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Date:  Sep 13, 2023

Courtice, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Safety

Position Title:  Advisor, EHS

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!


About Us 

The joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and Aecon has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to carry out the Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement (RFR) project. The project involves refurbishment of all four reactors at the Darlington Generating Station and consists of two phases – a Definition Phase and an Execution Phase. The Definition Phase includes the construction of a full-scale reactor mock-up to simulate key elements of the refurbishment work, and the development, procurement and testing of specialized tooling required for the project. The Execution Phase involves refurbishment of the reactor cores using the tools and methods that were developed and tested during the Definition Phase.

Reporting to the Project Safety Manager, the EHS Advisor will be responsible to actively promote a health, safety and environmental culture to all levels of employees with the policies and procedures of Aecon’s Health, Safety and Environmental Manual


What You'll Do Here 

    •    Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.
    •    Support project specific conventional safety and environmental management plans and procedures including; inspections, audits, observation and coaching, Worker Trades Committee and JHSC
    •    Train project staff on the requirements of conventional safety procedures; Hot Work, Working at Heights, Dropped Object Prevention, Confined Spaces, Working on or around Electrical Equipment, Ergonomics 
    •    Track and report safety-related statistics, help manage Return to Work and review Modified duties cases at the field level;
    •    Additional detailed requirements as outlined in the Project Specific EHS and related programs 
    •    Complete in field observations and behavioral based observations 
    •    Collect WBGT readings in the field and communicate potential High Hazards and suggest controls to supervision and construction
    •    Assist in communicating safety messaging in Safety Meetings as well as Safety Standups
    •    Support Human Performance program activities
    •    Assist in development of Safe Work Plans, JSA, High Hazard Assessments, Critical Material Handling and Lift plans as well as provide feedback to supervisors on Pre Job Briefs and task assignment/assessment.
    •    Complete site Audits and provide feedback to EHS management on status of EHS management system 


What You Bring To The Team

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in Health and Safety within the construction industry Relevant Post Secondary education or equivalent experience in the H&S field 
  • A designation such as CHSO, CRSP, CRST, or Gold Seal is an asset but not a requirement 
  • A Team Player that is adaptable and flexible to an ever-changing environment
  • Background in Training and/or Education and or experience delivering EHS Training programs to individuals and groups is an asset 
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity
  • OPG Security Clearance would be considered an asset


This position requires the successful candidate to be in the field observing work, requiring the ability to walk in excess of 3 km per day, climb min 3 flights of stairs and occasionally climb ladders.  This position also requires the successful candidate to work within a nuclear environment.  


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.