Advisor, Health and Safety

Location CA-AB-Calgary
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About Cenovus

When we became a company, back in 2009, we made a commitment to be a responsible developer of one of Canada’s most valuable resources – the oil sands. It’s a commitment we take seriously.

By applying the latest technology and fresh, progressive thinking to our work, we’re able to minimize our impact on the environment while safely producing energy resources the world needs. These energy resources help transport people, goods and services. They heat and cool homes. And they’re used to make everyday items like detergent, smartphones and sports equipment.

We’re focused on two growth platforms to create long-term value for our shareholders. That includes our top-tier assets in the oil sands region in northern Alberta where we drill for oil and use specialized methods to pump it to the surface. We also have a large land base with significant production in the Deep Basin, a liquids-rich natural gas fairway in Alberta and British Columbia. In addition, Cenovus has 50 percent ownership in two U.S. refineries. We’re based in Calgary, Alberta and our shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol CVE.

About this Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Health and Safety Advisor to support our Deep Basin Field in the Grande Prairie area. Under the direction of the Group Lead for Health & Safety, the Health & Safety Advisor will provide leadership, direction, training, expertise, development and implementation of health and safety management programs to Cenovus’s employees, and contractors. The Advisor will also provide leadership and support in managing compliance with all standards and government legislation as it pertains to occupational health and safety.

Work Environment

This is a full time employee position based out of Grande Prairie and the candidate must reside in and around the Grande Prairie area.The shift will be Monday-Friday, matching regular business hours.


  • Provide guidance, mentorship and direction in mitigating risks to an acceptable level
  • Provide support to the Asset team, which includes participating in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of their safety initiatives
  • Support the emergency preparedness processes and assist with training exercises
  • Assist with the incident prevention efforts (Hazard Alerts & Advisories, Evaluations, Communications, etc.)
  • Oversee the Incident Management System processes, which includes risk ranking, identifying causal factors as required, supporting corrective actions that are specific, effective and followed through in a timely manner. Also ensuring overall incident report quality
  • Support the implementation and utilization of ISNetworld in the field 
  • Support, coach and mentor the Safety Committee (where applicable), and provide safety analysis and status reports for those meetings
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with clients, support service groups and team members
  • Interface, network and collaborate with Cenovus EH&S professionals to ensure alignment and share ideas
  • Participate in third party contractor Health and Safety (H&S) meetings
  • Prioritize and manage time efficiently to accommodate added and unexpected work flow
  • Support the Business in conducting risk assessments for turnarounds, large projects and critical tasks
  • Plan, organize, schedule and conduct inspection of facilities, work areas and equipment
  • Record data and compile it into statistical analysis and reports
  • Participate in incident investigation and provide emergency response expertise when required
  • Serve as a coach/mentor and resource of information on health and safety issues. Assist with the development and administration of programs
  • Support the implementation of Cenovus and site H&S procedures and processes
  • Support / participate in H&S risk identification and mitigation processes
  • Support / facilitate H&S hazard assessment reviews; incidents, near miss investigations, behavioral observations
  • Monitor Assurance (through field spot check, inspections and snap shots)
  • Participate in onsite safety presentations, stand downs and Start Safe Campaigns with contractors and employees
  • Support the implementation and monitoring of the site H&S management plan.
  • Act as the H&S liaison during A&D searches, post incident and reasonable cause testing events
  • Act as Safety Liaison during activation of the Emergency Response Plan as required



  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • 5-7 years' of H&S experience with a minimum of 2 years' experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Holding or pursuing safety professional status (i.e. OH&S Certification, CRSP)
  • This is a safety sensitive position and will be subject to the Cenovus’s fitness for work requirements
  • Valid Class 5 motor vehicle operator’s license

  • Strong organizational and communication skills required

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to act as a change agent to influence and facilitate H&S solutions that meet the Business Unit needs

  • Strong time management skills

  • Ability to garner respect and trust by providing and accepting constructive feedback in a team environment

  • Proven commitment to health and safety and a passionate desire to drive continuous improvement in these areas

  • Demonstrated ability to partner with stakeholders with a strong focus on client service

  • Previous experience with, or exposure to, the development and implementation of safety standards and practices

  • Working knowledge of applicable Health & Safety regulations, practices and training

  • Generic computer skills


Immediately following successful submission of your online application, you will receive an online message confirming Cenovus's receipt of your resume. Due to the anticipated volume of applications we are unable to respond to telephone inquiries about the status of your application.

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