Health Safety and Emergency Response Advisor

Oil & Gas
Rainbow Lake, Alberta
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Our client, a market leading integrated oil company has an immediate need for a Health, Safety and Emergency Response Advisor for their Rainbow Lake, Alberta office.  This is a twelve (12) month contract position and the successful candidate must be willing to relocate to Rainbow Lake for the duration of this assignment.


This position works is responsible for Health and Safety and Emergency Response activities within the Rainbow Lake Operation


The Health, Safety & ER Advisor will provide functional health, safety and emergency response support to the Rainbow Lake Business Unit, including the development and implementation of programs, procedures and training. This position will champion health, safety and emergency response through coaching and mentoring employees to develop commitment to and personal ownership of our client’s programs.


  • Provide coaching, mentoring and technical support to the Rainbow Lake Operations team in Health and Safety.
  • Coordinate, lead or support assigned incident investigations, provide reports / presentations and help maintain the incident management database. Provide analysis and reports to identify areas for improvements.
  • Conduct assurance activities within the field locations
  • Provide support to the Calgary based team in development/improvements to the Management Systems
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and technical support to the Rainbow Lake business unit in the area of Health, Safety and Emergency Response including interpretation, development and application of applicable procedures, practices, codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Each advisor may be assigned responsibility for a primary focus area(s) or role(s) such as ERP/Security, Incident Management or Field Maintenance/Project Contractors. Advisors will be expected to provide coverage for other department members and take on tasks outside of their primary area of responsibility. Assignments may be rotated to promote both group and personal development.
  • Support and assist with the on-going maintenance and updating of the site Health and Safety Policy and Procedures Manual and the site specific ERP. May include the drafting and development of new site policies, practices, procedures and programs.
  • Support and assist the site Process Owner and Stewards for all HOIMS Elements.
  • Coordinate, lead or participate in risk assessment processes such as HAZOPs, Process Hazard Analysis studies, pre-job hazard assessments, field level risk assessment, safe work plans, etc. as required.
  • Support the management, scheduling, planning and execution of the site ER exercises
  • Coordinate efforts, training and work closely with the site emergency response teams
  • Liaise and work closely with counterparts in corporate departments, other business units and outside authorities / regulatory agencies. May be assigned to corporate action teams on specific HS&ER programs and other HOIMS related development and implementation work.
  • Provide expertise and consultation to the business unit in the area of Transport Canada and TDG regulations and requirements.
  • Coordinate, lead or support assigned incident investigations, provide reports / presentations and help maintain the incident management database. Provide analysis and reports to identify areas for improvements.
  • Assist user groups on determining incident report classification, submission and required reporting information.
  • Responsible to complete post incident ER debriefs, summarize learnings and provide reports / presentations.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the departments in developing, implementing and maintaining the Health and Safety training requirements for all Rainbow Lake workers.
  • Support and assist Corporate Industrial Hygiene with the development and implementation of hygiene programs.
  • Lead or support audits and worksite inspections to ensure compliance with HS&ER programs and procedures
  • Assist with the development and delivery of monthly safety themes and presentations.
  • Attend safety meetings for the Rainbow Lake District


  • A minimum of 3+ years in a Health, Safety, ER or related role
  • Working knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Working knowledge of and training in TapRoot or root cause failure analysis investigation techniques.
  • Experience leading high consequence or high risk incident investigations
  • Emergency response or incident command training
  • OH&S Level 1/2
  • Experience with Incident investigation methods (LOC/In, Tap Root, etc.), risk or hazard assessment processes
  • Experience working in the Emergency Response / Dangerous Goods / HAZMAT sector is required
  • Very good PC skills including Microsoft family of software, experience with corporate database applications
  • Working knowledge of corporate standards, Occupational Health & Safety Act/Regulations, CSA regulations, other legislative requirements, industry standards and best practices
  • Highly-developed communication, facilitation, public relations and coaching skills including the ability to present to large diverse groups
  • Valid Drivers License


  • Diploma or certificate program (i.e. health & safety, emergency response, industrial hygiene, environmental, petroleum technology
  • Designation as a certified safety or emergency response professional (CRSP, CHESP, other, or a related technical certification in ER
  • Experience in dealing with 3rd party local authorities and regulators (OHS, Transport Canada, RCMP, etc.) on such things as work site inspections, incident investigations, audits)
  • 5+ years of industrial experience
  • Experience and/or training as a Public Service Responder (firefighter, police officer, etc.) considered an asset
  • Previous experience in plant or facility maintenance, construction, commissioning and start-up
  • Familiarity and working knowledge of Transport Canada and TDG regulations
  • Experience in developing and implementing new processes and procedures


  • Well organized and able to manage numerous programs and systems
  • Work well independently as well as collaboratively within a team, and with others outside of the formal organization (service providers, vendors and contractors)
  • Sets high goals and standards of performance for self and has a personal commitment to maintaining professional competency through continuing education, training and development

If you bring the mentioned skills and experiences to the table, then we would love to chat you!

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