Health and Safety Advisor - Projects

Location
Red Chris Mine, Canada
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 03, 2021
Closes
Mar 01, 2021
Ref
979581
Work Term
Permanent
Work Load
Full Time
Language
English
Discover what's possible with us

Newcrest is one of the world's largest gold mining companies. As a global business, we aim to create a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone feels safe, valued and supported to bring their whole unique self to work.

We recognise that our different backgrounds and perspectives help us find better ways to: solve problems; attract and retain the best people; explore, develop and produce more gold safely and profitably; and help make Newcrest a better place to work.

Our Red Chris mine is located on the traditional territory of the Tahltan and we encourage qualified applicants from the local communities to apply. We offer several designated marshalling points within BC including Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Prince George and Smithers.

Who we're looking for

This role will provide health and safety leadership and support to the Red Chris Project team. The Safety Advisor - Projects will adapt and design health and safety solutions that are stage appropriate, fit for purpose and align with Newcrest's health and safety management systems. Provide coaching and leadership to build health and safety capacity and capability within the Project team and the contractor-based work force.

Reporting to the Superintendent - Health and Safety, responsibilities of this position would include:
  • Supporting the Safety Management System ensuring a safety-first work culture
  • Ensuring standard work procedures and safe systems of work are understood, monitored and report on non-compliance
  • Ensuring personnel are adequately trained to safely complete work requirements
  • Attend safety/toolbox meetings and communicate expectations with a focus of continued improvement of the Health and Safety Management System and addressing concerns
  • Facilitate the alignment of health and safety objectives and management approach between the Projects team and site
  • Provide a high level of safety expertise, coaching and leadership to project leaders and contracted work force leaders
  • Develop reports on compliance with CCM targets and workforce engagement
  • Participate in operational and major hazard risk assessments and audit activities for Red Chris Projects

We are looking for someone with an understanding of the risks of underground mining operations and construction projects combined with knowledge of health and safety legislation, regulations, policies, and practices. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in construction and underground mining, supplemented by a diploma in occupational health and safety or relevant university degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. You will have or be eligible to obtain a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).

In addition to the above, you will have:
  • Excellent communication skills to engage employees and contractors in our safety-first culture
  • Considerable experience implementing and supporting safety programs, workplace inspections, audits and incident investigations
  • Strong analytical and research skills and a high degree of integrity and professionalism
  • Sound knowledge and ability to interpret and apply relevant regulations and legislation such as Workers Compensation Act, the WorkSafe BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and Guidelines, and BC Emergency Program Act

Our commitment to you

At Newcrest, we hold core values that focus on caring about people, working together and achieving a high-performance culture through innovation and problem solving.

Newcrest's commitment to diversity and inclusion respects both the rights of every individual to work to their highest potential, free of discrimination, as well as the cultures, religions and governing codes applicable to each country in which we operate.

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the advertised application closing date

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