EHS Director / Directeur SSE

Aecon Group Inc   •  

Montreal, QC

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


11 - 15 years

Posted 45 days ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Advise and assist executives and divisional management on matters relating to safety, occupational health and environmental issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to create, evaluate, interpret and administer company policies and procedures concerning safety, health and environmental matters.
  • Develop and promote safety awareness programs to encourage improved safety awareness throughout the organisation.
  • Create, evaluate and administer the safety program to include the development and presentation of training programs for management, supervisors or all employees. Monitor the progress and success of safety initiatives.
  • Mentor other safety staff and project personnel.
  • Conduct surveys, audits and investigations of safety issues.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with regulatory bodies, clients and contemporaries to foster the professional image of the organization.
  • Maintain an extensive knowledge of applicable safety rules and regulations including government regulations, standards and policies.
  • Manage, direct and supervise the daily activities of subordinates within the safety function.
  • Recruit candidates for safety positions as required. Coordinate the transfer of employees in the EH&S division.

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field – potential tertiary experience
  • At least 10 years experience in a senior OHS role in the rail/construction or related industry (ideally high hazard)
  • MS Office and general database skills
  • Bilingual- Must speak French and English
  • Ability to monitor and report costs under the direction of supervisor / manager
  • In-depth knowledge and ability to strategically apply legal requirements across a business group or region
  • Familiar with the players in all related industries. Understands competitive environment and industry trends in the medium to long term.
  • Ability to deliver HSE training in the workplace and give formal presentations to management
  • Ability to carry out major incident investigations. Ability to research and prepare high level reports on HSE and improvement strategies at the group level
  • Ability to monitor and strategically lead the Environmental performance of the business group / region.
  • Ability to devise and monitor group level strategic business plans and resource infrastructure.
  • Ability to influence the strategic direction of the business at a business unit or group level. Ability to inspire others to commit to the AECON strategy and vision.
  • Detailed understanding of workplace motivation and morale principles. Ability to monitor motivational levels and strategically plan and/or support company wide morale improvement / motivational initiatives
  • Ability to contribute to and communicate a company wide long-term vision and a strategy to achieve short, medium and long-term goals.
  • Knowledge of change management principles. Ability to drive, lead and support change at the company level.
  • Ability to produce high level creative ideas, products and solutions
  • Ability to develop and maintain a network of industry-wide contacts.
  • Strong knowledge of team functioning and morale principles. Able to strategically build a team with complementary skills and monitor and drive team morale at the group, business unit or company wide level
  • Highly skilled communicator with an intuitive understanding of others motivations.