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Health & Safety Lead

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: St. John's
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/05/2015
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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:
Reporting to the Muskrat Falls Generation Project Manager, this position will provide project level health and safety expertise and support across all Muskrat Falls related scopes. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading field operations (North Spur and Muskrat Falls) pertaining to the implementation and maintenance of the Health and Safety Management System and regulatory compliance at the site level within the broader framework of Nalcor Energy's guiding policies and principles. The Health and Safety Lead 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 Lead will periodically monitor operations and activities at all construction sites to ensure that all such activities are fully compliant within established policies, procedures and plans. All work will be done in conjunction and functionally reporting to Nalcor Energy — Lower Churchill Project (NE-LCP) Health, Safety, Security and Emergency Response Manager.

The duties and job functions of the Muskrat Falls Generation Health and Safety Lead shall include, but are not limited to, the
• Routinely monitor the implementation and maintenance of the NE-LCP H&S management system with respect to field level compliance at all working and planned construction sites with local statutory and corporate requirements through support within the H&S organization, processes, procedures and tools.
• Provide support and guidance to field personnel to achieve total regulatory compliance in all facets of construction.
• Periodically monitor the functionality and overall quality of the site Emergency Response function is at all site levels, including the periodic observation and monitoring of site drills to evaluate NE-LCP Emergency Management Capability and document actions in an actual response. Mitigating actions, where identified, must be assigned to key individuals and tracked to completion.
• Monitor H&S performance at all Muskrat Falls construction sites to ensure consistency and continuity. Identify gaps and identify effective solutions for mitigating these. These solutions must be communicated to and coordinated with construction site workforce, including contractors.
• Periodically review Site Medical Services (clinic, vehicles, personnel, equipment and supplies) for overall capability, completeness, compliance and functionality.
• Prepare tender packages and bid submissions for appropriate H&S requirements / specifications, as required.
• Participate in site Risk Assessments, as warranted and ensure that all mitigation measures are fully implemented.
• Assist in the compliance assessment and completion of Federal and Provincial OHS orders, issuances and variance applications, as warranted/required.
• Assist with presenting H&S orientation programs for all NE-LCP staff, consultants, and contractors working at the Torbay Road Office, as required.
• Provide input into contractor's construction safety execution plans, health and safety management systems, emergency response plans and safe work practices.
• Periodically review H&S performance metrics, as well as trending analyses, including all leading and lagging indicators to ascertain key focus areas for achievement of safety performance excellence.
• Review Health and Safety reporting from the site for completeness and to maintain a current awareness of site activities and issues.
• Assist the NE-LCP Health and Safety Manager with the development and/or delivery of in-house Health and Safety Presentations as and when warranted/required.
• Assist with the conduct of a formal incident investigation / root cause analysis, as required. Review incident investigation reports for accuracy and completeness.
• Provide leadership in furthering a pro-active safety culture within the Torbay Road Office.
• Ensure any and all Lessons Learned are captured and reflected in on-going work as appropriate in order to deliver upon the continuous improvement mind-set.
• Conduct periodic audits of LCP and Contractor work activities at the various construction sites to ensure overall compliance with the NE-LCP H&S management system (policies, standards, safe work practices and safe work procedures) and issue formal audit reports. Communicate any significant issues pertaining to Health and Safety to the Nalcor Project Health and Safety Manager.
• Participate in weekly management meetings in the interest of setting clear weekly priorities and maintaining an action register for the Health and Safety Team.

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 year's 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.
• Candidate should have loss prevention experience and working knowledge in areas such as: process safety management, safety management system development and implementation, incident/injury prevention, safety in plant designs, hazard identification, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, consequence modelling, safe operating procedures and standards, behavioural safety programs, and incide

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Demonstrated willingness to adhere to the Nalcor's vision and core values.
• 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 Office and worksite.
• Strong technical competence in Construction Safety Best Practices and Procedures.
• Experienced working in and around heavy construction field conditions.
• Ability to conduct effective H&S training in an office or cons
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