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Environment, Health & Safety Manager - Corporate Real Estate - 34669

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Feb 6, 2024
Posting End Date: Feb 13, 2024


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.

This position will be responsible for providing continuity between safety practices at all Corporate Real Estate’s (CRE) Facilities and the goals of the Corporate Environment, Health & Safety requirements. They will act as a link between management, employees and contractors. They will ensure safety training requirements and that training competencies of the operations staff is current, and that all training material is maintained up to date. The incumbent will be a constant resource to the CRE Facilities Maintenance team for all internal requests, audits, and development plans. They will work with the Manager, Environment, Health & Safety to obtain Air Canada’s vision of Safety first, Always.

Position Overview

  • Map out annual training plans for various levels within the Facilities Maintenance team including leadership, union staff, and departmental staff.
  • Design, develop and deliver training programs (leveraging outsourced or inhouse resources and experts when needed)
  • Select appropriate training methods or activities (e.g., simulations, mentoring, on-the-job training, professional development classes)
  • Conduct department-wide training needs assessment and identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed.
  • Assess instructional effectiveness and determine the impact of training on employee skills and KPIs.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders, leadership, human resources, and liaise with experts regarding instructional design.
  • Assess and evaluate work procedures and environments to identify potential hazards; and eliminate or ensure adequate controls are in place.
  • Advise managers, supervisors and employees about safe work practices and safety standards & regulations.
  • Responsible for online documentation management and development in accordance with organizational expectations
  • Audit and monitor Air Canada’s safety and environment management program elements as required in accordance with organizational and client expectations.
  • Support work location risk management communications by researching and providing appropriate materials for operational team members and acting as an EHS subject matter resource for the team.
  • Deliver on the strategic goals and objectives laid out in the yearly objectives review.
  • Work with organization to minimize environmental audit findings and be resourceful in creating corrective action plans.
  • Recommend appropriate procedures and equipment for safety and compliance with relevant laws & regulations.
  • Assist in the development of health and safety policies and programs for Corporate Real Estate
  • Facilitate workplace health and safety committee meetings. 
  • Promote safe work practices and injury & fatality prevention activities. 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities.

  • Ability to balance long-term objectives and activities with day-to-day operations and pressures.
  • The ability to deal with confidential and highly sensitive issues and interact with people at all levels within the organization/government/public & clients.
  • Excellent communication skills: both oral and written,
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively at all levels, applying mature judgment and exercising tact, discretion, and diplomacy with others.
  • Strong computer knowledge that supports electronic information management.
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.
  • Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives.
  • Ability to design and implement effective training and development.
  • Strong knowledge of Canadian Occupational Health and Safety regulations
  • Strong Knowledge of Canadian Environmental Legislation 


  • University or college degree/diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or similar
  • Previous experience in a safety leadership role of at least two years.
  • Strong understanding of Facility Maintenance activities. 
  • Preference will given to those with aviation /airline experience 
  • Health and Safety accreditation or working toward an accreditation preferred (CRSP). 
  • Experience in dealing with Canadian government authorities (Labor Canada, Health Canada).
  • Extensive knowledge in Health and safety regulations, Environmental regulations, Fire code and fire safety requirements.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with ability to influence changes.
  • Great leadership skills with ability to be assertive while maintaining diplomacy and political awareness.
  • High regard and respect for confidentiality. 
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Highly flexible and adaptable.
  • Innovative and ‘out of the box’ thinking while demonstrating and promoting a sense of urgency.  
  • Motivated, proactive, and enthusiastic team player able to work independently while juggling priorities. 
  • Ability to travel to facilities across Canada frequently.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.

Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.


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