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Parsons Corporation Safety Specialist in Faro, Yukon Territory

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Job Description:

Parsons has been successful in winning environmental and mining projects in Northern Canada and will be aggressively pursuing additional northern projects. We are a world-class leader in providing in-depth engineering, construction, technical, and management services. Our employees deliver landmark commercial, industrial, environmental, energy, power, and renewable infrastructure - and provide innovative solutions to complex environmental, water quality, supply, treatment, watershed, and wastewater projects. We hire colleagues with an entrepreneurial spirit who thrive on solving project challenges in a high-energy environment. Parsons is helping to build a safer, healthier and more sustainable world. We are looking for a Safety Specialist to join our team in Faro, YT Canada. Candidates willing to reside in Faro/Yukon for extended periods (e.g., 3 months) are preferred due to quarantine requirements.

Please Note: This posting is for potential future or ongoing needs and is reflective of the type of person we want to hire for this role. We anticipate this position being available with the next 3-6 months. Responses to your application may be delayed based on when an opening of this type becomes available.

As a Safety Specialist, you will advise and assist the management team in the establishment and implementation of Parsons' ESHARP Management System Procedure and the Faro Mine Complex (FMC) Project Safety, Health and Environmental Plan (PSHEP) - identifying, communicating and/or eliminating or controlling hazards to persons and property. You will report organizationally to the FMC Project Safety Manager.


  • Attend meetings as requested (e.g., Parsons, contractor, client). Provide feedback on content and quality to Project Safety Manager and other stakeholders as needed.

  • Utilize safety management software to document incidents (including proactive events), meetings, inspections, orientations, observations, and corrective actions.

  • Conduct inspections as requested.

  • Review contractor documentation associated with work activities to confirm a proper hazard assessment has been completed and required permits are in place.

  • Engage managers and supervisors in the risk assessment process for new or modified work activities.

  • Participate in the development and/or review of SWP/SJP/AHA as requested.

  • Provide safety orientations (as needed) to personnel, including Parsons employees, contractors, vendors and visitors.

  • Oversee provision and documentation of first aid treatment and communication to appropriate personnel when applied.

  • Assist manager/supervisor with conducting incident investigations to ensure the identification of root causes and corrective actions.

  • Complete prequalification of potential contractors and review of safety plans prior to mobilization.

  • Develop and/or provide training materials to workers as requested.

  • Maintain active and visible involvement using open communication with employees and stakeholders regarding SH&E issues on the project.

  • Provide assistance as requested with internal or external audits and corrective action plans.

  • Other responsibilities as needed or assigned by the Project Safety Manager.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field (or equivalent experience) and typically 5+ years of related work experience in the field of Health and Safety.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Yukon health and safety regulations and reporting procedures, as well as good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient computer skills and use of safety management software.

  • Willingness to be an active participant on a health and safety committee

  • Experience working at an active or inactive surface mine is preferred

  • Emergency response training is preferred

  • Experience with Certificate of Recognition (COR) process is preferred

  • Mine rescue certification is preferred, including but not limited to being medically fit for the nature of the work required

  • Willingness to obtain and/or maintain first aid certification

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.