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Health and Safety Specialist – Water and Waste Water Services, York Region

HSE Manager (Utilities), Corix

York Region

Health and Safety Specialist – Water and Waste Water Services #21082


Progressive. Collaborative. Accountable.
Draw on your passion. Shape our community.

Progressive and collaborative, with a clear, long-term vision.  We value employees’ contributions and inspire excellence.  We are driven by a desire to help shape and serve the growing community in which we live and work.

Health and Safety Specialist – Water and Waste Water Services #21082

Corporate Services Department

Human Resource Services Branch

Location: Newmarket, Ontario. This is a Non-Union position.
Temporary Full-Time, Approx. 24 months, Salary $85,611 - $97,010 annually

Reporting to the Manager, Workplace, Health, Safety and Wellness with guidance from Manager – Business Support and Continuous Improvement within the Environmental Services Department, is responsible for assisting management in developing policies, guidelines and standards to support Occupational Health and Safety (O&HS) at all levels of the organization;  providing consultation to client Departments on occupational health and safety issues including developing and maintaining a safe work environment; interpreting and promoting compliance with health and safety legislation; providing health and safety training; conducting occupational hygiene assessments and sampling, ergonomic assessments and investigations of health and safety concerns, accidents  and work refusals;  liaising with Ministry of Labour on compliance matters.


  • Successful completion of a University Degree in Occupational Health & Safety or related field or equivalent approved combination of education and experience.
  • Registered as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or equivalent specialty certification or eligibility for same.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in the health and safety field, including the planning, implementing and evaluating of occupational health and safety policies and programs within a Water andWaste Water Management Services organization or environment.
  • Demonstrated project management skills to lead working groups.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.
  • Knowledge of health and safety management, theory and practice, occupational hygiene, toxicology, epidemiology and ergonomics, with the ability to use judgment in the application of this information when dealing with complex issues in a diverse work environment.
  • Sound knowledge of adult learning principles with proven ability to develop/deliver safety training.
  • Sound knowledge of the relevant regulations and legislation including OH&S Act, WSI Act, with the ability to communicate their significance and relevance to each situation and familiarity with OH&S portion of the Criminal Code.
  • Sound investigative and analytical skills, including the ability to interpret statistical data, to identify issues, and make recommendations.
  • Constructive and creative thinking with demonstrated sound decision making skills in handling situations of a complex and sensitive nature.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills with ability to coordinate and set priorities to meet deadlines while dealing with conflicting demands and changing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to deal effectively with individuals, groups and agencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to produce reports and deliver effective presentations for all levels of Regional staff and with various external agencies.
  • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, scheduling and presentation software and familiarity with Parklane software.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours, as required, and to respond to emergency situations on an on-call basis.


Please apply on-line by clicking here by August 3, 2017 , quoting competition #21082. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone. For additional information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit the above-mentioned website.

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HSE Manager (Utilities)


Corix has more than 70 years’ experience designing, building, financing and managing the vital utility infrastructure systems required for communities to grow and thrive. Ensuring the safest, most efficient transport, delivery and treatment systems, we work in partnership with the people of the communities we serve to create fresh solutions and provide services in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Over the last five years, we have experienced substantial growth – and with growth comes opportunity. Our team members enjoy:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Generous vacation package
  • Company-matched retirement savings program
  • Internal training programs
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Work-life balance and flexible work arrangements
  • A pristine record of safety and environmental performance

You’ll join a team of more than 2,200 dynamic professionals who bring drive, passion and a genuine sense of pride to their work. We also actively encourage and empower all our team members to seek, share and implement new ideas for creating value.

So if you’re smart, industrious and would like to join a progressive company that offers challenging work, long-term growth potential and the chance to make a real difference, contact us today!

About the Job:

The Corix Group of Companies specializes in supplying products and utility solutions for sustainable utility infrastructure in the water, wastewater and energy sectors as well as providing field metering services.

Corix has an immediate opening for a regular full-time HSE Manager (Utilities) at our Calgary, AB or Langley, BC location reporting to the Director, HSE. This position provides strategic and technical support in order to develop and implement health, safety and environmental procedures and strategies that support new and existing operational activities, as well as ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and organizational safety standards.


  • Plans, develops, implements, and monitors programs, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and provincial workplace safety and health laws and regulations.
  • Coordinates with managers or other appropriate staff in providing work site health and safety investigations; ensures compliance with safety policies and procedures; assists in the development of  safety programs, accident prevention and safety programs;
  • Works independently and in partnership with the management teams to organize and implement initiatives.
  • Analyzes legislative and regulatory changes, modifying program components to ensure that they meet all current standards and legislative mandates established by federal and provincial regulations
  • Identifies health and safety training needs and provides training on internal processes
  • Maintains timely and thorough collection of ongoing health and safety statistics and provides regular organization wide health and safety reports
  • Performs other related duties as required

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment
  • Work travel is required


  • Bachelor’s degree, Technical Diploma or Certificate in a related discipline
  • Occupational health, safety and environment is required
  • 5 years related experience in water and wastewater operations
  • Must be a results oriented leader capable of working productively in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Have thorough knowledge and experience in health and safety management systems and program implementation
  • Have broad knowledge of local government Health & Safety Acts, Policies, Regulations, and Industry Standards as they apply to the utilities industry
  • Ability to handle competing priorities
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent MS Office skills including Excel, Power Point and Word

Application Expiry Date:

This position will remain open until all positions are filled.


If you possess these skills and qualifications, we invite you to apply online in confidence at
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted.
No telephone calls or recruitment agencies will be accepted.

Corix is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. Accommodations are available upon request.

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