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EHS Specialist

Date: Mar 15, 2019

Location: Peterborough, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.  we are committed to excellence in every business initiative. BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada (BWXT NEC) has achieved an enviable international reputation for excellence in the supply of nuclear fuel and fuel handling systems and service for CANDU reactors in both domestic and international markets. Our success is the result of our commitment to our employees, customers, quality & EHS initiatives.

EHS Specialist
We are currently recruiting for an EHS Specialist for our facility in Peterborough, ON.
About Us:
BWXT is a place where you can develop and share your talents.  Our presence, innovation and financial strength help to make BWXT a dynamic place to work, giving you the advantage of our strong Nuclear presence, where individual voices are heard.
The Peterborough community invites you to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy life. We have an abundance of recreational opportunities, festivals, and entertainment that is fueled by culture, nature and homegrown culinary experiences. Friendly people, inspiring landscapes and incredible lakes are waiting for you in the heart of cottage country. The region is home to 140,000 people (approx. 83,000 in the City of Peterborough) in addition to the charming towns, townships and villages that make up the County. We offer the best of all worlds here and we’d like you to get to know us a bit better.

The EHS Specialist will provide direction and assistance to the Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions group, and support the overall site, in order to meet environmental, health and safety and regulatory objectives.

• Perform job safety risk assessments and job hazard analysis by thoroughly understanding workstation processes and/or project requirements by conducting employee interviews and interfacing with project ME’s. Issue EHS Work Permits for all non-routine work.
• Perform responsibilities documented in the EHS Program Procedures (i.e. confined space, fall protection, combustible dust, industrial hygiene, new Chemical Approvals, chemical lead, risk assessments, lock-out/tag-out) and perform audits and safety inspections in the workplace.
• Develop and maintain general knowledge of existing and proposed regulations. Provide technical and compliance guidance to employees and management.
• Define employee training needs and select training tools.  Develop, deliver, or coordinate training and/or participate in the selection of qualified individuals to deliver training and verify delivery of training as per the training program.
• Support in-house projects/initiatives by assisting the Facilities Co-ordinator in the completion of contractor Safe Work Plans and delivering safety orientations with contractors from time to time.
• Administer compliance tracking programs and record keeping systems (i.e. Gensuite, Learning Management System) for worker training, routine tasks, worker concerns, action items and event reporting.
• Updating EHS procedures and other EHS program documentation as required.
• Lead and manage the Chemical Management Program for the site. Maintain and distribute current WHMIS and SDS information.
• Support the Management of Change program for the Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions business by reviewing Fuel Handling Change Control Notices and ensuring EHS and compliance related actions are completed as per program requirements.
• Lead the issue resolution process related to near miss and injury investigations; develop detailed reports based on root cause analysis, recommend solutions, assist in implementation of corrective actions, follow-up where required. Assist with WSIB reporting and return to work as needed.
• Active involvement and/or leadership of various safety committees on-site (i.e. Policy Committee, Workplace Safety Committee, Ergonomics Committee).
• Assist with routine industrial hygiene monitoring programs.
• Assist with business proposals by collecting relevant EHS information.
• Interface effectively with all levels within the company as well as organizations outside of the business (i.e. Regulators).
• Assist with the maintenance of the site’s environmental management system for the Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions business.
• Promote various safety initiatives and demonstrate a “safety first” mindset.
• Provide EHS Orientation training for all new hires and ensure the EHS Orientation program is kept up-to-date.

·         Conduct internal audits and self-assessments for the site, and for other BWXT sites.

·         Support the site regulatory requirements under the CSNC operating licence, including but not limited to;

  • Fire protection program and analyses
  • Site Security Program
  • Inspections
  • Licensed activity quality assurance program


  • Support site's emergency reponse team.
  • Support and develop other site programs and initiatives as required.


• Post-secondary education in a related field or minimum 4 years direct EHS experience.
• Self-motivated, enthusiastic team player with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Knowledge of applicable Canadian EHS regulations and standards.
• Knowledge of Canada Labour Code Part II.
• Hands-on problem solver.
• Proficient with MS Office software.
• Knowledge of ISO 14001.
• Prior experience working in a unionized environment is preferred.
• Must be available for rotating on-call periods.

BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended or any other category protected by federal law.

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