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Date:  May 31, 2024

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Calgary, AB, CA Winnipeg, MB, CA

Operating Sector:  Safety

Position Title:  Safety Manager

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 responsibly 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!


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 are expanding our business in Western Canada through the pursuit of key, major projects. 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.


What is the Opportunity? 

Reporting the EHS Director, the EHS Manager will be responsible for leading the implementation of Aecon’s health and safety program at the project level, and leading the safety culture on site. The Manager will oversee a team of Advisors while working alongside the senior management team to ensure that the project’s occupational health and safety goals are met. We have multiple positions open to service current and future work throughout Western Canada. This position is a full-time opportunity that will be project based.


What You'll Do Here:

  • Work collaboratively with operations to ensure work is completed according to safe work procedures and that Aecon’s safety program is implemented at all levels of the project.
  • Provide site specific safety training and orientations.
  • Develop and train supervisors and staff on Aecon’s Health and Safety programs
  • Review project plans and the work site before work commences, identifying safety-related risks and developing strategies to migrate any of those risks.
  • Inspect the project site to evaluate ongoing work conditions to ensure compliance with Occupational Health and Safety standards.
  • Liaise with external parties such as government inspectors, sub-contractors, and the general public.
  • Work with project management teams and field workers to implement and devise solutions to safety-related issues on the project site.
  • Work with senior management to create plans for emergency procedures.
  • Ensure subcontractors and employees comply with safety standards.
  • Investigate incidents to identify causes and to determine corrective/preventive action plans.
  • Represent project at meetings with stakeholders and other organizations on issues regarding workplace health and safety matters.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to direct reports
  • Other duties as assigned.


What you bring to the team:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing health and safety for heavy civil infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of Construction projects with a solid understanding of OH&S legislation and regulations.
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) preferred.
  • National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) or equivalent preferred.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent meeting and training facilitation skills.
  • Understanding of disability management and return-to-work programs.
  • Adaptable and flexible to an ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to collaborate with various project stakeholders from subcontractors, clients, the workforce and project leadership.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record  


The expected pay range for this position is $110,000 - $120,000.


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.

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