Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Administrator - McElhanny

Position Title

Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Administrator


Full Time


Vancouver, BC


The Opportunity:

McElhanney’s Vancouver Office has an opportunity for a Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Administrator to assist our operational teams – Vancouver Engineering, Survey, Geomatics and Geospatial Branches. In this role you will assist these branches manage Healthy, Safety and Environment Management System (HSEMS) administrative compliance while promoting and championing a strong culture of safety.

The successful candidate will have a strong continuous improvement mindset and a proactive approach to assist operational staff with HSEMS conformance.  The Branch HSE Representative is primarily an administrative office-based position.


What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Act as the main point of contact of Vancouver Region HSE information, inquiries around HSEMS compliance, and forms, and guides staff through established McElhanney HSE processes
  • Coordinates and supports Branch office HSEMS conformance including conducting office inspections and coordinating Emergency Response Plan (ERP) related activities.
  • Communication liaison between branch and corporate HSE, actively participates in the monthly branch operations meetings
  • Tracks and maintains branch HSE records, orientations, and testing
  • Books drug and alcohol (D&A) tests and verifies clearance by retrieving and checking D&A clearance letters
  • Schedules and coordinates training and appointments required for HSEMS conformance 
  • Performs administrative tasks to ensure effective recording and tracking of training records in McElhanney’s learning management system
  • Assists branch management in meeting HSEMS conformance by verifying the quality completion of process documentation, generating reports from various systems, identifying gaps, and reporting concerns to management
  • Guides branch supervisors through the incident investigation process, incident reports through to the completion of corrective actions
  • Support Branch Managers with HSE-related change management

  • Guides branch supervisors through the incident investigation process, incident reports through to the completion of corrective actions
  • Support Branch Managers with HSE-related change management.


What You’ll Bring:

  • A strong burning passion for the health and safety of people, and a drive to contribute to the continued evolution of McElhanney’s culture of safety
  • Strong understanding of HSE management systems including HSE processes and tools such as hazard assessments
  • A strong appetite to learn and to be mentored by McElhanney HSE team members and operations.
  • Related experience with administrative, communications, and personnel coordination related tasks
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and be comfortable with digital technology
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with employees across the company ranging from management to junior staff
  • Superior organizational and time management skills


What Can We Offer You?

  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your lifestyle
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave
  • Great benefits, including extended health and dental coverage, healthcare spending account, and RRSP matching
  • Employee and Family assistance program, which offers 24/7 support for all employees and their families either online or over the phone
  • A workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all
  • Continuous support for your professional development and growth
  • Opportunity to join an employee-owned firm with potential share ownership

About McElhanney

Based in Western Canada for over 110 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. As a 100% employee-owned and operated firm, with over 1,100 staff members in 33 locations, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. At McElhanney, we work in teams to build strong connections with our staff, clients, and local communities. Our employees enjoy working here because of our varied projects, high levels of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation and benefits package, and collaborating with a team of great professionals.

Our Purpose:  Amaze our clients. Care for our communities. Empower our people.


If this is the opportunity for you, apply now at our internal career page. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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McElhanney’s Vancouver office is conveniently situated right downtown – close proximity to transit, shopping, and access to
virtually any other amenity that you may require makes this a great place to work. In this location are operational branches
including civil and structural engineering, surveying, and mapping, as well as the business support services including
Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Business Technology, Corporate Administration and Health, Safety &Environment

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