Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Advisor
City : British Columbia
Category : Other
Industry : Real estate and rental and leasing
Employer : BC Housing
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY (OHS) ADVISOR:
($84,795 - $99,759 Annually)
Reporting to the Manager, Hazardous Materials, Construction Occupational Health and Safety, the Occupational Health & Safety Advisor provides training, administration, project management, and advice relating to BC Housing’s hazardous materials program, contractor safety program, and OHS program.
The successful candidate will have the following:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Diploma in occupational health and safety, construction safety officer/specialist, environmental studies, or other relevant field.
Considerable directly related work experience, including experience in training adult learners, and health and safety practices.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Considerable knowledge of the WorkSafeBC Regulations and Workers Compensation Act as well as having some knowledge of other authorities having jurisdiction like the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
Working knowledge of building, mechanical and electrical systems as well as the BC Building Code.
Working knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices associated with business analysis and business process improvement.
Working knowledge/ability to estimate costs for abatement of hazardous materials.
Sound knowledge and understanding of business tools, templates, software applications and processes to support the various OHS programs.
Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint.
Strong analytical, problem-solving, planning, organizational and project leadership skills.
Strong communication, facilitation, conflict resolution, relationship management and interpersonal skills.
Ability to plan and manage projects, and act as contract administrator.
Ability to provide training and/or presentations for small to large groups of people.
Ability to take ownership of tasks and drive them through to completion.
Ability to work under pressure in meeting deadlines and changing priorities.
Ability to work effectively in a variety of team settings and ability to work independently.
Valid BC Driver’s Licence and ability to travel on Commission business and work occasional evenings and weekends as required.