Site Manager – 2 year Term

About Our Client:

Our client is a leader in the energy sector.

Position Scope:

Reporting to the Director, Project Management Office, the successful candidate will manage the Geoscience field activities including activities related to drilling, geotechnical investigations and other site activities. Key responsibilities include: the oversight of contractors conducting field work, the monitoring of the contractors Health and Safety and Environmental management plans and schedule and the monitoring of the overall quality of work.  The successful incumbent will ensure all work is executed in accordance with accepted work plans and the accurate recording of and reporting on work performed by contractors


  • Manage all Geoscience field work activities such as drilling, geotechnical investigations and other site activities to ensure they are effectively overseen. This includes:
  1. The direct oversight of contractors conducting work at these locations, the monitoring of Health and Safety and Environmental management plans, schedule and the overall quality of work performed.
  2. Monitor technical field programs via Geoscience-provided checklist and ensuring compliance to the specific test plans including adherence to procedures, the review of scientific notebooks and documentation, adherence to quality requirements including reviewing calibrations of measuring devices to ensure current and required documentation and collection of necessary samples/data/information for required deliverables.
  3. Guide and influence contractors and the organization in updating health and safety programs and procedures to meet the expectations of the project.
  4. Work with the contractors to develop appropriate risk assessments and associated mitigating plans.
  5. Monitor the health and safety performance of contractors through inspections, assisting in audits etc. to ensure that they are in compliance with: Applicable legislation; Health, Safety and Environment Management plans; and Health, Safety and Environment processes and procedures.
  6. Ensure that contractors have verified that equipment and machinery brought on the project site are properly maintained and meet the safety standards generally accepted by industry or set by the project; reject non-conforming equipment.
  7. Manage all incidents on site and ensure they are dealt with immediately prior to the resumption or continuation of work at the site.
  8. Participate in contractors’ safety meetings and provide feedback internally and to the contractor of the quality of meetings including topics such as updates on incidents and project risk and the opportunity for work force participation.
  9. Track and review and provide feedback on contractor generated safety observations, spill or incident reports.
  • Provide regular updates on activities being undertaken on site including formal reports for senior management.
  • Provide a daily site activity report highlighting Health, Safety and Environment, work conducted, people working on site, visitors, issues or incidents, risks identified, work completed for that day and activities planned for the next day.
  • Prepare monthly site reports of health and safety performance including an analysis of data to recommend corrective actions for continual improvement.
  • Provide accurate and regular updates of information to facilitate input into project control documentation – cost, schedule and reports.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to contractors and internal staff on health and safety issues and recommendations for continuous improvement. Ensure they understand the health, safety and environmental regulations as they apply to the site and attempt to ensure they are complied with.  Be accountable for the soundness of the advice and guidance provided.
  • Report incidents, accidents and non-conformances.
  • Participate in the investigation of serious accidents, incidents and non-conformances.
  • Represent the project in field level dealings with local government agencies including Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
  • Provide input to the deployment of health and safety training for employees visiting non contractor-controlled sites as required (e.g. site orientation, emergency plans, etc.).
  • Be the organization’s representative during any emergency response or protest activities.
  • Assist with engagement and collaboration with local siting communities (First Nations, Municipal, Metis etc.) as required.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • A good understanding of the roles of the Ministry of Labour, other government agencies and regulatory bodies to be able to work with them to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to establish strong working relationships with contractors, regulators, government agencies and local communities.
  • A strong and full understanding of OHSA, the role of the constructor, and experience in managing site activities. Experience engaging with Indigenous communities.
  • Knowledge of the technical aspects of the site program including the defined work packages and the sequencing of the work.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with engineering and geology sufficient to be able to provide informed oversight of field activities such as borehole drilling and in-situ testing.
  • A flexible and pragmatic approach to the work required.
  • The ability to maintain a professional manner and to be able to treat people with respect during potentially negative interactions with third parties.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to influence others at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


Education and Experience:

  • Four-year university education in engineering, geology or an equivalent level of education.
  • 10+ years’ relevant experience.
  • Experience in site management in exploration and/or geotechnical foundation investigation and/or environmental ground investigation work.
  • Extensive experience in the monitoring of health, safety and environmental management plans.
  • Strong project management and contract management experience to ensure the work is tracked and executed in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Experience managing staff.
  • Demonstrated experience addressing and managing site issues in real time.
  • Experience in resource planning, monitoring and reporting to manage and oversee site services and ensure the quality of the work performed; requires experience in project planning.
  • Canadian registered safety professional (CRSP) would be an asset.


Other Information: 

  • The Site Manger role requires oversight of a 24/7 work program including borehole drilling and testing operations. The successful candidates will work in a rotation schedule and may be required to travel.


Application Instructions: 

To apply, please send a resume to Amanda Graham at [email protected].


Summit Search Group is a fair and equitable search firm. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

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Site Manager – 2 year Term

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