Metrolinx - Manager, Construction Safety

  • 06 Jun 2020 9:57 AM
    Message # 9018978
    James Calder (Administrator)


    ($108,615 – $147,641)

    Metrolinx is connecting communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Metrolinx operates GO Transit and UP Express, as well as the PRESTO fare payment system. We are also building new and improved rapid transit, including GO Expansion, Light Rail Transit routes, and major expansions to Toronto’s subway system, to get people where they need to go, better, faster and easier. Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

    The Safety division is a seeking Construction Safety Manager to manage the Capital Projects Group’s (CPG) construction health and safety program, and exercise accountability for the safe delivery of capital infrastructure projects throughout the planning, procurement, construction, and commissioning phases.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manages the planning and delivery of the Construction Safety Program within the delivery structure (Delivery Unit) and the execution of construction health and safety plans to affect safe worksites and protect Metrolinx’s reputational liability, within a matrix oriented environment.
    • Manages a team that oversees construction activities for compliance with contractual and regulatory requirements and that risks are effectively managed.
    • Leads and manages the CPG Delivery Unit health and safety audit function including the generation of safety statistics and metrics reporting to provide analysis and insight into the site performance of Metrolinx contractors.
    • Provides oversight to and monitors contractor work to ensure contract and regulatory compliance requirements are met.
    • Leads and oversees construction safety assurance activities and the effective execution of all health and safety programs and procedures.
    • Provides overall direction of Senior / Construction Safety Officers (S/CSO) in their interactions with contractors and consultants
    • Resolves site, safety, access, operational, and logistical challenges.
    • Develops, fosters and maintains relationships with internal stakeholders (Delivery Teams, operations, rail corridor access, etc) to: ensure the effective incorporation of construction and end-user safety requirements; ensure both activities during construction and the end product meet Metrolinx’s objectives and legislated commitments on safety performance.
    • Provides strategic advice, expertise and recommendations on health and safety programs/policies and issues management strategies to support executive decision making and support/foster continuous improvement to advance the safety culture and excellence in safety management practices.
    • Creates a working environment that is aligned with the organization’s desire to be “an employer of choice”, ensuring that people resources possess the required skills, are properly aligned, and are provided with the resources to do the job
    • Directly manages up to six (6) employees in project teams in the delivery of their responsibilities to champion health and safety on Metrolinx construction project sites; with contractual and functional management of additional specialist safety consultants.
    • Coaches, motivates and provides training to team members to achieve their goals and project deliverables.

    Location: 50 Bay Street, Toronto, ON.

    File Number: CON0032


    • Completion of a degree in safety management, health / hygiene, engineering, architecture, or a related discipline – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
    • Minimum eight (8) years’ management experience related to capital / infrastructure construction site logistics and holding the legal responsibility for the health and welfare of others.
    • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) designation is an asset
    • Must be able to obtain qualifications in Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR).
    • A valid Ontario Class G driver’s license is required to travel to various site locations, meetings, operational facilities, etc. Must meet and maintain the corporate standard for a good driving record.
    • Knowledge of transit infrastructure and related construction projects; knowledge of Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) and Transport Canada Safety Rules (TCSR);
    • Knowledge of legislative and regulatory requirements governing health and safety and the construction industry to manage the planning and delivery of the construction safety management program to ensure the safety and protection of employees, construction contractors and associated corporate values.
    • Knowledge of transit operations, property management, and facility operations to identify and mitigate potential safety risks and disruptions to operations
    • Interpersonal and oral/written/presentation skills to liaise with all levels within the organization and on construction sites; to work effectively with specialists across multiple sectors; to prepare project correspondence, technical reports, briefing documents, and policy/procedure recommendations.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in the production of documents.

    Unusual Working Conditions

    • Works a standard 36.25 hour work week within a mixed field/office environment.
    • Occasionally required to work nights and weekends.
    • Frequently required to visit construction sites with potential exposure to controlled hazards (train movements, designated substances, fumes, and flammable / combustible agents)
    • Frequently required to attend public meetings

    To apply for this position, please submit your resume online, no later than June 18, 2020. Please apply at: 

    Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

    Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

    Please be advised, Metrolinx uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Search may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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