Safety Internship

Engineering and Architecture
Date Posted: February 27, 2023

Job Details

Salisbury, MA
Engineering and Architecture

Application Instructions

SPS New England, Inc., one of the leading heavy highway contractors in New England, is seeking a highly motivated individual to perform duties on Bridge and Highway construction projects.

Since 1984, SPS has been helping to rebuild New England’s infrastructure. Wherever you drive throughout Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, there’s a good chance you will travel down a road or over a bridge built by SPS New England.

Position Description

SPS New England Inc. recognizes that providing internships can create a great opportunity for college students to get a jump start on their career. Student interns can also bring a fresh perspective and add value to our business. It is for this reason that we are offering a paid internship opportunity this summer working with our safety department.

Our goal is to provide a positive, professional work experience while identifying high potential, full time SPS New England Inc. employees for the future. This year we are targeting a college junior in the safety or health management field who is eager to gain real-life work experience in their area of study.  This position will report to the Bill Timmons, SPS New England Corporate Safety Manager. 

ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan):

SPS is an employee-owned company.  We are proud to offer eligible employees the opportunity to participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  Employee-owners benefit from the success of the company and play a critical role in fostering an ownership culture within the organization, emphasizing the importance of employee engagement, and commitment to long-term success.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, including participation in the ESOP for eligible employees, a collaborative work environment, and opportunities for professional growth within our expanding organization.

Position Requirements

Requirements and Competencies

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in safety management, or other closely related discipline.
  • Completed Sophomore year of college
  • Overall GPA 3.00 required
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Comfortable working in the field and in the office environments
  • Computer proficient

Strong technical and problem-solving skills

Primary Responsibilities
  • Performs site inspections
  • Assist with training of new hires
  • Maintains inventory of safety supplies
  • Performs record keeping of site inspections, training and other related documents
  •  Updates health and safety program
  •  Performs safety meetings
  •  Inspects various equipment


Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of SPS New England, Inc. to assure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, national origin, age or disability. Such action shall include: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, and/or on-the-job training. It is also the policy of SPS New England, Inc. to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, recruitment advertising, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay, fringe benefits or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, including apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, on the job training, classification, and referral, at all levels of employment. Consistent with these obligations, SPS New England, Inc. also provides reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, and practices.

Employees and applicants of SPS New England, Inc. will not be subject to harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited.

SPS New England, Inc. is seeking minority and female employees, and all employees are encouraged to recruit minority and females as well.