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Topsides Safety Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: St. John's
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/01/2014
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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 safety, security, health and environmental support to the site leadership teams (Contractor and Company) and EPC SSHE teams
• Ensure establishment and proper implementation of work processes at the Topsides site as stipulated in the Project Safety & Security Plans, as well as the Contract Coordination Procedures and company Policy.
• Evaluate / monitor / support implementation of Contractor’s SSHE and emergency response 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.
• Mentor and work with company and contractor’s site management and Safety, Security, Health, and Environment (SSH&E) organizations to implement Bull Arm safety programs.
• Advise site (Bull Arm) Project Team (company, contractor, and subcontractors) of company, contractor, and local authorities’ safety requirements, regulations, expectations, and best practices, specifically supporting the site team in meeting NL OH&S Act and Accompanying regulations.
• Participate in and Critique TBT’s, JHA’s, FLHA’s and other site safety tools, driving continual improvement as needed
• Participate in Site safety walks and inspections
• Drive craft engagement in safety programs, identifying and raising opportunities to Contractor and Subcontractor for implementation
• Participate in various steering committees for LQ related scope, driving continual improvement as needed
• Facilitate and advise contractor and subcontractors to establish, communicate, and implement safety expectations and initiatives; monitor and support 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 Hebron Project Team members
• 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.
• Ensure Contractor compliance with the Project Safety Management System (PSMS) requirement and verify implementation of the EPC contractor's site SSH&E Plan as endorsed by project management.
• Review 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.
• Assist in industrial hygiene and health inspections, as requested by Medicine and Occupational Health (MOH)
• Communicate and coordinate guidelines for SSH&E awareness, recognition, and incentive programs.
• Provide regular feedback to the Project Safety Advisor and Project Engineer.
• Provide assistance and support to the contractor in organizing and running incident 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 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.
• Monitor work processes to ensure compliance with the site work permit systems (CSE, Isolations, Working at Heights, etc) and area / system responsibilities.
• Collect and report security and health metrics to the Bull Arm site management, SSH&E Function and Project Site Safety Advisor.
• Provide other services by the SSH&E Function, Project Leadership Team, and / or (Senior) Project Safety Advisor as requested.
• Liaise and coordinate with GBS Team on site wide safety issues, using teamwork skills to build consensus
• Provide coaching and mentoring to EPC and Subcontractor teams, specifically related to skills in approaching others on SSHE topics, engaging others in SSHE discussions (tool box talks for example) and active listening of safety concerns.
• Provide technical expertise in solving of SSH issues at site, engaging GBS Contractor, Topsides Contractor and experts as necessary

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Prefer college level education or equivalent.
• Prefer certificate in industrial hygiene or equivalent
• Experience with Tap-Root for Incident investigation
• Minimum 10 years relevant industry experience including strong SSH&E background.
• Knowledge of security processes and procedures.
• Experience with behavior-based safety programs
• Prefer demonstrated work experience in construction safety-related positions (including some prior oil & gas experience).
• Proficient in use of computers and programs such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook.
• Must be willing to locate to Bull Arm, NL.
• Ability to set priorities and work independently in performing contractor services with an appreciation for 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 with all members of team
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