualifications; ensure accurate registrations; DOT inspections and proof of insurance; monitoring annual inspections of company vehicles.
  • May conduct small tool inventories.
  • Partners with utility companies concerning construction standard issues.
  • May assist other Field Support Coordinators from other areas as needed.


  • Performs initial training for all field related new hires.
  • Perform regular safety training sessions and hold toolbox talks with crews at show-ups or on jobsites.
  • Monitors the training needs of the workforce and helps develop, present and keep records for all training.
  • Conduct subcontractor training.

Safety Performance

  • Monitors the completion and effectiveness of all safety programs.
  • Responsible for incident and accident investigations.
  • Provide root cause analysis on all incidents and accidents.
  • Evaluate and monitor quality of workmanship.
  • Be knowledgeable in applicable ANSI, EPA, OSHA, and other applicable standards.
  • Ensure compliance with equipment maintenance programs.

Loss Prevention Management

  • Responsible for carrying out all loss prevention programs, policies, and procedures, congruent with company objectives and culture.
  • Assist in internal and external investigations, and make recommendations to management as necessary.
  • Conduct safety & quality audits when necessary.
  • Oversee and monitor driver risk management program.
  • May provide loss prevention training.
  • Conducts joint investigations with client security representatives, including but not limited to driver, facility, employee, agent, third party and external investigations.
  • Maintains positive interaction with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to assist in common loss reduction goals.
  • Actively coordinates and assists management with strategies and solutions for security related matters.
  • Implements and adapts security requirements for sub-contractors.
  • Assists management when security incidents occurred and supervises the execution of agreed corrective actions.
  • Executes security audits.


  • BA/BS in Risk Management Discipline (Safety, Quality, Environment, Criminal Justice) and 3 years experience
  • Prefer a candidate with knowledge of underground/overhead utilities and civil work.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, able to work and communicate at all levels.
  • Computer skills in most Microsoft programs.
  • Position requires individual to participate in the weekend on-call rotation schedule.
  • Authorization to work in the US without restriction.
  • Must have Construction Safety experience.

RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.