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Senior Advisor, Safety

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Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada

Company: Husky Energy

Posting End Date:  June 27, 2021

Posting will expire at 11:59 pm local time.


On January 1, 2021, Husky and Cenovus combined to form a resilient integrated energy leader. Husky is now part of the Cenovus group of companies.


One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.


We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.


About this opportunity: Reporting to the Manager, S&OI the Sr Safety Advisor is accountable for providing technical and functional leadership in Safety and Operations Integrity (S&OI) for the business unit or site. The incumbent will champion the implementation of S&OI processes that are aligned with Cenovus’s Operational Integrity Management System (COIMS) and ensure compliance to regulatory standards and statutes for all aspects of S&OI specific to the operations of the assigned business unit. This position will partner with the management of the entity to promote a High Reliability Organization with a focus on continuous improvement.


This position is a full time, permanent position, located in our Lloydminster office.


About Cenovus:

Cenovus Energy Inc. is a Canadian integrated oil and natural gas company. It is committed to maximizing value by sustainably developing its assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into its business plans. Operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, which use specialized methods to drill and pump the oil to the surface and established natural gas and oil production in Alberta and British Columbia. The company also has 50% ownership in two U.S. refineries. Cenovus shares trade under the symbol CVE and are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.


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Why we work at Cenovus:

  • Safety as a core value
  • Competitive compensation
  • Flex time
  • Employer paid benefits: health, dental, vision & more
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Community Investment activities
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Career progression/internal mobility opportunities
  • Company/team building events




Core Responsibilities:


The primary responsibilities of the Sr Safety Advisor role include:

  • Verify an assurance and self-verification program is functioning as designed within the entity that includes all elements within COIMS
  • Coach & mentor site leadership teams on occupational safety while driving towards a High Reliability Organization; this includes collaboration with site leadership to meet and/or exceed Performance Metrics outlined in the entity performance contract
  • Foster collaboration between the Deployed S&OI team and the Central S&OI Team, leveraging the Technical Authorities and multi-disciplinary support as a conduit for communication
  • Support and/or lead incident investigations ensuring that the root cause is identified as per the requirements set out in COIMS; includes coaching and mentoring site leadership to own and drive the actions to prevent re-occurrence
  • Provide an independent view of risk from operations; intervention may be required based on the risk identified
  • Assist the entity in developing gap closure plans to close identified gaps and ensure closure plans are be carried out to completion
  • Deliver on the yearly strategic goals and objectives laid out in the Deployed S&OI performance contract for that entity



  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Minimum 7 years experience in S&OI environment is required
  • Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • A Class 5 (non-GDL) driver’s license, or equivalent, is required
  • Occupational Health and Safety Certificate, Diploma, or Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution is an asset
  • Minimum 5 years of Root Cause Analysis and Incident Investigations is required
  • Minimum 5 years performing safety audits and inspections is required
  • Root Cause Analysis certification (ie: TapRoot) is required
  • Certified Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) or equivalent is an asset
  • Process safety related training (PHA/HAZOP, LOPA, P&ID Interpretation) is an asset
  • Working knowledge of SAP or other Enterprise software is an asset
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, organization and time management skills
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team


Safety Sensitive:

  • Safety Sensitive: No
  • For this position you will be required to maintain a Class 5 driver's license, a satisfactory driving record, and adhere to the appropriate Company policies and guidelines.  A driver's abstract will be one of the background checks requested in the pre-employment screening for the final candidate


At Cenovus we embrace diversity of thought, experience and backgrounds to help us make better business decisions, address our challenges, seize opportunities and unlock innovative solutions. We define diversity as the variety of people, including all of the unique attributes of our staff, as well as the variety of ideas within our organization. Building an inclusive workplace by drawing on the skills and talents of a diverse workforce provides Cenovus with a competitive advantage. We believe it’s important to maximize the potential of everyone who works for our company and ensure people feel respected, appreciated and heard. We define inclusion as ‘diversity in action,’ creating an environment of involvement, respect and connection, where various ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are harnessed to create business value.


Note: The application deadline for this position is 11:59 PM MT October, 26, 2021


This posting represents the desired scope, accountabilities, skills and experience requirements of the job.  These requirements may be modified to support business needs.  Title and compensation administration will be based on the skills and capabilities of the successful incumbent.


Please note that pre-employment background checks are pre-conditions to Husky employment offers and must be completed successfully before you are confirmed to start with Husky.    


At Husky, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from everyone including visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, women, and persons with disabilities.

For information on Inclusion & Diversity at Husky, please click here.


Husky Energy is an integrated Canadian energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  The Company operates Upstream and Downstream business segments, with operations in Canada, the United States, China and Indonesia. 


Husky's balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations.