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The Middlesex Corporation HSE Corporate Director in Littleton, Massachusetts

Position Summary:

The Health, Safety & Environment (“HSE”) Corporate Director is responsible for the implementation and management of the overall corporate HSE program. As HSE Corporate Director, this position will manage the strategic direction of the corporate safety program while ensuring compliance with all Federal (e.g., OSHA, MSHA, FRA, etc.), state, local, and other applicable construction safety codes and regulations.


  • Establishes, complies with, enforces, and actively promotes all corporate safety policies and procedures in addition to ensuring adherence to our number one core value – Safety first in all we do.

  • In cases of imminent danger, can direct responsible supervisor(s) to take immediate, corrective actions and/or cease operations or maintenance activities until the hazard has been corrected.

  • Manages HSE, including all budgeting, business planning, record keeping (including safety training records), and team m ember supervision and engagement.

  • Chairs the H SE Steering Committee with a mandate for continuous improvement of driving programmatic safety effectiveness and engagement across the Company.

  • Assists in the establishment of the c ompany’s short- and long-term safety goals.

  • Ensures compliance with all Federal (e.g., FRA/OSHA/MSHA), state, and local safety rules and regulations, including specific reporting, record keeping, and Right-to-Know requirements.

  • Establishes key performance indicator (KPI) tracking and reporting requirements.

  • Manages the development and implementation of the corporate safety training program.

  • Provides analytical reports to management that identifies trends and opportunities for driving meaningful and targeted loss prevention activities to improve overall corporate HSE programs.

  • Drives accountability across the company to ensure that appropriate loss prevention activities are taken.

  • Stays up to date on industry developments and changes to applicable federal, state, and local rules and regulations that affect the company.

  • Regularly reviews safety metrics and reporting for significant trends to identify opportunities for driving meaningful and targeted loss prevention activities to improve the overall corporate HSE progra m.

  • Ensures the issuance of timely and impactful reports (with recommendations) to executive leadership.

  • Meets regularly with the Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer.

  • Performs additional assignments as required by the needs of the company, or as otherwise directed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a safety-related field.

  • 15+ years of safety management experience in heavy civil construction, transportation, or related field.

  • Knowledge of general construction safety and health regulations, including OSHA.

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certificate or equivalent.

  • Certifications such as CPCU, ARM, CRM, CRIS, or CIC designation(s) strongly preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong computer skills including Office 365 productivity suite.

Necessary Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to different personalities and management styles.

  • Strong leadership qualities with demonstrated ability to manage in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Reliance on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Dedicated, hardworking, responsible and organized.

  • Exceptional stress tolerance.

  • Strong leadership qualities.

  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

  • Regular travel required.

    We offer our full-time and eligible part time team members a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. Benefits include medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible team members and dependents, employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, top-tier 401k with matching, tuition reimbursement, industry leading referral program, and generous paid time off.

    Middlesex provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

    The Middlesex Corporation is a nationally recognized and award-winning leader in the heavy civil construction industry. Since 1972, the family business founded by Robert W. Pereira has developed an extensive client and project list through its consistent efforts to safely build America’s infrastructure. The Middlesex Corporation specializes in building and reconstructing highways, bridges, marine, rail, and transit facilities through its collaborative team approach and focus on core values.  In addition, Middlesex Asphalt in Central Florida is one of the largest and most productive asphalt plants in the United States with Middlesex Paving earning an equally solid regional presence and reputation.