Health, Safety and Environmental Specialist

Montreal, QC

Our client is looking for an experienced Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental Specialist to join their team in either their Montreal or Ottawa locations!


This individual will be responsible for promoting health, safety and environmental respect amongst company employees, clients, and contractors.

Duties and Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
• Act as a subject matter expert and offer the necessary support in developing and implementing HSE management systems, and prevention practices
• Be responsible for all HSE projects and initiatives for Quebec, the Atlantic Provinces, and Eastern Ontario
• Ensure conformity to federal, provincial and municipal legislations and regulations, and the company’s internal requirements
• Act as an HSE advisor to the organization regarding prevention and risks reduction
• As a business partner, work closely with the managers, consultants, clients, and employees in the application of various HSE programs
• Participate in the subcontractor management process
• Promote and develop a HSE culture of excellence and commitment
• Participate in the implementation and development of national initiatives
• Provide guidance and expertise in the analysis of work health and safety
• Supervise sites inspections to identify potentials risks;
• Take a leadership role during HSE audits, in the planning of action plans, and in the application of corrective measures
• Liaise with federal, provincial and municipal HSE regulators as required
• Participate and supervise incident investigations and assist managers in the development and implementation of correctives measures and follow-up
• Review HSE reports (Injuries, Near Misses, Hazards, Property Damage, etc.) and take appropriate corrective actions when necessary or provide assistance
• Participate as a facilitator in internal training

Required Skills and Qualifications will include:
• University degree in a relevant field (HSE, environment, occupational health and safety, engineering, sciences) from an accredited academic institution
• 8+ years of OHS experience (ideally in an industrial environment, construction or mining)
• Perfectly bilingual (French/English)
• CRSP/PSAC preferred
• IHSA - Certificate of Recognition (COR™) an asset
• Knowledge of ISO 14001 / OHSAS 18001 / ISO 4500
• Available for overtime and travel
• ASP construction certification
• Visionary approach, to leadership and strategic thinking
• Strong persuasive ability to ensure management and employees are involved
• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with employees and different departments
• Logical approach, detail oriented, and problem solving oriented;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and communication
• Good judgment and analytical mind
• Solid experience in accident investigations
• Ability to prioritize effectively to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure

Our client is an award winning company that strives to be the leader in environmental and ground engineering in Canada and worldwide. It’s team-oriented approach and respect for all their employees ranks them as one of the “Best Employers” in Canada, and one of the “Best Managed” private companies in the engineering industry. Our client offers an option to purchase shares, career and personal development opportunities, employee mentoring programs, and competitive benefits and remuneration packages.

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