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EHS Director - SMR-X Project

Courtice, ON

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, You Can Count On

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.

We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us!

At Aecon We

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.

Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!

What is the Opportunity?

As part of an alliance agreement Aecon Nuclear has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation to support the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP). Beginning in 2023 Aecon will support the validation phase design, procurement, early site preparation and site mobilization scope for the Construction of the Unit 1 Small Modular Reactor at the Darlington site.

The Director Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) will functionally report to the Director EHS - Nuclear Sector, with a project reporting line to the DNNP Project Director. The Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Director will be responsible for the delivery of the project specific Environment and Occupational Health & Safety Plans across DNNP. This will include the promotion of Environment, Health & Safety strategies to all levels of employees.

What You'll Do Here

  • Develops and champions the DNNP strategic direction for environment, health & safety including developing policies, procedures, standards and metrics
  • Reports progress on goals & initiatives to DNNP leadership team
  • Tracks key EH&S metrics and proactively presents recommendations and, accident/incident information to DNNP management and operations as required
  • Liaises and builds relationships with partners, industry experts, and vendors as appropriate
  • Actively participates in the development EH&S plans to ensure AECON standards are maintained in consistent structure project environments
  • Ensures policies, procedures, manuals and standards are communicated to all project employees, drives alignment of practice across all businesses
  • Leads alongside the on-boarding and training team all EH&S training initiatives as required
  • Handles executive level escalation of critical incidents or issues to ensure appropriate resolution
  • Leads a team of EH&S professionals engaged in project execution
  • Ensures emergency/ crisis procedures are established and followed
  • Ensures accidents or incidents are reported to appropriate stakeholders and legislative body/committee as required
  • Participates in DNNP’s crisis management planning to ensure all projects and facilities are adequately prepared for disaster situations
  • Participates in various DNNP management, client and EH&S committees
  • Identifies specific environmental risks and provides mitigation recommendations when possible
  • Liaises with various governmental agencies and community stakeholders, consultants, contractors, Shareholders, etc.
  • Responsible for DNNP Environment, Health & Safety budgeting and monitors budgets throughout the year
  • Experience and understanding of the Nuclear Industry, including requirements of both Owners and Contractors.
  • Experience of working in a live nuclear environment
  • History and reputation of Strong client relationships
  • Must be knowledgeable of INPO (Institute of Nuclear Power Operation) practices and principles and practice same
  • Experience with labour relations and managing critical union stakeholders
  • Recruit and hire EHS team members
  • Provide supervision and leadership to EHS team including day to day task assignment, overseeing work to ensure timely completion and meeting expectations for quality
  • Work with Direct Reports to develop individual career development plans
  • Experience working for a Nuclear Generating Station in an Operations capacity May be an asset

What You Bring To The Table

  • Demonstrated successful experience leading a progressive EH&S organization in a project based environment.
  • Experience in Nuclear environment preferred
  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree and CRSP designation
  • Understanding of implementation complexities within a large Joint Venture and contractor/union network
  • Excellent communication skills as well as experience with public speaking and government relations
  • Ability to work effectively with other departments to identify and create solutions that are conducive to continue projects/operations efficiently while mitigating organizational risk
  • Able to travel between different office and field locations
  • Comfortable working in confined spaces and/or working at heights if required
  • In-depth experience and knowledge of WSIB legislation, policies, practices, and nuances

Aecon fosters diversity , inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.

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