EHS Manager (e-STORAGE)

Health, Safety, & Environmental Melbourne, Australia


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Job Description


Environmental, Health & Safety Manager 


Company Summary: 


e-STORAGE is a subsidiary of Canadian Solar and a leading company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and integration of battery energy storage systems for utility-scale applications. The Company offers its own proprietary LFP battery solution, comprehensive EPC services, and innovative solutions aimed at improving grid operations, integrating clean energy, and contributing to a sustainable future. e-STORAGE has successfully implemented over 3.3 GWh DC of battery energy storage solutions in various locations, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China. This significant accomplishment solidifies e-STORAGE's position as a key player in the global energy storage integration industry. Currently, the Company operates two fully automated, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with an annual production capacity of approaching 20 GWh. e-STORAGE is fully equipped to continue providing high-quality, scalable energy storage solutions and contribute to the widespread adoption of clean energy. 


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Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and has been listed on NASDAQ since 2006. It is now one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies. Canadian Solar is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery storage solutions, and developer of utility-scale solar power and battery storage projects with a geographically diversified pipeline in various stages of development. Over the past 22 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 102 GW of premium-quality, solar photovoltaic modules to customers across the world. Likewise, since entering the project development business in 2010, Canadian Solar has developed, built, and connected over 9 GWp of solar power projects and over 3 GWh of battery storage projects across the world. Currently, the Company has approximately 700 MWp of solar power projects in operation, 8 GWp of projects under construction or in backlog (late-stage), and an additional 17 GWp of projects in advanced and early-stage pipeline. In addition, the Company has a total battery storage project development pipeline of 52 GWh, including approximately 2 GWh under construction or in backlog, and an additional 50 GWh at advanced and early-stage development. Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar and renewable energy industry.  


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Position Title: Environmental, Health & Safety Manager  

Department: Quality 

Entity:                CS e-STORAGE 

Reports to: Sr. Director of Quality-Product, Project & EHS 

Location:Sydney or Melbourne, Australia 



  • Provide expertise, support and assistance on the development, implementation, and monitoring of the EHS management system and project specific OHS programs, plans, risk registers, and management system components including policies, procedures, work instructions and forms.
  • Be responsible for emergency response planning, fire prevention, hazardous waste management, resource conservation, regulatory compliance, development, and updates of EHS policies and plans as required for different countries and locations.
  • Support SSES team members to complete ESG and EHS questionnaires for RFPs and contracting needs in accordance with the Company’s Sustainability and EHS plans. Ensure project insurances, corporate general liability, professional liability, workers compensation and other insurances policies are implemented effectively and adequately.
  • Conduct on-site in-field EHS audits, inspections, and observations of OHS related project activities to monitor their compliance, identify and follow up on non-compliance, areas for improvement and other such gaps related applicable laws, regulations, contract commitments and Canadian Solar’s internal corporate requirements.
  • Confirm project sites comply with all current EHS regulations and ensure that all employees are aware of safety requirements, prepared to follow safety procedures, and have relevant training, certifications, and licenses to perform the work where applicable. Complete risk assessments and job hazard assessments in support of site activities
  • Proactively recognize and encourage positive workplace OHS practices, and compliance to program and legislative requirements among project personnel and contractors. Collaboratively interact with them to help identify solutions to OHS compliance and program gaps. Complete contractor OHS program and plan reviews as part of tender and contractor selection processes specific to project needs and requirements.
  • Support overall OHS program improvement initiatives. Source, develop and deliver necessary EHS training sessions, maintain and update training records and certificates. 
  • Prepare detailed reports and follow up on recommended corrective actions associated with completed compliance & oversight reports, incident reports, observations, and root-causes.
  • Document/record safety data pertaining to project oversight activity including entering/transcribing oversights information through various internal Canadian Solar’s information management systems according to established procedures.
  • Work with legal department to ensure all sub-contracts are sufficiently obligating the contractor for their insurance obligations depending on regional jurisdiction requirements. Including collecting contractor license, insurance certificates etc.
  • Support the update of the Company’s ESG report to include the storage product line. Activate and maintain subscriptions to ESG portals such as EcoVadis as required by specific Clients
  • Maintain organization’s ISNetWorld subscription and meet Client requirements on the platform by updating sections of the EH&S plan as needed.
  • Keep up to date on latest EHS and ESG trends in the energy Storage industry.
  • Be willing and able to travel extensively within US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and other locations where business requires for extended periods of time including weekends and overnight.
  • Be willing and able to work flexible hours (evenings, weekends) as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the management and Sr. Director of Quality-Product, Project & EHS.

Required Qualifications and Skills: 

  • At least 3-5 years of OHS experience in an equivalent role within construction project, industrial processing, or other civil or environmental remediation experience.
  • College diploma or university degree within an OHS or related field from an accredited Canadian, AU or international program.
  • Specific EHS knowledge and work experience in lithium-Ion battery, BESS commissioning and O&M, high voltage electrical equipment including ARC flash and construction safety preferred.
  • The designations of chartered member of the Institute of Safety and Health (CMIOSH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) an asset.
  • Working knowledge and experience of ISNetWorld.
  • Technical & practical OHS knowledge, on various topics such as hoisting & rigging, ground disturbance, fall protection, excavation and trenching, heavy equipment operation, emergency & hazardous material release response, electrical safety, confined space.
  • Exceptional communication skills well developed listening skills, and ability to interpret business and/or client needs as part of OHS compliance oversight effort.
  • High attention to detail and ability to tailor communications to mixed audiences.
  • Outstanding relationship management, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional ability to solve problems through soft and hard analytical skills.
  • Experience completing OHS risk registers, hazard assessments, JHA/JSA, and developing or working with behavior-based safety programs.
  • Working knowledge of root-cause analysis principals and tools such as Apparent Cause Analysis (ACA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), and other safety analytical tools.
  • Ability to maintain and grow safety knowledge including industry best practices and pending changes in legislation
  • Knowledge and experience with ISO 9001, 45001 & 14001 preferred
  • Safety knowledge in Working at Heights, Fall Protection, Fire Protection Electrical Safety and WHMIS
  • Knowledge and practical experience in accident investigation
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Computer literate in Windows applications, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), Smartsheet
  • Presentation skills are an asset
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Team attitude with a willingness to learn
  • Ability to be covered by company auto insurance plan (e.g., Good Driving Record – No DUIs or suspensions within the last 5 years and no more than two traffic violations (with less than 3 points in a violation) in the last three years.
  • Experience with California OSHA requirements
  • OSHA 30-hour training required.
  • OSHA 510 preferred


Compensation & Benefits 


Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary plus fully comprehensive benefits and performance bonus package based on an annual objective achievement. Our generous benefits package includes a 401(k) Retirement Plan, medical/dental/life/disability program, vacation, and sick days.   


Canadian Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.