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Director, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

Division: Operations (HSE)
Job location: Ontario – Bradford  
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday
Employment type: Full-time permanent employment onsite

This role will be based at our Bradford facility and travel into other facilities including but not limited to Brampton, Markham, Jarvis or Pemberton BC may be required and the location / frequency is based on business needs.


A little about us

Hi, we’re Aurora Cannabis, and we’re so excited to meet you!

We’re a global cannabis company with operations across Europe and North and South America. We’re driven by our passion to help people improve their lives and have a diverse team who bring their best every day, so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers.  We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71, Greybeard and Whistler.

Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our “A-Team”. We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community.

Job summary
We’re searching for a strategic professional to lead our Health, Safety and Environment Division as our Director, HSE. In this role, you will report into the Vice President Operations and will provide strategic leadership in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of Aurora’s Health, Safety and Environment program. Sound interesting? Here is a little more…


As the Director, HSE you will…

  • Be a core member of the Operations Leadership Team and provide guidance and direction to the operational sites as it relates to HSE governance, initiatives, and reporting
  • Ensure implementation, effectiveness, and integrity of the corporate HSE program, policies, and procedures, so that they are complaint to applicable standards and regulations (provincial and federal)
  • Lead a HSE team at each of the operational sites to ensure a high-performing dynamic and foster professional develop through performance reviews, training, and career coaching
  • Establish effective leading and lagging indicators to monitor health and safety performance and risks, including regular reporting to senior management
  • Spearhead our approach to realizing continual improvements in health and safety performance and risks by identifying actionable insights from various sources, including key performance indicators, incident reports, external audits, vendor management systems etc.
  • Direct the implementation of initiatives that positively influence and align the actions and behaviours exhibited by our community to support our commitment to workplace health and safety
  • Develop, execute, and maintain the implementation of the HSE strategy and related organizational learning / training to strengthen and report on HSE KPIs
  • Be an active member of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Committee to develop & implement sustainable initiatives and ensure reporting to appropriate agencies
  • Support various HSE related activities such as providing expertise on equipment and processes, liaising with the JHSC committee, and ensuring records for training, audits and licenses are updated
  • Partner with Operational leads and Human Resources to strengthen return to work strategies and safety culture
  • Partner with other functional areas to establish and cultivate the HSE culture to reduce injuries and incidents by:
    • Ensuring analytics are meaningful and actionable and incidents are thoroughly investigated to determine the root cause, and implement correctives to prevent recurrence
    • Building a back-to-basics approach with front-line leaders and employees with floor presence and education, and fostering a culture where employees take accountability for their own safety
    • Performing gemba walks to audit the program and identify opportunities for improvement


As an experienced leader you will have…

  • Post-secondary education, such as a bachelor’s degree in OH&S, with 10+ years of experience leading and managing HSE programs in manufacturing environments
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership role (we would also welcome an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience)
  • Proficiency with all MS Office products including Excel
  • Extensive understanding and knowledge of provincial and federal health and safety guidelines, especially in BC and ON
  • CSP/CRSP designation would be an asset


As the ideal candidate you will have…

  • Robust leadership skills with the ability to engage and build diverse teams to drive business value and ensure a positive safety culture
  • Strong change management skills with the capacity to anticipate needs, mitigate risks and ensure a positive change experience for all employees
  • Impeccable communication skills with the ability to connect with all levels of the organization and influence strategic decision-making
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the aptitude to think strategically and balance multiple priorities at once in a fast-paced environment

Why you’ll love working at Aurora
Our people are at the heart of everything we do here at Aurora, and we take pride in fostering an inclusive space that inspires our team to love where they work! From rewarding career opportunities to flexible work environments to team activities, we go above and beyond to prioritize your success and here’s how we do it… 


  • Flexibility: you will enjoy a flexible work environment that is the perfect blend of work and fun! You will be empowered to achieve work-life balance with flexible hours, remote work options, vacation time, meeting-free-Friday-afternoons and more!
  • Total rewards: we will motivate you to go above and beyond with a competitive salary, stock options, an RRSP program, annual bonuses, and a health and personal care spending account for you to use for gym memberships, ski passes or staycations.
  • Benefits: we will foster your health and wellness (and your dependents) with our employee benefits package including, employer-paid health and dentalcare premiums, life insurance and LTD policies and a medical cannabis coverage program, designed exclusively for our A-Team, that will provide you with $3,000 of coverage each year (because we truly believe cannabis is the best medicine). 
  • Life-long learning: we’re lifelong learners here at Aurora and will invest in your professional development throughout all aspects of your career! You will have access to a tuition assistance program, virtual learning activities and annual performance reviews, to ensure you are provided with the toolkit and support you need to succeed.
  • Perks: we love to celebrate our people by providing corporate perks including employee discounts, perkopolis memberships, company SWAG, paid volunteer time, modern technology and snacks and beverages at all our office locations.


  • Team: we are a diverse and global team of cannabis enthusiasts, energetic innovators, fitness gurus, caring parents, foodies and more, with a collective passion to nurture an inclusive environment that helps you grow and provide people better days with cannabis.


Next steps
Apply today by submitting your resume through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition Team and we will contact you if we see a fit via email.

Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways. We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity. Not the role for you? Share this posting with your network while subscribing to our Talent Community to learn more about upcoming opportunities
(hot tip: if you are an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by sharing this posting with someone in your network! If they are the successful candidate, you may be eligible for a bonus!).

Diversity and inclusion
At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.

Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know.


Health and safety

Our mission at Aurora has always been to improve the health and wellness of our core community. We strive to create a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment for our team and strongly believe introducing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy will help us achieve this.

As of February 2022, Aurora has introduced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees and as a condition of employment, all candidates must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or human rights accommodation prior to commencing employment with Aurora. If proof of vaccination is not provided or a request for accommodation is not approved, the offer of employment will be rescinded.

If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process.






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