Provides strategic and operational leadership in planning, developing, implementing and managing all of the faculty’s or service’s risk management, environment, health and safety activities in order to identify, reduce and mitigate potential risks and to protect people and the faculty’s or service’s property and assets.
Master’s degree in science, engineering or a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
Minimum seven years of demonstrated experience in a similar role
Professional CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professionals) or ROH (Registered Occupational Hygienist) certification an asset
Sound understanding of occupational health, safety and environmental management legislation and its applicability
Experience devising risk management, environment and health and safety strategies
Experience developing risk management, environment and health and safety programs
Experience preparing reports
Experience in analysis and problem-solving
Experience developing and delivering occupational health and safety workshops
Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
Knowledge of computer systems and applications such as Windows, word processing software, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, the internet and email
Supervisory experience an asset
Bilingualism – English and French (spoken and written)
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
Contract of approximately 36 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Requirements related to skills and experience are determined by the University of Ottawa, and all positions are subject to relevant laws, collective agreements, and regulations. Please note that we will only communicate with candidates who are chosen for a preselection test or for an interview. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).