HSE Manager

HSE Manager

Toronto/Ontario, Canada.
Contract type
Full time


Vanderlande’s Canada Health, Safety, and Environmental Manager is responsible for the safety, health, and regulatory compliance of installation project execution of Material Handling Systems, Airports, Warehouse Automation, and Parcel Sortation systems and for the operation and maintenance of these systems for our customers throughout Canada. Vanderlande has active projects in different provinces in Canada, predominantly in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.

You will work closely with both Business Units’ Project Management Officers and Managers of Site Management to ensure that all projects are supported by our HSE professionals and highlight any need to contract additional support. You will be proactive in providing solutions in project safety delivery and provide necessary guidance and coaching as events dictate. You will be responsible for measuring project success with timely reporting of issues and metrics.  The HSE Manager is responsible for managing The Certificate of Recognition Program (COR) of all projects requiring the COR certification.

You will report directly to the Senior HSE Program Manager for the North America Customer Center. This position is ideally based out of the Province of Ontario.    


  • Support the HSE team of professionals at Project, Service, and Key Account sites to ensure consistency, quality, budget adherence project/site management, and external customer satisfaction.
  • Manage the Certificate of Recognition Program (COR) of all projects requiring the COR certification.
  • Develop practices and procedures to ensure operational excellence for HSE NA.
  • Provide operational support to field safety officers and managers.
  • Ensure coordination of resources necessary to successfully implement projects, including availability of skilled and motivated workers, equipment, safety resources, and training.
  • Promote Safe Base as a core value, ensure compliance with all VI HSE programs and requirements, and show leadership in promoting safety.  Ensure that sites perform required periodic inspections, training, and documentation.
  • Monitor, review, and report monthly project financials and department expenditures to ensure budget adherence.
  • To achieve budget and performance targets, provide direction and support related to underperforming projects.
  • Implement HSE standards and principles, policies, and practices including but not limited to; safety management systems, training, risk assessments, assist with project site assessments, and applicable safety regulations.
  • Conduct health and safety audits of projects, active construction sites, and service sites to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements and Vanderlande’s lifesaving rules.
  • Ensure compliance and implementation of Canadian health and safety programs that exceed regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain a billability of 50%.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications, Education, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree – Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and Safety or related fields
  • Must thoroughly know Airports, Warehouse and Parcel services, industrial automation, and/or industrial manufacturing.
  • Extensive knowledge of Canadian (specifically Ontario and British Columbia) and USA safety and environmental regulations
  • Extensive experience in leading safety programs related to robots, lasers, electrical safety/arc flash prevention (NFPE 70e), fire prevention, and control of hazardous energy (LOTO)
  • Prefer a minimum of 10 years of safety-related experience and leading construction/installation projects, in particular:
    • Managing Construction/Installation projects and HSE professionals doing such projects
    • Incident / Problem Management
    • Building Best Practices/Standard Work
    • Analysis and Reports, Strong organizational skills, Excellent grammar and writing skills.
    • Strong supervision skills, particularly supervising off-site personnel
    • Proven ability to lead others.
    • Communication and interpersonal skills to effectively manage and motivate employees and communicate objectives and action plans.
    • Proficient use of computer and corresponding programs – Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Ability to implement behavioral-based safety techniques to improve/maintain safety performance.
    • Ability to establish positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess one Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner (CMIOSH), Certified Health & Safety Consultant (CHSC)
  • Experience in managing The Certificate of Recognition Program (COR)
  • Experience in Design Safety/Product Liability reviews.
  • Experience with Industrial Robots and Robot Systems – Safety Requirements
  • Experience with the control of hazardous energy.
  • Experience with Performance Requirements for Risk Reduction Measures: Safeguarding and Other Means of Reducing Risk

Other Requirements
Must be able to attain and sustain an Airport Restricted Area I.D. Badge
Must be able to attain and sustain a Customs & Border Protection Security Seal
Must be able to attain and sustain an airport-issued driver’s permit (as required)
Must hold a valid driver’s license and Passport.

Position Type:

This is a full-time, benefit-eligible position.

Travel: Must be able to travel up to 30% of the time (within Canada and the USA)

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • The work environment/physical requirements described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Uneven and broken ground
  • Need to comply with all required PPE, including any health or pandemic-related requirements.
  • Use of ladders and stairwells
  • Ability to inspect a large construction/installation project on several floors.
  • Use of fall-protection equipment

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.