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HSE Coordinator

Apply Job ID JR-3154 Date posted 11/29/2022
HSE Coordinator

Where Greatness Grows

The greatest achievements in history are borne from the greatness within people – where human potential meets vision, and passion fuels evolution. Unlocking this potential is the most important thing we do at Bird.

As a leader in Canadian construction for over 100 years, the impact of our team is etched deeply within the core of our legacy. Beyond Bird, this impact is felt in the fundamental aspects of our everyday lives. From the critical infrastructure we depend on, to the energy and resources that keep us moving - we are powering our communities and shaping Canada’s skylines coast-to-coast. Entrenched in the foundation of a culture built more than a century ago is an enduring quest to reimagine what is possible. Our impact is greater than ever, and we are looking for those who seek to redefine their story.

We are a dynamic team of over 5,000 with a range of professions, backgrounds, and areas of expertise. This breadth of diversity in people and opportunities is one of greatest aspects of building your career with Bird. Every trajectory looks different. At Bird, you hold the pen, and you write your story. As you unlock your potential, you are surrounded by a team that supports you every step of the way.

Be a part of our team, where we pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the way we treat each other and our partners. You will build a career and long-lasting relationships based on respect, collaboration, and a solution-focused mindset. Bird is a place where you will unlock your potential and achieve your goals.

Reporting to the District Safety Manager, Construction Manager, and Superintendent, the HSE Coordinator assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of themselves and the crew. They will ensure work tasks are performed safely in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and company policies and that work is performed with a high level of quality and timeliness.

This position is for sites throughout the Lower Mainland. There is potential for nightshift work.


  • Provide First Aid as required.

  • Record findings and initiate notifications as warranted.

  • Conduct orientations for new workers and visitors.

  • Assist in preparation/review of daily FLHA’s for Bird forces.

  • Validate equipment and processes are appropriate and validate worker understanding and competency.

  • Attend morning trade production meetings to understand what’s happening that day, with a focus in trades interactions and potential safety conflicts from multiple work processes.

  • Conduct frequent inspections of the site. Address HSE Issues in a timely fashion and complete the documents/reports.

  • Write reports, research HSE information, develop site specific safe work procedures and provide training, instruction or guidance to Bird forces as needed or directed.

  • Review upcoming activities of new trades. Obtain information, programs, or certificates to ensure trade is compliant with HSE requirements prior to starting the work, or piece of work.

  • Review changing site conditions/activities with Bird Project Management and evaluate for risks which may not yet be identified. Provide mitigation strategies for these risks.

  • Interact with Client as needed to address any Client safety concerns and/or validate to Client that actions are consistent with their expectations. Potentially conduct weekly inspections with Client – focusing on Client issues [public safety, motorist safety, environment, etc.].

  • Conduct weekly toolbox talks and monthly Safety Committee meetings.

  • Ensure that all incidents and/or accidents are reported, investigated, immediately addressed, and appropriately documented.

  • Provide training to Bird forces as appropriate and coordinate required or recertification training with the District HSE Manager.

  • Address non-compliance issues with Bird and trades. Interact with trade safety representatives as needed to resolve issues.

  • Record and document data required for daily safety report, including direction of trade data

  • Understand and utilize the right and responsibility to stop unsafe work.

  • Execute assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Be familiar with current COVID-19 protocols/processes and ensure the crews are following the current provincial health guidelines.

  • Inspect onsite safety equipment as per industry standards and applicable legislation.

  • Use a gas detector for Confined Space Work and monitor air quality when needed.

  • Drive safely and professionally, always obeying all traffic rules.

  • Assist labour crews as required.

Working Conditions

  • Hazard awareness

  • Working both indoors and outdoors in hot and cold weather conditions

  • Working at heights

  • Working in and around noise and dust

What We Are Looking For

  • High school Diploma required

  • 2 years’ experience as a general laborer in the construction industry an asset

  • CSTS’09, or CSTS 2020 or SiteReadyBC

  • WHMIS 2015 trained

  • Hold a valid OFA ticket minimum Level 2

  • Hold qualified CSO or NCSO ticket

  • Confined Space Entry andRescue is an asset

  • Fall Protection

  • Criminal record check may be required

  • Valid driver’s license and clean drivers abstract an asset

  • Vertical Rescue an asset

  • General construction safety knowledge

  • Committed dedication to safety; reflected in practice and experience

  • Strong focus on customer satisfaction

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently in a demanding environment

  • A team player with strong people skills

  • Supportive of a culture that encompasses the highest ethical standards aligned with the Company Promise

  • Member of CLAC

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to lift to 50lbs, occasionally lift items weighing more than 50lbs with assistance

  • Stand or walk for long periods of time

  • Use arms and hands to reach for, handle or manipulate objects

  • Climb up and down ladders, scaffolds, and other objects

  • Safety equipment will be required, 6” high ankle steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, hard hat, safety vest and gloves to be provided

  • Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time demands of unpredictable activities, capable of handling pressure and challenges in a dynamic business environment

  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and prioritization of work to achieve them

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

We Put Safety First
A healthy and safe work environment is non-negotiable. We build a culture of operational and psychological safety through engagement, learning and leadership.

We Lead With Honesty
We speak and act with integrity, clarity and care so people can trust our word and our work. Being honest means we can deliver the best outcomes and consistent results.

We Are Stronger Together
Success is a team effort. Our inclusive workplace enables our combined expertise, humility and creativity to unlock our greater potential.

We Are Driven To Do Great Work
We built our name on quality. We have a passion for excellence in our work and relationships that honours our businesses and our industry.

We Create Opportunity
Rooted in a solid foundation, we adapt and grow to face the future. We are committed to elevating each other to chart the best path forward in an evolving world.