Safety & Health Director

Requisition ID: 277211 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Toronto, ON 

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Project Overview:

Bechtel Infrastructure, along with key sub-vendors Bantrel and Comtech, has been appointed the Delivery Partner role within an integrated team with the customer, Metrolinx, for the Ontario Line Subway (OLS) Project. The project scope includes the design build, operations and maintenance of all infrastructure and rail systems associated with 16km of new alignment, 15 new stations and related works being performed by three key P3 Contractors and multiple advanced early works (EAW) packages Contractors. Bechtel’s team forms the key component of the overall leadership team, having delivery partner responsibilities supported by two other components, Technical Advisor (TA) and Program Controls Services Consultant (PCSC).


Job Summary:

The Safety and Health Director is an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for ensuring implementation of industry leading safety and health management systems, development of key initiatives, and increasing the local ES&H culture/performance. #LI-JL1


Major Responsibilities:

  • Development and implementation of strategic, sustainable safety and health programs, tools, and initiatives in compliance with client, provincial and federal requirements.
  • Collaborate with the various Department Leads (i.e., Project Director, Commercial, Supply Chain, Engineering, etc.) to ensure safety and health programs and initiatives are proactive, effective, and aligned with project goals.
  • Foster working relationship with Supply Chain members to ensure proactive engagement, initiatives, and appropriate risk mitigation techniques are deployed.
  • Interpret, analyze, and trend safety and health performance data and provide bespoke, feasible solutions that aligns with this analysis and promotes positive safety and health performance.
  • Development and implementation of strategic safety and health workshops, summits, and meetings with all levels of the Supply Chain.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of KPI’s to support the short- and long-term strategies as well as meet the project goals and objectives.
  • Participates in meetings, as required, with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of specialized safety and health requirements that may affect project design, construction schedule, and cost.
  • Works with the Bechtel Project Director, GBU ES&H Manager and Legal on addressing and resolving pending agency non-compliances, notices of violations, potential fines, and other enforcement actions.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in managing large, complex infrastructure Projects in Canada

Level 1

  • Requires a Bachelor’s or Master's degree (or international equivalent) related to environmental, safety, health or science-related discipline and 13-15 years of relevant experience or 17-19 years of relevant work experience

Level 2

  • Requires a Bachelor’s or Master's degree (or international equivalent) related to environmental, safety, health or science-related discipline and 15+ years of relevant experience or 19+ years of relevant work experience


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide repeatable and innovative solutions to safety and health related challenges.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with key members of the Project Management Team and the various Project Directors
  • In-depth knowledge of Ontario and Canadian laws/regulations, extensive rail construction experience, and best management practices for minimizing potential safety and health impacts during project execution.
  • Excellent leadership skills to act as a role model, promoting a positive influence on the work of others through demonstration of collaboration, technical expertise and effective interpersonal skills.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of environmental, safety and health, or related disciplines and application methodologies in the engineering and construction industry.
  • Ability to establish collaborative and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Industry certification through an organization accredited for credentialing ES&H practitioners (e.g., CSP, CRSP, CMIOSH, etc.)


Total Rewards/Benefits:

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Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

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