Manager, Health & Safety Job in Canada
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
The Manager, Health Safety is accountable for managing Technologies safety programs, including organizing and promoting a strong safety culture across the business unit and leading a small team of HS&E advisors. This program will include best practice programs that are implemented, monitored and updated on a regular basis. This role is required to achieve the required outcomes as stated by Technologies senior management with time spans (longest target completion time) of up to 3 – 12 months. The Manager, Health & Safety is accountable to the Senior Manager, Health, Safety & Environment, and operates within the context and prescribed limits established by the Senior Manager, Health, Safety & Environment.
· Provide input to the Health & Safety plans and directions, ensure an appropriate understanding of the Technologies strategy and ensures ongoing effective positioning and appropriate relationships between Health & Safety functions and other Manager positions in Technologies.
· Develop and implement stratum appropriate (3 – 12 month) safety deliverables within the context of the Technologies business plan (including mission, vision, values, strategic positioning, operational plan and resource plan).
· Ensure deliverables of direct report positions are aligned and integrated, stratum appropriate (3 – 12 months) and include performance what by when metrics.
· Identify the necessary budget requirements for the provision of Health & Safety in Technologies.
· Create and manage a strong team of Health & Safety Advisors, including determination of optimal numbers, recruitment, retention, succession planning and development.
· Ensure the delivery of optimal results against appropriate performance metrics including Workplace Observations, Near Misses, Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) and All Injury Frequency (AIF).
· Develop, implement and review Health & Safety processes to ensure compliance to policies, standards, regulatory requirements and ensure mitigation of risks.
· Ensure ongoing effective internal and external partnerships with HSE groups in EPCOR, Human Resources, Legal, unions, regulatory bodies, and other Manager/Senior Manager positions in EUI to facilitate HSE initiatives
· Maintain an appropriate organization design, clarity of accountabilities and authorities (managerial and cross functional); matching people to positions; matching tasks to positions; and managerial leadership practices.
· Assess opportunities and threats; recommend appropriate plans to improve the operational effectiveness of the function and implement decided actions
· Lead by demonstrating the required behaviors, attitudes, and mindset to transition the current culture toward a Zero Injuryculture.
· Demonstrate a high performance, high discipline, safe, accountable, focused, innovative and achievement-oriented, easy to do business with manner of working.
- Completion of post-secondary education in Health & Safety related discipline, as well as management development/business administration.
- Minimum 8-10 years demonstrated performance managing H&S programs, managing people and leading organizational change in an operational environment
- Sound knowledge of HSE trends and issues, applicable legislation, regulations, codes and industry best practices
- Maintains in good standing, designation as Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), or Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH).
- Senior level knowledge of and experience across several disciplines and functions including, but not limited to: operations management, safety, health, regulatory, risk management, quality management systems, human resources, and environment.
- Experience in electrical utilities would be an asset.
- Must have a continuing record of professional development
- Demonstrated understanding of the various industry sectors through successes in implementing a Health & Safety Strategy within large organizations. Understanding of how H&S connects to the overall corporate management process and the operational efficiency impacts.
- Jurisdiction: MGMT
Hours of work: 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week
Commencing with your first day of employment as a permanent EPCOR employee you will enjoy a variety of benefits, such as:
- Competitive salary
- Annual incentive (bonus) pay program
- Paid vacation
- Flexible benefits plan
- Five paid personal days off each year
- One Friday off per month
- Access to internal and external career development programs
- Financial support for personal development
- EPCOR Savings
- Plan with company matched contributions
- Pension Plan
- Financial support for employee wellness
- Career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines and operational areas
- Financial support for charitable organizations that employees contribute to
Please note the following information:
- A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
- If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.
- A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.