Date:  Feb 18, 2021

Toronto, ON, CA Calgary, AB, CA Montreal, QC, CA Sherwood Park, AB, CA Vancouver, BC, CA

Operating Sector:  Human Resources

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 is well-positioned in the Canadian marketplace as an industry leader in the development and construction of infrastructure. Our Construction segment includes all aspects of the construction of both public and private infrastructure in the Civil, Urban Transportation, Nuclear, Utility, and Conventional Industrial sectors.


We have a roster of ongoing major projects here and abroad, record backlog diversified across multiple sectors and duration, and a robust pipeline of future project pursuits. We are in a strong market position, but we are ultimately aiming higher. At Aecon, people are at the heart of everything we do. Aecon is focused on identifying, attracting, and hiring talented and diverse individuals for future EHS opportunities across multiple locations throughout Canada.


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.


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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