Health and Safety Manager (Facilities Management)

  • Full Time
  • London

Western University



Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35


Salary Grade: 15


About Western

Considered Canada’s most beautiful University, Western’s main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern LEED-certified capital structures providing an idyllic environment for our community of scholars. The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.


About Us

Facilities Management fosters safe, inclusive and vibrant environments that inspire community engagement, life-bettering research and the pursuit of academic excellence.

Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, development, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance and stewardship of all the buildings, infrastructure, sites and services within Western’s campus community.

FM departments include the AVP’s office, Facilities Development & Engineering, Power Plant, Business Operations, Sustainability, Building Services, Facilities Operations and Parking & Visitor Services. Our integrated team provides exceptional service in creating and maintaining Western’s facilities and in serving the community.



Responsibilities

The Health and Safety Manager for Facilities Management (Manager) will contribute to the overall health and safety of faculty, staff, students, and various internal and external parties who work on, learn at, or visit the University of Western Ontario’s campus.

The Manager will promote compliance with University policies, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations, relevant licenses, other applicable legislation and safety standards, and will promote and develop policies and procedures related to health and safety within the Facilities Management (FM) portfolio. The Manager will identify hazards and recommend controls for health, safety, and environmental risks related to work delivered or performed by FM to prevent accidents, injury, and occupational illness.

The Manager will work collaboratively with the Western Health, Safety and Well-being team to develop risk assessments, arrange for and/or provide training, conduct safety reviews, as well as identify and appropriately address various hazards as required.



The Manager will provide consultations, workplace, and construction site assessments and provide technical guidance on safe work procedures. The Manager will also participate in incident response, investigations, and site inspections, as well as prepare related reports and audits and provide recommendations and strategies regarding health and safety.

The Manager will liaise with the Western University Health, Safety and Well-being team, as well as participate on various University committees such as the Joint Occupational Health Safety Committee (JOHSC) and other safety committees as appropriate


Qualifications


Education:


Undergraduate Degree in relevant field
Relevant designation completed or working towards (e.g. CRSP, CIH, or NCSO)
Certified Committee Member for Joint Occupational Health and Safety
Transportation of Dangerous Goods certification
Undergraduate Degree, focus in Science, Engineering, Industrial Safety, Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or Occupational Health Sciences is preferred
COR training courses is preferred



Experience:

5 years of progressive industry experience in the field of Occupational Health & Safety
Experience participating in safety management processes, and completing audits and inspections
Experience leading training, safety committees, working groups, and projects
Experience leading safety management processes, change management, and completing audits and inspections is preferred
Experience providing industrial safety training preferred


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


In-depth knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Environmental Protection Act, Public Health Agency of Canada guidelines, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations, and other relevant legislation and regulations
Driver’s license (G) and maintain clean driver’s abstract
Familiarity with hazards and associated risks in a teaching and research environment
Competency and confidence to influence diverse groups to support existing and new initiatives
Knowledge of techniques for planning, managing, and coordinating multiple projects, often with competing priorities that involve a variety of parties
Well-developed presentation skills with demonstrated ability to conduct training sessions, instruct, and influence others
Ability to provide advice on the proper and safe use of materials and equipment and ensure a safe environment by identifying, resolving, and reporting safety hazards
Ability to adhere to legislated safety requirements and Western safety policies
Demonstrated ability to research/investigate issues and creatively resolve problems in collaboration with others
Influential interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and foster healthy working relationships across campus and with external organizations in support of FM’s and the University’s missions (e.g. constructors)
Communication skills to deliver information professionally in difficult circumstances and establish rapport with people from diverse backgrounds
Strong attention to detail and proofreading abilities with an excellent command of the English language (both verbal and written)
Customer service skills with an ability to collaborate and develop credible relationships with internal and external parties, regulatory agencies, and other institutions
Ability to apply critical thinking to evaluate information and make appropriate decisions or recommendations
Ability to work well under pressure and use good judgment in assessing difficult situations
Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, databases, and web applications
Ability and willingness to employ a consultative and collaborative approach to addressing issues and making decisions
A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Competency to maintain confidentiality and treat sensitive information with discretion



Background Checks

While transcripts are not required for the interview, they are mandatory prior to any offer of employment.


Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce a current, clean driving abstract, as well as a current police information record check(s) from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Western Values Diversity


The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.

Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources or phone .



Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.