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Manager, Hazardous Materials

Location: Toronto or GTA
Dept: HazMat
Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent
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RiskCheck Inc. is an Environmental, Health and Safety risk management company. Our client base includes property management companies, property owners, REITs, pension funds, retail owners, schools, residential landlords, financial institutions, recreational facilities, municipalities, and manufacturing sector.

RiskCheck is seeking a dynamic Hazardous Materials Manager to manage the Hazardous Materials services, overall client satisfaction, project, and client management, create and maintain project budgets, quality control process and staff performances/training/mentoring. In addition, assisting senior management with interviewing and hiring of new staff, and participate in marketing and business development initiatives.

Primary Functions:

  • Performing a variety of hazmat and/or OH&S assessments and overseeing projects through to successful completion
  • Building leadership and mentorship skills by working with junior staff on projects
  • Opportunities in client management, including participation in initiatives with the marketing department to build new client relationships and maintain existing ones
  • Project management including in-depth budget analysis for multiple projects and varied scopes (profit/loss analysis). Monitors and manages cost and time associated with field staff (i.e., site visits and reporting), project sub-contractors (i.e., abatement contractors and sub-consultants) and equipment resources.
  • Provide a leadership role for staff promoting RiskChecks quality control standards and technical assistance and mentoring junior staff within the division
  • Mentoring and training of all junior staff, and quality control on Hazardous Materials services.
  • Support the Environmental division’s growth through development of client relationships and market services, where there is an opportunity
  • Assist the Director in implementing and achieving overall department goals and objectives including annual financial targets and budgets and participating in the development of new services and/or related techniques
  • Establish goals and objectives for junior staff and monitoring their performance and progress
  • Maintains a working knowledge of all applicable environmental, health and safety legislation, codes of practice, standards, and guidelines applicable to specific projects


  • General Operations
  • Perform on-site assessments for asbestos, mould, lead, indoor air quality, Designated Substances Surveys, Hazardous Building Materials Surveys, radon testing, mould/asbestos abatements on an as needed basis
  • Participating in the development of new services and/or related techniques in accordance with Company goals and objectives
  • Project Management
  • Develop work plan and budget (asbestos, mould, indoor air quality, Designated Substances Surveys, Hazardous Building Materials Surveys, and abatement projects) and create proposals
  • Optimizing expenses, increasing productivity and efficiencies, and increasing profit and margins on individual projects and ensuring expenditures are appropriate and within budget
  • Complete technical review of reports, proposals, and other documents, as required to meet standards
  • Interpret and/or analyze sample data/results in relation to legislative requirements and industry-accepted criteria and guidelines
  • Continually monitor and study statutory requirements and modify program components to ensure legislative compliance
  • Provide oversight over sub-contractors and provide consulting services during various remedial projects (asbestos, lead, mould etc.), and liaise between clients and subcontractors
  • Managing and overseeing projects ensuring a continuous workflow and timely completion of projects, and keeping projects on budget
  • Coordinate and allocation of resources including staff and optimization. Making sure projects are staffed with the appropriate expertise
  • Provide junior staff with the appropriate and timely direction and guidance
  • Quality Control
  • Review the work completed by Junior Staff to meet set standards and protocols for the team
  • Audit junior staff on field work, report writing and technical skills on a regular basis
  • Client Management
  • Support client business development activity including participation in meetings and presentations
  • Maintain contact with the clients to ensure that any issues are promptly dealt with, and that procedures are reviewed on a regular basis
  • Understand and meet client’s requirement regarding deliverables, timelines, and cost expectations, where reasonable
  • Staff Management
  • In conjunction with HR, perform interviews, orientation, coaching and developing of existing and new employees
  • Conduct mid-year and annual reviews for direct reports
  • Identify training needs for direct reports
  • Support and guide direct reports in achieving their annual goals and objectives as determined during the reviews
  • Review the work of team members to ensure it meets the standards established and evaluate their performance

Education and Experience:

  • A degree, diploma, or certificate in Construction Technology, Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering, or a Bachelor of Science or Applied Science
  • Professional Designation (P. Eng., EP, CIH or ROH) required
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
  • 8 years or more of experience in Environmental Consulting (specifically in asbestos, mould, lead, indoor air quality, Designated Substances Surveys,
  • Hazardous Building Materials Surveys, oversight, and management of abatement projects)
  • Experience in managing staff or a group
  • Experience in project management and client management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products
  • Experience writing, reviewing, and editing technical reports, and other written communications
  • Experience communicating with all levels of an organization
  • Familiarity with invoicing, budgeting, and other areas of project related financial management
  • Experience with business development initiatives and client interaction

Benefits of working at RiskCheck:

  • Work from home
  • Competitive salary
  • Group benefits package
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Work/life balance
  • Other benefits

All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter following the link provided. Although we appreciate all interest in this position, only selected candidates will be contacted.

RiskCheck embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Want to work for us? Contact us at [email protected]

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