Safety Manager - Eastern Canada


Ottawa, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 169418 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Eastern Canada District 

Department: Safety 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Are you passionate about safety professional looking to work for one of the largest contractors in North America, with an opportunity to become a shareholder in the company?  At Kiewit, one of our guiding principles on infrastructure projects and in every office is "Nobody Gets Hurt." 


As a Senior Safety Specialist, you'll be part of a team implementing and overseeing the Kiewit and Project Safety Program, including developing and promoting site safety policies and procedures. In addition, you'll assist in monitoring the activities of infrastructure projects, ensuring the site's compliance with pertinent governmental regulations, company policies and procedures.


Our mission is to make a difference, and we offer opportunities for you to make one through our construction operations. Whether building and replacing roads, turning rivers into energy, building bridges, or connecting communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer tremendous career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There's a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won't find anywhere else. #LI-HM1

District Overview

Kiewit's Eastern Canada District is working on heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, bridges, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard-working individuals with a passion for construction which aren't afraid to get their hands dirty!


This role will be based in Ottawa. 


  • Supporting the company's safety program for a project and driving a safety-oriented approach to work
  • Compiling, analyzing, and interpreting occupational illness and accident statistical data; recommending process and product safety features that will reduce employee exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards
  • Routinely inspecting the facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards and to ensure safety regulation compliance
  • Routinely monitoring the workforce for unsafe behaviours and coaching employees on the correct behaviours when observed
  • Supporting the development of environmental health and safety training materials, including manuals, brochures, PowerPoint presentations etc.
  • Maintaining a paperwork management system to track training records to track all safety training initiatives conducted personally or by outside consultants/vendors
  • Interpreting safety regulations for our major infrastructure projects
  • Coordinating and presenting safety training to support client requirements, including new hire orientation, fall protection, confined space, lockout/tagout and repertory
  • Interfacing with Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) (Provincial or federal) officials/inspectors in the event of a site visit


  • 5+ years of experience as a Safety Lead, Senior Safety Specialist, Safety Specialist or Safety Manager in the construction of large infrastructure projects
  • Experience in team management
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and hazard recognition, record keeping and injury management skills
  • Experience with WSIB, Case Management
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments
  • Ability to travel and relocate as business requires, a plus.
  • Knowledge of Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Construction Regulations
  • Ability to speak publically in groups and provide trainings


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Job Segment: Manager, Management