Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager – Canada (NOC 0016)

Finning Canada


$190000 - $220000 / Per Year
annual bonus
16 days ago

Position Overview:

Reporting to the VP, Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability, the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) General Manager - Canada provides organizational strategic leadership, direction, guidance, and assurance for all environmental, health and safety programs and initiatives in Finning Canada, while ensuring the strategy and actions are aligned with the company’s global strategy, standards, Federal and Provincial regulations and other requirements specific to Canada.

This working location for this position is:

Edmonton Head Office
16901 109 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5P 4P6

Once you have read the position summary and you have the qualifications and desire to fulfill this opportunity, please apply.

Job Summary:

  • Plan and oversee the development and implementation of Finning Canada’s EHS strategy, policies and standards in alignment with Global strategy and road map.
    • Ensure compliance of EHS related regulations.
    • Responsible for operational planning, budget management, and the coordination of new initiatives, policies, procedures and programs.
    • Support and ensure implementation of, and adjustments to, Branch EHS annual plans through EHS Managers, Advisors and other members of EHS team.
    • Provide support, guidance, and ensure quality of incident investigation, incident classification, and emergency preparedness.
    • In collaboration with HR Canada, develop and implement EHS related training programs for management, supervisors and/or all employees.
  • Monitor and report performance and progress of the implementation of the EHS strategic priorities for Finning Canada, in alignment with global reporting requirements
    • Monitor and report on the progress and success of EHS strategy and annual plans.
    • Ensure EHS reports are issued timely and accurately, including performance reports, progress with action plans, quarterly presentations to SESR Committee, etc.
    • Ensure completion of monthly EHS updates to Canada Executive Committee
  • Ensure proper coordination and communication with Executives, GMs and Branch Managers
    • Advise and assist executives and management on matters relating to safety, occupational health and environmental issues.
    • Coordinate regular EHS calls for Executive committee with Branches.
    • Coordinate Executive walkthroughs.
  • Work within the global EHS leadership team to develop the global EHS strategy, standards, and adjustments to the EHS management system.
  • Coordinate processes to set up annual targets in Canada, in alignment with global guidance.
  • Manage, direct, and supervise the daily activities of Finning Canada’s EHS team.
    • Responsible for completing performance assessments and development plans for the EHS team.
    • Mentor and coach EHS staff.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with external associations, regulatory bodies, and clients to foster the professional image of the organization.
    • Represent the company in technical EHS Forums/meetings, including those organized by Caterpillar, Customers or others.
  • Coordinate Certificate of Recognitions (COR) or other external audits and provide support to global audit plan


  • Customer Focus: Being successful means continuously paying attention to customer needs and adapting as these evolve. This heightens the importance of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer centric solutions.

  • Commercial Mindset: Understanding the business and paying attention to business problems (complex and less complex) from all angles. Applying knowledge of the business and marketplace to negotiate and structure interactions. Not only understanding key financial and commercial fundamentals, but more importantly how to incorporate a commercial thinking mindset into every major decision made.

  • Decision Quality: Good decisions are based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement. Making quality decisions while working in an environment where ambiguity and uncertainty are the norm.

  • Cultivates Innovation: Paying attention to what customers want and need – new and improved products, services, solutions, and experiences. Taking initiative and collaborating with people who have diverse points of view. Embrace the mindset you and Finning are never done, never satisfied, never standing still.

  • Drives Results: Infusing the team and organizations with a sense of urgency. Creating a culture where organizational performance is always top of mind. Communicating a vision, setting priorities, developing and executing plans that achieve the desired outcome for Finning.

  • Develops Talent: Developing the team to meet both their career goals and Finning’s goals. Creating pools of people ready and willing to take on new challenges and step up when needed.

  • Situational Adaptability: Paying attention to circumstance and adjusting accordingly. Being able to recognize the need to be flexible and act different because no two situations are exactly alike. The outcome will be ease of transaction and effectiveness of interaction.

  • Courage: Being comfortable with the conflict that is inherent to being a champion of an idea or course of action. Meeting tough situations head-on to constructively resolve them. Saying what needs to be said at the right time, to the right person, in the right manner to effect change.


  • Developing, implementing and assessing effective Health & Safety strategies, programs/services, policies, projects and processes that achieve alignment with Finning Canada’s strategic and operational plans and Global EHS strategy.
  • Promoting a healthy, safe and environmentally aware culture across Finning Canada; consistent with the organization’s core values.


  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in a relevant discipline or 5 years of equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Safety certifications
  • 5+ years EH&S experience in a larger industrial company.
  • 5+ years in a team leadership or supervisory role
  • Thorough knowledge of EHS legislation, regulations, emerging issues and best practices.
  • Knowledge and ability to create, evaluate, interpret and administer company policies and procedures concerning safety, health and environmental matters.
  • Conceptual thinker with leadership and motivational skills.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Effective networking within the industry, with customers and EH&S organizations.
  • Relationship building and maintaining clear lines of communication with individuals based on a high degree of trust and credibility.
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to develop and promote safety awareness programs to encourage improved safety awareness throughout Finning Canada.


  • Terms of employment: This is a full-time permanent position
  • Compensation Range: $190,000 to $220,000
  • Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package such as, DC Pension Plan, RRSP, Employee Share Purchase Plan, annual bonus, Medical and Dental coverage, extended medical coverage, LTD coverage, STD coverage, Health Spending Account and vacation will be offered.
  • Language of employment: English
  • Recruitment Contact Information:CareersCA@finning.com

About the Company

Finning Canada

Construction - Industrial Facilities and Infrastructure