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Health & Safety Environmental Manager

Date: 16-Jul-2022

Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta, CA

Company: QinetiQ

Why join QinetiQ?

Are you interested in joining a dynamic company in the Canadian Defence Industry with over 6,000 dedicated professionals in the company worldwide? Within QinetiQ Canada Inc (QCI), QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) and Canadian Programs, QTS is hiring for a permanent, full-time Health & Safety Environmental Manager for our Medicine Hat, Alberta location.The HSE Manager will be based out of Medicine Hat, AB with primary responsibility within the province of Alberta and extending to locations in Ontario and Nova Scotia and supporting field operations globally as required.  This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested to be working with dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security, and related markets who collaborate together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most.

QTS is a world-leading provider of unmanned air, land and surface vehicle targets for live-fire training and weapon system test and evaluation. Canadian Programs is focused on growth in the Canadian Market, with primary customers of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) creating value-added solutions, based on proven and world-leader capabilities in Test and Evaluation, for our customers in Canada. QinetiQ is a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering, and scientific expertise. 


Come and work with great colleagues in a company with great corporate culture, a collaborative work environment and effective teamwork, and experience what happens when different perspectives and blended disciplines solve complex problems. Be part of a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realize your full potential.


QinetiQ offers a competitive total compensation plan, benefits package including medical and dental benefits, RSP company match, health cash plan, and more.  Being part of QinetiQ is contributing to the safety and security of the world around us!


•    Develop and execute operational plans and strategies for health, safety, and environmental management, identifying improvement areas and ensuring compliance with legislation, required governance and organizational safety programs.
•    Keep current with new HSE legislation and best practice developments that affect the business ensuring policies, procedures and processes are appropriately updated, and conduct active monitoring to ensure compliance with relevant standards is being achieved and maintain records of such activities.
•    Ensure all Statutory inspections are conducted and records kept in accordance with relevant legislation, and conduct internal audit requirements of ISO 14001 and 45001 and supporting ISO 9001.
•    Develop HSE objectives and key performance indicators, analyze trends and report on HSE statistics identifying improvement areas.
•    Lead and ensure all HSE incidents including near misses are reported timely, deliver investigation reports to senior management, and ensure effective corrective actions are taken, and lead a productive safety-conscious culture to increase employee involvement, education, and recognition. 
•    Set and manage a HSE budget to include a list of projects/initiatives, establish priorities and implement a program management approach to execute on chosen mandate, and identify, develop, and deliver HSE training needs for employees. 
•    Maintain Emergency Response Plan, conduct and track drills as required in ERP, and facilitate and participate in Hazard and Risk Assessments and provide HSE Technical support. Work with Subject Matter Experts to update/create Risk Assessments where gaps are identified.

•    Strong ability to identify hazards and collaborate how to mitigate or eliminate the risk via hierarchy of controls. 
•    Track Risk Assessment status and ensure Risk Assessments are reviewed as required.
•    Monitor existing environmental aspects for any changes that occur and monitors with input from other departments for any additional environmental aspects that need to be considered in context of QGCI’s activities, products, and services.
•    Considers QGCI’s risks, opportunities, environmental aspects and associated compliance obligations in development and maintenance of QGCI’s environmental objectives and the planning required to achieve results.
•    Fulfil compliance obligations related to our environmental aspects, including in relation to energy efficiency, energy use and (GHG) greenhouse gas emissions.
•    Set and monitor measurable environmental sustainability and energy objectives and targets, ensure availability of information and necessary resources to achieve them and report progress regularly.
•    Chair the Health and Safety Committee meetings and present safety briefings to all staff weekly/monthly.
•    Identify gaps and implement necessary improvement to maintain existing ISO 14001 certification.
•    Conduct Gap Analysis and create an action plan to drive toward ISO 45001 certification. 
•    Be reliable and committed to adopting, upholding, and complying with QinetiQ values, ethics, policies, and procedures including health and safety, work in line with the ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015, general data protection regulations and use of IT, HR policies and procedures, equality and diversity, security and confidentiality, and code of conduct. To meet changing business needs, it may be necessary to make some amendments to the role purpose and accountabilities, and to take on additional responsibilities.


Education/Work Experience Requirements 
•    Significant experience in Health and Safety role. Expert level subject matter expertise in OH&S.
•    Occupational Health & Safety diploma or certificate is preferred and/or
•    Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation or eligibility for a CRSP designation.
•    Exemplar Global certified or equivalent ISO 14001:2015 and/or 45001:2018 and/or 50001:2018 Requirements and Management Systems Auditing training


 Key Capabilities/Knowledge
•    Have a logical approach and be able to solve problems. Strong ability to think creatively and exercise sound judgement in advising on mitigation of risks.
•    Able to understand and interpret relevant laws.
•    Key experience of working with and advising line managers.
•    Ability to act as a change agent. Effective in enabling and driving change.
•    Demonstrated strong initiative to work independently and as part of a team.
•    Flexible and a strong drive for taking on new challenges and tasks.
•    Well-organized leader, able to prioritize and deliver.
•    Excellent communication and administrative skills
•    Strong computer and presentation skills especially in the use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


Desired assets
•    Degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution specialization in Occupational Safety or Health, Safety Engineering, Safety Science, or Environmental Health is preferred. An equivalency of a related two-year diploma plus five years of recent related experience will be considered.
•    Degree or diploma in Science, Applied Science, Engineering or Technology would be an asset.
•    Experience with Health Safety programs, Certificate of Recognition (CoR) Audit, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) including Incident Investigation, and Emergency Response and Crisis management.
•    ISO 45001; 14001; 9001 certifications will be considered an advantage.
•    Experience with environmental impact reduction initiatives; Quantification and reduction of greenhouse gas/carbon footprint will be an advantage.
•    Experience in a manufacturing environment will be an advantage.

Security Requirements 
•    Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
•    Able to obtain a Canadian Class 2 Security clearance
•    Must have a clean background history and obtain criminal record check


Safety Requirements 
•    Manual dexterity required to operate computer and peripherals
•    Interacts with employees, various management levels and the public at large
•    Ability to multi-task in a computer-operated environment.
•    Sitting for extended periods of time.
•    Looking at a computer screen for extended periods of time.
•    Ability to lift to a maximum of 30 lbs/14 kg.
•    Repetitive work
•    Environment can be noisy at times
•    Standing for extended periods of time
•    Repetitive motion of hands/wrist utilized in filing and other tasks 


Additional potential requirements
•    Working outside in variable weather conditions and extreme climates


This position is safety sensitive due work requirements of being on the factory floor near equipment, field deployment and testing requirements.


QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ Group PLC specialising in the design and manufacture of a range of state of the art Unmanned Aerial and Surface Target systems including the world leading Banshee target. QTS targets are used to enable realistic weapons test and evaluation and operator training in over 40 countries worldwide with QTS providing a complete managed service in over 15 of these countries.