Manager, Occupational Health & Safety

Manager, Occupational Health & Safety

Location: Surrey, BC, CA
Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.

Position Overview

Do you believe regardless of any situation, safety always comes first without fail? Do you breathe, live and exemplify the importance of safety in everything you do? Are you detailed oriented and follow regulatory safety best practices every time and all the time?

We want to hear from you! Join the FortisBC family and be part of our Safety Department.

As our Occupational Health and Safety Manager, you will drive awareness and provide world-class safety advisory services to all our business units. You will be in constant pursuit of safety excellence and support all areas of the company to maintain the highest levels of safety.

In this role, you will:

  • Be accountable to ensure health and safety advisory resources and programs are available to our business units in an efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Proactively connect with business units to help maintain high safety standards

In year 1, you will:

  • Build a robust and dynamic internal OHS Advisory Service that makes a positive and tangible impact on our organizational safety performance
  • Mentor and coach, our frontline safety leaders through training and educational activities
  • Enhance the knowledge, understanding and application of our Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) Program
  • Support our Operational Learning programs and initiatives 
  • Build out our library of Job Hazard Analysis
  • Lead safety programs and initiatives in support of our high-risk strategy.
  • Review our high-risk inventory in year one
  • Support evaluation activities that provide a feedback loop on our safety defenses and safety management system. 

In year 2, you will:

  • Contribute to our safety management system evaluation and gap analysis against the best practice (COR, ISO 45001)
  • Obtain internal and external recognition for the OHS Advisory services practiced across the company
  • Further enhance our contractor safety management program, testing and evaluating against world class best practice
  • Partnering for progress with both internal and external stakeholders 

What it takes:

  • Bring a strong work ethic 
  • Technically sound in safety knowledge and best practices
  • A strong leader of people and programs; team oriented
  • Compliance experience, including experience working with regulators such as WorkSafeBC 
  • Understanding of human factors/human and organizational performance
  • Highly organized and efficient time manager
  • Coaching, mentoring, and motivating other around you
  • Solid communicator – written and oral
  • Knowledge and understanding of “Safety Differently” and the “New View of Safety”
  • Ability to analyze data and provide recommendations based on factual conclusions
  • Knowledge of the utility sector, generation through to transmission and distribution  
  • Canadian Registered Safety Practitioner (CRSP) or equivalent

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.


Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.


To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information.


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