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Environmental, Health and Safety Manager


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 14, 2022.

EQUANS Services is seeking an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager, in Ottawa ideally.

EQUANS Services Inc. offers you :

  • Annual bonus program;
  • Group pension plan;
  • Balance between work and personal life;
  • Group insurance from your first day of work;
  • We strongly believe in the importance of diversity and inclusion.

EQUANS Services is seeking an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager as part of a Major District Energy Business in the National Capital Region. The project is a 35-year mandate for the operation and maintenance of a critical district heating and cooling plant network servicing governmental buildings in the Ottawa and Gatineau area. Equans Services employs 154,950 people worldwide.

EQUANS Services is a provider of energy efficiency, facility management services and outsourcing solutions for companies and communities. Our experts design, develop and manage tailored, smart and sustainable solutions for our customers’ benefit from airports to office parks, industrial sites and District Heating & Cooling Networks.

EQUANS Services operates 320 heating and cooling systems around the world in response to the long-term comfort needs (heating and air-conditioning) of both public and private sectors, at the same time as protecting the environment. A world market leader for three decades, the Group continues to expand its presence in Asia, the iddle East and North America.

Why work at EQUANS Services inc (ESI)?

Our mission is to shape a sustainable future built on clean, affordable, and resilient energy and the infrastructure that supports it.

Active across North America, we are trusted in facilities where safety and business continuity are critical, such as airports, high-tech industries, government buildings and public-private partnership infrastructures.

We serve both the Canadian and USA markets. Our main offers are concentrated in the following areas:

  • Facility management including asset life cycle;
  • Energy services;
  • Transport and mobility, and
  • Building automation

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Job Summary :

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Manager will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all environmental and other related permits, licences, approvals, agreements, environmental management as well as regulatory compliance with the various applicable governing bodies. The person will also oversee the implementation of various ISO standards. The EHS professional will be located in the National Region to support all local operations regarding Environmental, Health and Safety for 5 main buildings all related to heating and cooling systems (power plant). The EHS Manager will have to work closely with EQUANS Services Inc. Inc. H&S department to implement policies and procedures that are aligned with the company as well as all the reporting needed for the company. Also, the EHS Manager will have to work with the operations on sites, such as the General Manager and the Operations and Maintenance Manager.

Responsabilities :

General :

  • Key person for managers and employees to advise on HSE challenges on local sites.
  • Train employees on EHS procedures and policies aligned with EQUANS SERVICES INC. ’s EHS program.
  • Develop specific EHS procedures on site (LOTO sheet, Risk analysis, orientation for subcontractors, waste management, etc.).
  • Implement all relevant EQUANS SERVICES INC. EHS procedures on site (example: lone worker procedure).
  • Coordinate activities and prepare/submit reporting to outside agencies.
  • Assist in the security process for the requirements on site.


  • Inspect, collect and analyze data required for all environmental and safety reporting;
  • Performs project support work such as emission inventory, control equipment evaluation and testing, database development and analysis of technical data for permitting studies;
  • Develop and assist the environmental program requirements, including but not limited to air, water, halocarbons, diesel tanks, mold, solid and hazardous materials, PCB, Asbestos;
  • Assist environmental compliance requirements which may include collecting records, preparing reports, monitoring/directing work performed by consultants, etc.;
  • Participate in the facility’s strategic planning and project review process, tract metrics, and support continuous improvement of the environmental management system;
  • Assist in the development and the implementation of the corporate environmental management system.

Health and Safety:

  • Develop and implement a safety program for each site to capture specific risk and maintain these documents updated.
  • Develop and maintain a contractor training program specific for each site, in compliance with EQUANS SERVICES INC. EHS policies.
  • Implement and drive the safety committee to guide the site’s safety culture.
  • Participate in incident investigation, mitigation, root cause analysis and corrective action.
  • Proceed to workplace inspection and present report to Manager on site and EHS department.
  • Assess and mitigate employee exposure to hazards in the workplace.
  • Forward all corporate communication regarding H&S on site.
  • Maintain trainings records for all employees with the internal tool in place.
  • Proceed to inspection on construction site when construction is ongoing in the different buildings of our operations.
  • Implement an Observation Visit program for subcontractors on site.

Requirements :

  • Bachelor of Science in an EHS or engineering discipline or equivalent combination of education/experience;
  • Around 5 years of relevant experience in an industrial facility and/or in the energy sector, in terms environmental compliance as well as occupational Health & Safety;
  • Knowledge of French;
  • Provides technical assistance within discipline field as directed.

Skills :

  • Be proactive and assertive with sense of urgency to problem solving.
  • Work effectively with others, excellence in written/verbal communications, and in planning, documenting, organizing and executing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Recognized ability to work independently and succeed in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent work organization skills, orderliness and thoroughness.
  • Spirit of service, discretion, judgment.

Asset :

  • Knowledge of EH&S regulations in both Ontario and Québec;.
  • Experience in construction.

Others :

  • Able to pass all background checks and obtain a security clearance as per client Government of Canada requirements.
  • If the individual is based in Montreal, regular trips to Ottawa will be required. The individual will work on average 3 days per week in Ottawa.

Equals employment opportunity :

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Comments :

Does this challenge interest you? We would like to get to know you and we thank everyone who applies.