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Offshore HSSE Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen - Offshore
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/11/2014
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The Company:
With interests in over 20 UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) fields, my Client has one of the most significant exploration and production businesses in the offshore waters of the UK.

The Role:
A Offshore HSSE Advisor for a duration on 12 months is required to provide proactive support, advice and assurance on Health, Safety and Environmental matters to OIM and Offshore Leaders, Supervision and the Workforce, enabling leaders to discharge legal obligations and to meet HSS&E Performance Objectives.

Ensure major accident awareness and focus is maintained offshore.

Role should be proactive, vigilant, engaged in performance monitoring and systems maintenance and constantly seeking performance improvement. Visibly demonstrate Safety and Environmental Leadership skills on-site, including carrying out satisfactory HS&E interventions.
Key accountabilities
• Provide advice and support on HS&E matters to the offshore Management team and the wider workforce
• Support communication, engagement of BMS procedure changes, updated and actively champion awareness regarding issuing of new procedures.
• Proactively work with Site Safety Representatives and Environmental Green team and encourage their involvement in incident investigation and reporting, HS&E related audits and other activities.
• Proactively and systematically monitor site activities to help ensure compliance with HS&E policies, procedures and standards.
• Champions awareness of life Savers and behavioural expectations.
• Assist in effective management and implementation of the ISSOW and associated risk management systems.
• Provide ISSOW coaching and act as an expert in Control of Work processes and requirements.
• Support risk assessments
• Supports actions and campaigns related to annual Operate HSSE Plan
• Lead and support Hazard Management Programmes – e.g. Dropped Objects, Slips, Trips & Falls, Lighting, Ergonomics, Manual Handling, Hand &Finger, Leak & Spill Prevention.
• Implement and coordinate Occupational Health Management System, liaising closely with the Medic/Occupational Health Advisor
• Support awareness and compliance culture to platform Safety case and Performance Standards, ensuring guidance for Asset Technical Authorities is sought.
• Support the management and assurance of environmental consent and permit compliance, liaising closely with both Operate HSSE team and onshore environmental advisors. Undertake actions regarding environmental improvement.
• Coordinate and implement Level 3 Audit Programme
• Support Site Management in ensuring that audit recommendations relating to HS&E matters are acted upon and closed out appropriately.
• Assist in preparation and implementation of site specific improvement plans for health, safety and environmental management.
• Support offshore Management in the investigation, reporting and analysis of incidents.
• Provide expertise on Root Cause and Human Factor analyses
• Support implementation of lessons learned
• Support to dissemination of lessons learned from investigation and analysis
• Support to confirmation of ongoing application of lessons learned from above
• Assessment of relevance of “external origin” Health & Safety and Environmental Alerts
• Implementation of lessons from such Safety and Environmental Alerts
• Dissemination of HSE-related information from professional bodies, industry and sources
• Track dissemination of alerts and engagement with teams
• Monitor progress and implementation of corrective actions arising from related Incident reports.
• Monitor implementation of Behavioural Safety system, identify and report on trends and improvement needs.
• Support Emergency Response training and exercise programmes, including planning of exercises
• Be part of the Emergency Response team, supporting the OIM in decision making and legal compliance
• Provide input to site generated Risk Assessment activities, ORA, and SCRAs. Review and provide assurance regarding contractor generated risk assessments
• Contribute to and monitor environmental performance with the intent of achieving continuous improvement .
• Support the OIM with reporting requirements for with Regulatory bodies (HSE, DECC, and SEPA etc.), liaising with onshore HSSE team where required.
• Fulfill role and responsibilities of Radiation Protection Supervisor.
• Undertake other HS&E functional appointments within their competence as identified by the OIM
• Participate in quarterly HSSE Operate meetings and weekly HSSE conference calls.
• Actively participate in monthly HSSE forums
• Support cross company initiatives.
What we are looking for
Professional Qualifications -
• Minimum NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent (Diploma preferred)
• Preferred Corporate Membership of IOSH & RSP.
• Ability to develop to complete Environmental qualification e.g. Associate Membership of Institute Environmental Management and Assessment desirable. Potential environmental advisor auditor training.
Personal Qualities
• Confident and strong self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision.
• proactive
• results & goal orientated;
• good communicator and influencer.
• well-developed coaching ability.
• able to command respect and trust from all operations staff.

Key Skills
• Technical Appreciation
• Supervisory Management Skills
• Appreciation of Human Factors and Major Accident Hazards ( Causation and Prevention )
• Strong facilitator of improvement and change management.
• HS&E Management System Expertise – interpretation and practical implementation of legislative requirements and company standards – a “systems perspective”

Good working knowledge of operations – including oil & gas processing, water treatment, utilities, logistics/marine, and preferably drilling/well operations.

Significant direct experience in either oil &gas operations or onshore support role closely linked to oil & gas operations.

Preferably with some operations supervisory experience.
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