Construction Safety Officer

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Site Safety
Axiom Builders (BC)

About The Company

Axiom Builders is a leading construction partner for many major developers in both residential and commercial construction, with over 5 million square feet under construction in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary and Seattle. Our skilled team of over 500 diverse construction professionals are dedicated to meeting client expectations, with the goal of becoming an extension of their project team. Together, we execute thoughtful community-centric projects, always with safety top of mind and backed by our COR safety certification.


From iconic residential towers, noteworthy rental developments, LEED Gold office buildings, and purpose-built tenant improvements, our portfolio and expertise continue to grow. Two of our projects – Fifteen Fifteen in Vancouver and REN in Seattle – received a 2023 Award of Excellence from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). We’re also proud to have representation on the UDI U40 Executive Committee, and to have made Kincentric’s Best Employers list a few times over the past few years.


Our expertise, determination and straightforward approach are derived from our values – Accountability, Autonomy, Excellence, Humility, and Respect. The result: a quality product that’s built right – the first time.


Learn more about life at Axiom and our projects.

About The Role

Axiom Builders is activley seeking a dedicated and experienced Construction Safety Officer (CSO) to oversee and enhance safety protocols across our construction sites. The CSO's fundamental role is to uphold Axiom's stringent safety standards by meticulously monitoring the site-specific safety plan and ensuring full compliance. Beyond compliance, the CSO will proactively address any safety concerns that arise and adeptly implement solutions that align with Axiom's steadfast commitment to safety. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Stay updated on occupational health and safety regulations, maintaining relevant certifications;
  • Monitor and enhance safety by tracking issues, maintaining records of incidents, and suggesting improvements;
  • Conduct orientations, training, and safety coordination for workers and subcontractors;
  • Perform safety inspections, hazard assessments, and provide guidance on tool and equipment usage;
  • Lead emergency response, manage First Aid resources, investigate incidents, and collaborate on safety record management.

What You Bring

The ideal candidate for the Construction Safety Officer role is an individual who takes pride in fostering a positive working relationship with their crew and trades, all the while cultivating a safe working environment. Others would describe you as someone who leads by example and possesses a strong work ethic. You should also demonstrate the ability to adapt on the go and thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Drawing upon your extensive background in health and safety, you guarantee compliance with safety regulations in all aspects of the construction process.


Skills and Experience

  • Compulsory Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 2 (with transport endorsement) or OFA 3 (preferably) accreditation;
  • National Construction Safety Officer or similar accreditation through a recognized training authority;
  • Three or more years related experience in a safety position acquired in a construction setting (residential, commercial, institutional, or industrial settings);
  • Post-secondary Diploma or Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety an asset;
  • Additional training in safety an asset including but not limited to, WHMIS, CSTS, Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, Aerial Work Platform etc;
  • Thorough knowledge of all applicable Provincial legislation regarding Occupational Health and Safety;
  • Effective time management, organizational and problem-solving skills, including an understanding of accident prevention and cause analysis;
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills. Must be able to coach, facilitate and influence a cultural and behavioral change in the workplace regarding safety.

Your Rewards

We’re committed to the success and development of our people and recognize that they are the drivers behind our success. We provide our teams with the tools and support they need to strive, thrive, and advance their long-term career here.


An hourly rate for this role may be $32/hour to $40/hour, depending on experience.


In addition, our total rewards package offers:



  • Benefits & Perks | 100% health/dental coverage and big discounts on everything from tickets to travel
  • Compensation | Competitive pay with annual market analysis


  • Unique Projects | 40+ projects in motion, from skyline-changers to bespoke sales centres
  • Career Growth | Twice per year we level-up with our Performance Feedback Program
  • Learning & Development | 15 offerings from our dedicated L&D team


  • The People | Dozens of fun events to bring us together, from topping-off parties to family BBQs
  • Giving Back | 1600+ volunteer hours since launch of our Community Engagement program
  • Leadership | 12 down-to-earth execs to learn the ropes from


What’s Next: How to Apply

Want to love what you do? We’re always looking for talented people who fit our culture and are passionate about what they do. Here are three easy ways to apply:

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  • Add your resume via our Careers Portal
  • Email

Thank you for your interest in Axiom Builders! While we can only respond to shortlisted applicants, we will keep your information on file for future opportunities.


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