Senior HSSE Advisor- Contract-Rotational

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Senior HSSE Advisor- Contract-Rotational

  • Location:

    Equatorial Guinea

  • Contact:

    Salem Mubarak

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Paragon GE is looking for a Senior HSSE Advisor for a contract rotational position with an E&P company in Equatorial Guinea.


The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of HSSE experience and have a strong background with offshore projects in Africa.


This is a very hands-on position and will be responsible for mentoring local HSSE personnel.

Position Title: Senior HSSE Advisor

Residential or Rotational: 5x5 rotation

Staff or Temp: Contract

Expected package: To be discussed.

Location: Equatorial Guinea      


 Job Purpose

• Manage the Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Department

• Be responsible for the management, implementation, operation, monitoring and review of the safety management system and environmental management system, with the goal of achieving work activities without incident, harm to personnel or damage to property or the environment

• Provide functional HSSE support to all management, supervision, and work personnel


Tasks and Responsibilities

• Implement and monitor the company Safety Management System

• Implement and monitor the company Environmental Management System

• Promote the HSSE Management Systems by personal example and leadership.

• Promote a strong awareness and personal responsibility for HSSE with all management and supervisory personnel.

• Review Company activities and ensure compliance with HSSE Policies, HSSE Plans and Procedures.

• Ensure that Contractor HSSE activities comply with Company & Contractor HSSE Policies & Plans, conform to the terms & conditions of the Contract, and meet local statutory HSSE regulations.

• Liaise with and Coordinate HSSE activities with company departments.

• Ensure that all Hazards and Risks associated with Company and Contractor work activities have been identified, assessed and actions implemented to eliminate or reduce these to ALARP.

• Review/manage the daily, weekly and monthly HSSE site reports and statistics.

• Compile and publish HSSE statistics and communicate to all management and personnel

• Ensure that emergency preparedness and response plans are developed, documented, implemented and tested.

• Ensure that effective medical, first aid, occupational health facilities, resources, equipment and consumables are provided and maintained at all offices and work sites.

• Implement and execute HSSE training plan for Company HSSE and other personnel.

• Lead risk assessments and studies and ensure results are addressed as work is executed.

• Develop specific safety procedures with the Site Team to address identified risks and challenges.

• Organize and facilitate training, drills and exercises for emergency preparedness and response.

• Ensure that Company HSSE performance requirements are included in all contract documents.

• Ensure that the Contractor activities comply with the Contractor HSSE Plan and conform to the terms and conditions of the contract between Company and Contractor.

• Follow up accident investigations to ensure close-out or recommendations to prevent recurrence and ensure communications of results across Company and Contractor workforces.

• Prepare, convene, and facilitate regular HSSE Committee meetings at Company facilities offices.

• Monitor activities of and mentor HSSE Supervisor located at POG office & HSSE Coordinators and trainees located at Company Locations

• Actively seek opportunities for the increased involvement and responsibilities of national staff in the HSSE department

• Perform annual budget analysis and preparation inclusive of administrative controls, emergency response, environmental management, focused HSSE programs, PPE and waste management aligned with operational leadership

• Monitor and contribute as required to the Corporate Sustainability reports and management of the same

• Support the companies drilling HSE programs when required

• Support /admin travel and Journey management of international staff and local staff movements

• Provide support as required for the overall maintenance and admin functions for the company’s premises and Yard.

• Manage contract security services and surveillance personnel, who are responsible for patrolling and inspecting the organization’s property against theft, fire, vandalism, and terrorism, as well as ensuring the safety of personnel and visitors while on or about the organization’s premises.



Professionally qualified with:

· Lead Auditor of Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001)

· Lead Auditor of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001)

· Lead Auditor of Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001)

· Registered Industrial Accident Investigator

· Professional Membership of recognized International Safety Management Society



· 10+ years experience in the upstream Oil and Gas Industry

· 10+ years experience in Drilling and/or Construction activities

· Experience in Flow Station/FSPO/Platform/Shore base activities

· Experience in Drilling Operations offshore

· Experience in management of HSSE in remote locations

· Experience in ISPS and Maritime Security practices

· Capabilities

· Excellent spoken and written English. Highly effective written and oral skills.

· Strong HSSE commitment and willingness to be a proactive HSSE role model and leader

· Highly motivated, self-starting individual with ability to work unsupervised in a high activity environment and achieve results through strong leadership and motivation.

· Competent and experienced in developing, documenting and implementing comprehensive HSSE Management Systems.

· Competent and experienced in effective management of an HSSE Team - office and site

· Pragmatic approach to problem solving

· Strong experience in working with third party contractors to create a successful HSSE program

· Comprehensive knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental legislation

· Comprehensive knowledge of Quality Assurance practices, processes and standards

· Comprehensive knowledge of Health and Medical practices, processes and standards

· Experienced chairman or facilitator of HAZOPS and HAZIDS

· Comprehensive knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard

· Comprehensive knowledge of OHSAS 18001: 2007 Occupational Health and Safety Standard

· Comprehensive knowledge of ISO 45001:2018 Safety Management System Standard

· Comprehensive knowledge of ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard

· Experienced accident investigator and skilled in the use of Root Cause Analysis techniques e.g. TapRoot, Tripod Beta etc.