Safety System Risk Program Lead at Technical Safety BC


July 22, 2021

Safety System Risk Program Lead at Technical Safety BC

The Opportunity 

The Safety System Risk Program Lead is responsible for leading several core components of the Safety System Risk portfolio, including safety system risk assessments, risk treatment planning, and monitoring & evaluation planning processes within the Technical Programs department. 

As a Safety System Risk Program Lead, you will work with the Manager, Safety System Risk to plan and conduct risk assessments, organize and facilitate cross-department risk treatment, monitoring, and evaluation planning activities, and maintain the safety system risk register. You will also work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and subject matter experts, and coordinate risk treatment activities conducted by teams across the organization to reduce safety system risk.

We are seeking a dynamic, well-rounded, and experienced leader with strong analytical, technical, project management, and interpersonal skills to join our Safety System Risk team.

Status: Regular, Full-Time, Included (Union)
Number of Positions: 1
Pay Rate: $51.11/hr – $59.20/hr
Location: Vancouver, BC
Reports to: Manager, Safety System Risk

In this role, you will:

Lead the planning and execution of risk assessment activities, which includes:

  • Risk identification, screening, and prioritization activities 
  • Collection of internal and external data and insights to support risk assessments
  • Conducting interviews with internal and external subject-matter experts to develop a robust understanding of safety system risks
  • Conducting quantitative risk assessments, identifying information gaps, and characterizing uncertainties critical to improving understanding of risk and the effectiveness of risk treatment options
  • Organization and facilitation of collaborative, cross-department risk treatment and monitoring & evaluation planning processes
  • Developing research questions, planning, and coordinating research activities to reduce critical uncertainties
  • Documenting risks in a clear, consistent, and transparent manner

Work closely with the Manager, Safety System Risk to:

  • Develop, implement, and execute the Safety System Risk program 
  • Develop risk assessment questions and identify internal and external stakeholders and subject matter experts to participate in risk assessment activities
  • Develop, update, and manage risk assessment tools, including Hazard Maps
  • Develop decision support tools, guidance, and training materials to enhance risk literacy and enable teams across the organization to better understand and manage safety system risks
  • Deliver training and conduct presentations
  • Facilitate Structured Decision Making (SDM) processes to understand trade-offs and develop mitigation strategies with internal and external stakeholders

You will also:

  • Manage the risk treatment, monitoring, and evaluation activities of individuals and teams across the organization
  • Maintain the Safety System Risk Register, Emerging Risk Tracker, Risk Treatment Plans, and Monitoring & Evaluation Plans on Junction
  • Be responsible for periodic reporting to the Executive and/or Board and supports the development and maintenance of a Safety System Risk Management dashboard
  • Work as an expert advisor to organizational decision-makers and project leaders to help them understand and define safety system risks and mitigation opportunities
  • Work closely with the Climate Action and Sustainability team as well as internal and external partners, advances understanding of climate impacts on technical equipment and develops adaptation strategies in support of safety system resiliency
  • Work with policy analysts and technical experts across the organization, and with external partners, to support the development of code, standards, and regulations related to safety system risk based on a deep understanding of the safety system and policy
  • Present and communicate safety system risk work in clear and innovative ways to effectively reach and influence target audiences and optimize uptake in decision-making processes, including at senior leadership levels and Board of Directors

 The knowledge, skills & experience you bring:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in risk sciences, decision sciences, engineering, planning, policy, environmental science or studies, and/or resource management, or equivalent 
  • 8 years’ work experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) developing, implementing, and evaluating risk assessment and mitigation solutions, including:
    • Developing research questions and testable hypotheses,
    • Planning and leading research,
    • Working with stakeholders and subject matter experts to understand risks and elicit judgments under uncertainty,
    • Conducting robust, data-driven analyses,
    • Communicating risk analysis results in written and verbal formats,
    • Facilitating trade-off analyses and developing mitigation strategies with stakeholders,
    • Developing monitoring & evaluation strategies to track the effectiveness of mitigation actions
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analysis skills including a proficiency in statistics, data analysis, and/or statistical modelling
  • Proficient with modern BI or data analysis tools, SQL experience strongly preferred
    • Strong knowledge of safety risks related to the technology areas that Technical Safety BC regulates 
  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite

You can also be described as a: 

  • Project Lead – you are known to plan and lead strategic projects and cross-functional teams. You have solid project management and organizational skills, along with a strong track record of managing multiple projects with tight deadlines.
  • Results-driven, critical thinker and strategic decision-maker – you see patterns, relationships, and connections easily. Using sound judgement and advanced analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, you strategically identify, assess, and take action to address challenges, manage ambiguity, and develop solutions to improve performance results. 
  • Catalyst for change & excellent communicator (both verbal and written) – with superior interpersonal skills, you are able to initiate and inspire change, and use the facts to persuade and engage with a variety of stakeholders. 
  • Service-oriented relationship builder – you know how to develop and maintain effective working relationships in stakeholder-rich environments, both externally and internally; you see the benefits of collaboration and being resourceful when soliciting input from others to keep progressing forward.
  • Adaptable, proactive, and confident professional – able to work independently under pressure with quickly changing priorities and deadlines.

About Technical Safety BC

Technical Safety BC is an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across the province. In addition to issuing permits, licenses and certificates, we work with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research. Through simplification of our initiatives, we promote understanding and engagement, making safety accessible to everyone. As society changes, we create and adopt new ideas, skills, and tools that will enable us to meet the safety challenges of a highly-connected world.

We’re always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the safety system in B.C. We are strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. Technical Safety BC welcomes those who would contribute to further diversifying our organization, as we are an equal opportunity employer.

Our values guide our work.

  • We See Genius in Diversity
  • We Foster Confidence
  • We Make the Complex Simple
  • We Adapt

If you are interested in this position, please apply online by the internal deadline 5:00 PM PT July 30, 2021. This opportunity may remain posted until filled. To see a full list of our current opportunities or to learn more about Technical Safety BC, please visit our website at technicalsafetybc.ca.