Safety Inspector (On Site - Rail)

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Construction management

Toronto, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  02-05 years
Job number: 

Job description

Safety Inspector


About SYSTRA Canada

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, a world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. SYSTRA Canada is an engineering and consulting firm who is dedicated to transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods.

Imagining and implementing the safest, most efficient, and economical tailor-made transport solutions: this is what guides us daily. Thanks to the know-how of our 7500 experts, we are involved in all phases of transport projects: Preliminary and design studies, construction phases, test and commissioning, operation, and maintenance.

Our engineers work with passion to provide people around the world with the opportunity to move freely every day. They are men and women who put all their business expertise and human qualities to work to transform the world through innovative means of transport. Join them and let's invent tomorrow's public transport together.

SYSTRA's ambition is to be the benchmark for transport solutions and an opinion leader in mobility.

Role and responsibilities

Working with and reporting to the Safety Director, the Safety Inspector will hold the following responsibilities:


  • In conjunction with the client organization, support occupational safety, health, and well-being strategies. Collaborate and influence the client team to implement and maintain the OSHW program.
  • Coordinate day-to-day safety activities.
  • Maintain and facilitate safety training programs for project employees.
  • Produce various required health and safety reports and input data for reporting.
  • Support the development and maintenance of the safety program for the project.
  • Work with the safety team to develop best practice guides, training, presentations, briefing packages, and deliver them to the appropriate target audience based on their role/responsibilities within the program.
  • Assure the proper delivery of occupational safety, health, and well-being initiatives.
  • Conduct regular safety inspections/audits of the job sites, public areas, adjacent areas, take necessary and timely corrective actions to eliminate unsafe acts or conditions, and fulfill the needs and expectations of the client.
  • Report violations of compliance or regulatory standards to the project interested parties as appropriate or required.
  • Collect reports required for records and evaluations of the performance of safety programs.
  • Ensure timely reporting of incidents.
  • Ensure that corrective and preventative actions (CAPA) related to incidents, observations, audits, and inspections are tracked and completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that CAPAs are followed up and are effective.
  • Ensure that all contractors and subcontractors' employees comply with job site safety rules and regulations.
  • Verify that all applicable client and regulatory policies and procedures have been implemented on the project sites.
  • Supply information for HSE KPIs to the Safety Director/Manager to promote continuous improvement initiatives on a monthly basis.
  • Perform any additional duties deemed necessary to support the deliverables and key activities during
  • Annual Service Plans
  • This position requires full-time presence at the project. No Remote Working


Technical Competencies

  • Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of regular office software such as Office 365, Visio, Outlook, etc.
  • Experience in developing safety programs and facilitating safety training courses.
  • Incident investigation experience.
  • Field safety audit and inspection experience.
  • Knowledge of OHS legislations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  • Very experienced in meeting schedule expectations and delivering work on time.
  • Experienced with technical knowledge of safety procedures.
  • Experienced with multi-disciplinary rail and transit projects, and/or complex civil infrastructure projects in brownfield/urban environments with adjacent infrastructure as it relates to safety.
  • Well-organized with superb time management skills.
  • The position requires honesty, dependability, and the ability to be relied upon, responsible, and fulfill



Education: Diploma or certificate in Health and Safety, or equivalent training and experience

Years of experience: Minimum three (3) years of direct onsite safety experience

Technical competencies:

  • Professional designation/Certification is an asset – NCSO, CRSP, CHSC, or equivalent
  • Experience in Railroad and/or transit construction projects is an asset

Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Toronto – Ontario - Canada

Division: Transit

Reports to: Safety Director

Remuneration: According to the profile


This job description is intended to provide an indication of the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions to be carried out as part of fulfilling the role mentioned in the job title. Various other duties will apply as required.

In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.

SYSTRA Canada is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values applications from all and offers employment equity based on the merits and abilities of candidates and personnel.