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Development Project HSES Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/02/2012
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The Company:
Our Client is a growing FTSE 250 oil and gas exploration and production company with current interests in eight countries around the world.
Their target is to deliver growth by building three quality businesses, in the North Sea, the Middle East/Pakistan and South East Asia, which together deliver 100,000 barrels of oil per day from around 400 million barrels of reserves.

The Role:
The role will provide strategic, tactical and operational support to enable the Regional HSE Manager to lead the company’s local drive for global excellence in occupational health and safety, process safety (including preparation of Safety Cases and verification schemes), and environmental performance (including the identification, tracking and reducing greenhouse gas emissions etc) through influencing project and contract management and directly managing his the project HSE team. In discharging these responsibilities the post holder will be expected to provide strategic support to assist the Project Manager:
- Prepare an project HSE needs assessment and budget.
- Prepare project HSE organisation chart and ensure the HSE team and project is fully staffed with appropriately competent personnel in the areas of occupational health and safety, process safety, and environment.
- Establish a project HSE plan including a safety review program at key stages of the project.

The Project HSE Manager will also be expected to provide tactical support to deliver Corporate and Regional HSE KPIs and Team Performance Contracts (TPCs) by:
- Assisting in establishing project HSE performance goals.
- Maintaining and coordinating the project accident and incident database of reportable incidents and other corrective action systems.
- Assisting the Regional HSE Manager prepare and deliver an annual HSE audit plan, establish a database for audit findings and corrective action tracking.
- Preparing a monthly project HSE performance report describing progress against goals, including data on project incidents, man-hours, corrective action status and significant findings, environmental performance, progress and issues, audits conducted, major findings and status of corrective actions.
- Contribute to regional reports on KPIs & TPC progress for regular quarterly regional performance reviews (RPRs) and end of year.

- Mentor the Project Manager and coach the project HSE team, with a focus on individual development and development of an effective and cohesive team. In particular, proactively personal knowledge, skills and share industry best practice to the project HSE team and more broadly in the business unit in a fashion that where people understand why and how to implement sustainable change to practices and procedures.
- Draft the project HSE plan for the Regional HSE Manager, establishing, project development needs, and the strategy to address them.
- Advise the Project manager and Regional HSE Manager on resource needs and assists in the selection of new recruits and consultants.
- Evaluate potential hazards and risks within the project, assess the impact of any new operational designs/processes/non-routine activities, and develop suitable controls.
- Review activities and experiences in building a catalogue of where risks lie, and where improvements can be made looking forward. Follow up with the end users to ensure that corrective actions are closed out and that “lessons learned” are applied to enhance performance.
- Advise project engineering teams of safety engineering in risk assessment and design requirements for the project and any modifications.
- Provide support to Project Manager for the implementation, management and close-out approval of Safety engineering.
- Develop and deliver Health and Safety strategies, policies and procedures that address legislative and Premier’s own requirements.
- Engender a culture of compliance and change, promoting open and honest communication between all stakeholders and staff and just and fair responses to incidents and non-compliance with requirements.
- Maintain Premier’s Electronic Accident Reporting System and Corrective Action Register System action lists for the project, address and close resultant deliverables.
- Ensure vessels, rigs and facilities are compliant and ready to respond to emergency events.
- Ensure Major Emergency procedures and HSE training are current for onshore and offshore staff. Monitor and assess all related drills and exercises.
- Establish performance standards and targets, monitoring and periodically reporting on progress/achievements made against these, standards and targets (KPI’s).
- Ensure project is designed to enable ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 to be achieved early in production operations.
- Assist in developing training modules for HSE skill sets within the Competency Development Program and ensures delivery of requirements.
- Compile, review and gain approval for Combined Operations/SIMOPS manuals, review Hazid status reports and “close out” actions, then incorporate into SIMOPS Manual.
- Ensure all critical safety and accident prevention equipment is specified, inspected, maintained, and that HSES training for designated employees is available.
- Control, assess and manage external consultants and contractors, ensuring they provide a cost effective and efficient service to the company.
- Establish project emergency response procedures and ensures that they are properly documented, regularly exercised and meet corporate expectations.
- Perform non-routine tasks, and attend such meetings as directed from time to time by the Project or Regional HSES Manager or as opportunity presents in order to meet company objectives. Ensures relevant managers and subordinates are kept informed of all major opportunities, developments, problems or potential problems which will impact upon the project.
- Provide HSES input to all project related ongoing operational activities.
- Undertake audits and investigations as required, within the Project manager and Regional HSE Manager as required. Actively monitor audit plan achievement, ensure findings and lessons learned are shared, and evaluate effectiveness of corrective actions.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Bachelor degree in a technical discipline, preferably safety/chemical/process.
- Industry HSES management training, preferably a NEBOSH diploma, but IOSH certificate or other international qualification may be acceptable depending on experience.
- Breadth of experience must include offshore platform and pipeline design and construction, installation, hook-up and commissioning, drilling and production operations. Previous exposure of FPSO design and production operations would be a distinct advantage.
- Proven experience in Process Safety, Safety Case, QRA, and verification schemes.
- Project planning and management skills.
- Highly computer literate with MS Office suite of programs as a minimum.
- Be able to read, comprehend, and interpret complex regulations and laws.
- In-depth understanding of current international standards, best practice and processes, with knowledge of UK legislation an advantage.
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