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Environment, Health & Safety Advisor

Reference ID: R-2019-1253

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Company: Finning Canada

Posting End Date:

Number of Opening: 1

Worker Type: Permanent

Position Overview: Reporting to the Regional EH&S Manager, this individual will develop and maintain close relationships with branch management, EH&S committees and employees to assist Finning to achieve its corporate commitment to Environment, Health & Safety. The EH&S Advisor is also responsible for providing a specific industry/region of Finning (Canada)'s branches with professional EH&S expertise and guidance.

Job Description:

Major Job Functions:
  • Act as a "one window" Environment Health & Safety service provider for designated regions, providing professional expertise and guidance in all areas of Environment, Health & Safety
  • Assist branch management and their EHS committees by diagnosing potential challenges and providing effective solutions
  • Participate in all incident calls and investigations for workplace incidents within the territory
  • Assist branches by providing accurate interpretations of applicable EHS legislation and in implementing the Corporate EH&S management system effectively and consistently
  • Identify tactical deficiencies at branch level to assist in the development of corporate EH&S initiatives
  • Support corporate GHG reduction and energy management program by understanding branch requirements and supporting the reduction of facility emissions
  • Supporting the development, implementation, maintenance and auditing of an environmental , health and safety management system
  • Accountable for the interpretation of the Provincial and Federal OHS legislation as it applies to the Finning workplace
  • Provide accurate professional opinions supporting risk management, such as the definition of "reasonable" risk and accepted safe practice
  • Thorough understanding of due diligence including the ability to train and enforce due diligence right up to the level of regional general manager
  • Assist branches to implement consistent industry best practices in accordance with the Finning (Canada) Environment Health & Safety System
  • Foster and maintain close relationships with the branch management and staff to allow them to identify areas of improvement within the corporate Health & Safety management system
  • Deliver effective and interactive EHS presentations, workshops and training programs that will increase the knowledge and participation of Finning employees in the Corporate EHS management system
  • Represent the company in a professional and ethical manner and maintain effective relationships with internal departments and staff while maintaining confidentiality


Specific Skills & Knowledge:

  • Strong leadership, coaching, mentoring and human resource management skills
  • Team player with the ability to work with employees and business leaders at multiple levels in the organization
  • Solid organizational, time management, prioritization, and independent problem solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Ability to continue to learn and develop
  • Effective training and facilitation skills, familiarity with adult learning techniques
  • Ability to influence senior regional management in both compliance and engagement of health and safety
  • Technical writing ability to develop and review EHS documents
  • Thorough knowledge of provincial and federal regulations for EH&S
  • Current knowledge of EH&S practices
  • Thorough understanding of Finning specific programs, operations, products and services
  • Thorough understanding of the Finning (Canada) EH&S management system
  • Understands and adheres to Finning policies and procedures, with an emphasis on safety
  • ISO 45001 or OHSAS 18001 Management Systems


Education & Experience:
  • 2 years' experience in related work environment
  • Related industry safety audit experience
  • Professional OHS education and experience
  • Root cause investigation experience considered an asset
  • Project Management experience will be considered an asset
  • OHS Management System experience in OHSAS/ISO/CSA
  • CRSP will be considered an asset


We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

Posted: May 23, 2019
Closes: July 22, 2019