The Davey Tree Expert Company

Safety Support Specialist | DRG Midwest | Utility Asset Management

Richfield, OH, US, 44286

Additional Locations: Traveling Role- Ideally Local to: OH, GA, KY

Primary Locations: OH, Richfield, 3900 Kinross Lakes Parkway, Suite 100, 44286 

Requisition ID: 177669

Divisional Overview

Asset Management is a division of Davey Resource Group (DRG) 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 that 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 jobsite visits to gain an in-depth understanding of the cultural issues that are having a negative impact on 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, 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 in 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 team, 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? And 3+ years of relative work experience?

    • CSP, ASP, CHST, OHST preferred

  • Certified Utility Safety Profession + documentation of 5-7 years of utility work experience (CUSP Green)

  • Valid driver's license required.

Additional Information

Candidates must be comfortable working full time with a minimum of 40 - 45 hours per week. Compensation based on experience. DRG offers excellent benefits including: health, dental, vision and life insurance after 30 days of employment. Phone reimbursement available. Vacation Pay, Company stock and 401-K eligibility after 1 year. Continual training and development offered. Pre-employment drug screen, motor vehicle records screen, criminal background screen, and Social Security # verification required. Davey Resource Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply.  DRG is Employee Owned. We encourage you to take ownership of your future.


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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