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Safety Specialist 

Reference Code: 63001 



Location: United States (US) - Saint Joseph, MO
Job Category: Health, Safety, Environment
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is eligible for our domestic relocation program
Application Deadline: 03/02/2020




We all need energy. It warms our homes, cooks our food, gives us light, and gets us where we need to go. It also improves our quality of life in countless other ways. At TC Energy, our job is to deliver that energy to millions of people who depend on it across North America. And we take our job very seriously.

Guided by our values of safety, integrity, responsibility and collaboration, we develop and operate our facilities safely, reliably and with care for our impact on the environment. With our presence across the continent, our people play an active role in building strong communities.

We’re proud of how our hard work and commitment sets us apart and benefits society, every day. We’re looking for new team members who share our values and are ready to take on exciting challenges.


 The opportunity

Reporting to the Manager of Safety and Emergency Management, the Safety Specialist will provide active leadership to ensure corporate policies and regional practices and procedures are followed with the additional focus of leveraging best practices across the region. The incumbent will act as a technical expert resource for safety risk identification and mitigation during routine pipeline facilities and operations, projects and construction activities. This role will lead the development, implementation and monitoring of employee safety programs based on analysis of audit, inspection and statistical findings. The incumbent will ensure the region is in compliance with federal, state and city regulations including TC Energy Health & Safety criterion by maintaining high standards of documentation, record keeping and timely reporting. The successful individual will possess demonstrated leadership with a proven track record of influencing and motivating core staff, line management, and contractors that result in positive outcomes.


Position location is negotiable.


What you’ll do

  • Providing leadership, guidance and mentoring to regional personnel on safety processes and issues
  • Providing occupational health & safety guidance and support for regional site/area managers
  • General oversight and technical support of various fire protection systems, regulatory permits, staff certifications, record keeping, and related inspections, tests and preventative maintenance
  • General oversight and technical support of employee medical surveillance, respirator fit testing, noise surveys, PPE selection/administration, onsite hazardous material management, general waste management and facility safety equipment maintenance (spill kits, first aid, showers etc.)
  • Conducting and acting as an expert resource for incident and accident investigations resulting in innovative and practical solutions
  • Acts as liaison with corporate office Safety, Engineering departments and other regions with the intent of sharing best practices resolving escalated issues
  • Developing plans, injury prevention programs, specialty training materials and related actions to mitigate risks identified or related to incidents, regulatory events, hazard advisories, best practices and facility projects
  • Designing, planning, budgeting, delivering and leading regional safety programs that support regional and corporate business plans
  • Maintaining statistical databases, trending and reports for regional leadership
  • Conducting and monitoring employee/contractor safety and emergency response training
  • Working closely with the regional Joint Health & Safety committee
  • Leading frequent facility safety inspections
  • Managing on site hazardous material issues
  • Interacting with regulators and external visitors during onsite inspections
  • Supporting general compliance in facility oil and chemical handling, spill response, equipment maintenance and related record keeping
  • Ability to correct safety deficiencies upon discovery and take action to reduce risk
  • Designs, develops and maintains health and safety policies and programs
  • Assists in the development and implementation of employee safety programs
  • Conducts training programs and leads exercises to instruct and assess employees in safe work practices and emergency procedures
  • Carries out periodic safety inspections to monitor compliance to safety programs
  • Assists in the implementation of safety and emergency management programs
  • Maintain Incident Command System minimum qualifications in order to serve as Safety Officer on -site in the event of a significant incident
  • Carries out inspections to monitor compliance to federal, provincial and local regulations
  • Will carry out special studies of accidents and causes and maintains safety-related records
  • Other tasks as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in health and safety, OH&S Certification or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 6 years of related work experience in a safety field or safety sensitive role
  • Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist desirable
  • Experience with loss control, risk management and safety programs
  • Experience with oil and gas or power facilities
  • Academic training, certification and related work experience (certification or accreditation in an environmental or scientific discipline) would be an asset

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, analytical and communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and multi-task
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to write technical reports, make oral presentations and conduct training sessions

Technical acumen in Confined Space, Electrical Safety, Lock Out Tag Out, Hot Work, Elevated Work, Process Safety, Vehicle Safety and related areas
*Driving a motor vehicle is an essential job function of this position.  Following a conditional offer of employment, the Company will check the motor vehicle records of any job applicant when driving is an essential job function.


Apply now!


Apply to this posting by 03/02/2020 using reference code 63001. You must apply through our jobs system at Only applications submitted through our system will be acknowledged. Applications may be submitted using a mobile device or desktop / laptop computer.

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