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Director, HSE – Fort McMurray, AB

by Executive Solutions  |  15.10.19 | 10:03


Our Fort McMurray based client is looking for a Director, HSE with extensive transportation industry experience.

As the Director, HSE you will provide safety leadership, support, and coordination for the Employee Transportation Division, you will be an ambassador for safety and will work closely with the company’s safety council to lead and develop a team of safety and disability professionals. The successful candidate with bring extensive experience in safety as it relates to fleet / transportation.

The main objectives for the Director, HSE are:

  • Ensuring Employee Transportation has the highest safety rating and are continually in compliance with all regulations;
  • Reducing the frequency, severity, and cost of collisions, workers’ compensation injury claims, other disability claims and other losses;
  • Instituting and managing systems that ensure the Lines of Business have applied sufficient due diligence to minimize the possibility of litigation;
  • Leading the KPI process and budget including action plans as needed to address concern.


  • Regulatory Compliance – Fleet safety, workplace safety, & environmental regulations; Monitor/manage carrier profiles; Coordinate and manage internal and external audits/inspections; Liaise with Government agencies to keep informed and to provide feedback & special requests
  • Collision File Oversight – Work with insurance company staff and assigned adjusters; 3rd party at fault claims recovery oversight.
  • Oversee WCB Claims – Administer/Manager return to work programs; Enroll in and monitor COR programs; Claims management and appeals.
  • Manage Safety KPI process – Capturing, reporting, and following up; Assist with yearly budget and action plans; Trend analysis; Assist managers in accomplishing their targets and responding to issues.
  • Connect, Promote, and Engage – Help ensure that Core Values and Safety Vision are clearly communicated; Participate in award and recognition programs; Encourage and promote “Small Group Safety Meetings”; Promote safety awareness and visibility.
  • Measure, Monitor, and Mentor –  Gather, organize, analyze, and report on safety performance data and assist management in their response; Support Line VP’s, Managers, and other department Directors.
  • Conduct Investigations – Oversee all Collision/incident investigations; Determine liability and preventability on incidents; Root cause analysis.
  • Remain Current with Technology – Telematics/IVMS oversight; Monitor new collision avoidance technologies.
  • Liaise with Training – Coordinate and connect with the Training Department; Ensure safety KPI, trends, root cause analysis results, etc. are embraced by training departments.
  • Liaise with Operations – Coordinate and connect with the Operations management and staff; Assist Operations with emergency response procedures, safety KPI follow up, compliance with regulations, policies, & procedures.
  • Provide Cost of Safety Oversight – Assess all safety initiatives against the time/money required to ensure there is enough value provided to the company and clients; Use benefits case method to develop and assess new initiatives; Right size programs to match the size and needs of each organization; Promote a targeted strategic goals approach; Work closely with Finance team to ensure the KPI and Cost of Safety process is accurate, consistent, and reliable.
  • Manage Safety Perception Survey Process – Assist managers in yearly administration of safety survey; Analyze results and assist managers in responding.
  • Work in the Field – Liaise with clients, passengers, public, and industry as required; Ensure clients’ senior leadership are aware of company safety track record.
  • Develop Policies and Procedures – Assist in reviewing, developing, updating a variety of manuals including related to HSE; Seek out, capture, adapt, and document industry best practices.
  • Attend/Conduct Meetings – Participate in Safety Council, Safety Conference, Safety Meetings, and Client meetings; Develop and conduct presentations as required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous experience in safety as it relates to fleet / transportation is essential;
  • Completion of a college or university degree in a Management related field; specifically, certification in Occupational Health and Safety;
  • CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) or NCSO (National Construction Safety Officer);
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in an HSE leadership role with demonstrated leadership development and team building success;
  • Solid understanding and comprehension of applicable HSE regulations, codes, practices and standards;
  • Litigation experience considered an asset;
  • High degree of confidentiality;
  • Clean driver’s abstract, valid class 1 or 2Q license is preferred.

If you meet the criteria set out above, live within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, and are legally eligible to work in Canada without sponsorship, please forward your resume:



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