Environment, Health and Safety Manager

  • Full Time
  • Halifax

Express Employment Professionals - Ottawa East

Express Employment Professionals has partnered with its exclusive client, BAE Systems, which provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace, and security solutions, for their recruitment needs in Dartmouth, NS. The operations in Dartmouth are growing rapidly to directly support the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) contract with the Royal Canadian Navy, in designing and building Anti-Submarine Warship Frigates.

BAE Systems has an immediate hiring need for a Health, Safety and Environment Manager on a full-time permanent basis.Reporting directly to the General Manager of the Dartmouth operations, the incumbent will be solely responsible for ensuring the company is in full compliance with HSE legislation and regulations, conducting daily site visits, providing advice and coaching to management, stakeholders, and contractors, and managing the H&S related training for all BAE staff at said location. You will also be tasked with establishing the Joint Health & Safety Committee and hosting the JHSC meetings on a regular basis. This is a pivotal role in establishing and maintaining a world class HSE program with the help of large international resources.


*Candidates residing outside of a reasonable commuting distance to the Dartmouth / Halifax area will not be considered at this time.*

Why work for this organization?

  • Opportunity to be part of a unique, complex and highly important project for the Royal Canadian Navy / DND
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits package after probation – 100% of monthly premiums paid by the company
  • 4 weeks’ vacation to start / 5 weeks after 2 years of tenure
  • Annual bonus up to 10% of salary
  • Annual stock option equivalency payout based on company profitability
  • 5 paid sick days / 15 days after 1 year
  • RRSP Match 5%
  • Sense of authority, autonomy and ability to make a great impact
  • Well established and stable business – over 30 years in Canada and continuing to grow client base and long-term contracts
  • Joining one of the largest defence companies in the world, providing future international opportunities
  • Hybrid role which will flex between 3 to 5 days in office (0-2 days at home) – depending on the business needs and on-site requirements from an HSE perspective
  • Half-day every Friday (37 hours per week)

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Using a Business Partner approach, advise and coach the management team, colleagues, stakeholders and contractors on various Health, Safety and Environment legislation and best practices
  • Provide competent and comprehensive HSE governance, advice and support to teammates, enabling them to manage HSE within their respective areas
  • Stay up to date on HSE legislation and regulations while ensuring the company is in full compliance at all times
  • Instill a culture of continuous improvement and sharing of best practices
  • Conduct risk assessments at both the BAE office and the ship building site, as well as any other locations that arise where a local BAE employee might conduct work
  • Monitor, manage and coordinate employee HSE training and documentation
  • Conduct HSE training with internal employees
  • Establish the JHSC once required to do so as per legislation
  • Act as the head of the JHSC, organize and host JHSC meetings, manage and distribute documentation and oversee actionable items as a result of the meetings or other HSE concerns brought forward
  • Visit ship building site on a daily basis to ensure continuous compliance
  • Support the selection, assessment and onboarding of all contractors/suppliers for the CSC Program
  • Monitor effectiveness, and provide regular reports, on all of the above to relevant stakeholders
  • Other duties as required

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Must have a clean criminal record and be able to pass a security assessment as per the Controlled Goods Program of Canada which requires applicants to be a Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen (work permit and study permit are not sufficient)
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Secret Level 2 Security Clearance
  • Minimum of 3 years’ Health, Safety, and Environment Manager or Specialist/Advisor
  • Must possess Occupational Health & Safety diploma
  • JHSC Certified Level 1 & 2 is ideal
  • Ability to train various H&S topics to internal team members
  • Ability to collaborate with and influence a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Proficient with full MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • Strong English communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively independently and have a proactive mindset

The salary range for this position is $110,000 to $125,000, depending on skills, educational background, and experience.

Flexible Work Schedule: Monday to Friday – Can start between 7:30am to 9:00am, and finish between 4:00pm to 6:00pm (37 hours per week). Reduced hours every Friday (5 hours instead of 8).

If you are interested and believe you meet the specified qualifications, please reply to this ad with your Resume.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Express Employment Professionals; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Express Employment Professionals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.