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  • Job reference: RMS0121307

Offshore Site Safety Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Newfoundland and Labrador - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/02/2013
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The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, seeks expertise for offshore mega-projects in Canada.

This opportunity is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. First consideration will be given to residents of Newfoundland & Labrador.

The Role:
• Provide safety / health support to the site leadership team and the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Contractor's organization. In some cases, responsibilities may extend to other Safety, Security, Health, and Environmental issues, status, and metrics.
• Ensure establishment and proper implementation of work processes at the site level as stipulated in the Project Safety Plan and the Project Security Plan.
• Evaluate / monitor / support implementation of Contractor’s safety / health management systems.
• Monitor, investigate, identify, and resolve site level SSH&E issues, evaluate metrics, and provide weekly / monthly reports to responsible line management, Project Team SSH&E Team, and Function, as required.

• Work with company and contractor’s site management and Safety, Security, Health, and Environment (SSH&E) organizations to implement project specific site safety programs.
• Advise site Project Team (company, contractor, and subcontractors) of company, contractor, and local authorities’ safety requirements, regulations, expectations, and best practices.
• Facilitate and advise contractor and subcontractors to establish, communicate, and implement safety expectations and initiatives; monitor and stimulate execution with contractor’s safety policy, rules, and procedures; and monitor conformance with project and site safety execution plans and implement improvements where appropriate.
• Promote safety awareness and safe performance among Project Team members, including consultants and contractor personnel.
• Identify and work to eliminate site hazards, unsafe conditions, and unsafe acts; work with company, contractor, and subcontractor management toward achieving an injury-free work place.
• Keep site management apprised of significant safety issues and plans / progress toward resolving issues and eliminating hazards.
• Assist in implementation of systematic safety processes to assure compliance with the Project Safety Management System requirements.
• Collect and analyze data on safety initiatives and performance for reporting to project and functional management.
• Identify and assist with prioritization of opportunities for site safety process improvements.
• Conduct periodic safety inspections / assessments onsite and at key offsite subcontractor locations in accordance with established project and site safety plans or as requested by Project Team members.
• May conduct occasional health inspections, as requested by Medicine and Occupational Health (MOH) or the (Senior) Project Safety Advisor.
• Verify implementation of the EPC contractor's site SSH&E Plan as endorsed Client project management.
• Organize and coordinate SSH&E training program.
• Develop expectations for project management systems for safety-related activities.
• Communicate and coordinate guidelines for Client's SSH&E awareness, recognition, and incentive programs.
• Provide assistance to and participate in risk assessment and studies as defined in the Project's SSH&E Plan.
• Provide regular feedback to (Senior) Project Safety Advisor / Functional Manager / SSH&E Manager.
• Organize and participate in investigations and follow-up of incidents, including development of remedial action plans.
• Assist in the preparation of notifications / reports for communication of significant incidents to company project / functional management as per Client'sincident reporting procedures and matrix.
• Review and / or critique incident and investigation notifications and reports.
• Provide support for training, drills, and other matters related to emergency preparedness and response.
• Collect and share lessons learned between site and outside organizations where appropriate.
• Encourage heightened SSH&E awareness and behavior throughout the site project.
• Assist in the facilitation of site level SSH&E Steering Committee meetings.
• Monitor work processes to ensure compliance with the site work permit system and area / system responsibilities.
• Prepare / provide a safety induction briefing to new Client team members and Client visitors to site.
• May collect and report security or health metrics when no security or health advisor is assigned.
• May be asked to provide other services by the SSH&E Function, Project Leadership Team, and / or (Senior) Project Safety Advisor.


• Prefer college level education or equivalent.
• 10+ years demonstrated work experience in safety positions in an offshore environment (including some prior oil & gas experience).
• Maintains a high degree of ethical conduct.
• Knowledge of security processes and procedures.
• Relevant industry experience (offshore / onshore construction and installation activities, for example).
• Proficient in use of computers and programs such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Lotus Notes.
• Read, write, and speak fluent English, as required to function effectively within a project team.
• Prefer prior experience working in a multicultural / multilingual, emerging nation, environment.
• Ability to work in harsh environments (examples include temperature and / or humidity extremes, remote locations with limited amenities) with changing priorities.
• Willingness to travel / live away from home for extended time periods.
• Ability to set priorities and work independently in performing contractor services with an appreciation for Client's processes and procedures.
• Demonstrated ability (through past project successes) to deliver excellence in project SSH&E performance.
• Demonstrated ability to develop successful internal and external working relationships with emphasis on interfacing in a team environment.
• No training will be provided (other than Company specific safety standards and procedures).


• Must be fit for duty for an offshore construction vessel environment (examples include areas accessible only via ladders or stairs, constant motion of vessel). Activities include standing for extended time periods, climbing, bending, walking, reaching, and other physical demands.
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