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Senior Safety Officer, Boilers & Pressure Vessels

October 14 2021
Categories Health, Safety, Environment, Health, Security, Disability, HR, Training, Production, Operations, Quality, Safety, Quality, Test, Inspection, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Vancouver, BC

About The Opportunity

This position is responsible for supporting the delivery of technical safety services to clients by providing technical guidance to Safety Officers, contractors, certified individuals and by collecting information to improve the safety program. This role interacts frequently with Senior Safety Officers, Technical Leaders, National Code Committees, and clients. This role reports to the Technical Leader, Boiler, Pressure Vessels.

Status: Temporary, Full-Time, Union
Location: Vancouver
Pay Grade: 18
Reports to: Technical Leader, Boilers Pressure Vessels Refrigeration (BPVR)

This temporary opportunity ends on October 31, 2022.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical advice and support to Safety Officers, contractors, and certified individuals on:
    • directives, codes, standards and technical Standard Operating Procedures to ensure consistent application throughout the Province
    • qualifications for certifications
    • qualifications for welding procedures
    • plant supervision requirements
    • incident investigations
    • licensing and certification requirements
  • Prepare recommendations for Technical Leader, Boilers & Pressure Vessels & Refrigeration on enforcement actions to be taken ensuring that information is completely and accurately documented and the action taken is fair and consistent.
  • Lead or participate in serious incident investigations as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures to ensure that the investigation is thorough, identify root causes, make recommendations, and there is no bias involved.
  • Provide technical training to Safety Officers and present technical training sessions to external clients and stakeholders.
  • Provide technical assessment of Safety Officers to make sure they understand the responsibilities of the position and to ensure consistent application of processes throughout the province.
  • Prepare and provide presentations to clients and stakeholders on technical issues, code updates, procedures and processes to ensure a consistent message is disseminated to the public.
  • Liaise with standards and accreditation bodies regarding problems with equipment certification and provide feedback to ensure that faulty equipment is eliminated.
  • Supports the Boiler Safety Program by reviewing regulations and making recommendations for change.
  • Assists the Technical Leader, Boilers & Pressure Vessels & Refrigeration in the evaluation of industry trends related to regulated work and products.
  • Develops training, audits and supports the delivery of special status plant registration and operation by coordinating resources to ensure effective implementation.
  • Provides advice to the Technical Leader, Boilers & Pressure Vessels & Refrigeration on risk management procedures for auditing and inspections.
  • Provides input into Technical Safety BC’s certification of Power Engineers to ensure consistency within the Inter-provincial program.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

For a Senior Safety Officer, Boiler, Pressure Vessels and Refrigeration performing technical support, the requirements are:

  • Required to have a National Board In Service Commission within 6 months of employment.
  • Required to have five (5) years of experience as a Safety Officer, Boiler or an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • Desirable to have a BC or Canadian Interprovincial First Class Power Engineering Certificate of Qualification or equivalent

For a Senior Safety Officer, Boiler, Pressure Vessels and Refrigeration performing duties related to Examination and Certifications, the requirements are:

  • Required to have a BC or Canadian Interprovincial First Class Power Engineering Certificate of Qualification or equivalent
  • Required to have a National Board In Service Commission within 6 months of employment

For a Professional Engineer, the requirements are:

  • Eng designation.
  • Degree in mechanical engineering.
  • 5 years’ experience in boilers and pressure vessels that is equivalent to a Safety Officer (e.g. pressure equipment or regulations or code committees)
  • Requirement to obtain a National Board Commission within 6 months
  • Must have at least 1 years’ experience in designing, or operating, or inspecting, repairing, installing boilers or pressure vessels.

Experience in the development and interpretation of safety codes and standards and performance monitoring.

Knowledge of risk management principles.

Knowledge of and experience in the application and interpretation of Canadian Standards Association Codes, ASME, National Board Inspection Codes and BC legislation and regulation.

Experience coaching and mentoring employees and teaching and educating the public.

Experience in compliance monitoring and evaluation.

Ability to represent the organization at national/international code committees and participate in local and provincial government forums.

Ability to assist in developing inspection standards and procedures.

Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.

Excellent oral and written communication skills supplemented by above average presentation skills.

Valid BC Driver’s Licence and the willingness to travel throughout the province of BC.

Ability to backfill the Provincial Safety Manager’s responsibilities when required.

About Technical Safety BC

Technical Safety BC (formerly BC Safety Authority) is an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across the province. In addition to issuing permits, licenses and certificates, we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research. Through simplification of our initiatives we promote understanding and engagement, making safety accessible to everyone. As society changes, we create and adopt new ideas, skills, and tools that will enable us to meet the safety challenges of a highly-connected world.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the safety system in B.C. We are strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. Technical Safety BC welcomes those who would contribute to further diversifying our organization, as we are an equal opportunity employer.

Our values guide our work.

  • We See Genius in Diversity
  • We Foster Confidence
  • We Make the Complex Simple
  • We Adapt

If you are interested in this position, please apply online by the deadline of 5:00PM PT October 29, 2021. This opportunity will remain posted until filled; however, priority consideration will be given to those who apply by the deadline. To see a full list of our current opportunities or to learn more about Technical Safety BC, please visit our website at