HSE Advisor

HSE Advisor

Position Reference #: 52224

Company Overview

Our hiring client is in the construction and railway equipment manufacturing sector and is a leader in getting and keeping Canada’s Railway Operators in motion- safely & Sustainably.  They operate coast to coast serving a wide range of sectors.

Job TitleHSE Advisor

Employment Type:  Full-Time/Permanent 


This position is available in two locations:

      Ontario – primarily Chemical Valley in Ontario (Petrolia adjacent)

      Northern AB/BC – For St. John, Dawson Creek, Grand Prairie area

Compensation Range:

This position offers a very competitive and attractive compensation structure including:

  • Long term career growth and development supported by Company
  • A company vehicle is provided 
  • Hotels and meal allowance paid 
  • An industry-leading comprehensive benefits program, including extended health and dental 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employer Contributions to RRSP, as well as Employee Employer Matching 
  • Health and Wellness Spending Accounts, where unused amounts carry over before being deposited in RRSP. 
  • Tuition Assistance Plan
  • Eligible for annual performance bonus 
  •  The opportunity to work with a great team where Safety is an integral part of our culture

Role Summary:

Reporting directly to the Regional Safety Manager.EHS Advisor is responsible to provide advice, consultation, and guidance to all personnel in compliance with the core safety program that drives corporate strategy for strong safety performance and continuous improvement.

The work is primarily supporting crews engaged in all types of railway track services (maintenance, rehabilitation, new construction) for both Class One and industrial clients. It is subject to shift work/various work cycles and dependent on specific client needs. This may include night or weekend shifts as well as on-call for immediate response to field incidents.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities Specific duties and responsibilities include

  • Provide advice and consultation to all personnel for programs that drive corporate strategy towards strong safety performance and continuous improvement
  • Proactively identify plans to reduce hazards to reduce risks to the organization
  • Investigate processes; support management in the collection and tracking of all safety-related metrics 
  • Ensure that all field Safety Meetings, Job Briefings, JHAs, FLRAs, and Inspections are conducted as per policy and documented appropriately
  • Assist with or deliver HSE Orientation 
  • Facilitate other required corporate Safety training
  • Coach and mentor field employees in safe work practices and procedures 
  • Conduct and lead incident investigations
  • Coordinate and prepare all HSE documentation that is commonly used by the business units
  • Actively initiate, coordinate, and support Join Health and Safety Committees with field crews 
  •  Design and create site or project-specific safety plans if required by management
  • Help with identifying training for employees for incident prevention to maintain safety awareness 
  • Analyze safety conditions and recommend changes to continuously improve operational safety performance
  • Assist with the maintenance of records as necessary to comply with relevant OHS legislation and regulations 
  • Prepare and submit reports to document compliance and incidences 
  • Assist with audits and inspections of operational activates 
  • Review existing safety systems and make a recommendation for improvement as required 
  • Provide advice on safety systems, trends, response actions, investigation, and interpretation of health and safety regulations
  • Promote 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.

To be considered for this role, the  “EHS Advisor”  must have the following qualification:

  • A diploma/certificate in Health & Safety/Environment, or equivalent discipline.
  • Must hold a National Construction Safety Officer Certificate (NCSO)
  • Minimum 2-4 years of Occupational Health & Safety experince
  • Working towards CRSP designation is preferred. (Company will support certification process) 
  •  Experience and training in incident investigation
  • Any root cause analysis training will be considered an asset 
  • General understanding of HSE Management Systems,
  • Experience in developing Site Safety Management Plans (SMP) is required 
  • Experience with managing the safety requirements of larger client railway, oil and gas organizations will be considered an asset
  • Experience with supporting the certificate of recognition (COR) audit processes

Additional Requirement

  • Must be physically fit willing and able to travel up to 90% of the time year-round as this is primarily a field-based position. 
  • Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Record Check 
  • Must have a clean drivers record 
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada 
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage, work independently, and set schedules and activities in a coordinated manner 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including attention to proper email etiquette and public speaking to large groups (30-50 attendees) 
  • Display high attention to detail and respect confidentiality 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to health and safety issues, identify problems, generate solutions, and make sound decisions
  • Demonstrated willingness to contribute actively in team activities

How to apply?

You can  also apply by submitting your resume directly online on our website (www.qeosh.ca) or email it to info@qeosh.ca 

Please indicate the position reference number in your email subject line.

QEOSH Staffing & Recruitment Inc. is Canada’s Exclusive Health & Safety Staffing & Recruitment. We are dedicated to employment equity and encourage applications from people of all genders, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities, and indigenous peoples. At QEOSH, we are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).