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Control of Work Authority

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Iraq
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/11/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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About our client:
Our client is an Oil & Gas operator with a long history of oil exploration and production in Iraq. Today, they are working to develop the third-largest producing field in the world, estimated to have around 17 billion barrels of recoverable oil remaining.

About the role:
The Control of Work (CoW) Authority is responsible for leading the organisation in all aspects of CoW.

Key accountabilities:
* Establishing and maintaining a pragmatic and fit for purpose control of work system consistent with industry good practices, to enable the safe and efficient execution of work.
* Setting the strategic direction including feedback to the Leadership Team on improvements in control of work standards.
* Acting as the authority for all control of work related issues, the role provides leadership and technical excellence in control of work within the project.
* Managing the CoW Team to oversee the efficient and effective day to day operation of the project's Control of Work system.
* Ensuring that the control of work system is aligned with risk management processes including identifying issues/gaps and establishing plans and interventions.
* Ensuring that a robust process is in place for measuring the effectiveness of and conformance with the control of work system.
* Leading the development of the local national CoW Team.
* Providing input to incident investigations on CoW related factors to ensure that actions are developed to drive learning and prevent reoccurrence.
* Acting as Contract Accountable Manager (CAM) for contracts which support the operational CoW system.
* Managing budgets associated with the maintenance and development of CoW standards.

Essential Education:
* Degree qualified in an engineering or science subject, or equivalent.

Essential experience and job requirements:
* Deep CoW experience through site leadership roles including Area Authority and Site Controller.
* Significant experience in an operational capacity in the oil and gas industry.
* Experience working CoW issues in Wells, Operations and Brownfield Construction.
* Experience working with electronic permit systems.
* Track record of leading capability change.
* Mature influencing skills.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:
* HSE qualification for example NEBOSH would be an advantage.
* Experience of working in a JV including culturally diverse environment would be a significant advantage.
* Prior experience of implementing behavioural change in support of the improvement CoW standards.
* Experience is the application of Human Performance principles in support of CoW and risk reduction.
* Arabic language skills would be an advantage.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):
* None

Relocation available:
* No, the role is a 4 weeks on / 4 weeks off rotational position

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