Health and Safety Advisor - Dexter Construction

Halifax , Nova Scotia

Dexter Construction is a large, diversified Construction Company engaged in all major aspects of the heavy civil construction industry within the Atlantic Provinces. We are currently seeking a Health and Safety Advisor to join our team based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

The Project

Dexter Construction Company Limited has been awarded the contract for the construction of the Cogswell District Redevelopment Project in downtown Halifax.

Job Summary:

  • Dexter Construction Company Limited is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Project team in the role of Health and Safety Advisor. Reporting directly to the Civil NS Health and Safety Manager, the Health and Safety Advisor will be responsible for:
  • To know, advise, train and enforce the Organization’s safety program, safety policies, rules, any applicable acts, regulations pursuant to the acts, and all codes of practice under the acts, as applicable to the Organization’s operation.
  • Control and monitor the Organization’s safety program, identifying any necessary amendments as required to ensure it complies with all applicable acts, regulations and codes of practice.
  • Provide superintendents and foremen with guidance and support to ensure proper completion of health and safety related forms.
  • Develop injury and incident prevention strategies for their area of responsibility.
  • Promote open discussion of safety concerns/issues, best practices, and review accidents/incidents/near misses to identify and develop corrective actions.
  • Review vehicle, equipment, personal injury, and near-miss accidents/incidents to determine causes making recommendations to management on remedial action to prevent recurrence.
  • Track local area’s accidents/incidents/near misses to identify trends and to assist in the development of policies/procedures/corrective action to minimize the potential for reoccurrence.
  • Perform health and safety inspections for various work areas and locations.   
  • Complete safety audits to maintain company letters of good standing as required. Familiar with Certificate of Recognition program an asset.
  • Visit work sites on a regular basis to maintain a “safety presence” with employees.
  • Maintain a copy of the safety program at work sites as required.
  • Complete formal written safety inspections on sites to ensure compliance to company safety program (policies, rules, Acts, Regulations). Issue written violation reports as required to employees, supervisors, and sub-contractors for cases of non-compliance.
  • Review site safety inspection reports and job hazard assessment forms for completion and verifications of action taken on areas requiring corrective action.
  • Any other duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, and Experience:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in a safety role is a requirement (construction industry is an asset);
  • Professional Safety designation or willingness to work towards such a designation;
  • Fluent knowledge of all necessary Government Acts, Legislation and Requirements;
  • Utilizes strong organization and time management skills;
  • Displays strong written and oral communication skills and employs effective listening skills. Must utilize strong presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook); and
  • Tactful and mature demeanour with well developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with diverse personalities;

A comprehensive pension and benefits package are offered with this position along with opportunities for advancement and training and development.

Application Process:
Completed applications should be submitted to:

Human Resources
Attention: Jessica Wilson 
Via Email:  jessica.wilson@dexter.ca
Please reference “Cogswell Project Health and Safety Advisor” in the subject line.

We are an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested candidates to submit a detailed resume.

We would like to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be notified.