The Corporate Safety Advisor role is focused on hands-on occupational health and safety (OHS) compliance, including staff training and mentorship, inspections, risk analysis, and generally promoting a safe and healthy workplace. This role is based in Vancouver but supports all RDH offices and job sites or lab-based projects.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implements RDH’s Safety Management System (SMS) and requirements, ensuring that Project plans include adequate safe work practices and job procedures.
  • Provides health and safety advice and guidance on OHS legislation, corporate policies, procedures and best practices, and contractual requirements.
  • Leads the design and implementation of continuous improvements to RDH’s SMS, which includes our program manual, supplemental documents, processes, procedures, and OHS training.
  • Leads and documents OHS risk assessments for each Construction Management (CM) project.
  • Partners with Construction Project Managers (CPM) and Site Superintendents to review initial and ongoing safety meetings with trades on CM projects, helping to set expectations and implement requirements.
  • Conducts regular health and safety spot audits, inspections, and monitors Project work sites and RDH labs to ensure pre-job hazard assessments are conducted and safe work practices and job procedures are implemented.
  • Reviews safety plans for RDH offices, home offices, CM sites, and labs.
  • Leads incident investigations and produces incident reports in accordance with RDH and applicable client and legal requirements.
  • Provides recommended preventative/corrective actions if regulatory or contractual non-compliances are noted.
  • Completes monthly health and safety reports for corporate and executive review.
  • Works with Project Managers and Site Superintendents to ensure appropriate stakeholders are informed of Project and office safety issues, hazards and/or deficiencies that may affect Project timeline, company reputation, or Project budget.
  • Ensures that RDH staff have the required safety training to perform their jobs.
  • Maintains records to support due diligence, recommendations, decisions and actions.
  • Leads the Corporate Safety Committee and participates on local safety committees as needed.
  • Ensures the appropriate selection, inventory, procurement, maintenance, storage, distribution, and decommissioning of PPE and first aid equipment for RDH staff.
  • Provides occasional on-site vacation coverage for Site Superintendents on CM projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety and considerable experience conducting safety inspections, audits, and investigations or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation, regulations, policies and practices across North America.
  • Understanding of safety issues and risks of large and small construction and engineering projects (preferably with experience working for consulting firms).
  • Experience interacting with Prime Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Trades, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to audit an occupational health and safety system.
  • Ability to promote safe and effective work practices and prevent or minimize risks.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Construction Safety Officer (CSO) designation preferred.

PROVISOS:

  • Work will require travel to construction sites locally, and to RDH’s various locations in Canada and the United States.
  • Eligible to apply for a work visa in the USA
  • Current Occupational First Aid Level 2 certification or willingness to get certification.
  • Driver’s license (Class 5) required.
  • Valid passport required.

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

The base salary range for this position is $100,000 – $110,000 annualized for a full-time role. Salary is dependent various factors, including qualifications, skills, competencies, experience, and location. You may also be eligible for discretionary incentives and share ownership.

We offer a robust benefits package to support the well-being of our employees. This includes: GRSP contributions, Health and Dental coverage, Primary Caregiver benefits, Vacation and Sick Time, Statutory Holiday substitutions, and a learning fund of $1,000 per year for education or career goals.

ABOUT US:

RDH is an amazing place to work. A role with RDH is a career commitment to learn and grow alongside inspiring and dedicated people who care deeply about Making Buildings Better.

We are an employee-owned consulting firm with 300 employees in nine offices across North America. Our core area of business is the integration of building science engineering, architecture, and construction management to optimize the performance of buildings. Since our beginnings in 1997, we have become industry leaders in North America and continue to grow as we focus on technical excellence and delivering high-quality projects.

We offer a positive workplace with incredible teams, opportunities for professional growth, development and ownership. As well as your background, we seek alignment with RDH’s core values: 1) commit to excellence, 2) act with integrity, 3) work as a team 4) do what it takes, and 5) always learn.

Our collaborative teams fuel our mission of Making Buildings Better. We seek balanced representation in our teams, and to achieve a welcoming and inclusive community for all people who share a passion for our values and mission. We believe diverse thought, ideas, and voices make us great – people of different identities, races, ethnicities, genders, ages, orientations, religions, abilities, education, cultures, and skills. We are committed to equity through building teams based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Additional information on our expertise, projects, and culture can be found at www.rdh.com.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF to hr@rdh.com with the job title and location in the subject line.

No phone calls please. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that only those already entitled to work in Canada legally need apply.