HSSE Advisor

CBRE - Hamilton, ON (7 months ago)

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Reporting to the Senior HSSE Manager for Tactical Delivery, this role is responsible for supervision day-to-day Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) matters including, but not limited to; asbestos, employee safety, drinking water quality, indoor air quality, hazardous materials/waste management, emergency preparedness, fire safety plans, occupational hygiene, environmental regulatory compliance, physical security, employee and contractor safety for the area of Southern Ontario west of the GTA. The role will provide strategic advice to the facilities management and operations team and other departments while also promoting a safe and healthy workplace for our employees within the assigned region. The successful candidate will ideally have experience with health, safety and/or environmental consulting, auditing and strong interpersonal and presenting skills as well as experience working in an ISO 9001 & 14001 environment. They will also have experience reviewing and/or managing physical security of properties including, but not limited to security guards, video surveillance and physical security equipment as well as loss prevention.


  • Implements and monitors HSSE protocols, processes and initiatives to meet regulatory requirements and HSE needs of the client account while ensuring that the highest quality of safety and service is provided and is in compliance with federal, provincial and municipal regulatory requirements and established departmental policies and procedures.
  • Assists the HSSE Programs team to review new and existing programs to assess suitability and the need for changes to ensure consistent delivery across the Province.
  • Acts as a resource to staff and internal customers as the HSSE subject matter expert for day-to-day operations in the assigned region.
  • Reviews and approves consulting scopes of work and reports to ensure projects meet expectations and goals
  • Develop and provide HSSE training to employees within the region
  • Conduct internal compliance and conformance based health, safety, security and environmental audits and assist in the ongoing management and closure of findings.
  • Conducts site inspections to ensure employees are following safe work practices, implement safety engagement programs and ensure that projects are in compliance with all applicable regulations
  • Think resourcefully to interpret complex documents and data sets.
  • Reviews requests for new video surveillance equipment to ensure conformance with client policy
  • Complete and/or review Threat Risk Assessments for buildings within the portfolio as it relates to physical security
  • Reviews incident reports and corrective actions to ensure that KPI are met
  • Promotes safety consciousness among employees by providing accurate and informative data, giving timely feedback, safety suggestions and visibly supporting the safety program(s).
  • Reviews and approves HSSE tenant memo’s and consultant reports as required
  • Attend and represent HSSE in project and operational meetings for the region assigned
  • Comply with all CBRE policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*** Preference will be given to individuals with:
  • Experience communicating complex HSSE matters to a variety of stakeholders from Executives to hourly technicians and members of the public
  • Direct experience dealing with regulatory agencies and / or compliance officers
  • Experience reviewing and interpreting consultant reports

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/B.Sc) in environment, health, safety or an associated program from four-year college or university and a minimum of 3 years of related experience and/or training.
  • Professional designation (EP, CRSP, CIH, ROH, CHSC, PSP) desired but not required
  • Demonstrated experience working with multiple diverse stakeholders and departments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and provincial regulations as well as municipal codes is essential.
  • Customer service experience a benefit.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex business documents and consultant’s reports.
  • Ability to write professional reports, business processes and briefing notes.
  • Ability to present information in a creative and accessible format to varied target audiences.
  • Ability to effectively and diplomatically respond to sensitive issues, complex inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, supervisors, and/or management.
  • Ability to make effective presentations on general EHS topics to internal departments, large group of employees, clients, and/or management.
  • Ability to motivate employees and client groups to take desired action.

  • Ability to develop and deliver options analyses intended to mitigate risk to CBRE and the client account.
  • Ability to frame sensitive topics with diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of options in varied, high-pressure situations.

  • Conscientious team player with positive attitude and ability and willingness to collaborate.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with a proactive approach to unusual occurrences.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and an openness to new ideas and procedures.
  • Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Collaborative and energized to work with a range of professional backgrounds.
  • Possess the knowledge of the requirements and carry out all duties in accordance with all applicable legislation including (but not limited to) the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental Protection Act, Environmental Assessment Act and other legislation, as applicable, are implemented and followed.
  • Travel across Ontario will be required as part of the role. Approximately 25% of time.
  • Access to a personal vehicle to travel to sites within the assigned region. Approximately 25% of the time.

  • Decisions made with understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.