Head Of Project Safety

Job title: Head Of Project Safety
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Doha, Qatar
Salary: Competitive
Reference: BH-105129-1
Contact Name: Greg Auburn
Phone Number: +44 161 942 7007
Job Published: 22 days ago

Job Description

Role: Head of Project Safety 

Location: Doha, Qatar

Type: Direct Hire, 3yr rolling contract 

Package: Negotiable $USD/Month Net & Full Expat Package

Interviews will be in London 27th & 28th April - Candidates must currently be located in Europe and be available on the specified dates. 

Candidates must have a Bachelors Degree to be considered (BSc, BEng, BA). 

Manage and monitor the Safety, Health, Environment and Security procedures, plans and processes pertaining to all the Client projects to  ensure safe execution of all projects as per Client HSEQ Policies and Procedures.


  • Ensuring the effective implementation of the Project Safety Management System in a dynamic Project environment with consideration to Safety, Quality, Cost and Schedule.  
  • Involved in strategic stewardship of project activities spanning multiple contractors, regional areas and work fronts. Needs effective working relationships with contracts, PMT and operating companies for continuous communication, coordination and advice to the Project Manager and Project Leadership Team
  • Support creation and update of SHE & S deliverables as set out in project plans
  • Provide direction and work effectively in a complex multinational and multi-cultural environment
Key Job Accountabilities

  • Manages a team of Safety Leads and Specialists that support various Projects within client.
  • Sets expectations for HSEQ management and safety activities and safety resources, and performs evaluations through project-wide assessments (onshore and offshore) determining the need for process/program improvements.
  • Develop / provide early QGPMS Plans / deliverables, and provide projects with SMEs for required needs for Project Studies upto Concept stage.
  • Set expectations/input to staffing plan, provide execution processes and supporting tools. Guide and assist projects with recruitment, onboarding and deployment of Safety Management resources on projects.
  • Support preparation of HSE requirements for ITT Tender and conduct Contractor HSE evaluations.
  • Review and approve Contractor HSEQ Systems and Plans for mega EPC construction projects involving thousands of workers required as per QGPMS, e.g. Safety Management plan, Emergency response plan, Enviroment management, Security plans etc.
  • Act as a focal point to faciliate coordination between PMT and various HSEQ functions / SMEs.
  • Define safety program expectations, assure implementation and verification of Safety processes on Major Projects sites from Corporate HSEQ perspective independent of PMT.
  • Provide feedback to management on the effective implementation of the Project Safety Management System, stewardship of HSE performance indicators and management of HSEQ interfaces with stakeholders.
  • Provide oversight and review of HIPO and Recordable incident investigations from PMT / Contractor, analyze data, confirm root causes and approve corrective action plans. Provide support and expertise to help facilitate any incident investigation.
  • Maintain a comprehensive statistical database and roll-up reporting/progress from multiple projects; analyze KPIs and data for leading and lagging trends, devises strategies and advise HSEQ and Major Projects management for continuous improvement.
  • Support Emergency response preparedness for Major Projects as a group coordinated with the OPCO and among various Project sites. 
  • Monitor and apply industry and international best practices for SHE&S management of large capital projects in oil and gas sector.
  • Facilitate sharing of processes, safety focus areas, safety Alerts, lessons learned and best practices between corporate HSEQ and all the Major Projects.
  • Establish and maintain a collaborative positive working relationship with Project Management Team (PMT) and EPC Contractors ensuring alignment with Project SHE&S expectations. 
  • Delegate for and act as a stand-in support to Division manager


  • Bachelors Degree in Science, Engineering or management with a formal qualification in SHE&S management.
Knowledge and/or Experience

  • 15 years of experience as a HSEQ / SHE&S professional, minimum 5 years in leadership roles.
  • Experience in the Oil & Gas, construction, marine or similar industries in HSEQ management of engineering, construction and commissioning projects, systems completions coordination, hook up/commissioning, and start up activities. Worldwide experience with EPC contractors.
  • Experience in implementation of HSEQ systems and building HSEQ capability and competence in a new project construction and start up.
Technical and Business Skills


  • A high level of proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Computer literacy involving the regular use of professional office applications and some technical applications

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