Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Specialist

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Date: Nov 9, 2022

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Company: Bureau Veritas

Type: Full-time permanent

Work hours: 37.5 hours per week

Work location: 9050 Shaughnessy Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 6E5


The HSE Specialist supports implementation of HSE systems, processes, programs and compliance with all company, local, provincial, territory, state and federal regulations at the locations and/or projects at VUM Vancouver and Richmond.The specialist will work directly the Regional HSE Manager and local business leaders to develop a culture of safety and environmental stewardship, where our employees’ safety and well-being is always first.  The specialist will serve as an onsite technical expert and resource in HSE matter

As a member of the HSE team, they will support their operations in the execution of HSE systems, programs, policies, processes and training. Additionally, the specialist will partner cross-functionally with other roles including operations, quality, corporate social responsibility & environment, human resources, etc.


As a HSE Specialist, your responsibilities are:

  • Support compliance with required company, local, provincial, territory, state and federal regulatory requirements (reporting, training, recordkeeping, communications, etc.), ISO certifications, and corporate HSE initiatives
  • Serve as an onsite technical resource (with support from the Corp HSE Team) for Richmond and Vancouver VUM locations on aspects of HSE
  • Provide support to business safety needs including selection of PPE, training and program implementation
  • Provide oversight and management of site safety coordinators including holding regular SSC meetings and performing SSC training
  • Provide recommendations for control, correction, and continuous improvement of HSE issues and aspects
  • Assist leaders with incident investigation/root cause analyses, development of corrective/preventive action plans, and closure of associated actions
  • Recommend corrective and preventative safety measures and appropriate safety equipment and materials to local management
  • Ensure corrective action, identified through investigations, inspections and hazard notifications is acted on in a timely manner and documented;
  • Conduct safety training for new hires and periodic refresher training to employees
  • Collect, organize and review safety records and ensure adherence to recordkeeping requirements
  • Execute risk reduction activities including internal audit, risk assessment, risk reduction
  • Conduct worksite observation tours and inspections on a regular basis and provide feedback to leaders on performance and observations
  • Coordinate and oversee Industrial Hygiene related activities including personal monitoring, area monitoring, PPE use and selection, providing feedback on housekeeping practices and other needs
  • Prepare and report on HSE related metrics and KPI’s for assigned locations


You are an ideal HSE Specialist if you have:

  • Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, Completion of Occupational Health & Safety Courses or equivalent considered an asset
  • 3+ years’ experience in a Health, Safety and Environmental coordinator or specialist position
  • High level of confidentiality and respect of personal information and company policies
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to effectively present critical information to groups of people
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to form decisions independently
  • Excellent written and numerical skills with strong proficiency in MS Office (WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint)
  • Adaptable, self-starter attitude and thrives in a fast-paced dynamic environment with minimal supervision