Job Description

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
Reporting to the Manager – HSE, the HSE Advisor is responsible for providing leadership and support for our HSE management system. This includes providing advice and consultation; coaching and facilitation; incident investigation and injury management, and any necessary reporting and record-keeping. This is primarily a field-based position with the potential of travel.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide advice and consultation for programs in support of our corporate strategy for strong safety performance and continuous improvement
• Investigate processes; support management with the collection and tracking of all safety related metrics
• Timely provision of advice and documentation to facilitate investigations
• Management of injury claims and regulatory reporting associated with those claims
• Assistance with providing safety-related training
• Coordinate and prepare HSE documentation that is commonly used by the business units
• Design and create a site or project specific safety plans if required by management
• Assist with creation of strategic initiatives to help with client interface
• Analyze safety conditions (primarily field-based) and recommend changes to continuously improve operational safety performance
• Assist with the maintenance of records as necessary to comply with relevant laws and regulations
• Prepare and submit reports to document both compliance and non-compliance issues
• Assist supervisors with their audits and inspections of operational activates
• Review existing safety systems and make recommendation for improvement as required
• Proactively identify plans to reduce hazards to reduce the risk to the organization
• Provide advice on safety systems, trends, response actions, investigation, and interpretation of health and safety regulations
• Assist with various programs and initiatives to build and sustain a safety culture that becomes a “way of life” for employees and contractors
• Take an active role in ensuring that all employees understand and comply with company policies and procedures
• Other duties as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
• Computer skills are required with proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
• Demonstrate ability to perform maturely and professionally ensuring complete confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information
• Demonstrate the ability to think critically, act logically to evaluate situations, solve problems, and make decisions
• Sense of urgency and delivery
• Attention to detail
• Coaching and training skills
• Knowledge of health and safety applicable to our industry (rail, construction)
• Knowledge of provincial safety and worker’s compensation legislation

JOB REQUIREMENTS
• A diploma/certificate in Health and Safety, or equivalent training and experience
• Understanding of health and safety practices
• Railroad and/or construction experience
• Injury management experience
• Field safety auditing and investigation experience
• Bilingual in French and English, is an asset
• Ability to travel. This position will be based out of Ontario with the potential of travel anywhere in North America

How to Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter quoting “HSE Advisor – OWS” in the subject line to:

Email: priyamenezes@universalrail.com

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.