Green Powered Technology (GPTech) is a global sustainable energy and infrastructure consulting firm passionate about engineering and energizing a sustainable future. We are a close-knit team of highly qualified technical and development professionals dedicated to making a lasting impact for realizing a sustainable future. 
Providing comprehensive services for the entire project lifecycle, we deliver solutions to help clients save money, enhance operations, protect the environment, and achieve sustainable impacts. We are a trusted partner for delivering sustainable solutions through ongoing engagement and continuous improvement. GPTech is a signatory to the Global Compact and supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with an emphasis on providing technical support in the areas of Affordable and Clean Energy; Climate Action; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Clean Water and Sanitation; and Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. 
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GPTech is seeking a Construction Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) to support the Department of State (DOS) Engineering Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. The objective of these contracts is to obtain the full range of engineering and administrative expertise necessary to assist and support the DOS Office of Construction Management (CM) build and renovate diplomatic facilities abroad. The CSHO will provide the DOS Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) with professional expertise, advice, and guidance relating specifically to construction project site safety and health issues. This position will be located in the given task order location. 


  • Responsible for all phases of building construction operations, including site development, excavation, foundation, superstructure, exterior walls, mechanical systems, electrical, and interior finish work. The CSHO ensures contractor and sub-contractor compliance with governing OBO construction safety regulations.
  • Serve as safety resource to OBO and assist in complying with safety standards; provide consultation, guidance, and technical assistance on matters related to workplace safety and security, including assisting in the development of OBO-specific safety manuals and forms and advising of proper recordkeeping requirements; establish standards and develop controls or work processes specifically to minimize or eliminate hazards and maintain consistency with safety policy; disseminate information as appropriate.
  • Ensure that the construction contractor is in compliance with U.S. Department of State and local host country construction safety and health rules and regulations at the project site. 
  • Inspect, assess, and report on construction contractor safety programs at the project site to ensure OBO safety and health requirements are being properly implemented.
  • Provide advice and direction to OBO/Project Director; develop, implement, and manage Injury/Illness Prevention Program and direct and coordinate the participation of OBO, the general contractor, and Post within that program; and create or modify safety policies.
  • Conduct regular safety inspection of facilities, worksites, equipment, work practices, and safety devices to ensure compliance with required workplace safety standards and regulations; report findings to management and recommend changes to establish safe work conditions; compel cessation of work, as necessary, to address potential imminent hazards; monitor change and/or make follow-up inspections.
  • Oversee and monitor construction contractor compliance with safety and health provisions of the construction contract by conducting daily onsite inspections to evaluate the effectiveness of the contractor’s safety program to comply with OBO requirements.
  • Ensure that qualified, competent persons have been designated at the project site to conduct scheduled sanitation and health inspections of food service, mess facilities, toilets, washrooms, and change areas.
  • Ensure the effectiveness of emergency evacuation plans in case of fire or other emergencies. Verify that OBO and contractor plans are tested and evaluated to ensure effectiveness.
  • Apply procedures and guidelines to eliminate or control hazardous conditions resulting from human, equipment, and machine operations errors that may lead to injury of persons and/or damage to property. Provide advice to avoid construction accidents.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. Maintain proper documentation to conform to OSHA recordkeeping requirements.
  • Review contractor safety programs; periodically perform site inspections to ensure safety of construction sites.
  • Investigate serious accidents and/or incidents of injury or property damage at worksites to ascertain cause and need for corrective action; develop and implement measures and strategies to prevent their recurrence; advise as to the keeping of records and coordinate the compilation of information necessary for risk management files and reports.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the Project Director and/or Contracting Officer Representative.

  • Two-year Associate of Arts Degree or an Associate Technical Degree from an accredited university in the United States and a minimum of 7 years’ experience managing commercial building construction safety programs
  • Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist
  • Possess a current OSHA 40-hour construction safety certification
  • Working knowledge of acceptable products and procedures for onsite construction according to U.S. standards
  • Knowledge of international codes
  • Experience working with multilateral or bilateral donors, such as U.S. Agency for International Development, World Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • Experience in assessing and responding to requests for information
  • Possess excellent writing skills and knowledge of Microsoft Suite, i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Knowledge of construction safety regulations, e.g., EM 385-1-1, OSHA
  • Ability to obtain and retain a Secret security clearance
  • Willingness to travel worldwide
  • Professional Engineering registration is preferred
  • Overseas experience preferred
  • Ability to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved reasonable accommodation for exemption upon employment or December 8, 2021, whichever is later, in accordance with GPTech policy

Thank you for applying and for your interest in Green Powered Technology. Only qualified candidates selected for further screening will be contacted. Candidates will be evaluated continuously. All are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as employment may be contingent upon a successful background check, security clearance, and/or customer approval.

The physical demands and work environment that are described in this position description are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This position description is a summary of the essential functions and requirements of this position. This document is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties and requirements of the position; at any time, the employee’s manager may assign other duties as related, or as otherwise deemed appropriate and necessary, within the general scope of the role, without the need for additional compensation.

Green Powered Technology is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons, in all facets of the employment process. Green Powered Technology prohibits the discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, parental status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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