Health & Safety Specialist

Closing date: November 22, 2023

Position type: Permanent - full time

Status: Accepting Applications


At MEG, you can bring your unique knowledge and experience to work and contribute your ideas to drive our purpose, which is to supply the world with environmentally and socially responsible energy, while generating long term value for all our stakeholders. We are looking for talented individuals to bring their skills and experience to our dynamic and inclusive culture of performance and innovation.
We are proud to be an Alberta-based company where our leaders are local, accessible to MEG’s Employees and committed to operating responsibly where we all live. We believe in industry-leading environmental performance, engaging with our local community and partners to give back through our time, talents, and resources in the communities where we operate.

Health & Safety Specialist, Christina Lake

The Health & Safety (H&S) Specialist will provide leadership at MEG Energy to achieve excellence in H&S performance. Reporting to the H&S Manager, the role is aimed at leading and supporting the Christina Lake site teams in the ongoing development of a resilient high-performing H&S culture that delivers excellent results. This role requires a high level of influence, delivery, and is responsible to:
 Coach, advise and mentor front line workers and leaders with the implementation
of MEG’s H&S aspects within an Operations Excellence Management System
 Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies and company practices.
 Conduct audits and reviews of existing H&S practices.
The H&S Specialist will work closely with department leaders, employees, and contractors of MEG to ensure all individuals comply with MEG’s OEMS, safety governance, and safety legislation. Furthermore, as a subject matter expert for H&S across the Christina Lake site, this role is responsible for interpreting and analyzing data to drive value-adding insights and continuous improvement actions.

  • Provide H&S coaching, mentoring, and assurance services to all on-site workers and leaders within the office and frontline: i.e., targeting ≥50% field presence.
  • Deliver H&S subject matter expertise with leadership, development, and mentorship of H&S team members and site leaders.
  • Lead surveys and audits of H&S documentation, safe work practices, work activities, contractors, and worker compliance.
  • Champion MEG’s workplace assessment program at site, as well as promote MEG’s observation card program and OEMS; supporting site personnel in their application and continuous improvement as required
  • Conduct incident investigations and provide preventative/corrective actions as required using established incident investigation principles. This role is accountable for incident report development and presentation.
  • Regularly develop, communicate, and present H&S data, event trends, and key performance indicators to site teams to determine areas of focus for ongoing activities and assist with reporting.
  • Participate in and lead hazard or risk assessments as required, providing H&S subject matter expertise: e.g., Task Hazard Assessments (THAs), Pre-Start up Safety Reviews (PSSRs), risk assessments.
  • Assist with emergency response and incident command events as required; participating on the site incident response and incident management teams if required.
  • Lead and develop scheduled and ad hoc H&S campaigns targeting key risks, corrective actions, and OEMS continuous improvements.
  • Participate in department toolbox talks, safety meetings, work scheduling reviews, and the Joint Health & Safety Committee sessions.
  • Sustain H&S governance documents and lead their revisions for continuous improvement as required.
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies as required for incident reporting, workplace inspections, or as required.
  • Provide 24/7 on-call coverage for H&S service amongst all on-site departments.
  • Support ad hoc purchase and inventory of safety equipment as required.
  • Provide subject matter expertise for A&D management amongst MEG employees and contractors as required.
  • Coordinate third party H&S services as required: e.g., industrial hygienists, H&S support services for safety watch.
  • Provide H&S support to Security, including assistance with managing security and camp infractions, K-9 room and area searches, and handling security threats or incident escalations.
  • Aligning your daily work with MEG Energy’s Operating Priorities, they are: We Care for Ourselves and All Others, We Care for the Environment and Communities in Which We Live and Operate, and We Care for our Business and Long-term Performance
  • 10+ years of progressive experience working in the energy, oil and gas, mining, or petrochemical industry, with a minimum of 2-years in a supervisory capacity.
  • People influencer who thrives at coaching and mentoring frontline workers and leaders in the regulatory, technical, and behavioral aspects of safety.
  • Preference to those with Power Engineering or Journeyman trade certificates, technical diplomas, or degrees with field experience, and/or post-secondary education in Occupational Health & Safety or related disciplines.
  • Completion of, or working towards, a recognized Safety Professional designation (CRSP, CHSC, CSSE, etc.).
  • Previous experience in emergency management: prevention, preparation, response, and recovery.
  • Demonstrated experience in incident investigation practices; design and delivery of training programs; and multi-tasking teamwork and analytical skills.
  • Strong understanding OHS legislation, risk management, and OEMs.
  • Specific field safety experience in thermal heavy oil preferred; SAGD experience an asset.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to effectively analyze H&S data and formulate effective action plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster relationships/partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills for diverse audiences.
  • Proficient with Microsoft 365 suite and strong Excel skills.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • This is a Safety Sensitive position, successful candidate(s) will have to complete pre-employment testing.
  • This position is based at our Christina Lake operating site working a 7×7 (Tuesday-Tuesday) schedule, in a camp environment and flying out of Calgary or Edmonton. The role will also require some weeks during the year based in our corporate office in Calgary rather than at site, and this time commitment may evolve based on organizational development and business need.

If you are looking to join an exciting company, take on a role that will support best practices, while continuously improving processes and polices for a forward thinking, people focused organization, then this is the role for you!
Our people make all the difference in our success.


Please visit the MEG Energy’s website to apply online today!