Health and Safety Specialist

Sep 13, 2019
Iqaluit - QEC-19-046

Energize your career in the Arctic!

Find your next exciting adventure in the Canadian Arctic! Join our team of highly motivated and experienced industry professionals as we provide safe, reliable, and affordable power across Nunavut.

Working in Nunavut

Nunavut is Canada’s newest and largest territory and has the fastest growing economy in the country. With breathtaking landscapes and amazing adventure opportunities, you will find excitement not only in your career, but in your free time as well. If the thought of dog sledding, snowmobiling, kayaking, ice fishing, or exploring a rich culture filled with distinct artwork and music sounds enticing, Nunavut is the place for you.

Qulliq Energy Corporation

Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is entrusted to provide safe, reliable power to all customers in Nunavut. Owned by the Government of Nunavut and operated as an arms-length territorial corporation, QEC is the sole provider of electricity and district heating in Nunavut. In comparison to other utilities in Canada, QEC faces unique challenges as it operates 25 stand-alone diesel power generation facilities and distribution systems located in each of the territory’s communities.

QEC-19-046 Health and Safety Specialist

Based out of Iqaluit, Nunavut and reporting to the Manager, Health, Safety and Environment, the Health and Safety Specialist is responsible for promoting a strong safety focused culture within the Corporation while ensuring compliance to all applicable federal and territorial acts and regulations. The position participates in annual site inspections, follows up on health and safety incidents, investigates near miss events and develops and facilitates various health and safety programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Educates QEC employees in all aspects of Health and Safety legislative and corporate requirements.  This includes, but is not limited to conducting training, safety meetings, risk assessments, audits and maintenance of the Health, Safety and Environmental programs.
  • Provides direction to regional management and staff for the interpretation and application of occupational health and safety legislation, regulations, codes and practices.
  • Manages all WSCC claims and leads the return to work program for employees who have sustained work-related injuries/illnesses.
  • Composes and presents public safety presentations related to electrical safety awareness.
  • Organizes in-house health and safety educational courses, including First Aid, Fall Protection, WHMIS, etc.

Required Qualifications Include:

  • Two-year diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Four (4) years experience in organizing and managing health and safety programs.


  • Profession designation as a Certified Compliance Ethics Professional (CCEP), Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) or the willingness to complete at the next opportunity.
  • Experience in a utilities setting.
  • Knowledge of Nunavut, the land, language and culture.
  • The ability to communicate in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun and/or French.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

We offer a competitive starting salary range of $97,734 to $115,011, a northern living allowance of $15,016 per annum, eligibility for overtime, a comprehensive benefits package including a defined benefit pension program and subsidized staff housing. This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union.

Preference will be given to applicants who are Nunavut Inuit.

To apply send your application by email to or by mail to: Human Resources, Qulliq Energy Corporation, P.O. Box 420, Baker Lake, NU X0C 0A0

Apply in writing, by September 13, 2019.

Applications for this competition may be considered for future employment opportunities with QEC.

We thank all applicants for the interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.