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Project Safety Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: St. John's
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/02/2014
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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 guidance to support the Project Leadership Team in achieving "Nobody Gets Hurt". Champion for application of safety processes to benefit project safety performance.
• Support / Advise Project Manager, Project Leadership Team, and Safety / SSH&E Leadership Team in areas of safety / health and emergency preparedness.
• Develop project level plans / programs as required by the Operations Integrity Management System (OIMS) and / or the project management team. Ensure establishment of adequate control processes and implementation per the Project Safety Plan.
• Work closely with Contractor to establish plans that meet Project requirements and follow through with management team and Contractor to ensure effective implementation.
• May assume specific Health or Security responsibilities when a designated Health or Security Advisor is not assigned.
• Develop / deliver technical presentations.
• Provide guidance and functional support to Site Safety Advisors.

• Collaborate with Senior Project Safety Advisor to ensure alignment of project safety strategies / plans.
• Work with Company and Contractor’s site management and Safety, Security, Health, and Environment (SSH&E) organizations to implement the project and site safety, health, and security programs. Verify implementation of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Contractor's Safety Plan.
• Facilitate implementation of systematic Safety processes to assure compliance with the Project Safety Management System (PSMS) requirements. Includes direct support for key requirements such as Safety Leadership Workshops, Job Safety Analyses (JSA), Observation / Intervention processes, ergonomics, and office safety.
• Advise Contractor of ExxonMobil's Safety requirements, expectations, and best practices. Communicate and coordinate guidelines for safety awareness, recognition, and incentive programs.
• Guide / support Contractor to assure implementation of Project Site Safety and Health Plan and appropriate compliance monitoring.
• Monitor and support the activities of the Contractor's Project Safety organization.
• Organize and coordinate the safety training program.
• Provide support for risk assessments and studies as defined in the Project Safety Plan. Ensure results are addressed as relevant field work is executed.
• Collect, analyze, and report data on leading indicators, safety performance and safety initiatives to project leadership team, working with Contractor and administrative support staff.
• Facilitate regular Safety inspections, assessments, and audits at the various project sites in accordance with established processes or as requested by project management. Develop project Safety Audit Schedule, conduct site Safety audits and assist Project Management in responding to project audits.
• Ensure effective safety communications across the Project Team, Contractors, SSH&E Management Support and other key stakeholders.
• Organize and participate in investigation and follow-up of incidents, including development of remedial action plans. Provide root cause analysis expertise to support these efforts and review reports.
• Share safety-related Lessons Learned between sites and outside organizations.
• Facilitate / encourage heightened SSH&E awareness and behavior throughout the project.
• May facilitate the Project Safety / SSH&E Leadership Team meetings.
• Develop Safety / Health / Emergency Preparedness and Response-related aspects of the Project Team training plan and support implementation.
• Facilitate coordination / oversight for training, drills, and other matters related to Emergency Preparedness and Response.
• Function as the interface between Medicine and Occupational Health (MOH) and the Project Team.
• Support implementation of Malaria Control Program or other vector-borne disease program (where applicable)
• Guide Contractor's safety personnel in support of Site Safety Advisors.
• Monitor, investigate, identify and resolve project Safety issues, evaluate Safety Metrics, and provide reports to responsible line management, Senior Project Management and Function, as required.
• Provide Project Team Safety training as stipulated in the Project Safety Plan and as required within the Project Team.
• May assume specific OIMS, Health, or Security responsibilities when a designated OIMS, Health, or Security Advisor is not assigned.
• Provide regulatory compliance support as relates to safety, health, security, or emergency preparedness and response.
• May be asked to perform other services by the SSH&E Function, Project Leadership Team, and / or the Senior Project Safety Advisor.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• University degree and / or technical diploma / certification (e.g., spell out / no acronyms: CSP, PE, NEBOSH, etc.) or equivalent
• Demonstrated work experience in Construction Safety-related positions (including some prior oil & gas experience).
• Thorough knowledge of Safety standards, codes, and practices.
• Safety related experience with facilities fabrication, construction, transportation, and pre-commissioning as appropriate for specific project.
• Preferred working knowledge of safety management practices, processes, and expectations.
• Ability and desire to function in an integrated project team environment.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Ability to develop successful working relationships with emphasis on effective communications in an integrated team environment.
• Maintains a high degree of ethical conduct.
• Must be able to effectively communicate / influence multiple levels, from Senior Level Manager to Worker.
• 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.
• Proficient in use of computers and programs such as Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes.
• Read, write, and speak fluent English, as required to function effectively within Project Team.
• May have location-specific fitness for duty requirements (examples include standing for extended time periods, climbing, bending, walking, reaching).
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