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Date:  Feb 18, 2024

Courtice, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Safety

Position Title:  EHS Manager - SMR-X Project

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!


What is the Opportunity? 

As part of an alliance agreement Aecon Nuclear has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation to support the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP). Beginning in 2023 Aecon will support the validation phase design, procurement, early site preparation and site mobilization scope for the Construction of the Unit 1 Small Modular Reactor at the Darlington site.


The Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Manager, reporting to the EHS Director, will be responsible for managing a team of EHS Advisors that will be engaged in the development, implementation, and auditing of the Safety Program for the Projects. 


What You'll Do Here:

  • Assist with the development of site-specific safety training and orientation of workers, supervisors, staff, subcontractors, and clients.
  • Review project plans and project sites before work commences, identifying safety-related risks.
  • Inspect active project sites to evaluate ongoing work conditions to guarantee compliance with Occupational Health and Safety standards.
  • Liaise with external parties such as regulatory agencies, government inspectors, sub-contractors, and general public.
  • Work with project management teams and field workers to implement and devise solutions to safety-related issues on project sites.
  • Work with senior management to continuously improve their Health and Safety Programs.
  • Ensure subcontractors and employees comply with safety standards.
  • Represent the company at meetings with stakeholders and other organizations on issues regarding workplace health and safety matters.
  • Prepare reports and deliver presentations to Project leadership and clients.
  • Recruit and hire EHS Advisors.
  • Provide supervision and leadership to EHS Advisors including day to day task assignment, overseeing work to ensure timely completion and meeting expectations for quality.
  • Work with Direct Reports to develop individual career development plans.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What You Bring to the Table:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience coordinating and managing health and safety for construction projects.
  • Previous experience in a leadership role required.
  • Knowledge of Construction projects with a solid understanding of the Occupation Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) and other relevant regulations and legislations required.
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Certificate of Recognition (COR) Auditor and National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Experience in nuclear considered an asset.
  • Understanding of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board System (WSIB) and return to work program.
  • 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.
  • Excellent meeting and training facilitation.
  • Adaptable and flexible to an ever-changing environment.
  • Comfortable working in various work locations in both field and office.
  • Comfortable with confined space and working at heights.
  • Frequent travel between work 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.