Date:  Oct 25, 2021

Golden, BC, CA

Operating Sector:  Civil West

Position Title:  Safety Advisor

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.


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.


Aecon’s Civil West division is hiring for Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon project based in beautiful Golden, British Columbia.  Golden is renowned for its breath-taking mountain setting and easy access to world class skiing, hiking, and outdoor adventures nestled in the heart of the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains. The Phase 4 program will extend until the end of 2023. This phase of the design/build project includes roadway reconstruction and expansion through the canyon, which is part of the Trans-Canada highway between Alberta and British Columbia. 


This roadway is narrow, with steep drop offs, and carries 10,000 vehicles per day during peak summer months.  This project will involve the expansion of 4 KM of roadway from 2 lanes to 4 in difficult mountainous and rock terrain through the canyon, which will include rock blasting in challenging terrain, with possible structures and retaining walls to protect against rock hazards, as well as utility relocation and traffic maintenance while executing construction. We are looking for reliable, adaptable, quality and safety-focused individuals to join our team for this iconic project!


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. This position is currently on a 6X1 schedule and candidates must be willing to relocate to Golden, BC for the duration of this project. 

Key Responsibilities    

  • Employee health and safety orientation.
  • Site-specific safety orientation to workers, owners and clients.
  • Training supervisors and staff on Aecon Health, Safety and Environmental Manual.
  • Training employees in traffic protection, traffic control person, WHMIS, respiratory protection, emergency response.
  • Coordinate training such as WHMIS, First Aid, Propane etc.
  • Conduct workplace inspections and audits.
  • Conduct behavioural observation in the workplace.
  • Update Material Safety Data Sheets as required.
  • Develop workplace plans – such as emergency evacuations, fire emergencies, traffic controls, fall protection.
  • Distribution of safety material, supplies and equipment.
  • Safety presentations to clients.
  • Promoting the Aecon safety system to potential industry clients.
  • Participate as a management member of Joint Health and Safety Committees.
  • Conduct studies and analyze accident trends.
  •  Inspects project facilities and recommends corrective actions.
  • Co-ordinate activities of site-safety coordinators.
  • Working with the Claims Administrator assists with workers compensation claims and associated activities.
  • Develop return to work and modified work programs.
  • Accident/Incident investigations.
  • Mediate health and safety issues for resolution.
  • Liaise with Government agencies.
  • Prepare and assist with external safety audits.
  • Coordination of environmental issues.
  • Gather and provide statistical information to estimating for tender packages.


Required Knowledge and Experience    

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the construction industry in a Health and Safety role.
  • Strong knowledge of WorkSafeBC Regulations.
  • Strong knowledge of other Regulations, e.g. WHMIS, Asbestos in Construction, Designated Substances, Smoking in the Workplace.
  • Prior Utility, Operating and Maintenance experience preferred.
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to be proactive.
  • Adaptable to flexible work schedule when required to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work with others as a team.
  • Valid driver’s license.



Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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