Senior Safety Officer, Safety Management Approaches (Closing Date: September 28, 2020)

September 15 2020
Categories Executive, Health, Safety, Environment, Health, Security, Disability, HR, Training, Quality, Test, Inspection
Vancouver, BC

About Technical Safety BC

Technical Safety BC (formerly BC Safety Authority) is an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across the province. In addition to issuing permits, licenses and certificates, we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research.

We promote understanding and engagement, making safety accessible to everyone. We create and adopt new ideas, skills, and tools that will enable us to meet the safety challenges of a highly-connected world. Technical Safety BC is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community and welcomes those who would contribute to further diversifying our organization, as we are an equal opportunity employer.

Our values guide our work.

We See Genius in Diversity

We Foster Confidence

We Make the Complex Simple

We Adapt

The Opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Safety Officer, Safety Management Approaches position! This position will provide advice and recommendations to the Technical Leader on safety management and audit activities. They will lead assessment plans for Alternative Safety Approaches, manage Safety Management Approaches audit program to verify client compliance, and monitor the program against standards/targets to implement continual improvement processes. The successful candidate will work closely with Safety Officers and have the chance to work with incredible colleagues to collaborate on investigations, audits and public education.

We are looking for an experienced communicator with strong development and interpretation experience, including regulations, standards, codes and performance monitoring. We value diversity and look for candidates who bring innovative solutions to provide technical guidance, coaching and mentoring to employees and clients.

If you would like to be part of a dynamic organization with an amazing culture that places public safety at the forefront, please apply on our website and submit an application today!

Status: Regular, Full-Time, Union
Pay Rate:
$51.10 - 59.18
Reports to:
Technical Leader, Safety Management Approaches

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Policies and Processes: Participates in the development and documentation of Safety Management Approaches policies and procedures. Participates in the rollout of Safety Management policies and procedures by providing educational material and/or holding training sessions for Safety Officers to ensure consistency throughout the Province.

2.Assessment Leader: Participates and leads development and documentation of assessment plans for Alternative Safety Approaches; both Equivalent Safety Approaches, and Safety Management Plans. Manage confidentiality requests; reviews and approves or provides recommendations to Safety Manager re: approval of Safety Management Plans, maintenance control plans, quality manuals, and regulatory compliance plans as per established criteria and requirements; report on failure or difficulty in meeting milestones in assessment process.

3. Assessment Team Leader: Manage Safety Management Approaches assessment program. Assist in development of 5 year production plan, and produce annual plans with recommendations to go forward to statutory decision maker for overall allocation of resources. Monitor program against standards and targets in assessment procedures and implement continual improvement processes into the program. Develop the work plans; implement the assessment plan; facilitate assessment planning meetings, provide balance to report based on team members views, and recommend assessment conclusions to Safety Manager. Manage enforcement program as it relates to the Safety Management Approaches program, including prohibition activity.

4. Audit Leader: Manage external Safety Management Approaches audit program with the intent of verifying client compliance with accepted Equivalent Standards Approaches and Safety Management Plans. To include recommending internal audit policies and procedures including audit charter, annual audit plan, and audit finding reports to the Provincial Safety Manager.

5. Audit Team Leader: Functions as audit/investigation team leader on audits of clients with Safety Management Approaches in accordance with the Act, regulations and B.C. Safety Authority policy. Assist in development of 5 year production plan, and produce annual plans with recommendations to go forward to statutory decision maker and leadership for overall allocation of resources.

6. Investigations: Conducts investigations for the purposes of audit trail by collecting evidence and information that is accurate, complete and relevant to the identified and suspect non-compliances with the Safety Standards Act and Alternative Safety Approaches Reviews audit trail investigations and participates in analysis initiatives to determine actions as required.

7. Safety Officer Training: Participates in the development of training programs, and recommends to the Provincial Safety Managers training and skills development needs after assessing the knowledge, skill and competence of Safety Officers with regards to audit and investigation as it relates to the Safety Management Approaches program.

8. Safety Officer Support: Provides ongoing advice and support to Safety Officers on how to apply policies and standard operating procedures to ensure consistent, reasonable and practical actions and decisions as they relate to the Safety Management Approaches audit program.

9. Administrative Activities: Reviews and prepares reports on Safety Management Approaches audit, assessment, and enforcement activities and provides recommendations to the Provincial Safety Manager. Manages records in accordance with prescribed policies and standard operating procedures. Reviews the Safety Standards Act and the Alternative Safety Approaches regulation and makes recommendations for change to the Provincial Safety Managers.

10. Safety Officer Technical Supervision: Responsible for the supervision of Qualified Safety Officers for Safety Management Approaches in assessment and audit throughout the province; deals with complex issues; receives and resolves differences between clients and Safety Officers.

11. Public Education: Provides support for the development of projects and educational material as they relate to the Safety Management Approaches program. Hold awareness sessions for external clients and stakeholders on issues, policies and processes to ensure consistent program delivery.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  1. 5-7 years’ experience or a combination of education and experience.
  2. Excellent presentation and computer skills supplemented by above average oral and written communication skills.
  3. Experience in the development and interpretation of regulations, standards, codes, and performance monitoring.
  4. Knowledge of risk management principles.
  5. Extensive experience providing technical guidance, direction, coaching and mentoring employees and teaching/educating the public
  6. Technical qualifications equivalent to those of a Technical Safety BC Safety Officer from a technical discipline.
  7. Preference for completion of National Board In Service, or 5 years’ experience as a Boiler Safety Officer, or equivalent.
  8. Lead auditor with experience operating under ISO 19011 guidelines
  9. Ability to analyze a significant number of relevant documents and write assessments.
  10. Experience analyzing business requirements, developing tactical business plans, and managing projects.
  11. Ability to deal effectively with others to persuade them regarding the correct course of action to meet safety requirements.
  12. Proven ability to mediate and resolve sensitive issues using business insight, tact and diplomacy to work with cross-functional teams.
  13. Ability to make technical decisions on difficult or unusual issues without direction.
  14. Strong interpersonal skills.

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