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Health & Safety Advisor - Power Gen. or Trans.

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: St. John's & Sites in Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/09/2012
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The Company:
Our client, a diverse Canadian Energy Company, plans new developments estimated at $12+ Billion over the next 5 years.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Residents of Newfoundland & Labrador will be given first consideration for this position.

The Role:

Strategic only, reporting to the Project Health and Safety Manager


Reporting to the Project Safety and Health Manager, as well as the Porject Site Manager (for day to day operations), this position will provide site H&S oversight, and support (as required) in all phases (engineering, procurement and construction) of the Project. The successful candidate will be responsible to ensure the implementation and maintenance of the Health and Safety Management System at the site level within the broader framework of Company's guiding policies and principles.

The Health and Safety Advisor is expected to incorporate industry best practices and strive for world-class performance in Health and Safety execution and full support of all construction site related initiatives. The Health and Safety Advisor will monitor operations and activities carried out by the EPCM to ensure that all such activities are fully compliant within established policies, procedures and plans and advise of any exceptions noted.


Working within the Project parameters, this position is required to ensure the oversee the application, the development, implementation and maintenance of a project-specific H&S management system within the existing Integrated Management System framework at the Project site This position will oversee construction related activities to ensure that a strategic alignment is in place with the EPCM at the field level with respect to Project Management system's policies, goals and guiding principles.
The Health and Safety Advisor shall (at the workface level) foster a culture in support of a "Zero IncidentMindset", whereby all accidents are considered to be preventable, by working with EPCM field staff and its contractors to strive for Zero harm to personnel, material and non-material assets. The Health and Safety Advisor will reinforce and foster at the site, a belief that sound H&S performance and best practice are fundamental to meeting the project's overall objectives and success criteria.


The following is being executed as a contract scope of work:

• Routinely monitor the implementation and maintenance of the Project H&S management system with respect to field level compliance with local statutory and corporate requirements through the establishment of the supporting H&S organization, processes, procedures and tools.
• Manage functional interfaces with Site Safety and Health Personnel to establish full alignment on field related issues, activities and actions during the course of work.
• Forward and communicate project H&S strategies, programs, initiatives and processes at the field level with Company site personnel and during site functional interface
• Ensure the functionality and overall quality of the site Emergency Response function is maintained at all times. Coordinate the participation in site drills to evaluate Project Emergency Management Capability and document actions in an actual response. Mitigating actions must be assigned to key individuals and tracked to completion.
• Monitor H&S performance of the Site project workforce, including contractors.
• Assist the Project Health and Safety Manager with execution of the Project H&S training program at the site level, as and when required to do so.
• Periodically review Site Medical Services (clinic, vehicles, personnel, equipment and supplies) for overall capability, completeness and functionality.
• Routinely monitor the application of drug and alcohol testing at the Site, including chain of custody and controls, pre-access and post incident testing, ensuring all testing is in full compliance with the Project Drug and Alcohol Policy.
• Periodically review Site Security Services to ensure the following: 1) security protocols are fully implemented and executed; 2)security personnel are fully aware of associated protocols and 3) Security personnel are performing as per the Site Security Plan and appropriate resources and equipment are maintained at a high level at all times.
• Ensure contractors on site have fully implemented all aspects of their Health and Safety Plan and Emergency Response Plan utilizing periodic audits. Document any discrepancies and communicate these through EPCM.
• As required, assist the Health and Safety Manager with reviewing tender packages and bid submissions for appropriate H&S requirements / specifications.
• Participate in site Risk Assessments and ensure that all mitigation measures are fully implemented.
• Ensure all construction activities at the Site are carried out safely.
• Assist with presenting H&S orientation programs for all Project staff, consultants, and contractors working at the Site, as required.
• Provide input into contractor's construction safety programs and safe work practices.
• Review H&S performance metrics prepared by EPCM, including all leading and lagging indicators.
• Generate Health and Safety reporting from the site, including input into the Site Daily report as appropriate.
• Assist with the conduct of a formal incident investigation / root cause analysis. Review incident investigation report for accuracy and completeness.
• Implement and support the Site Safety incentive programs.
• Ensure any and all Lessons Learned are captured and reflected in ongoing work as appropriate in order to deliver upon the continuous improvement mindset.
• Conduct routine audits of EPCM and Contractor work activities to ensure overall compliance with the Project H&S management system (policies, standards, safe work practices and safe work procedures) and issue formal auditing reports.
• Ensure records, files, and reports are maintained at the Site location until the end of the Project.
• Communicate any significant issues pertaining to Health and Safety to the Company Project Health and Safety Manager.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• University graduation with a Bachelor degree in a Science or Engineering related discipline, supplemented by additional training in Health and Safety Management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Certified Auditor training in ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 or ISO 18001 are desirable.
• CRSP, CSP or equivalent designation is an asset.
• Minimum of 7 to 10 years experience developing, implementing Health and Safety programs for significant construction projects.
• Significant experience with contractors, in particular those involved in the construction of mega projects.
• Experience working with contractors to ensure their health and Safety Systems Application meets or exceeds client's minimum requirements.
• Proficient in conducting H&S Management System Auditing.
• Candidate should have loss prevention experience and working knowledge in areas such as: process safety management, safety management system development and implementation, incident/injury preventio

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Demonstrated safety leadership.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with a variety of personnel, and other industry participants, both internal and external.
• Ability to arrive at multiple conventional and creative solutions to address unsafe conditions, procedures and/or practices
• Demonstrated commitment to the support of health and Safety Initiatives and issues.
• Strong organizational, analytical and decision-making skills.
• Must possess a thorough knowledge of relevant Legislation and Regulations e.g. OH&S Act, Canada Labour Code, Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act, as well as the application of each to the worksite.
• Strong technical competence in Construction Safety Best Practices and Procedures.
• Experienced working in heavy construction field conditions.
• Ability to conduct effective H&S training in a construction site setting.
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