Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Specialist

Commissionaires - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s best employers in 2019, Commissionaires is a not-for-profit provider of security services that operates across the nation. There are now 15 divisions representing all the provinces of Canada and three territories. Commissionaires Southern Alberta is responsible for providing professional security services for Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Suffield. We have protected people and property for public and private sector clients from coast to coast for more than 90 years.

We are continually hiring responsible team members who wish to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians. Our new focus aligns with our commitment to hiring and developing a more diverse work force. Commissionaires’ team is more than 22,000 people strong and comprised of former military, police, and others of all ages. Our employees work in a variety of roles such as General Security, Alarm Response, Concierge and Support to Law Enforcement, and Support to Government.

We are presently seeking a Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Specialist to join our team. The QHSE Specialist is responsible for the further development, continuous improvement and maintenance of the company wide quality and safety programs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of quality, health, safety and environmental programs to maintain full compliance with applicable laws and regulations as well as internal and external business requirements,
  • Liaise, support, influence, coach and mentor all employees including field level staff toward the strengthening of a balanced and effective safety culture,
  • Develop and facilitate ongoing training for new and current employees of Commissionaires - Southern AB related to quality and safety management,
  • Develop procedures based on regulatory requirements ensuring compliance with changing laws,
  • Conduct job site inspections, hazard identification and mitigation and deliver onsite safety training as needed,
  • Lead incident investigations including recordable incidences, near misses, first aids etc. for accuracy of root cause,
  • Evaluate and implement corrective actions to remedy root cause identified,
  • Develop, prepare and present regular updates to Regional Managers and the Executive on key QHSE performance indicators,
  • Analyze incident and near miss trends to identify emerging issues and recommend corrective actions,
  • Serve as the HSE specialist for hazard identification and analysis, management of change, and incident investigation,
  • Serve as the point of contact for all Workers Compensation Board (WCB) claims including the management of company WCB program and provide assistance and expertise on current claims management,
  • Complete quality and safety audits and a maintain all company 3rd party quality and safety accreditations,
  • Work with Regional Managers, Client Service Managers, Field and Site Supervisors and other field staff to schedule safety meetings, to ensure compliance to audit requirements and to promote continuous improvement, and
  • Other QHSE related duties as assigned

Education / Qualification Requirements

  • University degree or equivalent certification and experience in Health and Safety Management
  • Minimum seven (7) years verifiable experience in QHSE program development and implementation
  • Training specific to health and safety management; National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) preferred, Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) ideal
  • Class 5, non GDL with clean drivers abstract

Knowledge Requirements

  • Broad knowledge in risk identification, assessment, and control
  • Incident investigation training and experience
  • Thorough knowledge of provincial and federal safety regulations, Workers Compensation, Return to Work programs and industry best practices
  • COR and audit experience
  • 3rd party accreditation program experience such as ISNetworld, Contractor Check and Comply Works
  • Previous security industry experience would be considered an asset

Skills/ Attributes Requirements

  • Proven commitment to quality, safety, health and environment standards
  • Display good decision making, problem solving and communication skills
  • Must be well organized, methodical, and proficient in administration practices
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work alongside other departments
  • Must be self-motivated, strong desire for continuous improvement with strong time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Must be adaptable to changing priorities and working within defined timelines

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Workweeks are 5 days per week, 40 hrs. per week with some adjustment in hours to ensure proper interaction with all shift work staff
  • Local travel will be required. Site visits are required
  • Working conditions will include inside and outside work
  • This list is not all-inclusive and other business requirements may be included, which the incumbent will be obliged to perform.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter along with their resume indicating how their experiences meet these requirements, and salary expectations. Applications will be accepted until a suitable applicant has been found.

We thank you for your interest but only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted

Job Type: Full-time


  • Health and safety: 7 years (Preferred)


  • DCS / DEC (Preferred)


  • Calgary, AB (Preferred)