Occupational Safety & Health Specialist II – Site C

Job Description

Full-time

We’re BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

 

Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.

 

We’re investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We’re upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities. We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row.

 

It’s our vision is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.

 

Responsibilities

• Reviews existing safety procedures and risk assessments for work activities conducted by employees, contractors and others to ensure adherence with internal standards and to promote worker/contractor safety; identifies non-compliant, incomplete or substandard procedures, revises existing procedures or develops new procedures for activities involving employees and dependent contractors where significant depth and breadth of knowledge concerning the principles and practices of occupational safety or significant subject matter expertise relating to the employee/contractor work is required; consults with internal and external subject matter experts where new procedures are highly complex, new or unusual.
• Acts as an expert information resource to employees, managers, contractors and external contacts in the interpretation and application of internal safety standards and WorkSafe regulations to assigned work locations; consults with Corporate Safety, senior OSH specialists and work methods specialists such as TTIs in new or unusual situations.
• Reviews the use of new safety or site-specific equipment and associated processes as they apply to the assigned client area, assesses their safety impacts and ensures compliance with existing safety practices and standards; consults with senior safety specialists where standards governing new equipment may not be in place, or where interpretation of existing standards, policies, practices and regulations is unclear.
• Participates in the development or updating of content and approach for existing and new mandated programs by providing subject matter expertise to training and development specialists on technical safety requirements and learning needs; as a subject matter expert, provides input into the design and development of hazard-specific training programs.
• Provides resourcing services to other OSH specialists in industrial hygiene subject matter areas where situations are unique, complex or involve potentially high risk.
• Leads project initiatives and research activities for individual, stand-alone projects.
• May provide information and support to senior Corporate Safety specialists and the Safety Practices Committee in the preparation of responses to regulatory change.
• Performs all duties of the Occupational Safety and Health Specialist 1.
• Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties that do not affect the rating of the job.

Qualifications

• In-depth knowledge of the electrical, mechanical, construction or civil trade or a specialized health and safety area such as confined space entry, lead or asbestos management, or hearing conservation acquired through: Completion of a diploma from a recognized institute of technology in Occupational Safety and Health plus 3 years of field level safety experience in a technical/trade environment; or completion of a certificate from a recognized institute of technology in Occupational Safety and Health plus 4 years of field level safety experience in a technical/trade environment. In the event no qualified candidates apply, candidates without a diploma or certificate may be considered, provided they are enrolled and working towards a diploma or certificate and they have extensive construction safety experience and skills relevant to the Site C project.
• Valid BC Driver’s License ID required.
• Satisfactory performance on this job requires completion of BCH Certified Investigator (in-house) designation within 12 months of starting the job to acquire the additional knowledge and skills to perform the full scope of the job.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE). http://moveuptogether.ca

• This role will be for the night shift from 7pm-5:30am and subject to changing requirements.
• This location is eligible for a Remote Incentive of 12%. Remote Incentives are paid bi-weekly to Full-Time Regular employees working in eligible remote locations.
• These positions are headquartered in Fort St. John, BC.
• BC Hydro conducts pre-placement medical checks of applicants entering certain positions to help safeguard BC Hydro’s workplace. As part of the selection process, you may be required to demonstrate successful completion of a pre-placement medical check.
• This location is eligible for Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit. The Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit is extended to Full-Time Regular, Part-Time Regular and Full-Time Temporary employees who are permanently working in eligible remote locations.
• A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver's License: Class 5.
• Required to drive a motor vehicle long distances in inclement weather and in substandard road and off-road conditions, with overnight travel occurring frequently (up to 100 overnight trips annually). Significant physical effort is regularly required to push, pull, lift or carry safety-related equipment, climb ladders or scaffolds, and work in awkward positions (e.g. crouching in confined spaces).
• Preference will be given to candidates who have mining, large earthworks, transmission line, substation or powerhouse/generator construction experience.
• Frequent exposure to hazards such as moving equipment, field trips to remote locations and travel by small aircraft, helicopters and other forms of non-standard travel.
• As part of the selection process, applicants may be required to take a written test during the interview.
• Please note these are COPE Group 11 FTT positions for approximately five (5) years until March 2024. Please note this position is a MOU 15 position.
• This is a safety sensitive position.
• This position is an FTT to March 2014

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications online at https://app.bchydro.com/careers/current_opp.html by October 11, 2019.

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We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

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We are one team.
We act with integrity.
We respect our province.
We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.