Health & Safety Manager

BGC Engineering Inc.
British Columbia
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Closing Date

* This position is based in our Vancouver, BC or Calgary, AB office. Other BGC office locations will be considered. *


About Us 

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) is an international applied earth sciences professional services firm. We are proud of our talented team of over 700 employees, spanning the fields of Engineering, Geoscience, Software, Geomatics, Data Science, Accounting, Administration, Health & Safety and Human Resources.  Alongside our clients and industry partners, BGC works collaboratively as ‘One Team’, dedicated to solving the world’s most critical applied earth science challenges. BGC has Canadian offices located in Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Sudbury, Fredericton, Halifax, and offices in Golden (Colorado, USA), Nashville (Tennessee, USA), Santiago (Chile), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and Brisbane (Australia).   

Our flat management structure creates a culture of innovation, excellence and transparency and a casual, dynamic and inclusive work environment.  BGC prides itself on offering training and mentoring opportunities to further our employees’ professional growth as well as social and wellness activities that contribute to the connection and wellbeing of our team.  

We believe in One Team, Excellence, Curiosity, Common Sense and Clarity.


The Role  

BGC is looking for a Health & Safety (H&S) Manager to support a dynamic group of applied earth science professionals and to create a safe and healthy work environment for all employees and contractors. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an international team of consulting engineers, geoscientists, and safety professionals.

Reporting to the H&S Lead and Project Managers, the successful candidate will provide their safety expertise and guidance while practicing our values of One Team, Excellence, Curiosity, Common Sense, and Clarity.



  • Leads efforts to continually improve H&S performance through review of feedback and key performance indicators, identification of emerging trends, and developing recommendations for improvement to the company-wide H&S Management System.   
  • Updates existing and develops new H&S policies, procedures and programs to meet relevant OHS regulations in a range of geographies, including Canada, US, Australia, Chile, and the Dominican Republic, and also to align with client requirements and industry best practices in various sectors, including mining, pipelines, transportation, energy, and communities.  
  • Support project teams in development and implementation of H&S plans with an emphasis on practical solutions for conducting work in a diverse range of environments from cold regions to the tropics, mountains to coastal plains, and urban to remote areas.   
  • Conduct periodic H&S site inspections at project sites to verify implementation of the Health and Safety Management System and to assess its effectiveness.  
  • Lead incident investigations, identify opportunities for improvement, and support implementation of corrective actions to prevent recurrence.  
  • Manage workers compensation claims and develop modified work and return to work programs for injured and ill employees. 
  • Develop and deliver H&S related training courses and presentations to a variety of audiences within the organization. 
  • Maintain and update H&S risk registry to ensure comprehensive coverage of tasks and work environments.  
  • Liaise with client safety personnel and other industry professionals.  
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate H&S considerations into project planning and execution. 
  • Support local offices with regulatory compliance, coaching, advice, and mentorship on all H&S-related matters. 
  • Actively participate as a member of the company-wide H&S Team and H&S committee to drive a culture of safety excellence. 
  • Stay current with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to H&S and apply this knowledge to improve safety performance. 
  • Travel to other BGC offices and field sites as needed (approximately 5-10% of time). 
  • Additional duties as required. 


Required Education, Experience & Competencies  

  • Certificate, diploma, or bachelor’s degree in occupational health & safety (or related) field. 
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation.   
  • 15+ years of experience with successful track record of leadership and management of H&S programs. 
  • Experience in the mining, pipeline, and construction sector. 
  • Demonstrated experience with ISO 45001, COR and other compliance standards. 
  • Knowledge of Canadian, US, Australia OHS Laws and Regulations. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat. 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.  
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally for office and field work. 


Desired Education, Experience & Competencies  

  • Experience with pipeline, construction, transportation, consulting engineering in remote areas.
  • Experience with developing H&S policies, procedures and programs to address psychological and psychosocial hazards in the workplace.
  • Ability to speak French or Spanish.
  • Willingness to get acquainted with regulations from Argentina and the Dominican Republic.


Position Requirements   

Driver’s License 

BGC requires that employees have a valid driver's license, and that employees can drive a field pickup truck.  Upon hiring, BGC will require a driver’s abstract to allow for a safety review of your driving history. 

Travel and Vaccination 

BGC is committed to maintaining a safe work environment to ensure the health and safety of employees while on business travel and during field assignments. To meet travel and client requirements, employees may be required to receive vaccinations such as yellow fever, COVID-19, malaria, etc. If you require an accommodation or wish to discuss your situation, please contact Human Resources. BGC requires that you have a current passport for this position. 


Company Benefits  

BGC offers a wide range of company benefits and perks:  

  • Our ‘One Team’ culture supporting health, wellness, safety and diversity 
  • Comprehensive benefits package 
  • Health, Dental and Vision coverage 
  • LTD, Life, AD&D and Business Travel Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Maternity/Parental leave top ups 
  • Professional development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Flat management structure 
  • Flexible workplace with office and home arrangements 
  • Social and wellness activities 
  • Casual and professional work environment 


The estimated base salary range for this position is $120,000 - $160,000 CAD per annum, however base pay will be commensurate with job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. BGC's compensation package also includes a training allowance and a comprehensive medical and dental plan.

BGC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation with your application, please contact us.