EDF Renewables – HSE Specialist (Lac Alfred, QC)

Scope of Job:

This position, under general direction of the Health and Safety Compliance Manager, is responsible for the daily activities associated with the development, direction, and implementation of EDF Renewable’s (EDFR) Health, Safety, and Environmental Compliance programs at the Lac Alfred Wind Farm located near Lac Alfred, Quebec.

This position serves to provide EDFR leadership and employees with sound guidance to ensure a safe and healthful work environment that complies with all Federal, State, Provincial and/or local, safety and environmental regulations.

This position is primarily assigned to the Lac Alfred wind farm and selected employee must live within a reasonable daily commuting distance of this facility or be willing to relocate.

Employee is expected to be on site Monday through Friday from May through October.
Nights and weekends are possible as work conditions dictate.  Adjustments to work schedule are possible to accommodate varying shifts.

During the off season of October through May, employee may travel to other EDFR sites to provide HSE support.  Transportation costs will be covered by EDFR.

Responsibilities:
This position plays a lead role in driving the overall culture throughout the organization.

  • 15% – Interprets Provincial and local regulations, best practices and information gathered from consensus standards and hazard analysis to develop and maintain sound Health, Safety & Environmental Policies, Procedures and Instructional Material.
  • 15% – Manages contractors on site including the review of contractor safety plans, lift plans, and general safety requirements.  Issues work permits to contractors as required, verifies contractor status in ISNet.
  • 15% – Will develop HSE documents and information for distribution to the field and corporate organization detailing requirements and implementation criteria to achieve and maintain compliance.
  • 15% – Will function as a subject matter expert in health and safety matters, providing high level professional advice and guidance to the field organization as well as the corporate offices.
  • 10% – Assists in the development and delivery of required Health, Safety & Environmental training.
  • 10% – Assists in the development and review of location audits along with identifying systemic trends that impact the organization and strategizing on proper corrective actions.
  • 10% -Provides technical guidance on procedures and processes to assure employee safety and compliance with applicable regulations and/or consensus standards.
  • 10% – Will travel to site locations to provide HSE support when time permits, primarily Oct-May.
  • Other assigned duties

Supervision of Others: Manages contractors and sub-contractors on site

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual, able to communicate in both French and English.
  • Proficient reading, comprehension / writing skills. Technical writing ability necessary. Applicants may be asked to submit a technical writing sample.
  • Associates degree (or equivalent experience and/or certification) in regulatory compliance hazard identification, safety auditing, corrective action development, safety document development / and safety training development / presentation desirable. Direct work experience may be substituted for educational requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all operational levels of the organization as well as with suppliers and customers, exercising appropriate tact and diplomacy to accomplish objectives.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Provincial Labor and Environmental Regulations /Standards.
  • Must be able to work with diverse groups of people in challenging environments.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with clean DMV record.
  • Must have a valid passport for international travel.
  • Working knowledge with various Microsoft software programs including but not limited to Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Must have the ability to present a wide range of safety topics to large groups.
  • Must be willing and able to travel throughout North America, or internationally as required or directed.
  • Continued education as required to fulfill required duties.

Education/Experiences:

  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST) certification preferred.
  • Five (5) years of practical field safety administration experience preferred.  A combination of practical safety administration experience and hands-on field experience in renewable energy may be combined to meet this qualification.
  • Requires knowledge of operations and maintenance safety requirements and practices as it relates to wind and solar operations.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work at heights, including climbing and descending towers of various heights. This includes passing initial Functional Capacity Examination, climb test and related training.
  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions, including cold, rain, wind, etc.

Working Conditions:
This percentage is approximative depending on business needs.

  • 55% of time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of various Microsoft software/programs), phones, and general office equipment.
  • 45% of time is spent outside of the office conducting field visits and monitoring contractor performance.

Reasonable Accommodations:
Reasonable accommodations may be provided by EDF Renewables to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions, as defined per Company policy.

About the company:

EDF Renewables Canada has been developing and operating clean energy projects across Canada since 2008. Based in Montreal and Toronto, the company of more than 100 employees strives to develop high-quality energy projects by building long-term business relationships with people who are also interested in providing renewable solutions to open the door to a sustainable energy future.

A complete benefits package is offered to all permanent, full-time employees, including health, dental and vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability, vacation and sick pay, paid public holidays and pension contributions.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to the following: https://us59.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/edfre/Posting/View/1648