BC Safety Authority promotes Railway Safety Week

New Westminster, BC, April 29, 2015—BC Safety Authority (BCSA) today joins the BC Provincial Committee on Rail Safety Public Outreach to promote Railway Safety Week from April 27 to May 3, 2015.

“Safety is our top priority in the operation of British Columbia’s railway systems,” said Eric Samuelson, BCSA Railway Safety Manager.  “We endeavour to provide the public with a high level of confidence that our province’s rail operations are safe as we transport people, goods and materials.” 

BC Safety Authority Alumni Association Update April 2015

The BC Safety Authority (BCSA) Alumni Association Executive Committee has been busy in the month of March 2015. We have been working to engage interested alumni and strengthen the ties between those alumni and the BCSA. Here are a number of projects that the committee has been at work on:

15-29 Safety Officer, Gas - Regular, Full Time

Location: 
Williams Lake
Salary: 
$35.30/hour to $40.88/hour

Description 

The Safety Officer is accountable to the Regional Business Leader for maintaining and enhancing public safety by educating the public and industry and ensuring that codes, regulations and standards of safety are understood and observed.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Ensure that safety codes, regulations and standards are upheld with regard to a specific technology within an established geographical area by conducting inspections, evaluating/auditing client work, and raising public awareness.
  • Educate clients on how to meet safety requirements by providing on-site demonstrations or over-the-phone support.
  • Document inspections to ensure work meets Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Maintain expertise on rapidly changing technology by staying up-to-date on relevant industry changes and upgrading own knowledge and skill on an ongoing basis.
  • Develop new Safety Officers by providing on-the-job training, regular mentoring and ongoing technical support.

Requirements

  • Requires completion of a trade school certification program, an apprenticeship in related technology. Preference for a two year diploma from a recognized Institute of Technology.
  • Four years of experience with a BC Class B gas fitter license and two years of experience with a BC Class A gas fitter license.
  • Knowledge of audit programs and risk assessment techniques.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to work in a computerized environment and use common software.
  • A Valid BC Drivers’ License and a willingness to travel.
  • Skilled at managing tense and conflict situations. Relying on persuasion rather than enforcement to ensure safety requirements are observed.
  • Will be required to successfully complete a Gas Inspector’s Certificate of Qualification Examination prior to an offer of employment being made. Successful completion is defined as a 70% or better score.

 

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete this application procedure:

  1. Copy and paste the questions (below) to your email and provide an answer to each question.
  2. Save your cover letter and resume into one document, preferably a PDF file, quoting competition number 15-29.
  3. Attach additional documents as may be required.
  4. Apply Now.

 

Questions:

  1. Do you currently work or have you previously worked for BC Safety Authority?
    (Response: Yes or No). If yes, please provide your position and department.
  2. Are you legally entitled to work in Canada? (Response: Yes or No).
  3. If you are on a work or study permit, please provide the expiry date. 
  4. Have you completed a Trade School Certification Program in a related technology? (Response: Yes or No).
  5. Do you have a minimum of four years of experience with a BC Class B gas fitter license? (Response: Yes or No).
  6. Do you have a minimum of two years of experience with a BC Class A gas fitter license? (Response: Yes or No).
  7. Do you have knowledge of audit programs and risk assessment techniques? (Response: Yes or No).
  8. Do you have an ability to work in a computerized environment and use common software? (Response: Yes or No).
  9. 9.     Do you have a valid BC Drivers’ License? (Response: Yes or No).

 

Thank you.

15-28 Safety Officer, Gas - Regular, Full Time

Location: 
Langley
Salary: 
$35.30/hour to $40.88/hour

Description 

The Safety Officer is accountable to the Regional Business Leader for maintaining and enhancing public safety by educating the public and industry and ensuring that codes, regulations and standards of safety are understood and observed.

Principal Accountabilities

·         Ensure that safety codes, regulations and standards are upheld with regard to a specific technology within an established geographical area by conducting inspections, evaluating/auditing client work, and raising public awareness.

·         Educate clients on how to meet safety requirements by providing on-site demonstrations or over-the-phone support.

·         Document inspections to ensure work meets Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

·         Maintain expertise on rapidly changing technology by staying up-to-date on relevant industry changes and upgrading own knowledge and skill on an ongoing basis.

·         Develop new Safety Officers by providing on-the-job training, regular mentoring and ongoing technical support.

Requirements

·         Requires completion of a trade school certification program, an apprenticeship in related technology. Preference for a two year diploma from a recognized Institute of Technology.

·         Four years of experience with a BC Class B gas fitter license and two years of experience with a BC Class A gas fitter license.

·         Knowledge of audit programs and risk assessment techniques.

·         Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.

·         Ability to work in a computerized environment and use common software.

·         A Valid BC Drivers’ License and a willingness to travel.

·         Skilled at managing tense and conflict situations. Relying on persuasion rather than enforcement to ensure safety requirements are observed.

·         Will be required to successfully complete a Gas Inspector’s Certificate of Qualification Examination prior to an offer of employment being made. Successful completion is defined as a 70% or better score.

 

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete this application procedure:

1.     Copy and paste the questions (below) to your email and provide an answer to each question.

2.     Save your cover letter and resume into one document, preferably a PDF file, quoting competition number 15-28.

3.     Attach additional documents as may be required.

4.     Apply Now.

 

Questions:

1.     Do you currently work or have you previously worked for BC Safety Authority?
(Response: Yes or No). If yes, please provide your position and department.

2.     Are you legally entitled to work in Canada? (Response: Yes or No).

3.     If you are on a work or study permit, please provide the expiry date. 

4.     Have you completed a Trade School Certification Program in a related technology? (Response: Yes or No).

5.     Do you have a minimum of four years of experience with a BC Class B gas fitter license? (Response: Yes or No).

6.     Do you have a minimum of two years of experience with a BC Class A gas fitter license? (Response: Yes or No).

7.     Do you have knowledge of audit programs and risk assessment techniques? (Response: Yes or No).

8.     Do you have an ability to work in a computerized environment and use common software? (Response: Yes or No).

9.     Do you have a valid BC Drivers’ License? (Response: Yes or No).

 

Thank you.

  

2015 BC Safety Authority Scholarship Application

BCSA Alumni

BC Safety Authority Alumni Association

Advancing BCSA’s vision of Safe Technical Systems. Everywhere.

BC Safety Authority (BCSA) is offering two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each.

15-22 Leader, HR - Performance & Learning

Location: 
New Westminster

BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has a bold vision for the future: Safe Technical Systems. Everywhere.  This vision is accompanied by a multi-year strategy to expand and share safety and risk mitigation knowledge. BCSA employs a talented workforce of approximately 320 persons with a wide range of education, technical training, skills and experience. BCSA employees support thousands of clients from more than 20 regional and community offices across the province. BCSA has intentionally developed a progressive culture to deliver excellent client service enabled by a steadfast commitment to accountability, employee learning and engagement, performance management, HRMS and competitive rewards and recognition.

The People Strategy comprises a critical component of the company’s Strategic Plan. BCSA has created two new roles on the Human Resources team, specifically, the Leader, HR – Performance, Rewards & Systems and the Leader, HR – Performance & Learning. These roles report directly to the Vice President, Human Resources whose portfolio also includes Communications, Stakeholder Engagement, and Occupational Health and Safety. These new Leader, HR roles will share accountability for the overall effectiveness of HR practices at BCSA and supervise other members of the HR team.  Both positions are based at the corporate head office in New Westminster. In addition to shared accountability f the Leader, HR – Performance & Learning has a mandate to lead talent management, including recruitment, selection, learning and development.

Candidates must have a university degree in a relevant discipline such as psychology, commerce or business administration and at least 7 years of experience in progressively more responsible HR roles, ideally in unionized contexts. With the demonstrated ability to collaborate and to influence across all levels of an organization and the proven capacity to plan and support transformational change,  candidates must have excellent analytical and interpersonal skills and substantive experience in coaching managers and in developing and implementing performance assessment and development tools.

Candidates for the position of Leader, HR – Performance & Learning must have a passion for identifying and developing the potential of others, a proven capacity to translate that passion into sustainable policies and initiatives that build a learning and innovative corporate culture and experience in facilitating learning programs.

BCSA offers competitive compensation and benefits and an engaging culture. Please visit  www.safetyauthority.ca to learn more. All qualified applicants are encouraged to forward a cover letter and resume, in WORD format, in confidence, to search@janetdavid.com. Please quote File # 14570-B . We thank and acknowledge all candidates and will proactively contact those selected for interviews.

15-21 Leader HR - Performance, Rewards and Systems

Location: 
New Westminster

BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has a bold vision for the future: Safe Technical Systems. Everywhere.  This vision is accompanied by a multi-year strategy to expand and share safety and risk mitigation knowledge. BCSA employs a talented workforce of approximately 320 persons with a wide range of education, technical training, skills and experience. BCSA employees support thousands of clients from more than 20 regional and community offices across the province. BCSA has intentionally developed a progressive culture to deliver excellent client service enabled by a steadfast commitment to accountability, employee learning and engagement, performance management, HRMS and competitive rewards and recognition.

The People Strategy comprises a critical component of the company’s Strategic Plan. BCSA has created two new roles on the Human Resources team, specifically, the Leader, HR – Performance, Rewards & Systems and the Leader, HR – Performance & Learning. These roles report directly to the Vice President, Human Resources whose portfolio also includes Communications, Stakeholder Engagement, and Occupational Health and Safety. These new Leader, HR roles will share accountability for the overall effectiveness of HR practices at BCSA and supervise other members of the HR team.  Both positions are based at the corporate head office in New Westminster. In addition to shared accountability for HR practices overall, the Leader, HR – Performance, Rewards & Systems has a distinct responsibility to lead job evaluation, compensation management, HRMS, benefits administration, payroll management across the organization.

 

Candidates must have a university degree in a relevant discipline such as psychology, commerce or business administration and at least 7 years of experience in progressively more responsible HR roles, ideally in unionized contexts. With the demonstrated ability to collaborate and to influence across all levels of an organization and the proven capacity to plan and support transformational change,  candidates must have excellent analytical and interpersonal skills and substantive experience in coaching managers and in developing and implementing performance assessment and development tools. Candidates must also have a strong interest in, and aptitude for, quantitative analysis, systems and rewards and recognition and experience in job evaluation, payroll, compensation and benefits administration. It would be an asset to have knowledge of, and experience in, the Hay system of salary administration.

 BCSA offers competitive compensation and benefits and an engaging culture. Please visit  www.safetyauthority.ca to learn more. All qualified applicants are encouraged to forward a cover letter and resume, in WORD format, in confidence, to search@janetdavid.com. Please quote the File # 14570-A. We thank and acknowledge all candidates and will proactively contact those selected for interviews.

Click here to read our State of Safety Report 2014.

URL: 
http://safetyauthority.ca/publications/state-safety-report-2014
Blurb: 

This publication includes detailed assessment and incident data as well as special hazard reports.

14-94 Safety Officer, Boilers

Location: 
Prince George
Salary: 
$39.57/hour to $45.82/hour

 

The Safety Officer is accountable to the Regional Business Leader for maintaining and enhancing public safety by educating the public and industry and ensuring that codes, regulations and standards of safety are understood and observed. The BSO is also required to serve the clients needs in the construction, fabrication, and repair of ASME /CSA code shops by serving as the Authorized Boiler Inspector as per code requirements. 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Educate clients and stakeholders on how to meet safety requirements and provide information on new requirements and trends by creating and/or providing presentations, demonstrations or individual coaching.  Assisting the code shops in the interpretation and application of codes
  • Provide inspection services, including worksite audits, incident investigations and hazard eliminations, to clients and stakeholders to ensure that safety regulations, codes and standards are correctly implemented, and reviews requests for variances and equivalencies and makes recommendations to the Safety Manager.
  • Implement enforcement policies by providing clear direction and outlining consequences to clients and by providing disciplinary recommendations to Senior Safety Officer and Safety Manager. 
  • Support research tasks by documenting inspections, providing audits, and investigating incidences, and maintain expertise by staying up-to-date on industry changes and upgrading knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist Senior Safety Officer to develop new Safety Officers by providing on-the-job training, regular mentoring and ongoing technical support.

Requirements

  • BC 1st Class (preferred) or 2nd Class Power Engineer certificate with a three year time allowance to write and successfully complete the 1st Class exam.  Preference for a two year diploma from a recognized Institute of Technology in a related field.
  • Minimum of five years related experience in a power plant over 1000m2, or an equivalency.
  • NBIC commission or willingness to obtain within first year of employment
  • NBIC “A” endorsement or willingness to obtain within first three years of employment
  • Knowledge of Boiler, Pressure Vessel, Piping, Fittings and Refrigeration codes.
  • Ability to assess situations that may lead to a variance.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to write concise reports.
  • Good keyboarding and computer skills, including knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • A Valid BC Drivers’ License and a willingness to travel.

   

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete this application procedure:

  1. Copy and paste the questions (below) to your email and provide an answer to each question.
  2. Save your cover letter and resume into one document, preferably a PDF file, quoting competition number 14-94.
  3. Attach additional documents as may be required.
  4. Apply Now.

 

Questions:

  1. Do you currently work or have you previously worked for BC Safety Authority? (Response: Yes or No). If yes, please provide your position and department.
  2. Are you legally entitled to work in Canada? (Response: Yes or No). If you are on a work or study permit, please provide the expiry date.
  3. Do you have a minimum of five years of related experience in a power plant over 1000m2, or an equivalency?  (Response: Yes or No).
  4. Do you have BC 1st Class or 2nd Class Power Engineer Certificate? (Response: Yes or No).

 

Thank you

Welcome

The BC Safety Authority Alumni Association is a group of former BCSA employees and board members dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experience related to the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment.

The Alumni Association is focused on strengthening the ties between alumni, the regulated community and BCSA.

For more information, contact bcsa.alumni@safetyauthority.ca.