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Driving Safety Technical Authority

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston, TX & Sunbury, UK
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 17/11/2011
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The Company:
Large international exploration and production company.

The Role:
Role synopsis

The Driving Safety Technical Authority (TA) is a subject matter expert within the Safety discipline, focused on delivering the expectations described in OMS Element 3.7 Transportation related to land transport vehicles which include Light Vehicles, Mobile Plant, and Heavy Vehicles (bulk liquids, dry-bulk, dangerous-goods, packaged-goods, coaches, buses, and utility vehicles).

The TA establishes and supports implementation of Driving Safety corporate requirements throughout all COMPANY businesses world-wide. The TA is responsible for the work processes, standards and practices that COMPANY employs to effectively manage the hazards and risks of driving.

The TA must work with internal and external stakeholders to embed the requirements, develop capabilities and competencies, monitor and report performance against goals, and drive continuous improvement to deliver world class HSSE performance. The TA must have expert knowledge in the following areas:

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Technologies to support Driving Safety objectives
Vehicle design for safety
Driver assessment, training and licensing requirements
Fatigue management
Journey management

The Driving Safety TA is a role within the Central Safety and Operational Risk (S&OR) organization within COMPANY, reporting to the Director of Safety, and up through the VP of Safety and Investigation, and the Group Head of Risk, Learning and HSSE at the COMPANY corporate level.

There are currently no direct reports associated with this position.

Key accountabilities
Support development and implementation of processes and standards to systematically identify driving safety hazards, assess risk, and implement risk reduction measures
Drive consistency of inputs to the entity risk registers across the businesses.
Integrates and aligns Group requirements with COMPANY the Operating Management System (OMS).
Works with internal and external stakeholders to identify and deliver work process improvement opportunities.
Intervenes where appropriate to ensure personal safety risks are being managed appropriately.
Reviews and evaluates deviation and implementation extension requests from the businesses. Decides whether an issue should be escalated for resolution to the HSSE Head of Discipline
Responds directly to requests from the businesses, works directly with Segment TA’s and others, providing expert advice, interpretation, coaching and mentoring.
Provides recommendations to COMPANY entities that need to manage the risks of driving for the workforce and vehicles on COMPANY business.
Leads the global Community of Practice (CoP) comprised of other COMPANY subject matter experts embedded in the businesses. This includes frequent interaction with Deployed S&OR and similar internal Segment/Division work groups, to share successful practices and associated continuous improvement efforts, build capability and foster professional pride in the discipline.
Company representative on external NGO’s such as Global Road Safety Partnership, Global Benchmarking Group and NETS.
Works with the businesses to perform gaps assessments and develop mitigation plans as required.
Benchmarks internal and external performance to identify improvement opportunities
Monitors the health of the process through metrics, KPI’s and trend analysis.
Recommends strategy, tactics and/or interventions required to improve process performance.
Actively seeks and shares learning from internal and external sources with the businesses.
Develops relevant audit and self-verification protocols in cooperation with S&OR Audit.
Participates periodically in S&OR audits of businesses.
Participates in the investigation of severe vehicles accidents.
Decides competency requirements and monitors organizational capability (health of the discipline) within the safety community.
Manages an annual budget of up to $500K USD.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Key Skills and Abilities Required

Expertise in Driving Safety technology and management systems.
Able to interpret and apply regulatory requirements and develop fit-for-purpose standards and solutions that apply to business needs
Able to communicate and interact effectively and credibly at all levels from front line workforce to senior management and with technical professionals.
Able to coordinate and influence across Deployed S&OR and Segments/Divisions on the numerous personal safety programs/processes to embed consistent HSSE requirements.
Able to drive a diverse workgroup to consensus, considering the needs of all stakeholders.
Able to analyze and align complex, interrelated work processes within and outside the safety discipline.
Must possess project management skills to enable delivery of process improvement projects, with significant experience working with contractors and/or major projects
Able to apply the concept of risk in the evaluation of driving safety

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Essential experience and job requirements

Requires 20+ years of experience including leadership of transportation operations and appreciable experience working at the corporate level for a multinational company.
Must have experience managing transportation operations or technical requirements across multiple countries.
Must have experience developing and implementing corporate-wide standards and processes.
Experience leading broad networks of technical professionals preferred.

Travel required
Yes - up to 25%

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