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Date:  Sep 12, 2023

Calgary, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Safety

Position Title:  EHS Manager

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


Position Overview

Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.


Reporting the EHS Director, the Manager, EHS will oversee a team of Advisors while working with the senior management team to ensure continuous improvement and standards for Aecon’s EHSMS are met on site. The EHS Manager position is located in Calgary, Alberta


Key Responsibilities

  • Operationalize and implement corporate EHS strategies, goals, and objectives.
  • Provides oversight and monitoring of the implementation, performance, and effectiveness of Aecon’s EHS Management system and appropriate operational Environmental, Health & Safety management plans (EHSMP).
  • Accountable for building / recruiting team of EHS professionals within assigned scope and leads the development of EHS personnel through on-going coaching, mentoring.
  • Lead development &/or facilitate various safety training and orientation to workers, supervisors, owners, and clients.
  • Review work plans and sites before work commences, identifying safety-related risks.
  • Work with management team/s and field workers to implement and devise solutions to safety-related issues on project sites.
  • Notifies management of compliance issues associated with the work and assists in the development and implementation of corrective actions.
  • Inspect work sites to evaluate ongoing work conditions to ensure compliance with Environmental & Occupational Health and Safety standards.
  • Conducts audits, inspections, incident investigations and lead Serious Incident Investigations.
  • Oversee & coordinate internal and/or external audits.
  • Participate in sub-contractor safety prequalification process and ensure subcontractors and employees comply with safety standards.
  • Participates in project / operational safety meetings.
  • Ensures safety metrics are regularly compiled, trended, and reviewed with Project Management / Operational Leadership.
  • Liaise with external parties such as government inspectors, sub-contractors, and public as required.
  • Represent Aecon at meetings with stakeholders and other organizations on issues regarding environmental, health and safety issues.
  • Takes a leadership role in promoting injury prevention within a culture of health, safety, and continuous improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience coordinating and/or managing health and safety for heavy civil infrastructure projects.
  • Post-secondary education in Occupational Health and Safety: bachelor’s degree, community college or equivalent experience in the H&S field, National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) or equivalent
  • Experience delivering EHS Training programs to individuals and groups.
  • Intermediate to advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, excellent verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Understanding of Workers Compensation and return-to-work programs
  • Adaptable and flexible to an ever-changing environment
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record and the ability to drive to job sites.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.