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Microsoft Corporation Area Construction Safety Manager - West in Des Moines, Iowa

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a Construction Area Safety Manager ,you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure andfoundationtechnologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, XBOX, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform. Empower Billions!

The Cloud Operations + Innovation (CO+I) business is critical to delivering on this mission and vision, building and operating Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure, which is growing rapidly in response to unprecedented demand for Microsoft services. CO+I operates one of the largest cloud networks on the planet – comprised of more than 160 Datacenters, 130+ edge sites, 2+ million miles of fiber, and millions of servers and network and storagedevices.

The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) team is seeking a Construction Area Safety Manager with the passion to drive value across complex supplier relationships and demonstrated experience in supplier management. Strong analytical skills, using data to design processes that scale, effective collaboration across internal and external stakeholders, and the drive to continuously improve and achieve business objectives will be critical to success in this role.

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day.


  • Develop, own and drive process improvement in the EHS framework within CO+I organizations to deliver key results that align with organizational goals.

  • Work across teams and collaborate to develop new safety related programs and initiatives using and following project and industry trends, plus industry best practices

  • Evaluate, monitor and support project sites, including Lease Sites, regarding contractor’s implementation of their safety program elements.

  • Support owner insurance programs implemented to help manage risk on construction sites.

  • Assess organizational capability and requirements, identifying tactics to improve performance, and developing strategic approaches to manage risk.

  • Maintain EHS performance scorecard information, reporting dashboard and deliver summary overviews and related communications to stakeholders.

  • Ensure compliance with all Microsoft and regulatory policies at the local, federal, and/or regional level, and ensure that programs support accuracy, quality, appropriate review, and thorough documentation.

As a Construction Area Safety Manager, some of the skills that will contribute to your success in meeting performance objectives include:

  • Experience with successfully building a project and/or company safety culture.

  • Understanding of project management and contractual responsibilities and relationships

  • The ability to track progress of key deliverables against established timelines.

  • Ability to create clarity from ambiguous and complex situations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience engaging and influencing cross-functional stakeholders and senior.

  • Strengths in problem solving, issue-resolution, attention to detail, and ability to balance multiple priorities across a geographically distributed set of projects.

  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, drive, independence, and flexibility.

  • Superior analytical and quantitative skills; experience using data and metrics to test theories, confirm or disprove assumptions, and measure success.

  • Establishment of safety and health mitigation goals and developing metrics, dashboards and/or scorecards to track/communicate/drive progress across an organization.

  • Interpreting safety metrics and effectively communicating insights to leadership to drive action and accountability.

The successful candidate will have proven leadership and comprehsnsive process understanding within the following areas:

  • Behavior Based Safety Programs and Processes

  • Electrical Safety

  • Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)

  • Occupational Noise Control

  • Exposure Assessment (Industrial Hygiene)

  • Emergency Response Planning

  • Working at Heights

  • Confined Space Entry

  • Heavy Material Handling

  • Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)

  • Cranes/Rigging

  • Trenching & Excavation

  • Fire/Life Safety

  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

  • Hazardous Substances Handling

  • Waste Management

  • Emergency response plans

  • Risk Assessment and Hazard Mitigation

  • Permit to Work Processes

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • High Risk Activity Management


Required Qualifications:

  • A University/Bachelor's degree in Environmental, Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, a related science/engineering discipline, or other applicable fields of study, or equivalent level of experience.

  • 7+ years of experience in construction safety, with an understanding of OSHA Construction & General Industry Regulations, plus best practices within the construction industry

Preferred Qualifications

  • EHS leadership experience

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) or other recognized industry professional certification.

  • Experience with implementing organizational frameworks, standards, and processes.

  • Demonstrated experience and success with delivering cross functional programs, including ownership, and driving results.

  • Mission Critical project delivery

  • The ability to speak Spanish

  • Ability to drive multiple high priority initiatives simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence teams to achieve shared goals and objectives.

  • Proven collaboration skills and the ability to work with cross-functional teams.

*This role has location flexibility across specific geographies located in the vicinity of a data center: Quincy, Wa; Phoenix, Az; Des Moines, Ia; Denver, Co; Cheyenne, Wy*

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to, the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form ( .

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