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Health & Safety Project Coordinator

Company: SYLVIS Environmental
Location : New Westminster,BC
Company Profile


SYLVIS is a residuals management firm that provides environmental consulting and operational services to a wide range of clients in both the private and public sectors.  At SYLVIS we believe that sustainability is intrinsically linked to our ability to manage our residuals through innovation.  For more information on what we do, visit our website at www.sylvis.com.

Job Description


Based in our New Westminster BC office, the Health & Safety Project Coordinator position provides a unique opportunity to apply your safety expertise while also contributing to operational and consulting projects. You will balance your time between coordinating and implementing all aspects of SYLVIS’s rigorous safety program and ensuring the smooth execution of projects related to the beneficial use of residuals. You will be responsible for all aspects of project coordination within both realms of responsibility and will participate directly in field activities. You are someone with a diverse skill set and are extremely well organized. 

Your health and safety responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of SYLVIS’s corporate and site-specific health and safety programs, policies and procedures.
  • Coordination of the Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings and presentations to management.
  • Ensuring adherence to Provincial and Federal Safety legislations.
  • Investigating and reporting on workplace near misses and incidents.
  • Ensuring preventative and corrective actions are identified and are addressed promptly
  • Undertaking regular safety audits as per the established protocols and schedules.
  • Pro-actively driving continuous improvements to the health and safety programs.

Your project coordinator responsibilities include:

  • Project planning and implementation at one or more operational reclamation or residuals recycling projects in British Columbia.
  • Coordinating and participating in field activities including environmental sample collection, supervision of heavy equipment operations, and supervision of external contractors.
  • Data tracking and report preparation.
  • Regular liaison with client representatives.


SYLVIS’s business is built on technical expertise, exceptional customer service, and a team-based approach to project delivery. To excel in this position, you need to be prepared to deliver outstanding service by drawing on your previous experiences. You have:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience coordinating health and safety programs; a post secondary occupational health and safety certificate or degree is an asset.
  • A good understanding of health and safety regulations in BC and Alberta.
  • Experience in COR internal / external auditing.
  • 1-2 years of experience in environmental monitoring, data management, supervision of heavy equipment contractors, and project coordination.
  • Experience in client liaison and report preparation.
  • An advanced technical diploma or undergraduate degree in an environmental discipline is an asset.

As a member of an interdisciplinary team of professionals you will bring the following qualities to the position:

  • A passion for safety and continuous improvement.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills.
  • A can-do attitude, superior attention to detail and quality and ability to get the job done on schedule and on budget.
  • A willingness to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
  • A willingness to travel to operational sites throughout BC and Alberta (a valid driver’s license is required).


SYLVIS offers a healthy, dynamic, fast-paced team-orientated work environment, a commitment to ongoing professional development, and a benefits package.  SYLVIS emphasizes professional integrity and the highest work quality that continues to exceed our client’s expectations. SYLVIS hires and retains exceptional people. We like to have fun and celebrate our accomplishments and appreciate a nerdy sense of humour.


Are you passionate about safety and sustainability and interested in advancing your career?  We look forward to hearing from you!  Send a cover letter and resume in confidence to SYLVIS via our website at www.sylvis.com/our-company/careers. In your cover letter, please include a response to the following questions:

  • What is your workplace safety philosophy? What has prepared you to coordinate a health and safety program that encompasses operational sites with heavy equipment?
  • What skills would you like to gain and develop whilst working for SYLVIS?

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible as applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.