HSE Project Lead


Ballard Marine Construction is a specialty marine and underwater contractor based in Washougal, WA, with regional offices and projects throughout North America. 

Why join Ballard? It’s simple. Our projects are as diverse as our culture is collaborative. The HSE Lead isn’t pigeon-holed as “Safety”. They are integral to the team and participate from the outset by preparing our team members for success. “Get the job done!” is a reality at Ballard. But we do it with Quality, Efficiency and Safety sharing equal value. Basically, we “get the job done” well and safely.” Family owned and team run, you’ll get the opportunity to do all that you can and want to do, with tons of room for professional growth. It’s really that simple. You want to work here. Really. 

Position Summary: 

Every project requires preparation and execution. The HSE Project Lead will serve the region in support of the construction and rehabilitation work we do for utilities, cities, the military and a raft of diverse clients. Whether the work is topside or diving, you’ll use your problem-solving acumen to provide guidance to the team on its safe completion. 

Under the direct supervision of Ballard’s NW Regional HSE Manager, the Project HSE Lead is responsible for facilitating all aspects of safety and health on a critical project. This position will work closely with the Area HSE Lead, project managers, and other key jobsite personnel. 

This position will support Ballard’s complex construction work on the Lower Baker Dam, nestled at the foothills of the Northern Washington Cascade Mountains near Burlington, Washington, and will remain dedicated to this multi-year project for the duration. 

Ideal Candidate: 


  • • Service – Is your hallmark! We are a team that values collaboration and contribution. 
  • • Problem solving – We are not a department of “NO!” rather the facilitators of “YES!” 
  • • Detail oriented – You understand the big picture and yet pay close attention to your surroundings and follow through, especially when that includes asking for help. 
  • • Organized – You can stay focused on multiple tasks, while using your time, energy, mental capacity effectively and efficiently. 
  • • Judgement – You have the ability to see what is going right and what is going wrong. You proactively address concerns and communicate appropriately. 
  • • Communication – You easily connect with the crews in the field and in training. You can conduct meetings, help clients understand our “why”, and set the bar for the word, professional. 
  • • Analytical – You can assess situations and are familiar with incident investigations and reporting. 
  • • Empathy – You wouldn’t have read this far if empathy wasn’t part of your DNA. 

Education & Certifications: 

  • • OSHA 30hr-Construction required 
  • • Competent Person certifications strongly preferred (construction-related) 


  • • Familiar with understanding project work plans, drawings and technical plans and applying them to daily hazard analysis and inspection tasks. 
  • • Familiar with state and federal standards and able to reference, interpret and implement applicable standards. 
  • • Conducts safety meetings and speaks publicly to project and client personnel. 
  • • Conducts investigations, root cause analysis, identify and implement corrective actions, and produce appropriate reporting and documentation. 


  • • Works full time on assigned project site. 
  • • Develops and maintains project-specific HASP, AHA, EMP and monitors adherence/efficacy of plans. 
  • • Performs daily hazard hunts and addresses employee observations. 
  • • Maintains project safety information, documents, and metrics. 
  • • Provides and assures appropriate inspection and maintenance of safety supplies and equipment on project. 
  • • Conducts incident/injury intervention, escorting injured worker to medical care as required. 
  • • Conducts incident investigations and reporting, implements corrective actions to address investigation findings. 
  • • Communicates with Area HSE Lead and Regional HSE Manager to provide updates and seek support where needed. 
  • • Tracks, trends, and documents project safety performance metrics. 
  • • Is expected, and has the authority to stop unsafe actions and behaviors on the project site. 

Physical Demands / Working Environment: 

  • • Working outdoors in various temperatures and conditions. 
  • • Wears various PPE (respirators, fall protection, etc.). 
  • • Will travel on various land, water, and aircraft. 
  • • Will sit and stand for several hours at a time. 
  • • Lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing, squatting for various periods of time. 


Ballard offers a comprehensive benefits package and provides a culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, PTO, 401K Plan with employer match, paid holidays, and so much more!! 

EEO Statement: 

Ballard Marine Construction, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status. A reasonable accommodation will be considered for qualified individuals with a disability if it does not create an undue hardship for the Company, consistent with the ADA as amended. 

Job Type: Non-exempt 

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