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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Sr. Safety Advisor

Posted 2 days ago

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Job Description

NB 51150837 - NC 51151612

BCH-R-0837-220228E1Employment Posting ID:

Sr. Safety Advisor Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Edmonds C03Job Location: Temporary HybridFlexible Work Role:

Lower MainlandRegion: We're BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.

We're investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We're upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities.

We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We've been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.'s Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.

It's our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.


* BC Hydro is making improvements to our incident management process and related activities during the term of this position. The successful candidate will be an active participant in communicating and supporting implementation of important changes through their work, their work with peers and their work with others across BC Hydro. This is a tremendous opportunity to participate in this change and influence how BC Hydro responds to, learns from, communicates and manages incidents.

* As a member of the Safety Planning, Incident Management Team, the Senior Safety Advisor is focused on the continuous improvement of BC Hydro's incident management system, the performance of investigations of serious incidents, and the assessment of those incidents to assist responsible management in the development meaningful corrective actions.

* Leads safety and health investigations for serious incidents occurring at any location; coordinates the work of the investigation team, gathers information through interviews, applies incident investigation analysis methodologies, consults with subject matter experts as required, and prepares final investigation report.

* Acts as the subject matter expert in the interpretation and application of safety incident management process and investigation methodologies, engaging all levels of the organization from the field to the executive to contractors, including presentation of findings and analysis.

* Reviews incident notifications for technical accuracy, conducts further research and investigation as necessary; follows-up with originators for data clarification, corrections, and to provide guidance on compliance and system reporting requirements.

* Oversees and supports the use of the incident management system, the communication of roles

BCH-R-0837-220228E1 - Sr. Safety Advisor

NB 51150837 - NC 51151612

and responsibilities as they relate to incident management, and the performance of incident investigation by others in the Safety group.

* Provides guidance and quality assurance in the development of effective corrective action plans (CAs) to address causes of safety incidents.

* Audits the completion, implementation, and effectiveness of CAs arising from safety incidents.

* Works with regulatory agencies (e.g. WorkSafeBC) to provide the appropriate information required by regulators.

* Supports management as a subject matter expert in their ongoing relationship with WorkSafeBC in relation to incident management.

* Supports planning and development of employee training and mentoring in safety incident management and investigation.

* Supports development of incident management standards and processes.

* Supports continuous improvement of IT solutions for incident management, such as SAP IMS.

* Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties that do not affect the rating of the job.


* A university degree, certificate or diploma in safety engineering, occupational health & safety or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

* A minimum eight (8) years' experience that preferably includes in-depth knowledge of utility, electrical, mechanical, construction or civil trades.

* Understanding of complex, technical matters as required by incident investigation, preferably with experience in leading incident investigations.

* Knowledge of incident investigation analytical tools, risk analysis, management systems, auditing and behavioral safety.

* Knowledge of WorkSafeBC regulation.

* Well-developed analytical, research and report preparation skills.

* Well-developed oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

* Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

* This is a full-time temporary (FTT) position for approximately 12 months.

* A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver's License: Class 5.

* This position is headquartered at our Burnaby location and has been classified as hybrid according to our flexible work model. The expectation is to be in the office typically 2 days per week.

BCH-R-0837-220228E1 - Sr. Safety Advisor

NB 51150837 - NC 51151612

* Please note some travel around the Province of BC may be required in this role at times.

* BC Hydro employees will be required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe. We are here for our customers. We are one team. We include everyone. We act with integrity and respect. We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at .

All BC Hydro employees will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.

Flexible work model role definitions ===========================

Our four role types identify the degree of flexibility an employee could have to work from home based on the type of work they do. The flexibility for an individual job is up to the manager for each position and the operational requirements. Employees also have the right to work full-time from the office if they prefer. All of our roles require at least some in-person time.

IBEW/Field - No option to work from home Resident - Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office. Hybrid - May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week. Remote - Works from home 4+ days per week

HOW TO APPLY Don't forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

Click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job.

Date Posted: 2022-03-03 Closing Date: 2022-03-17

About BC Hydro and Power Authority

BC Hydro is one of the largest energy suppliers in Canada. We generate and deliver electricity to 95% of the population of British Columbia and over four million people. It’s our vision is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do. As an employer, we aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row. Interested in joining our team? Visit to see current career and apprenticeship opportunities.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-19

Current Openings

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