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Safety Advisor, Kent Hills

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Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Kent Hills, NB, CA

Company: TransAlta



“Powering Economies and Communities”


TransAlta owns, operates, and develops a diverse fleet of electrical generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia, providing municipalities, industries, and businesses with safe, low-cost, and reliable clean electricity. For over 100 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and proud community-member where its employees work and live. We are committed to fostering a dynamic, productive, and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountabilities, strong leadership, and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.


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We are currently looking to hire a Safety Advisor to join our Kent Hills team in New Brunswick! 


As the Safety Advisor, you will support and implement Safety strategies, processes, and policies to support safe, compliant and cost-effective Wind operations at our Kent Hills, New Brunswick site. You are accountable for ensuring that the portfolio adheres to TransAlta’s model and complies with EHS policies; and implement a consistent and coordinated set of Safety and Regulatory standards at the Kent Hills site that ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and TransAlta safe work standards. The services provided through this role will be to the benefit of the Wind and Solar fleet, with ultimate direction from and accountability to the corporate EHS team. You would also need to demonstrate leadership in adhering to existing safety standards, and identifing actions to improve the safety culture and safe work as related to daily operations and ongoing projects at the Kent Hills.


This role is a temporary 18-month position. The position is safety sensitive therefore the successful candidate will be required to complete pre-employment testing. 




As the Safety Advisor, you will: 


  • Champion a culture of safety excellence while adhering to safe work practices, procedures, standards and policies.  Serve as the primary point of contact for Wind and contractor personnel regarding Health & Safety issues.

  • Develop action plans to identify changes to policies, objectives, system components or corrective and preventative actions, and ensure that these action plans are capable of producing the agreed deliverables

  • Ensure Health & Safety programs and procedures are implemented and adhered to with demonstrated competencies and compliance at the KH site, in accordance with regulations and corporate requirements

  • Play an active role in identifying safety risks and implement strategies to minimize and control hazards and impacts and monitoring of Enterprise Electronic Management Database (Synergi) report entering and completion

  • Proactively identify EHS issues, bring them to the attention of the Wind Supervisors, and cooperate in identifying action plans to address these issues

  • Conduct planned inspections at Wind facilities and initiate action plans to correct any deficiencies, in particular in coordination with audit teams and their findings

  • Support the Supervisors to ensure teams are effectively following EHS policies and regulations

  • Lead Safety incident investigation teams; help identify corrective action plans arising from root cause analysis and ensure compliance with corrective actions are

  • Identify for EHS Management System improvements for the implementation of corporate policies and standards

  • Establish a collaborative work environment within the team, peers, stakeholders and support groups to ensure issues may be resolved in a professional and productive manner

  • Uphold TransAlta values, thereby maintaining and enhancing reputation and stakeholder relations

  • Develop, implement and manage the safety programs as approved by corporate services

  • Monitor, analyze and forecast operations Health & Safety performance

  • Operate successfully in a multi-tasking environment with changing priorities

  • Identify and implement business and / or productivity improvement initiatives




To be successful in this role, we are looking for the following must-have qualifications and experience:


  • Appropriate safety certification in a related discipline with 5 years of related progressive experience

  • Comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles within own discipline and knowledge of others

  • Thorough knowledge of safety theory and practice, particularly in the areas of the construction and electrical industry

  • Knowledge of what constitutes a strong safety culture and how to sustain and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation

  • Ability to identify and mitigate risks / realize opportunities

  • Experience with contractor safety management and practices

  • Assist with procurement processes and vendor qualifications

  • Good understanding of how related teams coordinate their efforts and resources to achieve objectives

  • Proven ability to demonstrate strong leadership skills; this ability must be evident within one's own team as well as within the organization overall

  • Effective communicator with a proven ability to successfully influence solid management decision


The following qualifications and/or experience are desirable, but not essential:


  • Fluent Bilingual speaker for giving direct communication in both English and French is an asset



Become part of our TransAlta team today! We look forward to reviewing your application. All applications will be reviewed in a timely manner to the best of our abilities. We appreciate your patience and understanding during the recruitment process.


Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. Some positions may require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance. If these verifications are needed, they will be indicated on the job posting.



COVID-19 Vaccination Policy


As TransAlta continues to navigate through unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure prospective employees of our continued commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and that we are taking additional measures to help protect our employees and their families from contracting and spreading COVID-19.  All employees hired, or who begin employment, after November 15, 2021 must provide proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment. Those applicants with appropriate exemptions must identify themselves at the time of interview and provide documentation of the exemption to the TransAlta Disability Management team prior to an offer of employment being made.  


Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


It is our collective mission to ensure that every single employee feels a sense of inclusion and belonging and can show up to work as their true authentic self. TransAlta is committed to hiring a diverse workforce including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of the LGBTQ2+ community. TransAlta believes that diversity enhances the quality of its performance, is an essential element to effective corporate governance, and cultivates a strong workplace culture. Click here for our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.


TransAlta has received certification from Diversio, a technology company setting the global standard for equity, diversity, and inclusion, for its continued commitment to and meaningful performance on ED&I in the workplace.