Chief – Facility Protection (fire prevention)

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Job Description

Within the branch, under the authority of the OHS Director, the Facility Protection Manager advises staff on best practices in safety and fire prevention. He supervises and manages security, access control and fire prevention activities. Ensures the coordination of the Emergency Measures Plan (EMP).


  • Coordinate activities related to the PMU and ensure its proper functioning at the Bécancour and Whabouchi sites;
  • Ensure the follow-up of the file of the assets’ insurers on the two sites (Bécancour and Whabouchi);
  • Manage the activities and assets of the facility protection department (gatehouse & barracks) at the two sites ;
  • Implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines for facility protection services (bungalow and barracks) ;
  • Carry out audits on the fire and safety procedures in place;
  • Suggesting recommendations for fire and safety;
  • Follow up on corrective actions of the activities of his department (fire protection and safety) on the event management software (e.g. SMATT) with the sector managers;
  • Organize and direct investigations of incidents related to the facility protection service;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of tools required for effective OHS management;
  • Welcome and train staff on the organization’s OHS requirements;
  • Inform staff of current fire protection legislation and standards (NFPA);
  • Collaborate in the implementation of a prevention program and the integrated OHS management system;
  • Ensure the implementation and monitoring of the prevention, health and hygiene program and the integrated management system.

Required profile

Profile required – qualifications and knowledge:

  • University diploma related to occupational health and safety (B.A. or certificate) or Diploma of studies related to fire safety intervention (DEC or AEC or DEP);
  • More than 5 years experience in OHS and fire prevention management in an industrial and/or mining environment;
  • Ability to work a 14/14 FIFO schedule and flexible hours between mine and plant sites;
  • Bilingual French and English;
  • Mastery of the Office Suite;
  • Class 5 and class 4A driver’s license (an asset);
  • Good knowledge of OHS and fire prevention laws and standards (OSHAS, ISO 45001 and NFPA);
  • Communication skills, leadership and positive influence;
  • Rigor, ability to analyze and manage emergencies and priorities;
  • Autonomy and ability to work under pressure;
  • Respect procedures and legislation;
  • Customer approach and adaptability;
  • Ability to play a consulting role, to foster continuous improvement and teamwork.