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WSP Canada

WSP Project HSE Manager

Posted 23 hours ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking for an experienced Project Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Manager, to join us on a multi-year Joint Venture Rail & Transit Infrastructure development project. The position can be located in the province of Quebec or Ontario (preference is Quebec in Montreal).

Reporting directly to the Ontario-Atlantic HSE Regional Manager and working on a day to day basis with the Program Director and project team, you will be responsible for leading the effective implementation of WSP's HSE Management System (i.e., workplans, risk assessment, training etc.) for the assigned project for all WSP employees, visitors and our sub-contractors.

The overall HSE responsibility during the construction phase will be owned by one of our partners, therefore your responsibility at that phase will be to ensure alignment with all HSE requirements of that partner.

This role involves extensive working relationship with our Joint Venture partner, with the client, government agencies, third parties (i.e. sub-contractors), external stakeholders, and project staff. You will require being present on-site during the construction phase and present at the project office during the planning and design phases with the project team. This position provides the opportunity to make an impactfull contribution to the community on a multi-provincial project.

Important: This position is conditional upon the award of the project which will be confirmed by end of year.

Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Build partnerships with the Project team and Joint Venture Partner to understand project goals and needs, assess HSE requirements and align HSE services to support the attainment of the primary business goal, which is to prevent injuries mainly through:
    • Efficient planning through Project Risk Assessments, Safe Job Procedures and Field Level Risk Assessments.
    • Selection of hazards controls according to Hierarchy of Controls (HoC) principle
    • Consultation and participation of employees
    • Trainings and competencies
    • Qualified subcontractors
    • Behavioural Based Safety approach
    • Influence development of a positive HSE project identify
  • Perform, as required, site audits and inspections to confirmed compliance of project locations.
  • Participate in implementation and monitoring of safety training programs for WSP site employees and personnel according to the company guidelines.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the design team members to ensure compliance with all applicable legistaltion and policies governing the project. (i.e. safety and environment by design)
  • Be proactive in proposing changes to improve efficiency of HSE at the site level and on existing safety programs.
  • Perform a wide range of HSE duties for the project success and continuous improvement, as required.
  • Act as the subject matter expert for all health, safety and environmental sites issues.
  • Provide key support for project related to HSE issues, trend analysis and recommend solutions;
  • Support development of all required HSE documents and align with Joint Venture Partner.
  • Develop and ensuring the HSE coordination of the various tasks during all phases of the project.
  • Establish effective communications with the different stakeholders;
  • Ensure the implementation and monitoring of all locals and provincials HSE regulatory requirements, client's contractual requirements and Join Venture HSE plans and work processes to ensure smooth interfaces for WSP employees.
  • Act as a resource (mentoring and coaching) for managers, supervisors and site personnel on Health and Safety policies, procedures and practices.
  • Analyze and provide support to the site on accidents investigations, incidents or near misses and deliver strong corrective and preventive actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Be a leader in developing a strong HSE identify with the project team and influence changes through comprehensive risk and safety data assessment.
  • Prepare and attend meetings and check-in with staff regularly on Work Method Statements and procedures
  • Conduct regular 'tool box' training sessions for business units and HSE orientations;
  • Work with Joint Health & Safety Committees to ensure legislative and corporate requirements are met or exceeded;

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience as a senior HSE professional;
  • Bilingual (French and English);
  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills (both English and French);
  • Skilled in navigating both public and private sector working environments and collaborating with different stakeholders and partners.
  • Candidate to be located preferably in Montreal.
  • Relevant experience on a multi-provincial project;
  • Thorough understanding of Occupational HSE Act and Regulations of Ontario and Quebec with emphasis on creating strong HSE identity and accident prevention techniques;
  • Proven experience with the ability to provide reports, guidelines, assessments, and other documents that are clear, concise and complete and diffuse complex technical issues with other disciplines;
  • Professional designation such as (CRSP, CHSO, NCSO or CHSC) would be an asset;
  • Experience with linear infrastructure projects - (e.g. railway, subway, light rail, oil and gas, etc.) is considered an asset;

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-14

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