Environmental HSE Officer
Reporting to the Corporate HSE Manager, The Environmental HSE Officer is responsible for preparing and project managing environmental assessment and planning activities. Preparing detailed field reports, Environmental Protection Plans and Conservation and Reclamation Plans. The Environmental Officer ensures that safety, quality and efficiency are considered in the planning process to ensure results at the workface. The Environmental Planner participates in the preparation of major research projects, background or issue papers, and collects and analyzes related environmental, heritage, population, housing, transportation, land use and economic data. Analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data and prepare statistical reports and profiles. Work in cooperation with project management to achieve safety related goals & objectives and ensure a safe working environment. Act as a coach/mentor/facilitator to assist management in fulfilling their safety related responsibilities. Develop and implement the project safety plan. Conduct inspections and incident investigations and ensure corrective actions are completed.
- Conduct Biophysical Impact Assessments.
- Conduct Screening Level Environmental Impact Assessments.
- Prepare Environmental Field Reports.
- Draft Environmental Protection Plans.
- Draft Conservation and Reclamation Plans.
- Determine the focus of the project or program.
- Draft background issue papers.
- Analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data and prepare statistical reports and profiles.
- Develop a strategic plan to ensure plan and project goals are met within the set guideline and budget.
- Review FIWP for completeness and accuracy.
- Monitor and control and advising appropriate parties.
- Coordinate activities with field supervision and operations personnel.
- Know, understand and communicate the safety regulations (Occupational Health and Safety Act) and project specific safety policies and procedures.
- Identify specific risks associated with executing the planned activities.
- Responsible for administration, allocation and distribution of required materials and components, ensuring adequate stock levels for project requirements.
- Liaise with Project Management on a daily basis so as to foster, promote and develop a positive safety culture within NAC.
- Provide safety training as required.
- Maintain a high level of safety awareness and performance at work sites.
- Investigates all incidents and near misses.
- Assist in the ongoing review of risk assessments and safe working practices
- Facilitate the provision of and maintenance of records in relation to all Project HSE training including WHMIS, toolbox talks, orientations
- Complete all daily, weekly HSE documentation /record keeping requirements as directed within the HSE Management system, including maintaining computerized program.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Working hours will reflect project operational requirements.
- Qualified Environmental Professional (British Columbia)/Registered Professional Biologist
- Diploma/Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent an asset
- 3-5 years progressive work experience in Construction preferably heavy civil projects
- Knowledge of Provincial Health & Safety legislation and standards
- Familiarity with municipal projects involving heavy civil, mechanical and electrical works is a required asset.
- Work respectfully and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external partners; being inclusive, encouraging participation of all members
- Proficient computer software skills
- Superior leadership, communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with a wide range of individuals
- Requires effective written and oral communication skills
- Valid WHMIS, First Aid, Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers and/or Supervisors certificates are required.
- Willing to travel within Canada