Position Overview
The Hazmat Department Manager provides leadership, direction and support to the growing hazmat department. This role will develop and meet department goals and budgets and assist Project Managers with abatement scopes for asbestos and mold containing structures. Projects must be completed on-time, on-budget and to established quality standards. Meeting or exceeding internal and external customer expectations will be crucial to the success of this role.

With company growth, this position will also be responsible for exploring hazmat services outside the regular scope of restoration. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute the annual Department budget
  • Explore, develop and build additional abatement work outside of the emergency restoration industry
  • Ensure Customer KPI’s are met by delivering projects in a timely, efficient, and safe manner
  • Assist Project Managers with project scopes of work and timeline expectations
  • Prepare Abatement work procedures and monitor progress
  • Prepare and file WorkSafeBC NOP
  • Develop and implement quality control programs
  • Implement equipment tracking methods and ensure compliance
  • Provide leadership, mentorship and coaching to Department staff
  • Conduct monthly staff meetings
  • Coordinate staff for the on call schedule
  • Establish and approve Department tool and equipment needs
  • Oversee and coordinate staff training and certification programs
  • Work cohesively with Project Management Teams and Production Departments
  • Provide job status updates to Property Owners and Project Managers
  • Working with the HR Manager, responsible for recruiting, hiring and managing department staff
  • Manage Department vehicles, adhering to Canstar’s Fleet Policy
  • Monitor staff uniform program ensuring the Canstar image is maintained
  • Conduct annual performance reviews with all Department staff
  • Approve daily timesheets and expense reports for Department staff
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate reporting of all documentation related to the Department
  • Ensure all safety protocols are followed according to Canstar and WSBC requirements


Education and Experience

  • Diploma or Degree in Construction Management or Business Management or extensive related experience in a Construction, Restoration, or Abatement Management role
  • A minimum of five years in the Construction, Restoration, or Abatement Industry in progressively challenging roles
  • A minimum of three years of managing an employee group
  • IICRC WRT, AMRT, Certificate is an asset
  • H.E.R.A. Certificate is an asset
  • Experience in asbestos hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Experience in preparation of asbestos work procedures
  • Experience in collection of samples of materials suspected of containing asbestos
  • Experience in collection of air samples during asbestos abatement projects
  • Experience in preparation of inspection reports
  • Experience in conducting workplace inspections

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of BC Building Code
  • Knowledge of WorkSafeBC regulations
  • Knowledge of the BC Employment Standards Act
  • Knowledge of the IICRC S-500 and S-520
  • Knowledge of job costing fundamentals
  • Knowledge of Asbestos and Mold Abatement techniques
  • Knowledge of hazardous material testing protocols and interpreting HMI Reports
  • Knowledge in the removal of Asbestos and Mold containing construction materials
  • Knowledge of current construction and restoration trends
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong management skills
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain a budget
  • Ability to develop and strengthen relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion

Working Conditions:

  • This position reports out of Canstar’s head office in Coquitlam
  • There is a combination of office and jobsite visits, including extended periods of computer time
  • Travel to other Canstar locations and job sites throughout the Lower Mainland are required
  • CSA footwear and appropriate PPE must be worn at all times when on jobsites or in the warehouse