The Davey Tree Expert Company

Safety Support Specialist | DRG Midwest | Utility Asset Management

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15233

Additional Locations: Traveling Role- Ideally Local to: WV, KY, PA

Primary Locations: PA, Pittsburgh, 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 3000, 15233 

Requisition ID: 177669

Compensation Data

60-75k Annually, additional compensation through bonus'

Cell Phone Reimbursement, Vehicle Plan, Gas Card

Divisional Overview

Asset Management is a division of Davey Resource Group, a Davey Company, which has been employee-owned since 1979. DRG specializes in managing the assets of utility companies throughout the U.S. by providing solutions, focused around the electrical and telecommunication industries. We believe in smart growth that continues to provide career advancement opportunities. We utilize cutting-edge technology to deliver proven solutions for utility companies nationwide. Asset Management is currently seeking motivated self-starters who thrive in this type of environment to learn and develop new skills to contribute to our group.

Position Overview

The Safety Support Specialist is accountable for developing, facilitating, and implementing a safety plan, which supports operational management and overall project viability, safety, and financial health. The successful candidate will function as the ultimate safety champion by assisting local leadership teams in the ongoing development and implementation of incident prevention and regulatory compliance activities specific to Davey Resource Group, Utility Asset Management employees, contractors, and the general public. Safety Representatives will conduct routine job site visits to gain an in-depth understanding of the cultural issues that are hurting behaviors and use that information as they coach local leadership teams and committees in their accident prevention and regulatory compliance initiatives.

Job Duties

  • ​​​​​​Develop strong supporting relationships with local leadership teams (management and union) to become a relied-upon subject matter expert for safety policies, safety action plans, and accident prevention programs/techniques.
  • Conduct ongoing cultural assessments based on job site visits and other interactions with DRG, and UAM employees and use those assessments/insights when coaching local leadership teams in incident prevention techniques
  • Respond to and help resolve safety-related issues from the field organizations.
  • Promote, develop, and implement safety leadership sessions as directed by local leadership teams.
  • Develop and/or conduct formal safety training, presentations or seminars as required by local leadership teams.
  • Actively support the organization by participating in Corporate Safety, Environmental, and Process Safety initiatives as directed.
  • Actively participate in all assigned safety committee and operations staff meetings by conducting presentations on critical topics such as:
  • Current injury trends
    • Industry best practices/trends
    • Safety Leadership information
    • Safety Culture information
    • ESD and Compliance findings
    • Seasonal hazards
    • Regulatory changes
  • Participate in the Incident Analysis process as assigned (e.g., team member, analysis review/comment, etc.)
  • Conduct routine analysis of incident trends and develop recommendations specific to local leadership teams for their consideration and possible inclusion in local safety plans.


  • ​​​​BS degree in Project Management, Safety Management, Business Administration, or equivalent related industry experience. 
  • Relevant public speaking experience of 5 years of training or safety management 
  • Understanding of operations, contract administration, contract management, processes, and standards, with emphasis on the utility industry. 
  • Experience in project planning and training scheduling 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills (tact, diplomacy, influence, etc.) essential with management, project teams, contractors, and customers, both written and verbal. 
  • Excellent computer skills, and experience with Google Chrome or Microsoft software (Sheets, Excel, PowerPoint, Video conferencing, etc.)
  • Ability to prioritize and work with limited direct supervision
  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety, Project Management, Safety Management, Business Administration, or equivalent related industry experience
  • CSP, ASP, CHST, OHST preferred
  • Certified Utility Safety Professional + documentation of 5-7 years of utility work experience (CUSP Green)
  • A valid driver's license is required.
  • Ability to travel regionally through the Northeast and Midwest 

Additional Information

What We Offer:*

  • Paid time off and paid holidays.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided.
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match.
  • Employee-owned company and discounted stock purchase options.
  • Group Health Plan.
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program:  Send-A-Friend.
  • Locations throughout the United States in major cities and desirable areas.
  • Career Development Program supported by industry expert safety specialists and skilled trainers.
  • The Davey Tree Family Scholarship for children of employees.
  • Charitable matching gift program.
  • *All listed benefits available to eligible employees.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 75% 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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