Director, Health & Safety Job in Canada


Director, Health & Safety Job in Canada

Job Ref: 11289

Primary Location: Canada

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Job: Health, Safety and Sustainability

Organization: Corporate Affairs-HSS-HR




About Us
IAMGOLD is a leading mid-tier gold producer with four operating gold mines (including current joint ventures) on three continents. IAMGOLD has a pipeline of development and exploration projects. The company’s growth plans are focused in Canada, select countries in South America and Africa.
IAMGOLD is committed to a Zero Harm approach: we continually strive to reach the highest standards in human health and safety, minimize our impact on the environment and work co-operatively with our host communities.
The Role
Implement the vision, values, policies and framework of IAMGOLD in relation to the management of Health and Safety for IAMGOLD’s global operations and projects. Direct the development of management strategies and systems in collaboration with key stakeholders and ensure their implementation at the mine and project sites, with the aim of eliminating or reducing risks in the areas of Health and Safety. Accountable for ensuring that all projects and associated activities comply with the Company’s Health and Safety values, policies and commitment to Zero Harm. This includes compliance with applicable regulations as well as accepted international standards and industry best practices adopted by the Company.

Your Responsibilities:


Key Area:           
Lead the implementation of Health and Safety management strategies and systems ensuring compliance of the site(s) with the regulations and the performance requirements of the company to achieve Zero Harm.
  • Define, develop and lead the implementation of the site’s Health and Safety strategic plans and objectives to meet IAMGOLD’s vision, values, policies and framework by ensuring consistency and the synergy of these strategic plans.
  • Provide leadership and direction on the development of long-term Health and Safety improvement plans for operations and projects and implementation of annual priorities based upon the plan.
  • Develop and maintain a generic Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) for projects based on risk and international best practices (e.g., ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, IFC, TSM, etc.).
  • Develop and maintain generic Health and Safety design criteria for projects based upon the Health and Safety commitment of the Company.
Key Area: Ensure that Health and Safety standards are implemented and maintained.
  • Ensure the implementation and communication to the team of compliance objectives, audit programs and priorities in Health and Safety management.
  • Identify appropriate talent and establish functional Health and Safety departments to support project activities that are capable of effectively transitioning into mine operations.
  • Provide direction and assistance to projects to ensure Health and Safety risks are understood and appropriately managed.
  • Provide direction for obtaining Health and Safety permits required to construct and operate projects working with Project Development, EPCM contractors, consultants and researchers.
  • Ensure that effective emergency response equipment and procedures are implemented and maintained.
  • Lead development, implementation and continuous improvement of the Health and Safety process for the Company.
  • Support the Health and Safety framework utilizing risk assessment and maintain the corporate register for Health and Safety.
  • Track and trend KPIs; coordinate with management to proactively address gaps.
  • Provide regular and routine reports to senior management on the status of Health and Safety programs and key Health and Safety issues and on impacts of new regulatory activities.



What we look for:

Bachelor’s degree (Chemistry, Biology, Geology, or Environment)

Technical knowledge in applied Health and Safety

A minimum of 10+ years of related experience in health and safety, planning and auditing in developing countries

Knowledge of environmental assessment is an asset

Experience in the mining/natural resource industry is required

Working knowledge of risk recognition, assessment and control techniques

Superior communication and interpersonal skills

Highly developed decision-making and problem solving skills

Strong leadership skills, ability to impact and influence management

Ability to lead and manage multi-disciplinary teams

Proven team player skills with ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships

Bilingual (English/French) is required.

Leadership Requirements

Applies Strategic Thinking & Global Focus: Brings a global mindset and systemic thinking to support the strategic focus and future success of the organization.

Builds Diverse Stakeholder relationships: Proactively develops strong and mutually beneficial relationships with multiple stakeholders.

Demonstrates Personal Leadership: Takes personal ownership for the success of the organization achieved through candor, creative debate active listening, coaching and a commitment to self-improvement.

Develops People, Teams, & Culture: Maximizes the potential of individuals, teams, and culture through a targeted investment in coaching, development, and engagement.

Drives Excellence in Execution: Enables breakthrough results through organizational alignment, courageous action, new thinking, and accountability.




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