Title: Regional HSE Advisor

Job Classification: Regional HSE Advisor
Reports to: Director of HSE

Location: Vancouver, BC
Start Date: Immediately

To plan, organize, and manage regional safety and environmental strategies that support the ongoing corporate HSE policies and program commitments. This position will provide technical safety delivery and support regarding employee training, safety conduct, utility and construction work methods, regulation, project site safety, incident management, coordination meetings, injury management, and environmental strategies.  The successful candidate will have the skills necessary to implement various safety culture models in a manner that facilitates employee empowerment, self improvement, and development of a safe and productive workforce in a fast paced growing industry sector.

Headquartered in the Vancouver area of British Columbia, this position is for operations in the Western Canada provinces with some cross border project inclusion. Travel is required for projects and divisions throughout the Western provinces.  Responsible for all applicable projects including Greenfield transmission and distribution construction, brownfield construction and live line maintenance, substation construction and maintenance, cable, barehand, and other high voltage utility type projects.


Coordinate HSE field operations to:

▪ Support project health, safety, training, and work methods deployment, monitoring, and reporting.

▪ Analyze and develop HSE data for bids, project mobilization, and ongoing maintenance.

▪ Direct provincial project HSE resources and prioritize requests, support, and training requirements.

▪ Promote the continued development of safety, training, and work methods staff.

▪ Work with other regional managers, Director of HSE, and Senior HSE Advisor to effectively manage resources.

▪ Support the essential functions and duties of all project related HSE staff.

▪ Ensure that all new staff understand company policy and any new work methods or policy and procedural changes.

▪ Reviewing and cross-referencing industry best practices with utility, provincial, and federal regulations.

▪ Assist the proposals department with bid packages for potential opportunities

▪ Developing project site hazard assessments and work procedures for projects awarded

Working closely with internal departments, Western utility clients, and project managers:

▪ Compile specific work method information for the development of safe work procedures and job hazard analysis.

▪ Understand project and area manager specific needs and develop strategies for the safe and efficient delivery of projects.

▪ Provide mangers with project and regional KPI’s and trending.

▪ Interface with project managers and supervisors to ensure proper field level HSE department support

▪ Lead investigations for root cause analysis, ensure implementation of corrective actions, and injury case management

Regularly meet with clients and EPC companies to:

▪ Maintain strong relationship and open lines of communication.

▪ Provide constructive feedback for HSE systems and liaison between field staff and corporate programs.

▪ Understand the clients HSE parameters, policy, and updates to existing program including contractual obligations.

▪ Engage key client safety and work methods staff to solve HSE operational challenges.

Conduct field crew audits, inspections, and safety meetings to ensure that:

▪ Company and utility field work methods are being adhered to.

▪ Corrective measures have been implemented in a consistent manner.

▪ Technical and field audit reports are discussed.

▪ Meeting agendas are organized and company and utility safety directives are compiled for discussion.

▪ Conducting project audits to ensure safety plans reflect regulations and contract commitments.

Provide and assist HSE field staff to deliver targeted training in the following areas:

▪ Utility type safety standards and methods.

▪ Mobile Equipment

▪ Fundamental safety standards


This position will require analytical thought and insight into complex work and safety procedures in a utility environment. The successful candidate must be decisive in providing safety direction and oversight.  Management and leadership skills are critical.

¨    Travel is required occasionally out of country (Valid passport and clear criminal record).

¨    Strong skills in fall protection, construction principles, mobile equipment, and electrical work standards

¨    Ability to coordinate project specific HSE staff to support project execution

¨    Ability and confidence to instill core safety values internally and to external subcontractors.

¨    Work efficiently with minimal direction. Strong time management skills are essential.

¨    Willing to continuously improve skills through instructional and training development programs.

¨    Willing to provide internal safety and work method curriculum training to various work groups


The successful candidate will have a combination of experience and education that demonstrates the required knowledge and abilities required. The successful candidate must demonstrate their qualification through documentation, example and past relevant experience that may include the following:

¨    Health and Safety diploma/certificate/CRSP within the heavy construction sector,

¨    Journeyman lineman or industrial electrician with NCSO designation.

¨    Min 5 years’ experience in an industrial construction, heavy manufacturing, or electrical utility environment.

¨    Good knowledge of Western Provinces safety regulations and standards (WCB, CSA, ANSI).

¨    Utilities experience and knowledge (BC Hydro, Altalink, SaskPower) would be an asset.

¨    Experience developing safe work plans, job hazard assessments, emergency planning, and supervisory skills.

¨    Strong computer/software skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and data management.

¨    Proficient language skills and the ability to prepare concise and timely reports, statistics, and presentations. French language skills an asset.

Professional Development: Company paid instructional, training, and certification programs. Medical & Dental Plan: Comprehensive and competitive.
Special Benefits: Company vehicle & fuel card.

Company laptop and cellular phone.

Pension &


Self directed RRSP
Opportunities and Growth: Opportunities to expand experience, responsibility, and professional status.  
Conditions: The successful candidate will be on a four month probation period to allow for effective and comprehensive evaluation of skills and abilities.
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Please include a cover letter with your resume. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.