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Remote Camp - Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality Assurance (HSEQ) Manager


Fort McMurray, AB, CANADA
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The 11th largest employer in the world and the global leader in contract foodservice and support services, Compass Group offers exciting careers for talented, engaged individuals across Canada. Compass has a fun, fast-paced, diverse, team-oriented culture that makes our company a great place to work! As an employer of choice, we provide our people with training, career advancement, mentoring, support, competitive total rewards and work-life balance. When you join Compass Group Canada, you work with associates who have a passion for growth, are committed to excellence and like to have fun!

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Title/Titre Remote Camp - Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality Assurance (HSEQ) Manager
About Us

Compass Group Canada is the leading foodservice and support services company in Canada with over 26,000 associates and annual managed revenues of $1.8 billion in 2013. Employing 500,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of £17.6 billion in 2013.


Our vision for growth and success is a powerful one, to combine fresh ideas with the industry's greatest talent -- Great People, Great Service, Great Results!  


ESS Support Services provides high volume food and support services to remote locations that include offshore oil rigs, coastal logging camps, large projects in the Alberta Oil Sands, and summer Cadet camps in the Yukon.


Position Summary
Position:           Remote Camp - Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality Assurance (HSEQ) Manager
Location:          Fort McMurray, Alberta
Job Rotation:   20 days on, 8 days off Rotation. Position includes lodging/food and flights
Provide supervision and support to the HSEQ onsite team and to the operational teams in Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Assurance.
  • Sets a high standard for himself/herself and Associates to follow by incorporating safe work practices in all aspects of their activities and follows all ESS and client safety policies and procedures
  • Assists with the implementation and maintenance of the HSEQ programs
  • Manages a team of 4 HSEQ staff on multiple sites in the Alberta Oil Sands
  • Leads Health, Safety and Environment activities within his/her Units
  • Leads Food Safety activities within his/her Units
  • Promotes and encourages safety leadership behaviours with management and associates to ensure a positive safety culture
  • Provides daily coaching to associates reinforcing positive behaviours and addressing at-risk behaviours
  • Follows up on all non-conformances diligently
  • Ensure contractual staff levels are maintained by scheduling all staff at all sites and by providing specific site coverage on an emergency basis;
  • Recruit, interview, hire and train competent and qualified HSEQ staff
  • Ensure that Units are COR ready at all times
  • Acts as a liaison between management, client and outside regulatory agencies as necessary
  • Builds relationships with client and associates
  • Assures training programs are established and tracked
  • Provides technical guidance and programs to identify worksite hazards in HSE and in Food-Safety
  • Ensures corporate compliance with legal and other requirements
  • Monitors health and safety, environment and quality assurance policies, procedures, protocols and legal requirements
  • Supports operational "start-up" training/support needs for new units, ongoing training from Food Safety, HSE orientation of new hires in conjunction with Human Resources
  • Liaison with client's Health and Safety Department, Governmental Agencies (i.e. Public Health, OHS) and Contractors
  • Performs all risk management requirements and ensures that workers compensation procedures are being followed
  • Conducts audits, inspections, accident investigations and incident/accident analysis to identify incident trends
  • Ensures that investigations are conducted thoroughly and in a timely professional manner
  • Prepares reports including key performance indicators to management and to the client as needed
  • Represents management on client's Joint Health and Safety Committee as directed by the General Manager
  • Coordinates safety meetings, assists Joint Health & Safety Committee with the committee's functions
  • Central point of contact for units in regards to HSEQ concerns
  • Perform other duties as required
Required (please only apply if you meet all required qualifications): 
  • Must have at least 5-8 years of solid relevant experience in either; Public Health Inspection and or Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment field
  • OHS Certificate/Diploma/Degree from a recognized university or college is required and or;
  • Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Public Health from a recognized university or college is required
  • Advanced Food Safety Certification (AFST) is a definite asset
  • CPHI an asset
  • NCSO or HAS an asset
  • CRSP an asset
  • Exceptional knowledge of Claims Management and the Return to Work Processes
  • Fluent in English (oral and in writing) required
  • Proven training experience (e.g. Advanced FST an asset or obtain within 30 days of employment)
  • Ability to read, analyze and report information effectively to top management, work with minimal supervision
  • Reasoning ability: define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Ability to promote a positive safety culture by communicating and consulting with the workforce and management on a daily basis.
  • Proven experience in management of change an advantage
  • Administrative skills: proven ability to work with office automation including Word, Excel, Power Point, email and internet use
  • Ability to travel as required
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