SIMON | Safety Manager - Rapid City, SD

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, specializes in aggregates, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients. What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. To learn more about Simon visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary

  • Provides regional direction and leadership for all safety functions; directs, coordinates and is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Simon Safety programs and associated activities.

Main Responsibilities

  • Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
  • Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
  • Support the Simon safety culture and other Company strategic initiatives
  • Manages the investigation and review of all incidents/accidents and claims management in his/her region and is responsible for determining and initiating the appropriate corrective action
  • Develops safety policies, procedures, and strategies for accident/incident prevention
  • Advises management of potential safety hazards to personnel or company property and resolves such hazards
  • Conducts routine inspections at job sites and on company premises for compliance and manages regional audits and inspections by OSHA and MSHA; wears the appropriate protective attire
  • Leads safety meetings; coordinates, facilitates and/or conducts various safety related training activities including OSHA and MSHA deemed appropriate for achieving safety goals and objectives
  • Collaborates effectively with all levels of team members to achieve company safety goals
  • Work schedule varies based on operational requirements; may be required to work unpredictable and extended hours, including evenings and weekends



  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health or similar preferred
  • CHST (Construction Health & Safety Technician) and/or OHST (Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician) certification preferred
  • Valid drivers’ license with clean driving history required


  • 5 years of experience in heavy civil construction safety preferred
  • Knowledge of OSHA, MSHA, DOT, and EPA rules and regulations required
  • Computer and/or mobile device experience, including use of MS Office, Android and iOS applications required
  • Knowledge of HCSS and HCSS Safety preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Occasionally required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel
  • Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
  • Occasionally required to stand and walk, reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; visiting work sites may require walking over uneven terrain and some exposure to dust, chemicals, and loud noise
  • Some travel with overnight stays away from home may be required
  • Occasionally work in close proximity to heavy equipment and machinery, exposure to loud noise
  • Occasionally exposed to typical construction site conditions, including dust and loud noise, and all-weather conditions

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation*:      $80,000 to $100,000 annually DOE

*Estimated target starting compensation; actual compensation to be determined based on assessment of an individual’s qualifications, education, and experience relevant to the role.
Benefits:    All full-time salary employees are eligible to participate in Simon benefits as defined in plan documents.  Available benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, term life insurance, supplemental life insurance, 401K with company match, short and long-term disability, flexible spending plan, and education assistance.  Other benefits include eight paid holidays, and access to available company discounts.  

Other Compensation: Position is eligible for consideration of annual bonus compensation; assigned company vehicle; company cell phone; and company laptop.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: South Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Rapid City