H&S Manager, Projects

Department Health and Safety Date Posted 11/28/2013

Position Type Permanent Full Time Reference No. 2013-1490

Location Christina Lake Project, Alberta, Canada

Job Title:                      H&S Manager - Projects

Employee Type:          Full-time/Permanent

Reports to:                  Director of H&S               

Posting Date:              November 28, 2013        

Closing Date:               December 27, 2013        

Location:                     Christina Lake (Site) – 7 days on/7 days off                         

Purpose of Role:

As part of the Health and Safety (H&S) Department the H&S Manager - Projects reports directly to the Director Health & Safety with day to day interaction with the Director of Construction.

H&S Manager - Projects will contribute to the success of MEG’s H&S program, support and demonstrate a safe and respectful work environment.

The H&S Manager - Projects primary role is based on providing H&S leadership, ensuring implementation & coordination of corporate H&S policies, guidelines, standards and developing, implementing, coordinating site specific occupational H&S requirements to maintain H&S effectiveness for the company.

The H&S Manager - Projects will be required to work with business units managers and field management with implementing and maintaining best practice and ensure the company is performing to a world class health and safety standard.   Furthermore, the H&S Lead Manager will direct their H&S Team’s day to day activities.


  • The H&S Manager - Projects is responsible for interpreting H&S policies, guidelines, standards and communicating, implementing corporate H&S requirements.  Additionally the H&S Manager - Projects is responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating site specific H&S procedures and rules.  These include but are not limited to:
  • Supervise the Division H&S Team
  • Implementing MEG Health & Safety Policies, Codes of Practices, Guidelines, and Standards.
  • Planning and implementing Division health & safety procedures and rules.  
  • Planning and implementing H&S programs in the work site.
  • Monitoring incident rate, leading indicators, lagging indicators and provide feedback.
  • Updating existing and developing new programs as needed due to regulatory changes, changes in company policies and other needs as necessary.
  • Support the corporate annual health and safety goals.
  • Leading the development of the annual division health and safety goals.
  • Identifying Division safety training needs and coordinates safety training programs.
  • Coordinate and conduct H&S audits and inspections.
  • Ensure H&S site records meet company and regulatory compliance.
  • Demonstrate MEG’s Commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Assisting in the activities of the Site EHS Committee by providing technical support.
  • Oversees the implementation and regular maintenance of the Division Emergency Response Plan. Division and or Department H&S Budget


  • H&S Diploma or equivalent
  • CRSP required
  • NCSO certificate required
  • Specific field experience in major industrial construction, thermal heavy oil preferred and or large petrochemical plant, SAGD experience an asset
  • Emergency response
  • Demonstrated experience in the design and delivery of effective training programs
  • Ability to use Microsoft programs effectively, including Excel, Word, Power Point and Access.
  • In depth knowledge of EHS regulations and Emergency Response Planning  required
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 100 & 200
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Fall Protection
  • H2S Alive
  • Ground Disturbance 2
  • Hazardous Gas Testing Monitoring
  • Standard First Aid/CPR
  • Alberta Class 5 driver license

Professional Designations

  • Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professional - CRSP
  • Alberta Construction Association – NCSO


  • Requirement of 20 year industry experience with 10 – 15 years dedicated to H&S
  • Minimum 5 years H&S leadership experience

Bona Fide Occupational Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must have proof of valid driver's license (class 5).
  • Communications skills - these may include but are not limited to two way radios, cellular and satellite phones, hard line phones, hands free systems, internet, hand signals and voice communication.
  • Medically cleared to use an array of personal protective equipment (SCBA/SABA/Respiratory Masks)
  • Fit Testing - Ability to pass medical evaluation for SCBA and fit test.
  • Mentally and physically capable of executing a day to day H&S site/field work:
  • Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another includes upward pulling).
  • Carrying: Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder.
  • Pushing: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (includes slapping, striking, kicking, and treadle actions).
  • Pulling: Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking).
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces; or maintaining body equilibrium when performing gymnastic feats.
  • Medium Work: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
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