Date:  Jun 10, 2021

Sherwood Park, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Safety

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 

Aecon Industrial brings seamless solutions to key clients through operational excellence and reliability. With the ability to self-perform across our diverse business offering and a strategic fabrication network, Aecon Industrial proactively and profitably manages projects across a diverse range of industrial business areas.  (Renewable Energy, Natural Gas Distribution, Oil and Gas, Water, Mining, Cogeneration Energy, Chemical, etc.). Aecon Industrial is also known for the pioneering of prefabricated piping services to better manage site labour and the integration of specialized coating systems into the fabrication process.


We are currently recruiting for an EHS Advisor. Reporting to the EHS Director, 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.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support project specific conventional safety and environmental management plans and procedures including; inspections, audits, observation and coaching, Worker Trades Committee and JHSC
  • Site specific safety orientation to workers, owners and clients
  • Train and or coordinate employees in Aecon’s Health, Safety and Environmental Manual, fall protection, confined space entry, traffic protection, traffic control person, WHMIS, respiratory protection, emergency response
  • Coordinate / Conduct training such as WHMIS, First Aid, Fork lift, etc.
  • Track and report safety-related statistics, manage Return to Work, Modified duties cases at the field level;
  • Conduct behavioral observation in the workplace
  • Update Material Safety Data Sheets as required
  • Develop workplace plans – such as emergency evacuations (Emergency Response Plan), fire emergency, traffic controls, fall protection, etc.
  • Order Safety related PPE for the Project using Aecon’s PPE Catalogue.
  • Distribution of safety material, supplies and equipment for the Project
  • Assist in the development of FMEA, JHA’s / JSA’s, Safe Work Procedures for High Risk Activities, Critical Lifting and Handling. 
  • Promoting the Aecon Safety Program and System to potential industry clients.
  • Participate as a management member of Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Conduct studies and analyze incident / accident trends
  • Inspects project facilities and recommends and follows up on corrective actions
  • Working with the Claims Administrator to assist with workers compensation claims and associated activities
  • Develop return to work and modified work programs
  • Assist in Accident/Incident investigations
  • Mediate health and safety issues for resolution
  • Prepare and assist with external safety audits such as (COR)
  • Coordination of environmental issues
  • Gather and provide statistical information to Estimating for tender packages
  • Support Human Performance program activities
  • Support Human Resources with Respect in the Workplace events


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in an EHS Advisor role
  • Completion of NCSO designation or equivalent OHS education
  • Experience in construction health and safety
  • Familiar with construction terminology
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to be proactive
  • Ability to work in a team environment


Extent of Public Contact

  • Located in a busy office or site environment with potential for constant interruptions
  • Must meet with others on a regular basis


Physical Demands

  • Office or site environment
  • Some travel required
  • Variety of job site conditions
  • Work in respirator and plastics
  • Work at heights


Necessary Competencies

  • Communicate Effectively – properly convey to workers, supervisors, staff, client and or owner, providing timely and helpful information to others across the organization.
  • Resourcefulness – applies knowledge of internal structures, processes and culture to resourcing efforts
  • Plans & Aligns – assist and advise on site preplanning, breaking down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions
  • Collaboration – works cooperatively with others across the organization
  • Instills Trust - is direct and truthful, keeping confidences.


Please note this position is a short term contract and will be supporting a shutdown/turnaround project 


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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