Director of Safety

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
ID
2021-2056
Category
Site Safety
Company
Axiom Builders (BC)

About the Company

Axiom Builders prides itself on being a down-to-earth company with serious commitment to building things right.  As a leading general contractor of mixed-use, residential, commercial, and special projects, the company is well respected across Western Canada. With clear purpose and principles, we are known as a customer-centric group which has led to immense growth over the years. Since 2003, we have grown to become one of British Columbia’s largest construction companies. Currently, we have over 25 notable projects, representing 6,000 condo units currently under construction. Headquartered in Vancouver, Axiom also has a branch office in Calgary with satellite offices in Victoria, Edmonton and Seattle.

About the Role

As an out-of-the-box, forward-thinking leader of the safety team, the Director, Safety will work to influence a culture and philosophy around an established safety process. With the support of two regional safety managers and a safet administrator, the Director, Safety will oversee the claims management process, implement safety process and procedure, manage the safety team and enforce site safety protocol. Key deliverables include:

  • Direct and Influence of progressive safety programs and communicate updates to the safety management team;
  • Manage, supervise and direct a team of safety managers in both British Columbia and Alberta; 
  • Lead claims process and ensure they are being handled with urgency and accuracy;
  • Maintain and implement preventative safety programs to prevent incidents from escalating into WCB claims;
  • Establish strong working relationships with WCB, safety authorities and other key stakeholders;
  • Train and enforce protocol surrounding incident reporting and claims submissions;
  • Produce bi-weekly documents and reports on the status of WCB claims, incidents and injuries;
  • Represent all operating companies on all communication with the Workers' Compensation Board of BC;
  • Advise and offer best practices to managers in preparation for employees returning to work following injury.

What you Bring

The ideal candidate for the position will be one that is creative and strategic when it comes to planning and developing safety programs. You are able to anticipate need by scanning environmental factors that could affect safety policies and construction operations down the line, allowing you to implement programs ahead of any risks and changes.

 

You will be able to influence people and inspire others to follow your lead. Not only do you represent the company well to external stakeholders, but you can clearly articulate how our company executes safety programs and how that differs with other companies in the industry. With multiple operating entities requiring your expertise, you should be comfortable balancing different priorities and working with different teams and personalities. 

 

Our Must Haves

  • Over 8-10 years of construction safety experience, specifically in high-rise construction or formwork;
  • Designated CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional);
  • Working knowledge and experience with the WCB Claims beginning-to-end process;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and influence culture; 
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills; proven ability to connect with all levels of management, site staff, as well as external stakeholders, especially Workers' Compensation Board representatives;
  • Academic background (certificate, diploma or related degree) in occupational health and safety, construction safety, risk management or another field will be considered an asset;
  • Flexibility to travel to Alberta on an as needed basis;
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License.

Your Rewards

Axiom Builders is not only committed to the growth of the business, but also to the success and development of our people. We recognize that people are the drivers behind Axiom’s success, and we provide our team with the tools and support they need to start, continue, and advance their long-term career with our organization.

 

At Axiom, we offer a very competitive compensation structure that supplements your regular income with a robust benefits package:

  • Medical and Dental Coverage: Our industry leading benefits package covers you and your dependents at no cost;
  • RRSP Matching Program: We support your future goals by matching up to 5% of your salary;
  • Professional Development and Education Support: We are keen on internal growth and development, which is why we are excited to fully support you in your pursuit of achieving further education;
  • Company Development: Our annual development conference that is hosted by our leadership and complemented by a range of world-class speakers and workshop experts;
  • Leadership Development: Our proprietary Leadership Development program designed to support your continued growth, development and leadership capabilities.

How to Apply

At Axiom Builders Inc., we are always on the lookout for talented people who are passionate about what they do. If you love what you do, and believe that with the right tools and opportunities you can do the best work of your life, please submit an application to our careers portal.

 

While we can only respond to shortlisted applicants, we will keep your information on file and consider you for future opportunities as they come available.

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