Director, Safety
in Saint John, NB

Saint John, NB
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 3208
Job Summary
The Director, Safety is responsible for oversight of the safety teams, supporting the various operations within the OSCO Construction Group in the Maritimes, Ontario and New England (US). The position provides overall leadership and direction for OSCO's safety management systems to achieve a safe workplace, foster a company-wide safety culture and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Director, Safety is the leader of our safety-first culture with a collaborative, team building focus and strong regulatory knowledge.
  • Develop key safety initiatives to support maintenance and improvement to safety metrics
  • Partner with operational leaders to develop and implement safety programs and improvement plans
  • Provide the tools, metrics, training and consultation to assist operations leaders in delivering a safe workplace
  • Drive accountability through regular health and safety meetings, site visits and safety investigations
  • Act as Lead in major investigations
  • Oversee and manage occupational compensation claims process, administration and reporting
  • Represent OSCO as safety advocate with unions, regulatory bodies and industry associations
  • Provide subject matter expertise to business and operational leaders
  • Develop quarterly and annual reports to update senior leadership and executives
  • Coach and develop the safety team
  • Other duties as assigned

Technical/Business Requirements
  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent
  • Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation
  • 15+ years' experience in Health and Safety with 5+ years at the leadership level
  • 5+ years' experience in a unionized manufacturing or industrial/construction environment
  • Knowledge of safety requirements in industrial manufacturing plants and construction job sites
  • Understanding of industry specific training programs such as: confined space, overhead crane, fall arrest, WHMIS
  • Travel to various provinces and locations as required

Leadership Requirements
Intellectual Potential
  • Be flexible but conservative when problem solving and brainstorming for solutions
  • Gather, assimilate, and analyze information objectively to arrive at root-cause, factual answers
  • Conscientious, dependable, and detail-orientated when necessary

Motivational Potential
  • Assert oneself with confidence and professionalism
  • Strive to learn, grow and progress with autonomy
  • High personal and team output standards

Change Potential
  • Comfortable with multiple initiatives and difficult challenges
  • Prioritize, multi-task and delegate, as appropriate, to meet targets
  • Seek ideas and opinions from others, and reflect on feedback

People Potential
  • Understand culture and people, and adapt style to engage and inspire others
  • Exert influence and encourage team to achieve personal development results
  • Communicate expectations and provide supportive feedback
  • Maintain and manage emotions of oneself and others

As a member of the OSCO Construction Group, we offer a comprehensive compensation package including health and dental coverage, life insurance, RRSP and tax-free savings account options. Additionally, we offer educational scholarships to dependents of employees, health & wellness programming and team celebratory events.
About OSCO
The origins of the OSCO Construction Group go back to 1955 when Ocean Steel & Construction Ltd. was founded in Saint John, New Brunswick. Since that time, the OSCO Construction Group has grown to encompass four main operating sectors: Steel, Concrete, Construction and Corporate. Within these sectors lie an ever-expanding number of companies and divisions, serving a growing market area and employing over twelve hundred employees.
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