CoW Authority

Job Title: CoW Authority
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Iraq
Salary: Competative
Start Date: 2019-11-11
Reference: BH-118921
Contact Name: Christian Lillie
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 11, 2019 09:58

Job Description

Role: Control Of Work Authority 
Location: Iraq
Rotation: 28x28
Start Date: April 2019 
Duration: 12 Months Rolling 
Role synopsis
Control of Work (CoW) Authority is responsible for leading the organisation in all aspects of CoW. 
Key accountabilities
  • Establishing and maintaining a pragmatic and fit for purpose control of work system consistent with industry good practices, to enable the safe and efficient execution of work.
  • Setting the strategic direction including feedback to the client Leadership Team on improvements in control of work standards.
  • Acting as the authority for all control of work related issues, the role provides leadership and technical excellence in control of work within the project.
  • Managing the CoW  Team to oversee the efficient and effective day to day operation of the Project Control of Work system.
  • Ensuring that the control of work system is aligned with risk management processes including identifying issues/gaps and establishing plans and interventions.
  • Ensuring that a robust process is in place for measuring the effectiveness of and conformance with the control of work system. 
  • Leading the development of the local national CoW Team. 
  • Providing input to incident investigations on CoW related factors to ensure that actions are developed to drive learning and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Acting as Contract Accountable Manager (CAM) for contracts which support the of operational CoW system.
  • Managing budgets associated with the maintenance and development of CoW standards.
Essential Education
  • Degree qualified in an engineering or science subject, or equivalent.
Essential experience and job requirements
  • Deep CoW experience through site leadership roles including Area Authority and Site Controller.
  • Significant experience in an operational capacity in the oil and gas industry.
  • Experience working CoW issues in Wells, Operations and Brownfield Construction.
  • Experience working with electronic permit systems.
  • Track record of leading capability change.
  • Mature influencing skills.
Desirable criteria and qualifications
  • HSE qualification for example NEBOSH would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working in a JV including culturally diverse environment would be a significant advantage.
  • Prior experience of implementing behavioural change in support of the improvement CoW standards. 
  • Experience is the application of Human Performance principles in support of CoW and risk reduction.
  • Arabic language skills would be an advantage.