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Project Site Safety Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Newfoundland and Labrador - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/02/2013
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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:
Overall Services Needed:

• 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 (SSH&E) 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.

Other Services Needed:

• 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 (PSMS) 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 by Client's project management.
• Organize and coordinate SSH&E training program.
• Develop expectations for project management systems for safety-related activities.
• Communicate and coordinate guidelines for Clients 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’s incident 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 Client's new team members and Client's 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.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

• Prefer college level education or equivalent.
• Prefer demonstrated work experience in construction safety-related positions (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.
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