The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Management and Operations

Reporting to the Vice President, Development & Construction the Safety Manager is responsible for leading the ongoing development and implementation of safety measures at Cresco. In this role, the Health and Safety Manager provides leadership to the organization and is responsible for continually improving, advising, training, and enforcing Cresco's safety program, policies, rules, codes of practice, and legislative compliance. This role will impact all Cresco staff employees, projects, and trade partners.

What you'll do



  • Create, improve, Implement, and monitor Cresco's safety program to enable all employees, contractors, and stakeholders to comply with all applicable acts, regulations, and codes of practice.
  • Visit work sites on a regular basis to maintain a safety presence with employees and contractors.
  • Provide superintendents and site personnel with guidance and support to ensure onsite safe work practices.
  • Promote open discussion of safety concerns/issues, best practices, and review. hazards/accidents/incidents/near misses to identify and develop corrective actions.


  • Develop and implement an injury and incident prevention strategy.
  • Review all safety related incidents to determine causes and make recommendations to management on remedial action to prevent recurrence.
  • Oversee the tracking of accidents/incidents/near misses /hazard IDs to identify trends and assist in developing policies/procedures/corrective action to minimize recurrence potential.
  • Oversee the completion of health and safety inspections for various work areas and locations.
  • Oversee safety audits to maintain company letters of good standing as required.
  • Review site safety inspection reports and job hazard assessment forms for completion and verifications of action taken on areas requiring corrective action.

What you'll need


  • Professional safety designations and a record of current training
  • 5+ years' experience in a safety role in the construction industry
  • Proficient knowledge of related government acts, legislation, and requirements
  • Proven ability to successfully manage and engage key stakeholders, employees, and contractors to align with the Cresco safety culture
  • Familiar with Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Superior organizational and analytical skills
  • Communication: Excellent writing and speaking skills are needed when communicating with trades, vendors, and stakeholders
  • Time-Management: Deadlines are crucial. Proactive planning is required to ensure that everything is on schedule and moving smoothly
  • Tactful and mature demeanor with well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with diverse personalities
  • A commitment to engage with a fast-paced team in a busy environment

We're looking for

Core Skills

Relationship Management Communication Time Management Management Construction Safety

A little bit about us


For over 30 years, the owners of Cresco, first-generation Canadians Hossein Mousavi and Taleb Abidali, and their team have built award-winning homes and communities across Halifax. The magic of this successful family-owned company is in its collaboration with customers, partners and a loyal network of builders and trades. Cresco is known for its relentless focus on quality and artistry in building homes and developing communities such as The Ravines of Bedford South and The Parks of West Bedford.

Whether building single-family homes, multi-unit residential or commercial properties, or working through master-planned developments, Cresco has a long-term perspective on land acquisition, partnerships, community building and the innovative use of design and building principles.

With over fifty industry and community awards and progressive, long-term thinking, Cresco is deeply committed to giving back, evidenced by its active participation and support of organizations such as the Cobequid Health Centre Foundation, Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation, Halifax YMCA, Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association, Urban Development Institute, Halifax Chamber of Commerce, and Family Business Atlantic. Cresco has also built lottery homes for multiple charities over the past two decades.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

By joining Cresco, you will work in an environment where team members have a shared vision, are passionate about what they do and truly care about one another. This is an exciting time at Cresco as they look to build in house expertise starting with this role. Cresco is offering a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Health, dental, vision coverage
  • Life Insurance and long term disability
  • Free access to virtual healthcare
  • Physical wellness subsidy
  • Matching RRSP Program up to 5% of earnings
  • Community involvement
  • Opportunity for growth