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Senior Health Safety & Environment Advisor

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: To Be Determined, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

43749 - To Be Determined - Regular - Ongoing 

Safety Comes First is a core value at Hydro One, and we remain committed to taking every reasonable precaution to ensure a respectful, safe and healthy working environment. Further to this commitment, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19. Employees will be required to either be fully vaccinated or undergo regular rapid antigen testing in order to access a Hydro One worksite.

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly  1.4 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!


General Accountabilities


  • Conduct investigations of environmental, health and safety incidents in the Corporation as required, applying the systems approach including detailed analysis. Follow-up to ensure recommendations are acted upon and report to client or Vice president level where concerns exist. Keep management informed of health and safety /incidents as they occur. Act as a lason with external agencies/government ministries to mitigate any damages or liabilities associated with these events.
  • Produce both corporate and line of business level investigation reports relative to environment, health and safety.
  • Perform analysis and support management staff in anticipating new potential problem areas and prevent reoccurrences.
  • Provide field health, safety and environmental management support to the Corporation and to lines of business to achieve optimum performance. Interpret legislation and corporate policy and develop and line of business approaches to safety and environmental matters. Provide long term trend predictions and assessments based upon incident and accident investigation to senior managers within the Corporation.
  • Research and adapt world wide studies for corporate use.
  • Develop policies, procedures, standards and specifications designed to protect, employees, the public and the environment. Participate and deal with potential problem areas enabling the business to move forward in the competitive environment.
  • Manage staff engaged in the environment, health and safety team as well as advise staff and LOB management not within the HSE LOB on compliance & regulatory items.  Provide advice, guidance and direction to staff in the resolution of work related problems, as well provide clear expectations and performance measures. Provide leadership through demonstration and response to staff requirements to achieve targets and quality objectives.
  • Manage the budget within the line of business, approve expenses, overtime, timesheets and acation for rotational staff.
  • Make effective recommendations on human resource issues, including career counselling, hiring, discharge, discipline and resolving work performance problems. Manage and advise all levels of staff on HSE items.
  • Support the Director in operating the functional/staff authority with respect to the overall Hydro One and subsidiaries management system for Environment & Health and Safety. Provide consulting and compliance related services to the Corporation regarding the aspects of responsibility, setting up quarterly work objectives, programming, assessment and corrective action. Serve as a champion/advocate for specific Environmental & Health and Safety initiatives by influencing their direction and promoting them within the Corporation. Attempt to ensure that corporate and legislated health, safety and environment requirements are complied with, escalating the issue to ensure compliance, if necessary. Provide effectiveness reviews on the delivery of initiatives and evaluate progress versus plan.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and management of Environmental, Health and Safety processes for the Corporation.
  • Administer the environmental, health, and safety programs for the Corporation, including activities such as environmental, health and safety education, collection, analysis and distribution of Environmental & Health and Safety performance data, audits, etc.
  • Monitor specific regulations, legislation and Corporate policies in the area of health, safety and environment provincially federally and beyond. Deal with external agencies to develop suitable outcomes on behalf of Hydro One.
  • Develop, recommend and coordinate the implementation of Corporate and line of business policies relating to environment, health and safety. Work in conjunction with line management to establish same within the framework of government legislation and Corporate policies and excepted best practices (per compliance reviews & benchmarking).
  • Participate with other staff in development of work procedures and methods to minimize environmental & health and safety hazards to all staff. Provide environmental & health and safety expertise to the development of maintenance activities and work plans used by all management and supervisory staff to minimize hazards.
  • Provide advice and guidance on policy and practices, including assisting all management and supervisors in advocating responsibility for influencing and convincing line management of appropriate actions for excellent environmental & health and safety management.
  • Implement and maintain and provide governance for information programs for management and field staff to adequately measure, monitor and report on environmental & health and safety incidents spills.
  • Provide statistics to all parties as needed. Participate in the development of required records and information systems and ensure all records are maintained adequately and accurately. Plan, initiate and support the implementation of computerized databases and management systems to aid in the measuring, monitoring and reporting of such Environmental & Health and safety matters and other statistical data pertinent to the environment & health and safety.
  • Work with the public, councils, government agencies and others on Corporate and line of business environmental safety, and health matters. Work with these agencies to positively resolve controversial situations that may arise. Make representations to these organization/groups, inform and educate as necessary about Hydro One and it's subsidiaries health and safety policies, programs and procedures that impact directly or indirectly upon them.
  • Lead and/or facilitate multidiscipline teams. Lead and/or support compliance review process, investigations, special projects or studies in specific environmental & health and safety technical and managerial matters with the various lines of business within Hydro One and its subsidiaries.
  • Work with Health Safety and Environment staff via the Network Services Safety and Environment Department on:
    • Corporate safety policies;
    • coordination of contacts with Federal and Provincial agencies with respect to legislation; or other regulatory items, such as changes or requested input to new or existing  legislation, provision of technical expertise in systems environmental, safety and behavioral safety management; ·environmental & safety services; ·provision of technical expertise in environmental, health and safety management systems.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in environmental, health and safety management and recommend changes in corporate wide environmental & health and safety strategies to incorporate such developments where applicable.


Selection Criteria


  • Requires knowledge of health and safety management systems, and best practices.
  • Requires knowledge of and experience with Incident Investigations and utilizing different investigation techniques and tools.
  • Experience with using Taproot would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with the auditing process and identifying gaps and developing corrective action plans to reduce or eliminate the hazards.
  • Must be comfortable presenting to large groups
  • Proven facilitation, verbal and written communication skills (English) along with superior interpersonal and organizational skills required to deliver training and coaching to teams and individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Requires knowledge of and experience with health and safety management in the electrical utility context in order to apply theories into practice and to be familiar with common risk areas.
  • Requires knowledge of and experience with the development and management of Human Performance programs
  • Requires knowledge of and experience with the development and management of health and safety continuous improvement programs
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word – Word, Excel, outlook)
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, time management, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Highly resourceful team-player with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Ability to exercise discretion regarding sensitive or confidential information
  • Effective organizational skills with demonstrated ability to multitask and meet deadlines

At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.


We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021.


Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email careers@hydroone.com. Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.


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Deadline: December 6 2021



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