HSE Manager

Job Title: HSE Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Houston, United States
Salary: $140000 - $200000 per annum, Benefits: Uplift, Annual Bonus, Medical, Life Insurance
Start Date: 2018-11-19
Reference: BH-94798
Contact Name: Mishu Ullah
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 19, 2018 21:39

Job Description

Position: HSE Manager
Employee Type: Permanent / Full-Time
Location: West Africa (Rotational)
NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry. Our client, a leading Chemical Operator, has a permanent opportunity for a HSE Manager to be based in West Africa.
Manage all health, safety, security and environmental aspects of the Plant
  • Ensure compliance with current Company Regulations
  • Maintain safe working practices as specified by such regulations
  • Undertake other tasks or assignments which may from time to time be directed as required by senior management
  • Motivate, discipline, train and develop subordinates
  • Advise managers on all aspect of Plant, health, safety, environmental and security policies and practices
  • Oversee and account to the Plant Manager for the services provided by the HSE Department
  • Prepare and submit for approval annual budget for operational and capital expenditure for the HSE Department
  • Organize the HSE Department into logical working groups, ensuring that full shift safety cover is provided
  • Advise the Plant Training Coordinator on fire prevention, safe working practices and firefighting training programs and exercises for all Plant staff
  • Plan and execute safety audits of Plant facilities and work areas
  • Provide recommendations regarding the purchase and installation of new and replacement firefighting/ fire prevention materials and equipment
  • Hold regular departmental meetings to discuss and evaluate HSE requirements
  • Amend and update the Plant HSE procedures as necessary
  • Control and direct firefighting activities and emergency situations
  • Institute a regular inspection program covering all Plant facilities and assess for HSE hazards
  • Co-ordinate with the local police, fire authority, medical services and the HSE Superintendents at other local facilities to formulate and put into practice a joint Major Emergency Response Procedure 
  • Monitor the execution of the Plant Permit-to-Work system and report on unsafe practices and procedures
  • Enforce national and international HSE regulations
  • Inform Plant departmental managers of all codes of practice and safety requirements regarding the movement and storage of all dangerous and hazardous materials on the Plant
  • Ensure that HSE department personnel and equipment are kept in a state of readiness to respond to emergencies
  • Ensure that regular fire alarm drills and firefighting equipment tests are performed
  • Ensure that all Plant contractors are aware of the HSE procedures and that all contractors’ staff comply with safe working practices
  • Analyze and act upon Plant medical facilities health and accident statistics
  • Perform a comprehensive audit of environmental control facilities needed to satisfy environmental standards and/ or regulations
  • Propose (as necessary) new or improved effluent monitoring equipment throughout the Plant facilities
  • Inspect the Plant effluent systems on a daily basis, examine relevant monitoring equipment readings and laboratory test analyses, and record, evaluate and report significant details
  • Identify operating problems/ conditions which cause (or may cause) environmental pollution and resolve them with the appropriate Operations Department staff
  • Detect deviations in performance from environmental regulatory or Plant standards, determine the causes of such deviations and bring them to the attention of the relevant Operations Department staff with recommendations for corrective action
  • Conduct or arrange specialized test and evaluations on environmental quality control equipment performance and make recommendations for improvement if required
  • Perform noise surveys as necessary, and specify noise limitations for new equipment
  • Monitor the impact of environmental pollution on the health and welfare of Plant personnel and the local community
  • Liaise as necessary with Medical Department personnel
  • Organize and co-ordinate the activities of any assigned process engineers, when handling a Plant wide environmental problem or survey
  • Compile monthly reports summarizing the Plant environmental performance
  • Represent the Plant at technical meetings of outside environmental regulatory bodies
  • Review designs for modifications to Plant  to ensure consistency with existing or projected pollution  control facilities and regulations
  • Keep aware of environmental pressures and technology to anticipate new or more stringent regulations
  • Provide lectures to Plant personnel on environmental matters
  • Plan and review all security services for the Plant
  • Maintain outside contacts in order to be aware of events which could affect security
  • Maintain liaisons with national and Local Police Forces for all security matters
  • HSE policies are formulated, implemented and monitored
  • Full safety cover is provided for all aspects of Plant operations
  • Operating plans and procedures are regularly monitored to ensure compliance with approved HSE practices
  • Plant Fire Protection and Safety Standards are in accordance with national and international codes of practice
  • Annual HSE department costs are maintained within the agreed budget
  • Improvements and changes to HSE procedures are advised and implemented
  • HSE Department staff training is carried out on a regular basis
  • All Plant employees receive adequate HSE training in accordance with an established training program
  • Appropriate services are available for emergency situations
  • Co-operation with outside organizations such as other local facilities, the local police, fire authorities and other government agencies is established and maintained
  • Plant effluents are controlled within the limits specified by national or international standards and regulations
  • The latest international regulations and standards are incorporated into the Plant operating procedures
  • Solutions to environmental problems are shown to be effective
  • Monthly environmental reports are submitted to the Plant Manager
  • All Plant personnel are aware of their responsibilities under Environmental regulations
  • Plant premises are secure and company property and assets are protected
  • Communication links are established and maintained with relevant Government Security Agencies
Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Education, Experience, and/or Training
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Engineering Science (Process Engineering or equivalent) preferred
  • 15+ years’ experience in HSE in an operating petrochemical or plant related environment
  • Experience setting HSE objectives during turnarounds (TAR) and plant shutdowns
  • Proven experience managing a team, monitoring and setting KPI’s, and performance evaluation
  • Strong mentoring and training junior engineers
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations, requirements and standards
  • Experience in Health, Safety, Security & Environmental Management Systems, Risk Assessments, HSSE Design Strategies & Criteria, Design Standards and Organization Auditing, and HSSE tools like TRIPOD, HAZOP, Consequences Analysis, Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Assessments, FMEA, etc.
  • Ability to work on rotational schedule either 9 weeks on/ 3 weeks off or 12 weeks on/ 4 weeks off
  • Experience working internationally with other cultures and overseas is a plus
This is an excellent opportunity to become part of one of the fast growing Operators who are driving forward increasingly specialized and innovative solutions. The successful applicant will receive a competitive compensation package comprehensive benefits, medical coverage, paid vacation, matching 401K and more. For further information regarding this role or to discuss other opportunities contact Mishu Ullah.