Manager – Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) – Western Canada


K-Line Group of Companies

We are currently looking for a Manager - HSEQ Western Canada to join our team based out of Calgary, Alberta

The Manager – Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Western Canada is responsible for promoting a culture of workplace health, safety and wellness. The Manager will take part in the development, implementation, and maintenance of K-Line’s HSEQ division policies and procedures, develop, and implement quality objectives, the disability management, modified work and return to work programs, and the workplace safety and injury prevention programs. The Manager assumes responsibility for implementing and managing the health, safety, and environment and quality system through the K-Line Group of Companies (Construction Sector), governing the HSEQ Division’s aspects of the Integrated Management System, and work to ensure the company achieves and maintains accreditation to internationally recognized and industry-related standards.


  • Communicate with relevant stakeholders, including formal reporting on divisional performance, the attainment of milestones and progress on company HSEQ objectives
  • Work with executive management to develop, implement, and revise Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental policy statements, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with current legislation, regulatory requirements, and best practices
  • Manage the development and ongoing implementation of the corporate Integrated Management System (IMS) design plan and relevant documentation including ISO 9001, 45001 and COR certification in the operating provinces.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain project specific Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Control (QC) Plans as well as project specific Inspection and Testing Plans (ITP’s)
  • Accountable for the management of workplace-related injury claims, incident investigations, and return to work programs by liaising with line management, employees, insurance providers and medical professionals
  • Act as the resident expert in all matters pertaining to occupational health and safety, including accident theory, risk assessment, ergonomics, workers compensation, wellness, workplace accommodation and claims management
  • Monitor the safety and injury prevention program by overseeing the tracking of workplace injuries and absences and implementing strategies to reduce risks
  • Oversee external contractor management program and track vendor performance
  • Assume a leadership role and corporate champion in proactively driving improvements in the company safety culture and works to measure that progress in a tangible way
  • Act as the Corporate Integrated Management System (IMS) designate – if the Quality Management Representative and/or Health & Safety Management Representative is unable to assume that role
  • Directly respond (or delegate) to inquiries and assist line managers and employees with various health and safety issues and concerns
  • Conduct frequent information sessions and thorough employee communication regarding workplace health and safety
  • Work with insurance providers, government agencies, and other stakeholders to resolve problems and disputes
  • Work in conjunction with Human Resources to manage critical issues and develop company-wide training plans
  • Performs other duties, as requested, and required

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with major coursework in Occupational Health and Safety, National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) or recognizable certification in Environmental Management or equivalent
  • Completion of, or working towards, one or more relevant professional designations, such as the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC) is an asset, but not required
  • A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of directly related experience, or equivalent.
  • Electrical utility and/or construction experience is preferred
  • Experience in a union environment is desirable
  • Experience in managing ISO 9001, 45001 and COR systems and standards.
  • Knowledge of relevant occupational health and safety legislation, workers’ compensation legislation, regulatory requirements, professional standards, and best practices
  • Ability to create a high level (basic) business plan with objectives, timelines, and budget estimates
  • Have a solid understanding of the business operations, challenges, and priorities
  • Ability to work with specialized software, generate reports, and track and report out on progress
  • Ability to make effective presentations in small to large group settings
  • Knowledge of Management Systems, international standards
  • Experience applying auditing principles
  • Proficient in MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, & Internet Explorer
  • Requires about 25% of travel to visit sites located in distant locations.
  • Local and out-of-town/ province travel is required, including travel by road and air
  • Strong conflict management skills
  • May require increased and/or flexible work hours when managing multiple time sensitive or special requests that have specific deadlines

K-Line Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At K-Line, we respect, encourage and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

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