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Group Leader, Safety

Reference number: ERG22J-022793-000113
Selection process number: 22-ERG-EA-0160
Canada Energy Regulator
Calgary (Alberta)
NB-11, PC-05 - See “Other Information” #1
Two Year Term
$109,692 to $133,457 (Subject to revision)

For further information on the organization, please visit Canada Energy Regulator

Closing date: 26 January 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

The Canada Energy Regulator works to keep energy moving safely across the country. We review energy development projects and share energy information, all while enforcing some of the strictest safety and environmental standards in the world. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta with regional offices in Montréal, Vancouver and Yellowknife, the CER has approximately 500 employees.

The Federal Public Service is stronger and most effective when we reflect the diversity of the Canadian population we serve. The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) is dedicated to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representative of all Canadians regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, socio-economic background or lived experience.

Achieving a representative and diverse workforce has been identified as an organizational need for CER and may be applied at any time during this appointment process. If this criterion is used, only those who have indicated that they are members of the specified designated group(s) will be considered. As such, first consideration for an appointment may be given to candidates who self-declare as belonging to one of the four designated employment equity groups (Persons with a disability, Indigenous* peoples, Members of a Visible Minority, or Women).

* Indigenous Peoples are people who are First Nation, Inuit or Métis.

In order to self-declare, please ensure to check off the appropriate box within the online application under the Employment Equity section. To learn more about self-declaring, we encourage you to consult the following two links to learn more about employment equity and self declaration:



The CER is recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.


Reporting to the Director, the Group Leader supervises the day-to-day activities of the Safety & Damage Prevention team, specifically the safety practitioners. This includes providing group specific technical and/or process advice as appropriate to resolve issues. Additional responsibilities include providing advice to internal and external stakeholders such as Commissioners, company representatives, and other employees of the Canada Energy Regulator as requested. The incumbent maintains a balance of leadership and technical skills to understand and manage the areas of responsibility of the group members. The Group Leader provides assistance and recommendations to the Director in planning priorities, assigning and coordinating activities, and continuously reviewing processes for potential improvements and updates to procedures and guidelines. The Group Leader will also, on occasion and when required, act as Director, Safety & Damage Prevention team.

Intent of the process

Qualified candidates may be used to staff other similar positions at an equivalent or lower level on a term, indeterminate or acting basis.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

A university degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a discipline related to the requirements of the job.

Degree equivalency


E1: Experience in the allocation of human, financial or materiel resources and/or identifying resourcing needs for projects.

E2: *Significant experience conducting compliance activities including applying principles of safety and enforcement in accordance with CER requirements.

E3: Approximately 5 years of direct industry experience working in the oil and gas pipelines, and exploration and production.

*Significant experience will be evaluated in regard to the amount, complexity, and diversity of the work handled, and the level of autonomy demonstrated.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Qualifications:

AQ1: Member in good standing with the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals and holds a valid Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation.

AQ2: Experience with respect to Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001 or CAN/CSA-Z1000-14) or Process Safety Systems.

AQ3: Experience (2 years within the last 10 years) working in the area of pipeline damage prevention.

AQ4: Experience (2 years within the last 10 years) working as a designated inspector for a government agency.

AQ5: Previous or current designation as a “Delegated Labour Program Official” under the Canada Labour Code Part II (CLC).

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Organization-wide and Business Competencies:

OC1: Communication: Written (Guide level)

OC2: Communication: Verbal (Guide level)

OC3: Leadership & Teamwork (Guide level)

Technical Competencies:

TC1: Compliance Principles and Techniques (Guide level)

Competency Level Definitions:
Learn is defined as developing a basic knowledge of the competency and ability to apply.
Apply is defined as demonstrating sound understanding of the competency and ability to apply and contribute.
Guide is defined as thorough knowledge and capability of the competency. Able to influence and guide others in its application.
Shape is defined as recognized as an expert. Shapes direction of the CER with regards to the competency.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Organizational Needs: The CER is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. Preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify from the following Employment Equity Groups: Indigenous Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and/or Women. We encourage you to indicate if you belong to one or more of the designated groups by completing the EE section in your application.

Conditions of employment

1) Willingness to undergo, successfully pass and maintain a reliability status security clearance.
2) Compliance with the CER’s Code of Conduct is required.
Note: It is strongly recommended that potential applicants read and consider the CER’s Code of Conduct prior to applying. This document is available on the CER Website http://www.cer-rec.gc.ca/code-of-conduct.
3) Must be willing and able to travel and to work overtime when required.
4) Must be willing to move within and between business units and teams, based on operational requirements and/or as individual development needs are identified.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

1. The CER has a classification system that differs from the greater public service. This NEB 11 position is similar to a PC-05 in terms of salary range only. The benefits offered, including relocation assistance, may be significantly different than those offered in the greater public service. This position is subject to CER’s Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada Collective Agreement.

2. Salary: Effective 1 November 2021 (NEB-11), $109,692 to $133,457 (subject to revision)

The CER has the following forms of additional compensation that are separate from base salary, the eligibility for which is determined, in accordance with the provisions in the collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment for the duration period specified:
• a Calgary Allowance in the amount of 4.95% of base salary may be paid on a bi-weekly payroll basis for employees who reside within the daily commuting distance of Calgary (150 km)
• annual performance pay which includes elements of individual performance (60% of payout) and corporate performance (40% of payout)
• annual market allowance which applies only to specified operational positions applies to this position; the allowance is paid in two semi-annualized payments

3. Application Requirements: Applicants must submit, by the closing date, a resume clearly demonstrating how they meet the essential qualifications of education and experience. Applicants are strongly encouraged to demonstrate how they also meet the asset qualifications. Asset qualification(s) may be used at any point in the selection process (screening and/or assessment). Failure to provide sufficient information will result in applicants being screened out.

Applicants must provide a valid e-mail address which is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. Our intention is to communicate with applicants by e mail for assessment purposes including sending invitations for written tests, interviews and issuing selection process results.

Candidates will need to provide proof of their education prior to appointment. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at https://www.cicic.ca.

NOTE: Equivalencies granted by the Canadian provincial authorities with respect to Applied (Bachelor's) Degrees by colleges and technical institutes (i.e. in Ontario, British-Columbia, Alberta & Manitoba) must always be accepted as equivalent to Bachelor Degrees granted by universities in the provinces concerned.

4. Head Office Location – Calgary, AB: 210, 517 10th Avenue SW


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Human Resources Services

The CER requires applicants to submit their application online. Applications received via email will be rejected. Please submit your application by clicking “Apply Online”.

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