Consultant/Ergonomist - WSPS

Posted Jul 30th, 2018 in Careers

JOB TITLE: Consultant/Ergonomist

LOCATION: Home Office (Ottawa Region)

POSITION OPENINGS: 1 (12 month contract)



Reporting to the Consulting Services Manager, the Consultant/Ergonomist role is responsible for providing health & safety and ergonomic services and solutions to customers. The Consultant works within a team to ensure annual goals and objectives associated with the WSPS Strategic Plan are accomplished. The core accountability for the Consultant is ensuring high quality services are provided to customers, on time and within budget, resulting in high customer satisfaction in the assigned territory. Further, the Health and Safety Consultant will have a background in ergonomics and will provide expertise in the discipline of ergonomics with the goal of preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), improving overall health, enhancing productivity, quality and morale in the workplace. 


Note: Percentages refer to approximate % of time spent on each area, over the course of a given year


  • Collaborates with Account Managers (AM) & Senior Account Managers (SAM) to ensure projects are effectively executed, meeting identified customer needs and ensuring a high degree of customer satisfaction and retention
  • Accountable for the delivery of solutions to customers maintaining quality standards, project timelines and budget
  • Stays in constant communication with the AM & SAM to ensure a successful implementation of the project
  • Promotes the benefits of implementing health and safety initiatives while working at customer sites, actively looking for opportunities to expand the service offering to the customer.
  • Communicates the identified opportunities to AM/SAM for follow-up with the customer
  • Utilizes established internal delivery processes to support the customer with the implementation of health and safety solutions based on customer business needs and existing organizational processes and structure
  • Provides on-site and public training and facilitation services to customers to increase workplace health and safety awareness, using established WSPS training standards and materials
  • Proactively responds to customer information requests promptly and accurately, acting as a resource or gateway for information and service
  • Updates customer plans with new customer information on a regular basis
  • Internally acts a Subject Matter Expert (SME) as assigned to projects or teams
  • Markets and delivers technical consulting with clients (internal and external) to help identify MSD hazards, qualitatively and quantitative assess the risks, and make recommendations for improving the tools, equipment, layout materials, environment, work practices, work station, organizational factors and other processes.
  • Provide training, workshops and conference presentations to clients in areas such as, general ergonomics awareness, how to conduct an ergonomics assessment, manual material handling, in-house and ergonomics team training.


  • Nurtures, develops and maintains relationships with assigned customers while delivering services
  • Promotes WSPS at key events/speaking engagements and trade shows and effectively serves as a “brand” ambassador in the market
  • Meets regularly with Consulting Delivery Manager, AM/or SAM to review customer plans and ensure the successful planning, implementation and delivery of seamless high quality customer solutions
  • Follows up regularly with customers to ensure ongoing satisfaction
  • Consults internally with staff, providing current health & safety expertise and advice on all WSPS solution offerings including products, services and programs, as assigned


  • Executes delivery of customer solutions as per agreement/contract
  • Identifies and flags potential project risks and proactively identifies solutions to mitigate risks; Informs and enlists support from Consulting Services Manager when appropriate
  • Leverage internal resources to provide customer service as needed.
  • Maintains records of all activities on the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system on a regular basis and submits reports as required. Utilizes internal processes and tools on a regular basis including: CRM, ESS, Microsoft outlook calendar, Business Portal, etc.
  • Responds to internal and external inquiries to meet organizational service standards
  • Applies time and priority management techniques to effectively address administrative demands (reports, e-mail, organizational initiatives)
  • Maintains home office files, materials, equipment, and office environment
  • Ensures the proper and secure storage of information and documentation.
  • Tracks metrics for assigned accounts (e.g. customer progression, cycle time, customer satisfaction)
  • Keeps abreast of H&S knowledge and best practices related to the sectors and industries we serve.  Communicates potential new opportunities including new products and services for customers, to the manager
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Adheres to WSPS policies, procedures, process fact sheets, guidelines and business rules established in the WSPS Quality management system which ensures the achievement of our quality goals
  • Contributes to promoting a healthy & safe culture, follows WSPS health, safety and wellness policies and practices, and links efforts to the WSPS Managed Systems approach (Plan, Do, Check, Act, Continuous Improvement Cycle)
  • Acts as a role model internally and externally by demonstrating knowledge of health and safety and wellness practises, weighing options for sound risk management decision making.  



  • Certificate or Diploma or Degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Kinesiology, Human Kinetics  or related discipline from a Community College and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Registered Kinesiologist (R. Kin) or Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE)
  • 3-5 years related industry experience / 5 – 7 years’ experience applying ergonomics in the manufacturing, service, and agricultural sectors
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety, including legislation and technical standards
  • Technical qualifications conducting audits and assessments
  • Knowledge of Adult learning principles
  • Facilitation/Instruction skills in various settings and levels of employees/management
  • Ability to work in a team environment/collaboration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with staff at all organizational levels
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Access to a vehicle that meets minimum MTO safety standards
  • Maintains a home office in a safe manner 

Considered an Asset

  • Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Kinesiology, Human Kinetics or a Certificate/Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety with specific education and training in ergonomics
  • Current Health and Safety (CRSP) Designation or working toward designation
  • 5 or more years of related experience considered an asset

Deadline for Application: Friday, August 17th, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

Applications are to be forwarded to Human Resources at: 

Complete application will include: Cover letter & Resume

WSPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, WSPS will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.  We thank all those that apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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