Director of Construction Health and Safety

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Vaughan
  • 125 - 150
  • Salary: 125 - 150

Modern Niagara

Description :

Modern Niagara helps building owners, managers, and general contractors meet the mechanical, electrical, integrated building technology, and building services needs of their buildings across Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Southwestern Ontario, and Ottawa. We also develop custom, turnkey solutions to help reach the desired outcomes. We are committed to having a positive and meaningful impact on Canada’s infrastructure and on the communities where we live, learn, work, and heal.


We value passion, initiative, determination, professionalism, and teamwork and we are committed to ensuring that our teams have everything they need to succeed. Health and safety are embedded in everything we do and, as a result, our award-winning safety culture has a record that’s well above industry standards.

At Modern Niagara, you will work alongside values-driven, safety-conscious, and high-impact teams in a fast-paced, innovative, and collaborative environment. Here, your knowledge, skills, and excellent service will help ensure that the buildings that make up Canada’s infrastructure fulfill the needs they were set out to meet.

Modern Niagara is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and is a recipient of SMACNA‘s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP) – Canada and the Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) Magazine’s Gold Winner for Canada’s Safest Employers Award in the Building and Construction category and Excellence Winner for Canada’s Best Health + Safety Culture Award as well as Canada’s Best Health + Safety Leader Award.

The Director of Construction Health and Safety is to oversee and manage all health, safety, environment and wellness functions that occur in the project and service operations. They work in a peer team of area managers to help guide and lead the regional managers of safety programs and safety controls and administration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day to day operations of the HSE regional managers in their activities related to the safety programs of their regions including specialist and coordinator activities such as:

  • Inspections
  • Investigations
  • Safety plans
  • Field level communications
  • Field level training
  • Manage the workloads in each region with the HSE teams
  • Ensuring all accident investigations are conducted by the health and safety department thoroughly and effectively
  • Following up with all workplace investigations to ensure necessary corrections to the work processes have been implemented and documented
  • Review and manage the expenses of direct reports
  • Manage the statistics and data related to field operations cooperatively with peer team.
  • Manage the staff review process annually within the PDP process
  • Manage the budget for field operations with the peer national managers and VP of Employee Health & Safety
  • Develop and present field level quarterly meeting presentations or oversee the presentation of such in each region
  • Liaise with the HSE National Services teams to ensure alignment and collaboration
  • Support the business services lines (IT, finance, purchasing etc) in the support of the field with respect to safety.
  • Providing all levels of the company with advice related to health and safety matters, legislative requirements and best practices in the field
  • Representing Modern in matters of health and safety with the government, health and safety associations and other outside agencies and organizations
  • Ensuring all health and safety matters in the field are addressed and rectified
  • Providing advice and guidance to senior management on all health and safety concerns
  • Providing leadership and support to the business development team and senior management through all health and safety processes
  • Performing other duties as required or requested by operational executives
  • Support and contribute to the peer team for the development and benefit of the safety program nationally

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education in a related field
  • Previous 10+ years leadership experience in Health & Safety
  • Previous 3-5 years experience working in the construction industry would be a strong asset
  • Credentials to support skillset
  • Demonstrated competency with Microsoft office including: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Effective communicator with the ability to develop and sustain productive working relationships with employees, subcontractors and other stakeholders at all levels
  • Well organized with an ability to effectively set and manage competing priorities
  • Sense of prioritization and drive to succeed
  • Must be comfortable working within a deadline driven fast paced environment
  • Resourceful, energetic and able to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong team player with the ability to operate independently with confidence
  • Driver’s license and the ability to travel to job sites with own vehicle
  • Licenses including, but not limited to: Driver’s license, WHIMIS, First Aid/CPR, Working at Heights, any other professional designation to carry out jobs successfully.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Modern Niagara, we recognize the value of fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization and are committed to eliminating barriers faced by members of equity-seeking groups (women, Indigenous, Black, racialized, LGTBQ2S+, people with disabilities, and new immigrants) in the construction industry. Our DEI vision is to build an organization where everyone has access to the same opportunities, experience equitable outcomes, and can thrive and reach their full potential.

We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. Modern Niagara is an equal opportunity employer. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise us so that suitable accommodations can be made. We can be reached at



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