Environmental Health and Safety Senior Specialist (Open to Remote) at Cargill
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Environmental Health and Safety Senior Specialist (Open to Remote)

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Job ID 254704 Date posted 11/17/2022 Location : Devon, Canada | Lethbridge, Canada | Edmonton, Canada | Calgary, Canada

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Environmental, Health and Safety Senior Specialist is a subject matter authority who assists in leading the environmental health and safety agenda for mulitple facilities together with the plant managers. In this role, you will lead the execution and continuous improvement of the environmental, health and safety and process safety management system at  facilities consisting of highly regulated processes and activities or low to medium program maturity with elevated risk of serious injuries and fatalities, serious environmental events, severe process safety events or legal matters.

**This opportunity is open to remote work within the province of Alberta. **

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the plant manager in leading the external reputation and facilitate the community and governmental interaction and prepare required reports, requests for information and inquiry responses and facilitate governmental inspections, customer visits and company audits.
  • Identify contractor support and talent needs and oversee onsite contractor activity and understand local risks applicable to contractor and external service providers, implement, monitor and evaluate approved processes to control local environmental, health and safety risks with contractors.
  • Develop suitable training content and delivery models in line with global, regional and legal requirements, conduct gap assessment to identify competence needs, adjust Environmental Health & Safety curriculum to reflect site specific demand and organize and provide appropriate training.
  • Understand, implement and execute environmental, health and safety controls and programs and work processes such as risk identification and assessment, emergency action planning and incident management, agency inspections and audit and internal inspections to ensure they work as intended.
  • Partner with plant manager and project leaders and the regional organization to promote and drive a strong environmental, health and safety culture in the facility team by building a mindset where a continuous improvement mentality is viewed as essential to success.
  • Participate as a member of the site leadership team and consult on planning, issue and incident response and operational environment, health and safety and process safety compliance, understanding systems, integrated processes, regulatory issues and workforce conditions.
  • Ensure strong alignment of environment, health and safety goals, metrics and targets with plant vision and targets and govern site performance targets together with plant manager.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Diploma/Certificate or bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Possess a valid Canadian full class 5 driver’s license in good standing authorizing you to drive independently during the course of your employment
  • Ability to travel for business within Alberta up to 50%
  • Ability to assess the physical aspects of the plants


  • Basic business acumen and the ability to partner and communicate effectively with business counterparts
  • Strong scientific and mathematical knowledge
  • Confirmed ability to deliver Environmental Health & Safety processes effectively to optimize business resources
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications


Relocation support is available to the province of Alberta, if applicable.

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

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