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SH&E Supervisor (Bilingual)

Point Tupper, NS B9A 1Y9, Canada; Sydney, NS, Canada Req #891
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Savage CANAC Corporation, an established supply chain solutions company, is seeking a Safety, Health & Environment Supervisor to provide strategic direction and safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) support to Savage’s operations in Eastern Canada.


  • Lead in safety, health, and environment. Provide guidance and leadership to Safety Specialist, Lead Safety Specialist, and frontline Team Members.
  • Work closely with the Operations Managers, Director of Operations, Sr. SH&E Manager, and their safety teams in implementing all internal safety related auditing measures (S7) as well as CCOHS, Transport Canada, and provincial safety standards.
  • Interface with all safety regulatory agencies such as CCOHS and Transport Canada
  • Collaborate with the Operations Managers to represent the operation in front of customers, vendors, and others with an invested interest on all safety related issues.
  • Works as a liaison with Savage project manager for supervision of third party contractors.
  • Work with all Team Members to develop and deliver procedural and regulatory training.
  • Monitor and trend leading and lagging safety metrics in the operation and advise and implement corrective actions that lead improve safety performance.
  • Establish a proactive SH&E process towards incident prevention.
  • Serve as the knowledge bank for regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Obtain (when required) and manage all required permits needed to operate.
  • Lead post-accident investigations and work with managers to develop strong “return-to-work” programs for the operations they support.
  • Serve as Incident Commander during emergencies; available 24/7 for such emergencies.
  • Interface with the customer’s safety department on all SH&E related issues.
  • Participate on applicable Savage councils, committees, and team working to improve safety in all groups and at all levels within Savage.


  • BA/BS is preferred
  • CRSP or similar safety certifications preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years as a safety professional in a rail, refinery, oil and gas, marine terminal, or other industrial environment is preferred


  • Fluent in both English and French (Canadian/Quebec - French)
  • In-depth knowledge in the transportation, loading/unloading, and storage of chemicals and bulk products with an emphasis on rail and marine terminals preferred
  • A desire to work in the field, alongside operators, in an industrial environment
  • Willingness to work in roles outside of the scope of SH&E in a time of need
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of safety, including a mix of CCOHS, Transport Canada, NS CSA-COR certification, and provincial regulations
  • Knowledge of workers compensation requirements (WCB, CNESST, etc.)
  • Professional certifications in safety, such as the CRSP or CSP are preferred
  • Proven ability to analyze situations, make sound decisions, and work with all stakeholders to deliver sustainable solutions
  • Comfort delivering professional content in front of a group, including, but not limited to: training frontline team members, presenting a safety plan of action to Senior Leadership Team, or a potential customer
  • Computer skills: MS Office Suite with the ability to navigate Savage’s internal reporting system for statistical analysis
  • Excellent written communication skills for writing reports, trainings, proposals, and more. Writing must be concise and exact
  • Impeccable integrity
  • Detail oriented and self-starter
  • Responds well to high-pressure situations
  • Comfortable working in an industrial environment and the hazards that accompany it, including but not limited to: exposure to all weather elements, ability to climb on top of and underneath railcars, inspecting conveyor systems several stories high, lifting 40+ lbs, and walking long distances on uneven ground
  • Treats people fairly with dignity and respect
  • Embraces and teaches company culture
  • Willing and able to travel within the Eastern Canada region about 50% and outside of Canada on occasion
  • Have access to reliable vehicle for travel between operations / airport in Nova Scotia (CRA mileage rate applicable, outside of home terminal area)

Savage has been designated as a 2020 Military Friendly Employer. Additional information on our Veteran’s Program, “Savage Patriots” can be found at

Having trouble with our application?  Please call 800-233-0883 for assistance.


Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.

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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Point Tupper, NS B9A 1Y9, Canada
  • Sydney, NS, Canada