Black & McDonald’s Ottawa team is growing! If you are a committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working and innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

This opportunity relates to the modernization of the heating and cooling energy distribution systems to over 80 buildings in the National Capital Region. The project involves construction of four new central heating and cooling plants plus associated distribution piping networks over a period of five years, under a Joint Venture Partnership with another leading major Contractor. The HS&E Manager will work closely with our JV Partner from the project office in Ottawa, Ontario. The position reports into Corporate HS&E functionally and to the Project Director. Their primary focus is to ensure HS&E compliance with company, project, client, and government policies, procedures, acts and regulations. The HS&E Manager will ensure proper application and use of Black & McDonald – Health, Safety and Environment Management System. This position will demonstrate leadership in order to drive safety as a core value.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide professional Health & Safety expertise utilizing the Black & McDonald Safety Management System
  • Promote a management culture that recognizes the interdependence of environment, health, safety, quality and production
  • Provide active leadership direction and guidance to the HS&E project team and Black & McDonald’s management team
  • Effective implementation of the hazard/risk assessment process
  • Assist site management in leading and coaching the workforce through safety and loss control techniques
  • Ensure incidents are recognized, investigated, analyzed and reported in a timely/valued manner
  • Provide measures of loss and risk management improvement through incident-trend analyses, benchmarking and predictable forecasting of performance, relative to the annual business goals
  • Maintain current knowledge of legislative changes, and industry trends and practices regarding Health, Safety & Environment
  • Oversee and manage the Return to Work and WSIB Claims Management processes
  • Responsible for the staff selection, training, development and performance of the Health, Safety & Environment personnel
  • Coordinate Health & Safety Advisors activity and ensure that the duties, responsibilities and authority are clearly defined
  • Assist, advise and coach organization and staff with:
    • Hazard identification and control
    • Inspections
    • Investigations
    • Reports
    • Orientations
    • Training requirements
    • Project Safety Plans
    • Project Hazard Assessments & Environmental Assessments
  • Review incident and inspection reports and ensure that corrective action and follow-up is taken
  • Review and investigate problems not resolved by site management and subcontractors
  • Conduct site inspections to ensure compliance with company policy and legislation
  • Review the purchase and maintenance of safety equipment
  • Conduct supervisor training
  • Conduct / Lead Health, Safety & Environment Audits


  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others
  • Coaches and Develops


Degree or Diploma in

  • Health & Safety Management

The following certifications/designations are required:

  • National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO)
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)
  • Construction Safety Training, First Aid & CPR


  • 5+ years of related work experience in Industrial Construction as a Safety Manager
  • 5+ years of experience working in the field as well as in a corporate setting


  • A strong communicator, both in writing and spoken communications
  • Articulate and confident standing up and delivering to large audiences
  • Organized, a self-starter and an inspirational leader of your team
  • Managing / leading staff

Intermediate user of:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Project and Outlook)
  • Valid Driver’s License (with a clean abstract)

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities.
Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.