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Manager, Occupational Health and Safety


Surrey, BC, CA

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Workplace Flexibility: Yes 
Posting End Date:Open Until Filled 


We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.  

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC. 

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! Our 2,400 employees come to work every day to meet the energy needs of our customers safely, reliably and affordably. 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 of 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 year 1, you will:

  • Lead our Safety Strategy to build and strengthen safety capacity and further embed our Human and Organizational Performance principles
  • Drive forward our Ergonomics Program and continue to innovate and provide programs aimed at preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Foster strong safety leadership therough oversight of all of our training and education in this space
  • Build a robust and dynamic internal 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 Safe Work Planning and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) Program
  • Support our Event Learning programs and initiatives
  • Support safety programs and initiatives in support of our high-risk strategy.
  • Lead and support evaluation, measurement and monitoring activities that provide a feedback loop on our safety capacity and safety management system.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to contribute to continually contribute to creating a Culture of belonging

In year 2, you will:

  • Contribute to our safety management system evaluation and gap analysis against the best practice (COR, ISO 45001)
  • Obtain external recognition for the Safety Capacity strategy implementation
  • Partnering for progress with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Evaluate our Safety Leadership in Action Program

What it takes:

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety, or Industrial Engineering (Safety) or a related discipline from a recognized program plus 8 to 12 years related experience, including leadership experience within an unionized environment and/or utility industry, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • Be a strategic thinker and adepth at executing plans
  • Bring a strong work ethic and an ability to motivate teams
  • A leader who not only understands the benefits of inclusion and diversity, but embraces this in their team and creates psychological safety amongst team members
  • 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 others 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.


In this role, you’ll be provided with a degree of flexibility in where your work is performed while meeting business needs. This includes the flexibility to also work full-time from the office as all of our roles require at least some in-person time.


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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