Director, EHS

Toronto, ON

Aecon is well-positioned in the Canadian marketplace as an industry leader in the development and construction of infrastructure. We have a roster of ongoing major projects here and abroad, a record backlog diversified across multiple sectors and duration, and a robust pipeline of future project pursuits. We are in a strong market position, but we are ultimately aiming higher.


At Aecon, we aim to be the partner of choice for end to end delivery of integrated Urban Transportation Solutions. From Light Rail Transit (LRT), to subways and commuter rail systems, we are primed to deliver the technologically advanced transportation systems needed to meet the demand of future generations.The EHS Director for Urban Transportation Solutions, will play a key role in driving EHS excellence across this exciting and growing sector. Reporting to the VP, EHS and Risk Management, the role is responsible for supporting EHS programs across the sector and working closely with operational leadership in integrating EHS into the business. 

What You’ll Do Here:

  • Lead and align a team of Operational EHS direct reports to EHS’ strategic intent by focusing the teams’ activities and holding each individual accountable for results
  • Member of the Safety Senior Management Team accountable for contributing to the development of EHS strategy at the organizational level
  • Actively participate in operational Senior Management team meetings and engage senior leaders on EHS related issues and opportunities with a focus on action
  • Works closely with relevant senior operational leadership to coach, guide and mentor on EHS requirements and leadership behaviors expected by Aecon
  • Drives consistent implementation of Aecon EHS strategy, vision, programs and initiatives across operational sector / project(s) 
  • Maintain a pulse on EHS related concerns or developments and provide pragmatic and timely solutions to address issues that impact the attainment of business objectives
  • Build strong relationships with EHS counterparts on JVs to ensure ongoing collaboration, communication and support
  • Manages the day-to-day activities of Aecon EHS operations within assigned sector/project(s)
  • Ensures compliance to the Occupational Health & Safety Act and other pertinent legislation
  • Inspects and Audits project facilities and recommends corrective and or preventative measures
  • Represents the organization in community or industry safety associations and programs
  • Collaborates with EHS Claims team on workers’ compensation and claims management processes
  • Supervise/conduct accident investigations, analyze trends and ensure corrective actions are addressed
  • Develop EHS proposals and assists in marketing strategies and presentations
  • Assist in Labour Relations matters as required
  • Assist sector with marketing strategies, prequalification’s, bids and proposals. 
  • Prepares quarterly status reports for VP Safety

What You Bring to the Team:

  • University degree, Community College or equivalent experience in the Health, Safety, Environment field
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a senior OHS role in the Construction industry 
  • A professional designation such as a CRSP, NCSO
  • In-depth knowledge and ability to strategically apply legal requirements across a business sector or region
  • Knowledge of change management principles – ability to drive, lead and support change at the Organizational and Sector/Project(s) level
  • Familiar with the players in all related industries. Understands competitive environment and industry trends in the medium to long term.
  • Experience delivering EHS training and formal presentations to leadership 
  • Experience with carrying out major incident investigations. 
  • Experience working in an EHS functional group, including implementing enterprise-wide programs and initiatives
  • Ability to research and prepare high level reports on EHS and improvement strategies at the sector level
  • Ability to influence the strategic direction of the business at a sector level. 
  • Ability to contribute to, drive and communicate the Aecon EHS strategy and vision.
  • Highly skilled communicator

What Makes us Aecon Proud:

  • Engaging and agile workplace culture, collaborative and inclusive teams
  • Commitment to sustainability and to becoming a net-zero company by 2050
  • Investing in our people through a variety of learning and development programs such as Aecon University, BluePrint leadership program, and Project Management Academy
  • Variety of wellness benefits, access to virtual health care, 100% employer-paid health and dental premiums, Employee Assistance Program, Best Doctors Program, and more.
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Recognition and rewards through Aecon Accolades, Aecon Achievement Awards and more
  • Employee Stock Options, Short Term Incentive Program, Retirement Savings and Pension Plan


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations.

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