Date:  Aug 25, 2021

Vanderhoof, BC, CA Bear Lake, BC, CA

Operating Sector:  Industrial

Position Title:  Field 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.


About Us

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.


SA Energy Group is a General Partnership between Robert B. Somerville and Aecon Utilities, a division of Aecon Construction Group. SA Energy Group provides mainline pipeline construction services to the Canadian Oil and Gas industry.  We have a strong project backlog and our successes are well documented having constructed over 1000 km of large diameter pipeline over the past 8 years.


Purpose of the Position

SA Energy Group is currently seeking a Field Safety Advisor to join the SA Energy Group Safety Team. Reporting to the Corporate EHS Manager and Project Safety Lead, the Field Safety Advisor will actively promote a positive environment, health and safety culture to all levels of employees and will be responsible for assisting the Project Safety Lead in the on-site effective implementation of the SA Energy Group Safety Management System.


Status of the Position

This is a temporary full-time position.  The work is a Pipeline schedule of 6 days on (Monday-Saturday) and 1 day off (some Sundays may be required), 3 weeks on, 1 week off rotation, 12 hours per day. The employment term shall be dependent on the duration of the current project and future project workload.



The position will be based out of SA Energy Group’s Project Office / Camps in Vanderhoof and Parsnip, located near Prince George, BC. This position is not eligible for LOA. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Support project specific conventional safety and environmental management plans and procedures including inspections, audits, observation and coaching, Worker Trades Committee and JHSC
  • Train and or coordinate employees in SA Energy’s Environmental, Health & Safety Manual, Work Task Authorization and JHA program, fall protection, confined space entry, traffic protection, traffic control person, WHMIS, respiratory protection, emergency response etc.
  • Implement, coach, and inform employees of SA Energy Group Safety Policies, OH&S and Client requirements through regular site visits, safety meetings, and tailgate attendance
  • Track and report safety-related statistics, manage Return to Work, Modified duties cases at the field level;
  • Conduct behavioral observation, site inspections, safety opportunities and audits in the workplace electronically using Formstack
  • Assess compliance with the applicable safety codes, procedures, relevant documentation, and commitments
  • Update Material Safety Data Sheets as required
  • Develop workplace plans – such as emergency evacuations (Emergency Response Plan), fire emergency, traffic controls, fall protection, etc.
  • Distribute safety material, supplies and equipment for the Project
  • Promote SA Energy’s Safety Program and System to potential industry clients
  • Participate as a management member of Joint Health and Safety Committees, if required
  • Conduct studies and analyze incident / accident trends
  • Inspect project facilities, recommend, and follow up on corrective actions
  • Assist with workers compensation claims and associated activities
  • Monitor return to work and modified work programs
  • Conduct Accident/Incident investigations and report findings to supervisor
  • Mediate health and safety issues for resolution
  • Assist with external safety audits such as (COR)
  • Coordinate any environmental issues with project environmental team
  • Assist in Emergency Preparedness mock drills
  • Assist Project Management, and Superintendents in ensuring compliance at the work location
  • Work directly with a team of safety professionals to successfully contribute to ensuring regular site inspections, coaching, and culture development
  • Support operations and functional management in the achievement of corporate initiatives
  • Communicate any significant issues or concerns with the Project Safety Lead for direction


Note: In addition to these duties personnel are required to carry out additional duties as may be reasonably required in order to support the objectives of the company.


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • A minimum of 2-3 years working experience in a Pipeline Safety Advisor role
  • PCST Certification
  • Completion of NCSO designation or equivalent OHS education
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation Alberta and British Columbia
  • Good communication skills
  • Confident using computers and portable devices e.g. ipad/phone for field form completion
  • Demonstrated experience in risk assessment, program development, safety & health training, and accident investigation
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to be proactive in a fast-past environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment and assisting field supervision
  • Ability to safely drive on rough roads, communicating effectively on radio’s
  • Preference given to extensive experience in excavations and/or steep slopes


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


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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