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Manager, EHS - Premise and MxU At AFL


Surrey, Bc

Job Description

This role can be located in Surrey, BC or Calgary, AB.

Under the general guidance of the Director, EHS; this position is responsible for guiding and supporting Senior Management to champion the environmental health and safety of all employees on AFL Canada’ s project sites. The Manager, EHS will provide technical expertise and be a resource to line managers regarding federal and provincial environmental health and safety guidelines, polices, standards, compliance and initiatives.

The incumbent is responsible for leading, developing and motivating his or her team to drive AFL’s goal of achieving zero accidents.


  • Develop, implement and facilitate training programs for new and existing employees on pertinent safety and environmental health topics to meet and maintain business needs and improve performance
  • Represent AFL in internal and external client/consultant meetings related to EHS
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs and procedures for all areas of operation that enhance safety awareness and compliance with federal regulations, industry best practice, as well as corporate guidelines and policies
  • Develop, champion and promote EHS strategy, goals, and related programs; coach team of Senior Advisors, EHS to achieve the same
  • Provide reports, assist and advise management and senior management on safety and loss control matters, including providing performance data/analysis and recommendations for improving awareness and performance
  • Advance the EHS Management System and further develop and document relevant corporate EHS policies and procedures
  • Monitor health, safety and environmental protection compliance at the project level by conducting workplace inspections and audits
  • Provide advice on interpretation of federal and provincial requirements and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) act, regulations and codes
  • Liaise with regulatory authorities to promote safety and resolve any issues of non-compliance
  • Review company’s occupational safety policies, guidelines, standards and processes to determine consistency with accepted principles and practices and recommend technical changes as needed
  • Remain current with EHS regulations to ensure company policies are compliant and relevant
  • Ensure business unit is COR compliant
  • Manage and develop the EHS team (Premise/MxU) to accomplish the overall Safety objectives and support professional development
  • Assist line management and safety committee in investigation of incidents and near misses, including: identifying root causes and trends, recommending accident prevention methods and completion of reporting
  • Provide direction on occupational worker claims and restricted work programs
  • Protect AFL’s values by keeping information confidential
  • Enhance AFL’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishment
  • Adhere to and promote the environmental, health and safety policies of AFL
  • Help build and maintain positive relations within the team
  • Employee may be asked to perform other ancillary or related duties as required, to meet the ongoing needs of the organization


Knowledge and Experience

  • 5-7 years’ direct EHS experience in the Telecommunication and/or Construction industry is an asset
  • Current CRSP, CHSO, NSCO or other professional EHS designation
  • 1+ years’ of supervisory experience
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and provincial environmental health and safety acts, policies, regulations, codes and practices as they apply to the telecommunication/construction industries
  • Knowledge of hazardous material recognition, controls or abatement and experience in general occupational hygiene principles is preferred
  • Experience in conducting training and formal presentations to audiences of various sizes and types
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and able to meet AFL’s internal Motor Vehicle policy
  • Proficient in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Skills and Abilities

  • Leadership – direct others and develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods
  • Flexible – open to change/new information and rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles
  • Detail oriented – excellent attention to detail with the ability to follow through on assigned tasks
  • Independent - ability to work well under limited supervision
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving - capable of complex reasoning analysis
  • Results focused – driven to achieve
  • Interpersonal skills – able to collaborate on projects, maintain effective relationships, and communicate clearly at all levels of the business
  • Adaptability - capable of working in a fast-paced environment, adapt to various situations, and prioritize multiple work assignments simultaneously
  • Team Player skills - Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times

Physical Requirements

  • Normal office environment with frequent travel to various sites and locations
    Work Hours
  • 40 hours/week, with general hours of Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Ability to work extended work hours as the need arises, as in the case of emergencies at a work-site, may be required

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