Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Manager

Full Time Permanent


Reporting to the Director of Corporate Development & Strategy, the HSE Manager is responsible for the successful operation of TESC’s Health and Safety systems and programs, as well as the promotion of health and safety culture within the company. He/she is responsible for preventing and eliminating injury and illness to employees and assisting the company with safety regulations and legislation.



  • Work with the Senior Management team in the development the company vision, mission, values and overall business strategy and direction.
  • Lead a culture of continuous improvement with safety performance and quality by going beyond satisfying the minimum legislated requirements, identifying opportunities for improvement, and providing recommendations to management.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in health and safety to develop and improve policies, programs and compliance within the company that meet industry regulations.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders including internal departments, members of the executive, clients, industry associations and ministries.
  • Monitor safety compliance and performance of the company through trend analysis and communicate results to management through regular reporting and providing recommendations.
  • Have a commitment to the development and retention of members of the health, safety and environmental team through performance management, training and development opportunities, ongoing coaching and mentorship.
  • Responsible for the overall management of TESC HSE operations, and supervision of health and safety team members, as well as project assignments.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, understanding and promoting unbiased evaluation of incidents and reporting.

Systems, Programs and Regulations

  • Ensure all HSE programs and policies are accurate, current, and compliant with appropriate legislation and regulations.
  • Manage all aspects of WSIB claims management process, including case management and return to work programs.
  • Liaise with external agencies, providing assistance and cooperation as necessary.
  • Develop and implement emergency and pandemic response programs.
  • Lead safety related certifications including coordinating internal and external audits and ensuring license is renewed as required.
  • Maintain ISNetworld by entering required data quarterly, updating documents as required, verifying Scorecards monthly and addressing client action items promptly.
  • Lead TESC’s Joint Health and Safety Committee as Management Co-Chair.
  • Administer safety management software and user accesses as well as ensure that members of the HSE team and Supervisors are trained to enter and modify data, and generate reports as required.

Departmental Support

  • Ensure that Operations and Project Management teams have adequate site HSE support and that safety compliance plans are adhered to.
  • Support Estimating in the development of site safety plans and safe work methodologies, as well as ensure client-requested data, statistics and documents are current and available at the time of tender closing.
  • Collaborate with the quality department on prequalification for subcontractors and recertification of safety equipment.

Incident Investigation Management

  • Serve as TESC’s lead for all incident investigations and HSE-related audits.
  • Develop and maintain corrective action database for the purpose of continuous improvement.
  • Review all incident investigations for compliance, ensuring root cause analysis and corrective action plans are communicated and consistently adhered to.
  • Review, measure and analyze data, making recommendations to management to improve safety performance, compliance, and culture.
  • Conduct regular and frequent site audits to ensure compliance with company policies and regulated standards.

Job Specifications:

  • Minimum 8 years’ health, safety and environmental experience with 5 years’ demonstrated leadership experience within a construction environment.
  • National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) designation is required.
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) is an asset.
  • Superior knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Act and Construction Regulations.
  • Strong working knowledge of WSIB policies and program and claims management.
  • Proven experience in incident management and leading safety-related investigations.
  • Inspirational leader with experience leading dynamic and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to identify and support mental health needs.
  • Experience developing and maintaining corporate health and safety policies, procedures, manuals, and programs.
  • Strong conflict management and influencing skills, with the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders including internal departments, executive, clients, and ministries.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Project, and Outlook) and ability to learn new software and programs.
  • Valid driver’s license with ability to travel as required (with a clean abstract).
  • Willing to work long and irregular hours during shutdowns and construction projects.