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Advisor, Health & Safety Field

Job IDoLcusfwD-14419-6653
Date Posted2024-04-22
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryUtilities

Highlights of the job


We are hiring one (1) Full Time, Temporary (up to 24 months in duration) Advisor, Health and Safety Field with the EPCOR Commercial Services team. This position will work from various locations in the Edmonton area.


Opportunity open to Internal and External candidates!


As an Advisor, Health and Safety Field you have gained practical "hands-on" field experience that clearly demonstrates your focus on contractor management including responding to/investigating incidents; visiting contractor work sites to ensure alignment with health and safety requirements and working with contractors to implement proactive measures. You have a natural interest in collaboratively liaising with EPCOR stakeholders, including health and safety, project management, operations, and leadership, as well as working with contractors to assist EPCOR in managing operational risk.



What you'd be responsible for


  • Working with all levels of management, project management, and employees to facilitate the implementation and administration of EPCOR's Contractor Management Standard and Procedure and to attain compliance with applicable legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Working with contractors, during in-progress work, to verify compliance with applicable legislation and EPCOR requirements, policies, and procedures.
  • Providing health and safety consultation and assisting in project/work site health and safety monitoring activities, such as worker observation, work site inspections, risk assessments, hazard analyses, and incident investigations.
  • Participating in the development of health and safety performance measures.
  • Coaching and advising employees/contractors on methods to improve health and safety performance.
  • Providing interpretation and application of health and safety rules, regulations, and legislation to management, project management, employees, and contractors.
  • Working regularly at field-based work sites.
  • Conducting health and safety audits of the contractor's health and safety management system against EPCOR health, safety and environment requirements.
  • Demonstrate a high performance, high discipline, safe, accountable, focused, innovative and achievement-oriented, easy to do business with manner of working.



What's required to be successful


  • Completion of post-secondary education in Health and Safety or Environmental/Occupational Hygiene, and relevant accreditation (e.g. CRSP, CSP) is required.
  • 3+ years of Health & Safety experience.
  • Internal Auditor certification is considered an asset.
  • Strong understanding of Health and Safety regulatory requirements.
  • Experience conducting incident investigations, root cause analysis, audits, and creating/delivering training materials.
  • Knowledge/experience with project management, risk analysis and the development of mitigation strategies.
  • Knowledge/experience with auditing tools including the Alberta Partnerships Certificate of Recognition, and ISO 14001.
  • Extensive knowledge of occupational health, safety and management systems. 
  • Understanding and application of health, safety and environment performance metrics and analytics.
  • Microsoft office experience with Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and employee relations skills.
  • Ability to develop, coordinate and manage multiple requests, projects and job demands with a wide variety of key stakeholders.
  • Able to understand and anticipate specific business drivers and influence, facilitate and participate in the development and implementation of health and safety plans, goals and objectives.



Other important facts about this job


Jurisdiction: PROF

Hours of work: 80 hours bi-weekly


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Please note the following information:


  • A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age, successfully attained a high school diploma (GED, or equivalent level of secondary education) 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.
  • To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.

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