Director, Health, Safety, Security & Environment (hsse) and Business Continuity

August 1 2020
Categories Environment, Health, Security, Disability, Production, Operations, Quality, Safety, Production, Operations, Quality, Safety, Security, Protective Services, Defence, Security, Protective Services, Defense
Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

What we’re about

IMAX is not your everyday entertainment experience, so it’s not surprising that IMAX employees and their careers go beyond the ordinary. Our employees share a passion for quality in everything they do. Our Hollywood people are movie business insiders with years of production experience. Our technology experts are unashamedly geeky – people who can talk for hours, and be riveting, about color gamut and lasers. Our business people are consummate sales and marketing professionals who are spreading the IMAX word around the world.

Of course, we offer all the benefits you’d expect from a company with over 40 years of history. Yet, beyond this, we know everyone works differently and is motivated by different things. That’s why we offer competitive pay and a wide assortment of benefits – to help you make the most of your life at work and away from it.

As the world’s leading entertainment technology company, IMAX has revolutionized the way people experience movies. Specializing in immersive motion picture technologies, our employees are driven by a passion to take audiences around the world to places they’ve only dreamed of.

Come explore IMAX – where innovation, creativity and passion come together.

Required Skills

Reporting to our Chief People Officer, this highly visible position requires a professional demeanor, and ability to work with employees at all levels of the Company. You will lead programs to manage compliance in the areas of Health & Safety, Business Continuity, Environment, and Physical Security. As a trusted advisor you will be action oriented and have highly developed influencing skills to ensure management commitment and organizational adherence to applicable standards.

What you’ll be doing:

Foster a culture of quality and continuous improvement with regards to safety, security, environment, and business continuity at IMAX. Including:

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to key internal stakeholders on matters related to OH&S (i.e., Human Resources, Facilities, Quality, Senior leadership, and Technology).
  • Identify and evaluate potential environmental, health and safety, business continuity and security risks
  • Interpret and advise on applicable legislation; ensure that the organization operates in compliance with applicable regulations and requirements in all operational jurisdictions.
  • Confidently lead programs in a technology environment that includes engineering, research and development, manufacturing, and film post production activities.
  • Lead implementation of preventive/corrective actions resulting from reflective learnings and risk assessments.
  • Manage compliance training program
  • Conduct accident/incident investigations, root cause analysis and lead implementation of corrective actions.
  • Conduct proper accident reporting, both internally and externally, including to regulatory bodies (i.e., WSIB in Ontario).
  • Develop and manage annual budgets for your areas of responsibility
  • Conduct regularly scheduled reviews of statistical data and complete trend analysis. Produce risk metrics to measure the effectiveness of programs
  • Identify and assess trends and implement proactive strategies to mitigate risk.
  • Track, assess and report key performance indicators to Senior Management.
  • Provide leadership to disaster recovery & continuity management planning and response programs.
  • Develop corporate resilience when faced with new threats to continuity.
  • Work with the Laser Safety Officer in implementation and management of laser safety program for IMAX. (IMAX will offer training specific to laser safety requirement)


  • Develop communications that build a culture of quality and compliance in the organization.
  • Communicate with top leadership, in areas of risk and incident response
  • Develop communications plans to support HSSE programs.
  • Provide content for company intranet, including policies, forms, and other messaging
  • Lead emergency communication system – setup, administration, compliance, implementation.

What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible relevant experience including developing and implementing policies, programs and procedures in a complex technical environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health & Safety or related field
  • Strong knowledge of legislation, regulations and requirements
  • Strong knowledge of management systems including ISO
  • Broad knowledge of international Health & Safety requirements (i.e. OSHA)
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) an asset
  • Experience leading emergency management and business continuity processes

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead at all levels of the organization
  • Record of success as a change agent in a technology-based organization
  • Strong presence and credibility that allow for instant credibility with peers, employees, clients and business partners
  • A creative and innovative individual, with the ability to simplify, communicate and sell ideas across the organization
  • A team-oriented, assertive personal style; highly developed interpersonal skills, adept as an influencer and negotiator
  • Project management skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects and adjust workload accordingly
  • A confident professional able to proactively resolve issues and challenge assumptions.
  • A problem solver: analytical thinking skills are required to break down multi-dimensional issues to identify problems, determine alternative approaches and ensure expedient resolution
  • An out of the box thinker, who will tackle issues with a risk based approach, work effectively under stress, and loves a challenge
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders
  • Assertive, self-empowered and possesses a sense of urgency with a commitment to deliver.
  • Capable of performing well in a fast-paced, fluid, dynamic and somewhat unstructured environment.
Required Experience

For consideration, please apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest in IMAX but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At IMAX you'll be part of a culture built on respect - one that recognizes the unique talents of everyone on the team. We're proud of the differences that make us all unique and we support unity, acceptance and equal rights for all. Diversity and inclusion among our employees are critical to our success as a global company.

Job Location
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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