HSE Advisor - OHS & E
Fort McKay First Nation
Fort McMurray, AB

Do you have a passion for Health and Safety? Do you believe in the education of workers to help create a positive safety culture?

We are seeking a highly motivated self-starter to fill the position of HSE Advisor.

The HSE Advisor, reporting directly to the OHS&E Director will be responsible for looking after the safety and precautionary measures in different working environments, including both construction and office for the Fort McKay First Nation. The HS&E Advisor will ensure that FMFN adheres to safety standards set by the federal, provincial and municipality laws. The HS&E Advisor plays a vital role in the workplace and is responsible for planning and implementing measures to ensure that work hazards are reduced. This is a permanent full-time position working 12-hour days with a 7 on and 7 off rotation.


The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 800 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 400 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay — a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.


Conducting Field Tours, Worker Observations and Work Site Safety Inspections
Investigate incidents, near misses, and hazardous conditions
Complete incident causation analysis, develop, implement and follow up on corrective actions
Attend toolbox meetings, pre-job planning/kick offs, monthly safety meetings, and HSE team meetings
Quality check, count and file operations documentation including updating Departmental statistics
Take lead in creating Job Safety Analysis and perform updates as conditions and processes change
Maintain a working knowledge of current OH&S legislation, Federal and Provincial laws as well as company standards and policies
Provide mentoring to workers and leaders in maintaining safe work habits and practices
Provide advice and consultation to FMFN staff to assist them in maintaining a safe working environment in compliance with environmental safety regulations, standards and practices
Assist with safety planning on construction projects
Report and gather pertinent information for all WCB related claims to OHSE Director as required

Grade twelve (12) Diploma or GED equivalent is required
Active National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) designation issued by the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) is required
OH&S Certificate is considered an asset
Minimum three (3) years’ experience in the field of construction safety or other related field is required
Ability to deal with constant change is important
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines;
Experience working in a First Nations community is considered an asset
Ability to speak, read and write Cree and/or Dene considered an asset
Proficient computer skills, particularly with MS Office, including Power point, Word and Excel
Valid class 5 Driver’s License & Clean Driver’s Abstract Required
Successful candidate will be required to live in (or relocate to) Fort McMurray, Alberta
Ability to work shift work, with a rotation of 7 days on/7off

At Fort McKay, we ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your Competitive Salary, Medical/Dental/Vision Plan, and Company matched Pension Plan; we’ll shower you with perks, including:

A healthy work-life balance with an on-site fitness centre including free fitness classes

Holiday perks; in addition to your regular vacation entitlement, every year we close our offices for approximately 2 weeks for Christmas Holidays, giving our hard working staff a much needed break!

Opportunities for career growth, professional development, and volunteering within the community

Safe and reliable employee transportation, to and from your front door step

Closing Date: February 01, 2019

Please ensure you indicate the Competition #01-2019

  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Aboriginal status in your application.