Position Type/ Hours:
This is a permanent full-time position working thirty-five (35) hours per week within the Human Resources Department. This position is located in the community of Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s urban centre.
Working under the direction of the Manager, Health and Safety, the Senior Advisor, Environment is responsible for supporting the Municipality in the ongoing development and execution of the Municipality’s Environment, Health, and Safety Management System. As Senior Advisor, Environment this role is responsible for leading in the identification, assessment, and control of environmental hazards. Primary responsibilities of the position include:
Guidance: Provide leadership to the Environment, Health, and Safety team and operational areas with respect to environmental management. Maintain direct involvement in daily operations and the delivery of overall program execution. Ensure the effective execution of the Municipality’s environmental risk management programs including operating approvals, waste handling, emissions, spills, and releases. Facilitate awareness and compliance with regulations, policies, practices, procedures, industry standards, and best practices. Develop and maintain relationships with all stakeholders, as well as advocate for continuous performance improvements. Provide support to health and safety processes as required and support the integration of the overarching Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) management system.
Program Development: Support the ongoing development of the (EHS) management system and lead the development and execution of comprehensive environmental management programs. Conduct research and provide recommendations to support compliance with regulations, industry standards, and best practices. Develop policies, practices, and procedures; analyze data; measure performance and system effectiveness. Support operational areas in the implementation of, and compliance with, the Municipality’s EHS management system.
Service Delivery: Identify, prioritize, and manage environmental related risks across the Municipality. Resolve environmental related enquiries and concerns, and act as subject matter expert. Conduct positive interventions, inspections, audits, and investigations. Identify trends, gaps, and best practices. Support and/or deliver orientations, training, and coaching. Facilitate the implementation of preventative measures, action items, and recommendations.