Lead, Product Safety

Suncor - Calgary, Canada

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Job ID 22383

Reporting to the manager, industrial hygiene, you will provide technical expertise in product safety strategies, assessments, and ensure regulatory compliance. You will drive and continuously improve the product safety program with respect to both vendor and Suncor products, while ensuring maintenance of regulatory compliance.

  • Execute the standardized process for creating and updating product safety data sheets (SDS), product safety strategies, and product safety risk assessments
  • Review the standard operating procedures (SOP) related to the processing and management of SDS to ensure processes are effective, efficient and clearly understood
  • Execute and implement strategies with the various Suncor functions and business areas (Suncor sites, R&D, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Acquisition teams, etc.)
  • Author, update, publish, and review product SDS per regulatory requirements including managing a team of external SDS authors and analysts
  • Build continuous process improvement for SDS authoring and approval process
  • Oversee and communicate necessary chemical management plan (CMP) notification for information from the government to the affected business areas
  • Coordinate product safety evaluations/audits and required labeling according to regulatory guidance, classification, for product safety compliance
  • Monitor and provide guidance on emerging regulations or changes in standards and regulations and oversee product safety training requirements
  • Author SOPs for routine Product Safety transactions and work processes
  • Track, identify, measure and communicate trends in Product Safety transactions and initiatives
  • Perform in depth literature searches on toxicological information to support special safety projects and industry-wide issues, summarize and present recommendations to management or team
  • Participate and represent Suncor at various industry committees
  • Lead and provide mentorship to small team of direct reports

Required Qualifications

  • 10 years of related experience including working with Provincial and Federal regulatory acts and regulations (HPA, WHMIS, TDG, etc.)
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree, preferably in toxicology, chemistry, biology, engineering or material science or equivalent education

  • Deep understanding of Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) regulations and standards
  • Knowledge and awareness of Provincial and Federal acts and regulations,  international regulations including US, European Union
  • Knowledge of relevant industrial operations
  • Dedicated, possessing excellent skills in relationship building and management, particularly with regulators and government
  • Highly motivated, you are organized and capable of handling changing priorities, expertly handling confidential and sensitive information
  • You communicate effectively (both written and verbal) and capable of working in challenging situations
  • High level of integrity and customer service skills to all levels in the organization
  • Flexibility and the ability to accommodate multiple requests and priorities from key stakeholders in a diplomatic manner
  • You constantly ask what could go wrong and check for out-of-the-ordinary conditions and learn to anticipate potential problems
  • Intellectually curious and committed to improve products or processes
  • Proven project management and leadership skills with ability to drive cross functional participation across diverse teams

Working Conditions

  • This position will be based in Calgary at the Suncor Energy Centre
  • The shift schedule is a 5 days per week (8 hour per day) Monday to Friday
  • Adaptable to work in variety of environmental conditions

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    May 31, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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