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Date: Jan 7, 2019

City/State/Province: State College, US, 16801

Company: Colas

The road to your future starts with HRI, Inc.

In 1947, Herbert R. Imbt founded a small construction company in State College, Pennsylvania with only a few pieces of equipment.  During the following decades, HRI, Inc., as the company was later renamed, expanded geographically to cover areas outside of central Pennsylvania, including much of Central, Eastern, and Western Pennsylvania.  Operations also expanded to include paving, water, sewer, airport, highway, and bridge projects as well as asphalt plants. In 1999, HRI, Inc. was purchased by Colas, Inc., a worldwide leader in the construction industry, with numerous construction businesses throughout the United States.  Today, HRI, Inc. benefits from being part of a much larger organization while maintaining local control over our activities and the close ties to the communities we serve. HRI operates as a subsidiary of Barrett Industries. Under Barrett, HRI serves everyone from small contractors to government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.

HRI, Inc. upholds the highest standards of safety, environmental stewardship, and ethical conduct. We provide advanced solutions for our customer’s needs while having a positive impact on our local communities, generating sustainable growth, and long-term value for our shareholders. Our mission is to strengthen and grow our infrastructure products and services by empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. We are strong, stable, and growing.  

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HSE Manager



HRI, Inc., a leader in heavy civil construction since 1947, has an opening for an energetic HSE Manager at its State College, PA, office. We are looking for a highly skilled, promotable, and motivated individual to be a strong contributor to our team. HRI is part of a global construction leader, Colas, and is a great place to build a career!


The HSE position has a wide variety of duties that center on the safety of construction work sites. This positon will handle all claims through process and resolution. The positon will be a leader in driving policy, safety goals and initiatives. 


Responsibilities include administering the corporate HSE program, conducting site audits, providing site and classroom safety training, assistance with Job-Safety Analysis, assistance in pre-construction planning, coaching field crews, and leadership to all HRI employees and subcontractors on the projects.   This position reports to the Regional Manager.  As an operating unit of Colas, Inc., we have a proven track record of steady growth, which provides opportunities for long-term professional and personal opportunities. B.S. in occupational safety and health is preferred.  This position combines a key management role with hands-on field participation. Must be familiar with OSHA 1926 regulations. PA DEP experience a plus.  The ideal candidate will have an understanding of DOT regulations. Travel to job sites is required.


This is a full-time position with a great starting rate and excellent benefits package

HRI, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to promoting diversity and maintaining a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to ensure that applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to their race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), immigration status, citizenship, genetic information, medical conditions, protected veteran status, uniform service member status, familial status, marital status, registered domestic partner status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants are treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.  This Policy applies to aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here and here.  For notification on E-Verify click here and for information on Right to Work, click here. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Nearest Major Market: State College

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