Health & Safety Advisor - Matrix Solutions Inc.

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About the job

At Matrix Solutions we collaborate across services, disciplines, and geographies to deliver responsive, locally connected, and scalable solutions customized to our clients’ projects and environmental challenges. Our integrated approach is supported by talented professionals and a project management model that encourages synergies, promotes service excellence, and provides cost and time savings.



A Canadian‑owned environmental and engineering consulting company, with employees strategically located across the country from British Columbia to Ontario.



Our people fuel a solutions powerhouse, tailoring our work for clients and projects where environmental stewardship matters and where we can make a difference.



To be a company where our people and clients can’t imagine working with anyone else.



We partner with clients and communities to solve challenges. It’s our job to power progress and shape a better future where our clients, people, communities, and environment thrive.


Are you looking to… 

  • Become a member of a solution-oriented team of health and safety professionals.
  • Apply your risk management skills in a fast-paced environment with a variety of disciplines including engineering, natural sciences, hydrogeology, remediation, reclamation, assessment, and monitoring.
  • Influence change in a growing organization by collaborating with teams to design and implement effective health and safety solutions.
  • Enhance the “E” in your HSE experience by gaining exposure to environmental practice by partnering and supporting teams of environmental scientists, technologists, and engineers.
  • Advise project teams who work for extensive, long-standing clients such as municipal governments, conservation authorities, organizations in the energy sector, and private industry.
  • Join a well-respected environmental consulting company where the majority of employees are also shareholders.


As a Health and Safety Advisor you will join our Guelph or Mississauga, Ontario office as part of our Health & Safety team. The successful applicant will be involved in a broad range of health and safety services with an equal balance of program development work and support for Matrix teams and projects with responsibilities as follows:


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Research, write and update H&S policies, programs, and procedures.
  • Collaborate with teams to develop programs (e.g., traffic management, water safety, electrical safety for non-electrical workers, confined space entry) that meet the needs of the organization, our clients and legislation.
  • Apply the principles of change management to effectively communicate and implement the programs.
  • Provide H&S support for Matrix corporate and project teams and committees based in Ontario and Alberta.
  • Influence strong safety practices and culture to generate engagement, and commitment from all employees.
  • Partner with the business, advise and coach leaders and employees to successfully conduct hazard assessment, emergency response planning, inspections, investigations, and root cause analyses.
  • Serve as an internal Certificate of Recognition H&S auditor.
  • Provide subject matter expertise for the development of communications and training. Examples of topics include orientations and onboarding, risk assessment, emergency response and respiratory protection.
  • Facilitate interactive H&S training sessions.
  • Identify trends and issues, strategically engage leaders, and proactively develop solutions.

Education, Experience, Technical Skills: 

  • A minimum 8 years of progressive experience in a health and safety role including field experience.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Certificate/relevant degree required.
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation required.
  • Directly related experience in an environmental consulting organization would be ideal.
  • H&S auditing experience is required. Applying the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association protocol is an asset.
  • Proven experience building collaborative partnerships and effective working relationships with all levels of employees.
  • Ability to influence organizational change.
  • Apply critical thinking to organizational problems involving Health & Safety.
  • Employ proficient technical writing, and apply adept organizational and project management skills.
  • Approximately 20% travel is expected. Most travel will be within the Ontario region. There may be occasional travel (e.g., once per year) to Western Canada.
  • Injury, illness, and WSIB claims management experience would be an asset.
  • Industrial hygiene experience is considered an asset.


Why Choose Matrix 

At Matrix you will be part of an amazing community of collaborative people who live our values and bring industry-leading technical expertise to their work every day. We offer a comprehensive compensation package, which includes RRSP matching, vacation + flex time, profit sharing, and opportunities to become a shareholder. We are also committed to flexible work hours and schedules, team-based work, and cross-training opportunities.


Matrix is committed to providing a safe and productive work environment and to promoting the health, safety and well-being of our employees. In keeping with our Health & Safety Policy, individuals in safety sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment, pre-access (and in some client cases, random) alcohol & drug testing as well as drivers abstract reviews.


Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada with no restrictions.


We welcome and promote diversity and inclusion in our workplace and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Matrix provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities; including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources directly.


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For more information about Matrix Solutions, please visit our website at www.matrix-solutions.com and don’t forget to our bookmark our careers page.


While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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