Regional Manager – HSE Risk Prevention Program

Regional Manager – HSE Risk Prevention Program

 Position Reference #: 72230

 Company Overview

Our hiring client is  global civil engineering company based in all across Canada  and is currently looking for a Regional Manager – HSE Risk Prevention Program a to join their team based in Alberta.

 Job TitleRegional Manager – HSE Risk Prevention Program

 Employment Type:  Full-Time/Permanent & Hybrid

Compensation Range:

This position is senior/executive level with a very attractive salary  and benefits including:

  • Full Benefits (extended health & dental, and more)
  • Educational/tuition reimbursements 
  • Group RRSP 
  • 5% pension matching
  • Business mileage reimbursement
  • Company Stock Purchase program
  • 4-5 weeks of vacation
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Paid time off in December 
  • And more


Role Summary:

The Regional Manager – HSE Risk Prevention Expertise Delivery is responsible for implementing, with their regional team of advisors, HSE strategies, programs, and standards of HSE Risk Prevention advisory services to Canada’s Operations.   The Regional Manager will report to the Canadian Lead of HSE Risk Prevention Expertise Delivery.  The Regional Manager will work with the Sector and Regional Operations Managers to ensure that the services provided by the Risk Prevention Advisors are aligned with HSE Management System and regional regulatory requirements.

Roles & Responsibilities

The Regional Manager – HSE Risk Prevention Expertise Delivery, will implement the strategies to ensure that the delivery of HSE Risk Prevention Expertise by HSE Advisors meets the following principles:

  • The mission of the team of HSE Risk Prevention Advisors is to proactively provide guidance to Operations and ensure that they implement countermeasures to eliminate and minimise as low as reasonably practicable the HSE Risks associated with their activities and those of their subcontractors.  The countermeasures must meet company’s own requirements, as well as those arising from regulatory bodies and company’s own clients, when specified.
  • Company’s HSE policy spells out that senior management promotes a positive HSE culture; promotion of the safety culture happens when employees at all levels, contractors and third parties witness that company’s HSE Policy is translated into coherent actions:
    • All routine tasks and all projects which contain high risk activities (significant OHS hazard and/or significant environmental aspect), are subject to a formal risk assessment and determination of countermeasures (controls).
    • Controls are selected according to the Hierarchy of Controls (HoC), aiming to eliminate the hazards/env. aspects, and when not possible, combining controls in descending order of effectiveness to minimise the risks as low as reasonably practicable
    • The effectiveness of controls and their adherence is measured, monitored, and/or observed, not presumed
    • Employees are given the tools, resources, and training to safely do their jobs, as identified in the HoC
    • Events (incident, non-compliance, & nearmiss) reporting is encouraged as an opportunity to learn about the deficiencies of the controls, not as a way to find culprits
    • The HSE Team assesses the actual/potential severity and the frequency of the events.  Those found significant are investigated and analysed using a robust root cause analysis process, which aims at implementing effective corrective action to eliminate the identified systemic causes
    • Employees at all levels & functions are consulted and participate in the identification of hazards/significant env. aspects & determination of their controls, their evaluation of performance, and their improvement, and events investigation
    • Managers and Leaders go to the Gemba (location of the actual work) to observe how the work is done, how risks are identified and mitigated through the hierarchy of controls, and verify with the workers if the means are their disposal are sufficient, adequate & effective
    • Contractors & third-parties’ hazards are identified & assessed; their significant risks controlled as they arise for their activities & operation that impact company’s employees, as they impact their own employees & other interested parties.

A day in the life

  • Ensure competent implementation by the team of HSE Risk Prevention Advisors of  Canada’s HSE Management System.
  • Support the Senior Director HSE Risk Prevention in defining  Canada’s annual overall HSE Strategy.
  • Assist with the integration of  Company HSE Risk Prevention Advisory workforces, standardising practices, competence requirements, and workload management.
  • Liaise with company’s internal clients to ensure smooth integration of their HSE risk prevention priorities and requirements and ensure coordination of risk prevention measures between the external clients and  the company, including those for risks arising from the activities of the clients’ own subcontractors.
  • Assess regional business plan and align assignment of HSE Risk Prevention Advisory workforce to ensure consistent support is provide to the operations.
  • Ensure competent and consistent implementation of HSE Prevention Expertise Delivery to the Operations:
  • Field-Level Risk Assessment
  • Behavioural Based Safety (Positive Observations, Stop Work interventions, Regional HSW Recognition/Award)
  • Leadership in the Field
  • HSE Risks arising from Clients’ own facilities/equipment and subcontractors
  • Project-Specific HSE Prevention Program submittal to Clients
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response

People Leadership

  • Provide strong leadership and effective mentorship, coaching, and guidance to the HSE Risk Prevention Advisors.
  • Be a change agent which leads by example, for his/her own team as well as for internal & external clients; apply change management best practices if facing resistance to change.
  • Be responsible for aspects of people management including but not limited to: recruitment, compensation, succession, performance management, talent, and leadership development.


To be considered for this role, the  “Regional Manager – HSE Risk Prevention Program” must have the following qualification:

  • Undergraduate degree or post-secondray  education  in related discipline (Engineering, OHS, Environment), and master’s degree in OHS/Environment (optional)
  • Designation of Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
  • Lean expertise (training provided by the company if candidate does not have equivalent of Lean Certification)
  • Minimum 10 years of experience, seven of which in a leadership position in HSE.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HSE legislation, occupational HSE compliance requirements and regulatory structure in all Canadian jurisdictions
  • Expertise and knowledge of best-in-class HSE programs, standards, processes and requirements, risk assessment processes and techniques and training in hazard recognition, assessment, and control
  • Experience in significant incident investigation & Root Cause Analysis
  • Training & experience as an Internal Auditor and COR Auditor
  • Established external networks and customer/stakeholder relationship experience

Skills & attributes 

  • Effective workload & capacity management
  • Active coach, actively giving and seeking constructive feedback
  • Change Agent within his/her team and internal/external clients, striving for development & improvement, challenging the status quo
  • Customer-focused, understanding that the ultimate clients of HSE Risk Prevention Processes are the field workers and Project Managers
  • Great networking skills, able to work at multiple levels of the organization, from field team members to Senior Leadership
  • Propensity to benchmark against best practices, irrespective of the industry, continuously improve one’s knowledge
  • Problem-solver, coaching employees at all levels & third parties to find solutions which eliminate the systemic root causes of the problems
  • Living the Gemba with a belief in ‘walking the talk’ and working as a member of a team
  • Delivering fact-based and well-structured messages in a range of different formats, e.g., presentation, written messages, safety pauses, etc.

Placement in the Organization

  • Reports to the Canadian Director HSE Risk Prevention Expertise Delivery.  Key internal clients are Sector & Regional Operations Leads and their, Directors, Project Managers, and their employees at all levels.
  • Required to travel occasionally across Canada to office locations and to project sites to visit team/internal clients/external clients, and to perform annual audits and significant root cause analysis.rid


How to apply?

You can 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).