Date:  Nov 16, 2020

Golden, BC, CA

Operating Sector:  Civil West

EHS 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.


The EHS Manager is an important member of the Aecon project team responsible for delivering safety excellence through effective communication, collaboration and innovative problem solving.  If you have experience managing safety on large complex civil infrastructure projects we’d like to hear from you!


Key Responsibilities 

  • Assist management with the sourcing and hiring process for the Safety department.
  • Provide site specific safety training and orientation to workers, owners and clients.
  • Develop and train supervisors and staff on the Health, Safety and Environmental Manual.
  • 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 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 create plans for emergency procedures.
  • Ensure subcontractors and employees comply with safety standards.
  • Represent Aecon at meetings with stakeholders and other organizations on issues regarding workplace health and safety matters.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience coordinating and managing health and safety for heavy civil infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of Construction projects with a solid understanding of the Occupation Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”).
  • Bachelor’s degree, Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and, Certificate of Recognition (COR) Auditor.
  • National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) is required.
  • Background in Training and/or Education and or 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.
  • Experience in working on heavy civil infrastructure projects, specifically transportation and traffic management.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent meeting and training facilitation.
  • Understanding of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board System (WSIB) and return to work program.
  • Adaptable and flexible to an ever-changing environment.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record and the ability to drive to job site.




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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