Health & Safety Advisor


Skeena Resources Limited


Reporting directly to the Mine/Site Manager, the Health & Safety Advisor is responsible for ensuring that all work activities undertaken on any Skeena operational field site, follow the BC Mines Act and all Provincial Occupational Health and Safety regulatory requirements, as well as all Skeena Health & Safety Standards requirements. This position is responsible for the development and coordination of safety plans and safe work procedures on various Skeena sites and will include:

Health & Safety training, inspections, coaching, mentoring, and project safety rollout and compliance oversight. The Health & safety Advisor is the primary site-based safety resource to support the Skeena operational field sites and development project activities. This position works directly under the Mine/Site Manager and may take additional task instruction from the Corporate-led Chief Operating Officer from time to time. 

FIFO (Fly-in / Fly-out requirement)


Job Site

Eskay Creek


British Columbia

Job Description/Duties

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Daily safety engagement with the Site Mine Manager or their designate for all required safety initiatives on the project;
  • Providing direct safety oversight on all contractor’s activities;
  • Responsible for assisting in the identification of possible losses; evaluating the risk in such loss exposure; developing and implementing a plan to correct or prevent a loss and audit the plan to ensure its effectiveness;
  • Provide daily guidance and direction in Health & Safety programs at the employee / supervisor level to ensure a common and effective approach is being undertaken;
  • Regularly conduct training, and/or training needs assessments in safe work practices and procedures;
  • Perform and contribute to the Site Training Plans by conducting new employee safety orientations; emergency response training; and coordination of modular training programs for the construction activities on site;
  • Conducting follow up root cause incident investigations;
  • Manage and support all field required Pandemic response and prevention measures;
  • Conduct field inspections, audits, reporting and managing the corrective actions logs;     
  • Maintain all training logs and documentation associated with permits and regulatory requirements, and all safety related activities;
  • Set-up and maintain filing system regarding worker training and safety certification;
  • Manage, review, assess and / or complete job hazard analysis (JHA’s) with site leadership and ensure that they are communicated, posted, and filed as required;
  • Maintain and update as needed all JHAs for all safe work practices and equipment and utilize them in day-to-day training;
  • Ensure inspections by regulatory agencies are coordinated and deficiencies minimized and corrected;
  • Assist with maintaining the Site Preparedness and Emergency Response Plans & Procedures;
  • Coordinate area deficiencies and conduct documented weekly & monthly area safety inspections;
  • Ensure that Skeena subcontractor personnel working on the property follow all Skeena safety policies and safety requirements;
  • Help to establish a proactive safety culture;
  • Advise, assist, and audit, all line management to ensure that an effective Health & Safety Management System is implemented and working;
  • Use positive reinforcement with staff to help drive positive workplace safety behaviors, and work on establishing and managing the Skeena Health & Safety incentive programs;
  • Establish and encourage leading indicator programs such as near miss reporting, training, inspections, and leadership engagement programs.
  • All other duties related to the role.

Other Information

The Ideal Candidate:

Academic/Education Requirements:

  • CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) designation is highly desired
  • Minimum Level I First Aid is required;
  • NCSO certification or CSO is an asset;
  • WHMIS train-the trainer is highly desired;


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in a similar type role in Mining, exploration, or surface drilling and/or mine construction is required;
  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Discretion with confidential information;
  • Ability to work outside of normal office hours including some travel if needed;
  • Must have a valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License
  • Must possess very strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, tact, and diplomacy;
  • Leadership attributes to influence and persuade a course of action with multiple competing priorities.

Working Conditions:

This position involves working at a remote exploration site on a “general” two week on/two week off rotation.  The Eskay Creek project is located within the Coast Mountains of Northwestern British Columbia and Tahltan Territory. Transportation would be provided from Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake and Iskut as well as charter flights from Vancouver, Kamloops, Prince George, Terrace and Smithers with shuttles from either the Bob Quinn airport or Terrace Airport to Eskay Creek camp facilities.

Prolonged periods of time at a desk working at a computer may be required.  There will be exposure to extreme temperatures in all seasons including working outdoors in snow, mud, ice, and water conditions, walking to and from different locations on uneven ground, prolonged periods of standing and physically handling/lifting/moving heavy objects. 


To apply by email, send your cover letter and resume in Word or .pdf format to  hr@skeenaresources.com, by January 19th, 2021.  Include your NAME and JOB TITLE in the subject line of your e-mail response.  Priority hiring consideration will be given to Tahltan Nation citizens, Tsetsault Skii km Lax Ha citizens and other First Nations and then residents of Northern British Columbia.  All Applicants MUST be legally entitled to work in Canada.

We thank all candidates for their interest however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Type


Education Level Achieved

Post secondary diploma

Years of Experience

5+ years related experience

Certificates, Designations and Tickets

Certificate - Class 5 Driver's License
Certificate - St. John's Ambulance First Aid Level 1 (2 days)
Certificate - Train the Trainer Certification
Certificate - WHMIS