Sr. Safety Advisor

Website BC Hydro

Job Description:

BC Hydro is making improvements to our incident management process and related activities in the near term. The successful candidate will be an active participant in communicating and supporting implementation of important changes through their work, their work with peers and their work with others across BC Hydro. This is a tremendous opportunity to participate in this change and influence how BC Hydro responds to, learns from, communicates and manages incidents.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works with regulatory agencies (e.g. WorkSafeBC) to provide the appropriate information required by regulators.
  • Supports management as a subject matter expert in their ongoing relationship with WorkSafeBC in relation to incident management.
  • Provides guidance and quality assurance in the development of effective corrective action plans (CAs) to address causes of safety incidents.
  • Audits the completion, implementation, and effectiveness of CAs arising from safety incidents.
  • Leads safety and health investigations for serious incidents occurring at any location; coordinates the work of the investigation team, gathers information through interviews, applies incident investigation analysis methodologies, consults with subject matter experts as required, and prepares final investigation report.
  • Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties that do not affect the rating of the job.
  • Acts as the subject matter expert in the interpretation and application of safety incident management process and investigation methodologies, engaging all levels of the organization from the field to the executive to contractors, including presentation of findings and analysis.
  • As a member of the Safety Planning, Incident Management Team, the Senior Safety Advisor is focused on the continuous improvement of BC Hydro’s incident management system, the performance of investigations of serious incidents, and the assessment of those incidents to assist responsible management in the development meaningful corrective actions.
  • Supports development of incident management standards and processes.
  • Supports planning and development of employee training and mentoring in safety incident management and investigation.
  • Oversees and supports the use of the incident management system, the communication of roles and responsibilities as they relate to incident management, and the performance of incident investigation by others in the Safety group.
  • Supports continuous improvement of IT solutions for incident management, such as SAP IMS.
  • Reviews incident notifications for technical accuracy, conducts further research and investigation as necessary; follows-up with originators for data clarification, corrections, and to provide guidance on compliance and system reporting requirements.

Job Requirements:

  • A minimum eight (8) years’ experience that preferably includes in-depth knowledge of utility, electrical, mechanical, construction or civil trades.
  • A university degree, certificate or diploma in safety engineering, occupational health & safety or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Knowledge of WorkSafeBC regulation.
  • Knowledge of incident investigation analytical tools, risk analysis, management systems, auditing and behavioral safety.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects
  • Well-developed oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical, research and report preparation skills.
  • Possess strong relationship management skills and a proven ability to collaborate effectively with different levels of management and employees.
  • Understanding of complex, technical matters as required by incident investigation, preferably with experience in leading incident investigations.

Job Details:

Company: BC Hydro

Job Category: Government

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Fort St. John, British Columbia, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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