We're looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer for our Occupational Health & Safety Practice & Engineering Support department. You're a professional engineer with substantial industry experience who will work with prevention officers and other occupational health and safety professionals towards making a difference in the safety of workers in British Columbia.
Our Occupational Health & Safety Practice & Engineering Support department provides expert technical advice and direction to WorkSafeBC on matters relating to the field of engineering and safety research. We make recommendations and provide opinions to WorkSafeBC to improve occupational health and safety in B.C. workplaces. Your project-based work will include: participating in the investigation of fatal and serious incidents to determine cause; providing expert technical advice regarding the safe design, use, maintenance, and operation of machinery, chemicals, and processes; evaluating standards; and disseminating technical information.
You will ideally have expertise in tunneling, microtunneling, underground workings, ventilation, blasting, drilling, and excavating.
This is a hybrid position where you will work primarily from home but will be required to attend our Richmond office on an as-needed basis depending on project demands and operational requirements. You may also need to travel within the province to assist in enforcement and investigations activities. What you'll do
As a Senior Engineer you will:
Is this a good fit for you? We're looking for someone who can:
- Provide engineering advice to internal stakeholders and determine required corrective or preventative actions where necessary
- Provide expert technical advice in the development of regulations and guidelines
- Participate in the investigation of fatal and serious incidents to determine cause
- Review engineering documentation for compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and applicable standards
- Represent WorkSafeBC on federal, provincial or inter-provincial working groups or committees for the purpose of developing standards, industrial practices, and procedures
- Provide expert technical advice and evidence at inquests, or as required, to substantiate orders, penalty actions, prosecutions or appeal hearings
- Maintain your technical excellence in your field of engineering and expertise
Your experience and educational background:
- Lead, coach, and mentor work teams
- Conduct investigations, identify hazards, and develop solutions
- Clearly present technical and non-technical information in written and verbal formats to explain decisions, policies, regulations, and standards to internal stakeholders
- Work autonomously within WorkSafeBC policies and regulations
- Provide expert knowledge of mechanical engineering and related processes
- Use Microsoft Word and Excel
- A qualified, professional engineer either registered or eligible for registration in B.C. (if from out of province)
- A minimum of 6 to 9 years of experience as a P.Eng. in mechanical/mining engineering
- Preferred expertise in tunneling, microtunneling, underground workings, ventilation, blasting, drilling and excavations
In addition to your resume, please submit:
- P.Eng. registration in the province of British Columbia
Please send any additional application materials via email to Talent Team by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the competition.
If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email the HR Testing Accommodation (SM) at the time you submit your application. Who are we?
At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries and diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We're honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.
WorkSafeBC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated
against COVID-19. In implementing the policy, WorkSafeBC will consider its obligations to accommodate those staff who are unable to be vaccinated.
We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?
It's challenging, stimulating and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for. Our benefits
Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive starting salary between $87 677 - $113 467 , your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work - and life.
Learn more about what we offer .
You will be required to successfully meet WorkSafeBC's requirements with regards to a criminal record clearance.
This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.
Thank you, in advance, for applying.