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Health & Safety Advisor

  1. Ottawa
  1. Transportation

Health & Safety Advisor

Why join us?                      

TransitNEXT is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin. As the sole proponent in the TransitNEXT team, SNC-Lavalin is awarded the design, build, finance and maintenance of the new extension, and will also assume responsibility for the long-term maintenance of the existing Trillium Line.

Join TransitNEXT and become part of The Trillium Line Extension project, expanding and enhancing transit services in Ottawa.

As part of the Trillium project based in Ottawa, we are looking for a qualified Health & Safety Coordinators.  The incumbents will be responsible to assist in the development of a safety culture that is positive, proactive and supports a safe and healthy work environment.

Roles available:

  • Health & Safety Coordinator – 90% Field Based (3 positions)

  • Health & Safety Coordinator – Training, Programs & Audit

  • Health & Safety Coordinator – Safety, Security & Emergency Response

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Provide leadership for inspections, risk assessments, internal audits and incident investigations.

  • Support and motivate line management and supervisors to provide OHS leadership and help them influence workers to give appropriate priority to OHS in relation to other project objectives.

  • Design and implement frameworks for risk management and monitoring.

  • Monitor COVID 19 program effectiveness in an assigned area (coach, inspect, take action).

  • Facilitate, monitor and provide feedback construction execution plans to address and improve the controls of OHS hazards, their associated risks and related costs.

  • Monitor the integrity and effectiveness of controls, with an emphasis on critical controls, to identify actual and potential failures in control.

  • Contribute to monitoring of employees and contractors’ personnel and their compliance with OHS requirements.

  • Provide support to supervisors to investigate analyze, record and report on incidents and nonconformities indicating failures or inadequacies of controls.

  • Manage change regarding organization-wide initiatives.

  • Conduct and analyze emergency drills.

  • Facilitate, monitor and support management practices and objectives aimed at achieving an organizational culture focused on OHS.

  • Advise on hazard control for routine and sometimes complex tasks.

  • Collaborate across the project team on varying initiatives, even those seemingly unrelated to safety.

  • Support a safe work environment by maintaining OHS administrative processes, conducting basic OHS training and effectively using a range of OHS tools and processes to implement OHS programs and drive compliance.

  • Conduct hazard assessments and develop exposure controls.

  • Develop and deliver OH&S training.

  • Conduct research and develop strategies.

  • Conduct hazard communication.

What will you contribute?

  • Strong understanding of Ontario Legislation, Industry Best Practices, Safety Management Systems, Safe Work Practices, Emergency Response Planning, Traffic Control Management, JHA development, Trend Analysis and implementing safety campaigns/initiatives.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to prepare and communicate OH&S reports both internally and to the client.

  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Windows applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher as well as Safety Management Systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of OHSAS 18001 or ISO 45001 standard and requirements of CoR through the IHSA.

  • Experience in developing and delivering training material – Computer based training experience an asset.

  • Analyze and apply data to monitor OHS performance and produce summary reports.

  • Minimum 5 years OH&S experience in the Industrial Construction/Heavy Civil industry; preferably in a unionized environment.

  • 2-year Diploma or Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or 1 year OHS Certificate and NCSO designation combined with other post-secondary education or Trades background.

  • Ability to work well within a team environment.

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes

  • Competitive salary

  • Motivational financial package & flexible benefits

  • Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes

  • Work equipment provided according to the season (boot, bib, helmet, gloves, etc.);

  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 3 weeks of vacation time

  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities

You wish to leverage your experience and contribute to this position? Apply now!

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