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  • Job reference: RMS0103619

Office & Personal Safety Technical Authority

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 05/12/2011
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (05/01/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Large international exploration & production company.

The Role:
Role synopsis

The Office & Personal Safety Technical Authority (TA) is a subject matter expert within the Safety discipline, focused on delivering the expectations described in OMS Element 3.2 Personal Safety and the Office Safety Framework. That is, to provide a safe working environment by systematically identifying and assessing safety hazards and mitigating the potential risks to people in both operating and office environments.

The TA establishes and supports implementation of Personal and Office Safety 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 including, but not limited to those associated with:

breaking containment
working at heights
confined space entry
energy isolation
ground disturbance
power tools
cranes/lifting
ergonomics
fatigue
travel safety
task assessment


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 Office & Personal 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.


Key accountabilities
Support development and implementation of processes and standards to systematically identify personal 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 Practice requirements with COMPANY the Operating Management System (OMS) and Office Safety Framework (OSF).
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.
Leads the global Community of Practice (CoP) or Continuous Improvement Forum (CiF) 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.
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.
Decides competency requirements and monitors organizational capability (health of the discipline) within the safety community.
Manages an annual budget of up to $250K USD.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Key Skills and Abilities Required

Deep technical safety expertise across a broad range of safety issues
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 personal
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