Construction Health and Safety Manager
Change Your Career for the Better.
RHC is a proactive Construction and Design Management firm that takes a holistic approach to the building process. From inception to occupancy, the strength and transparency of our integrated process develops smarter teams that deliver a better build, every time. We are looking for new team members that want to change the way buildings are designed and constructed.
We are proud to have been named one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers for 2016. This family-owned company employs team members who exemplify and live out our Core Values. If you want to be a part of this exciting organization, then RHC has a place for you.
As Manager of Health and Safety for Mid-Rise and Low-Rise construction, you will hold full responsibility for the health and safety of all team members and sites under your management, with a primary focus on ensuring that all team members go home safe and healthy – every day.
Reporting to the Divisional President of Reid’s Heritage Construction (RHC), you will provide leadership and guidance to Senior Management and oversee the day-to-day activities and enforcement of the Health and Safety Program. This will see you developing policies and procedures, conducting inspections and audits, advising business unit Managers and Executives on issues of compliance, training and risk, and working closely with Construction Managers and Site Supervisors to ensure site safety is maintained at all times. More specifically, as Manager of Health and Safety, you will be expected to:
- Follow and consistently demonstrate the Reid’s Heritage Group of Companies Core Values and Leadership Drivers
- Communicate regularly with the RHC Director of Construction and Project Managers, and Reid’s Heritage Homes (RHH) Construction Manager, to ensure consistent and compliant health and safety processes are being followed
- Act as the main Health and Safety resource person for RHC & RHH construction sites
- Establish and maintain good working relationship with Ministry of Labour and OCOT
- Oversee and manage RHC and RHH Construction Health and Safety Program, both internally and externally
- Conduct monthly on-site safety audits and issue written reports within 24 hours of inspection
- Conduct Health and Safety meetings, and provide training to team members
- Participate in Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings, keep accurate record of minutes and send to appropriate designates
- Assist with the Emergency Response System for all RHC and RHH construction sites
- Implement Health and Safety orientation training and development for new site team members
- Monitor workplaces and report and/or provide recommendations with regards to issues of noncompliance and potential risk to RHC
- Implement the required education and training initiatives
- Investigate incidents/accidents, providing necessary documentation and corrective actions, including training
- Manage safety providers, trainers and suppliers, as required
- Coordinate with the Hy-Mark Manager of Health and Safety to ensure consistent application of standards across business units
- Conduct quarterly Health and Safety Manual reviews, and update and enhance the Manual so it is current and relevant to the business units
- Stay current on standards and legislations, communicate pending changes and provide implementation plans
- Act as the business unit’s point of contact during incidents, and provide incident management plan for incidents
- Participate in Lesson Learned meetings to advance team members’ knowledge of Health and Safety best practices, and ensure Lesson Learned information is distributed to all team members
- Conduct orientation training seminars for new trade and supplier partners
- Manage follow-up on Health and Safety deficiencies or performance issues through to final resolution
- Provide effective Health and Safety risk management strategies
- Track and keep current matrix of team members’ trade licensing, safety training, and ratios for quick review and reference, and guide team members on how to communicate with inspectors
- Ensure truck and construction equipment inspections are done monthly and logged, and review site equipment service logs monthly.
The Manager of Health and Safety we seek will demonstrate the following qualifications:
- Commitment to our organization’s progressive culture, including our company Core Values and Leadership Drivers
- University degree or diploma in Health and Safety or a related discipline
- 8 to 10 years of managerial experience
- 8 to 10 years of experience in the administration of Occupational Health and Safety policies and legislative compliance
- Completion of an accredited Occupational Health and Safety certification program
- Proven skills as a team player with a commitment to continuous improvement in health and safety
- Ability to schedule work, communicate findings, enforce health and safety requirements, and motivate team members, contractors and trades
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Programs
- Willingness to travel to various construction projects or workplaces in the province
- Ability to perform field tours and inspections on an active construction site, involving extensive standing and walking, and to lift a minimum of 50 lb
- A valid class G driver’s licence.
- Construction Safety Officer Certification or Certified Registered Safety Professional status would be an asset.
Our growing company offers exceptional potential for long-term career opportunity. Add your energy to ours and join the RHC team by submitting your cover letter and resume, by Monday, March 13, 2017, to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about our company, please visit our website at www.rhcbuilds.ca.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.