Regional Health, Safety & Environmental Manager


Position Reference #: 12476

Company Overview:

We’re supporting our hiring client, a National company in the construction sector to recuit a regional health, safety & environmental manager based in Quebec.

Incorporated in 1978 and headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta – our hiring client is Canada’s premier utility contractor, with full-service capabilities for transmission, distribution, substations, foundations, telecommunications and renewable energy. 

Serving clients across the country, the hiring company has distinguished itself in safety, environmental responsibility and community stewardship. They provide comprehensive EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) and maintenance services to utilities, independent power producers, mining, oil and gas industries and rural electric associations throughout all Canadian provinces and territories.

Job Title: Regional Health, Safety & Environmental Manager

Employment Type: Full-Time/ Permanent

Location:Laval or Montreal, Quebec

Compensation Range:

This position offers a competative salary with solid and attractive benefits.

Role Summary:

Reporting to the area Executive Vice President, HSE, the Regional OHS Manager role is responsible for the overall development, co-ordination, and maintenance of the HSE Management System and to ensure that all corporate’s Personnel and Subcontractors are in full compliance with the Health and Safety Plan, Clients’ Health, Safety, and Security Programs and all applicable Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Legislation. He/she is responsible for the following roles and responsibilities:

Primary Duties & Responsibilities Specific duties and responsibilities include

1. Health and Safety Department Oversite and Development

  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in the H&S field, revisions to occupational health & safety legislation, regulations, and codes of practice in all jurisdictions in which the candidate is overseeing. 
  • Maintain and update the corporate OHS Manual and ensure compliance while educating staff including management. 
  • Coordinate the monthly OHS performance reports and ensure project statistics are properly reported to the executive as requested. 
  • Monitor and audit subcontractors for compliance with the Corporate’s Safety program. 
  • Maintain maintenance on specialized safety equipment and PPE such as gas monitors, AED’s and fall protection. 
  • Attend operational meetings as held. 
  • Interface with Clients, Project Management, and the Executive on OHS issues. 
  • Represent the Company in meetings with client or consultant’s safety officials. 
  • Supervision of any team members as needed. 
  • Be “on call” for any Health & Safety issues.
  • Advise operational President/VP of any corporate safety issues. 
  • Ensure that department and company are meeting all legislative standards and updates across all States of operation. 
  • In conjunction with the HR Manager, make recommendations of disciplinary actions with regards to health & safety infractions. 
  • Maintain the integrity of the safety systems, ensuring the implementation and upgrading in response to new legislation, technology, and industry recommendations
  • Must be cost-conscious with all decisions while balancing the OHS needs of the department. In addition, oversee annual budget and ensure cost effectiveness.


2. Project / Client Work 

  • Consult with and advise Project Management and Executive Management on OHS matters.
  • Assist senior and Project Managers with Project Specific OHS Program and Execution Plan development. 
  • Provide support to business development during project reviews, proposals and prequalifications. 
  • Obtain insurance documents as required for projects, proposals, pre-qualifications and updated on an annual basis.
  •  Obtain insurance documents as required for Professional certifications and associations.
  •   Maintain company and client HSE databases, updating as needed such as ISNetworld, Comply works, Avetta, Cognibox, etc. 
  • Enter and update quarterly stats into OHS databases.
  • Register and complete new client OHS databases as requested by Business

Development or Project Managers. 

  • Complete and submit project statistics to clients on a weekly, monthly or as needed basis. 
  • Assist in the planning and start-up of new projects with respect to Health and Safety issues.
  • Develop all site-specific requirements, such as Emergency Response Plans, Project Safety Management Plans, Site Specific Orientations, JSAs etc for all projects. 
  • Provide support to the field staff by maintaining a visible presence in the field while performing site visits on a routine basis. 
  • Develop a Site Safety Management Plan (SMP) for major projects to ensure a safe work environment for all company employees, contractors, visitors, and community. 
  • Regularly audit the SMP for compliance and update to ensure the alignment with the company’s scope and conditions.


3. Incidents / Investigations

  • Analyze statistical data and inspection records to ensure compliance and advise management of recommendations or solutions to ensure 100% compliance.
  •  Facilitate all incident investigations and ensure they are reported immediately. 
  • Review all incident reports and provide advice for recommendations for prevention of future incidents.
  • Ensure incident corrective actions are followed up on and completed. 
  • Ensure posting incident D&A requirements all followed. As a minimum, this would include both client and corporate requirements.
  • Coordinate and manage monthly or as-needed safety meetings and safety stand-downs when required. 
  • Coordinate and manage weekly safety meetings for project groups.
  •  Prepare and distribute meeting minutes for all safety meetings. 
  • Assist with the coordination or office safety meetings.


4. Disability Management

  • Maintain statistical database for all injury/illness incidents, inspection records, and completion of action items. 
  • Ensure injured workers are offered modified duties.
  • Develop modified work offers for injured workers-based Physician recommendations.
  •  Monitor injured workers progress and prepare new offers for modified work after each appointment. 
  •  Create and complete employment letters for physicians and employees. 
  • Create and maintain physical demands analysis for roles within the compnay, for disability management and compensation model use.
  •  Provide resource support for the administration on the workers compensation/Disability Management Systems.
  •  Monitor workers compensation cost statements and will investigate lengthy or doubtful claims. 
  • Maintain OSHA logs. 
  • Take all reasonably practicable steps to avoid Lost Time Injuries (LTI)


5. Audit 

  • Ensure compliance and good standing with Provincial COR requirements and ISO 45001 requirements.
  •  Facilitate OHS Program Audit requirements at specific project and corporate levels. 
  • Arrange for an external auditor. 
  • Participate and ensure all materials needed are supplied to the auditor. 
  • Meet with the external auditor pre and post to discuss audit action plan. 
  • Review auditor findings and implement corrective actions. 
  • Prepare internal audits for COR and/or Owner audits. 
  • Complete audit prep and submit audit plan to appropriate authority.
  • Facilitate audit kick-off meeting with executive management. 
  • Complete documentation review for the previous twelve months. 
  • Complete audit interviews with staff (number determined by COR certified partner and ISO 45001 requirements) from all levels of the company. 
  • Complete site observation of the office and off-site storage locations. 
  • Complete site observations of one third of all field trucks. 
  • Prepare final audit report and submit to appropriate authority for quality review. 
  • Facilitate close out meeting with executive management to review finding and recommend corrective action
  • Create action plan and submit to appropriate authority for approval.
  •  Implement corrective actions once approved.
  • And other relevant roles & responsibilities.

    To be considered for this role, the “Regional Health, Safety & Environmental Manager” must have the following qualification:

    • Minimum 5 year’s or greater in leadership/supervisory experience 
    • Minimum 5 year’s or greater managing safety program 
    • Minimum 10 year’s or greater in direct construction field experience.
    •  Work in the power industry an asset. 
    • Occupational Health and Safety Degree, Diploma or Certificate 
    1. CRSP/ASP would be an asset. If you do not have a CRSP/ASP, you will be required to    

    achieve one.



    • Field Experience executing Occupational Health and Safety and Regulation ϖ Advanced knowledge of applicable OSHA regulations. 
    • Knowledge of the interpretation and application of the occupational health and safety legislation and safety coordination best practices, procedures, processes, and related legislation & regulations of complex infrastructure projects. 
    • Must have advanced investigation skills. As part of this, advanced causation analysis. 
    • Perform effectively in a fast-paced, start-up environment – comfortable to act with uncertainty and able to create new systems, policies, and procedures with limited resources including a quick yet high-quality implementation.
    • Direct experience in maintaining and auditing safety management systems
    • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven track record in mobilizing a successful team; 
    • Ability to coordinate the efforts of others to accomplish objectives and interact at all levels of the organization 
    • Ability to empower teams and develop their knowledge and collaborative work by installing the appropriate training and coaching measures 
    • Quick response attitude ϖ Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet challenging deadlines 
    • Affinity with technical and commercial terms for contract management ϖ Excellent written and oral communication skills 
    • Ability to work with a diverse workforce in intercultural environments ϖ Respectful, appreciative interaction with all stakeholders and team members ϖ Solid presentation skills and effective organizational skills. 
    • Ability to clearly communicate and interact with all levels of a project organization as well as with senior leaders. 
    • Ability to demonstrate the application of risk assessment to company operations and activities.
    • Excellent judgment, strategic thinking and decision-making skills.
    •  Strength in relationship building across business and organizational boundaries.
    •  Strong personal integrity and business ethics, driven by high performance standards.
    •  Good physical condition and ability to travel. 
    • Excellent leadership, conflict resolution and negotiation skills. 
    • Ability to take direction and communicate effectively. 
    • Be a champion and head cheer leader for the OHS management and IRS systems.

      How to apply?

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