HSE Manager - Buildings

Graham Construction - Vancouver, BC (8 months ago)

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Graham is a growing, dynamic and innovative construction solutions provider with history of success dating back to 1926. As an employee-owned company, you'll be able to capitalize on our collective success by becoming an owner yourself. You'll also be able to take advantage of professional development, learning and growth opportunities, while working on exciting, leading-edge projects.

We rank among Canada's largest construction companies, are a Platinum Member of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies and are seeking top tier talent to further strengthen our capabilities. We provide a collaborative and caring culture and the necessary tools and support for you to succeed, both personally and professionally. If you're eager to work on innovative projects, be part of a great team and become an employee-owner, Graham is the place for you.

Our career opportunities extend well beyond construction and engineering. We also offer exciting career growth and development in areas such as: accounting; administration; asset management; business development; communications; estimating; finance; health, safety, environment and quality; human resources; information systems/technology; investments; legal and risk management; purchasing; and SAP. As a member of one of these groups, you will play an essential role in supporting the successful execution of our projects and overall business operations by advising and applying your expertise to various improvement initiatives within your functional area.

Reporting to the SVP of HSE, the HSE Manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of projects and providing direction on how to run the HSE MS, as well as troubleshooting, mitigating issues that come up, managing day-today workflow, and monitoring implementation of the Corporate HSE mandate. The incumbent supports operations in the day-to-day functions of the HSE MS and completes monthly and annual Road to Zero reports with support from Corporate HSE.

As an HSE Manager at Graham you will:

Advise Project Management of the acceptable level of jobsite safety and regulatory compliance.
Take responsibility for own health, safety, and environmental protection, as well as that of direct reports, the general public, and visitors to the site(s).
Support Operational Vice Presidents and HSE Leadership to ensure the elements of the HSE MS are communicated to Divisional Managers, Directors, and other Operational personnel.
Provide an active and visible leadership role in all HSE initiatives.
Support Project Managers and project teams to facilitate and complete GRAs.
Assist Estimators to promote early HSE plans within Project Hazard Assessment (PHA).
Support communication of HSE commitments and expectations to client(s).
Compile and summarize HSE statistical data, identify undesirable trends and recommend corrective action.
Recommend HSE initiatives to Senior Operations Project Management.
Monitor and evaluate the HSE MS.
Assess site-specific requirements and / or review of PSSPs.
Assess local regulations, client requirements, emergency protocols, safe work plans and procedures, and codes of practice for the PSSP.
Contribute expertise to investigations of all incidents, when applicable.
Support Human Resources with recruitment and evaluation of project HSE personnel.
Identify the resources required to implement the HSE MS.
Recognize HSE performance.
Report on the effectiveness of HSE MS to Senior Operations and the HSE General Manager / Director.
Review incidents as feedback to the HSE MS for continuous improvement.
Hold direct reports accountable for HSE performance.

Planning and Process

Assist the crisis communication process, when required.
Provide post-audit support for action plan development and implementation. =

Financial Accountabilities

Meet with Operations Manager to discuss training needs.
Assist with the safety-management budget.

Client Focus

Interact with regulatory bodies and clients, taking a hands-on approach and acting as the point of contact.
Deal with issues and support the company as required.
Participate in safety associations.
Build and maintain effective working relationships.


Demonstrate HSE and Quality behaviours that reflect corporate expectations of Actively Caring and Road to Zero.

To be Successful at Graham, you will have the following qualifications and experience:

High school graduation and completion of a diploma training program at a college or technical school.
Certification in Health and Safety, or a safety designation is an asset.
7-10 years of experience in safety or a related field.
Understanding of how HSE MS systems work.
Knowledge of volume of work, size of team, and size of organization standards.
Strong understanding of provincial / state regulations.
Deep knowledge of WCB processes.
Strong grasp of safety terminology.
Ability to prepare and facilitate meetings and presentations.
Ability to communicate effectively to persons of varying roles and levels of understanding.
Proficiency with MS Office Suite and online reporting software.

Other Key Success Factors & Capabilities Include:

Support and influence the Operations teams.
Act as the first point of contact, and as a highly-trusted and knowledgeable business partner.
Maintain a high standard of ethics and provide coaching and mentoring to the HSE group.


Put aside personal agendas and work for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Manage the experience of customers to ensure positive relationships are established and maintained.
Listen to and value people with different perspectives, skills and experiences.


Bring energy and perseverance to the pursuit of goals and follow through on commitments.
Use metrics and benchmarks to measure performance and find ways to achieve schedules and objectives.
Provide organizational direction and feedback to keep performance and initiatives on track.

Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive salary with annual bonus potential
Comprehensive benefits package including dental, optical and medical and company matched pension plan.
Ownership and long term equity opportunities

What we can offer you:
Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
Grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast evolving business sector
Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

We're Building careers, not filling jobs.

View available job opportunities and submit your application online at www.graham.ca/careers.
Applications will only be accepted as online submissions through the Graham website.
Please, no unsolicited resumes or phone inquiries from agencies, thank you.

Graham Management Services LP
10840 27th Street SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 3R6
Fax: 403.570.5130