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HSSE Manager

Aker Energy Ghana

Position Summary

Responsible for Health, Safety, Security, Environmental and Quality support and advise to Ghana operations and assisting the Country Manager in achieving high HSSE standards and performance. Reports to the Country Manager (and Chief HSSEQ).

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Ensure necessary Risk Management and HSSEQ support & advice to the Country Manager and Ghana operations
  • Responsible for defining & implementing an HSSEQ Policy & Plan for Ghana operations
  • Develop and maintain the HSSEQ department competency and capability. Train and coach the team.
  • Keep abreast of relevant legislation & regulations corporate requirements, standards, and makes sure relevant information is translated in policies, procedures, rules & instructions to obtain HSSE compliance
  • Perform and plan necessary inspections and assurance activities
  • Ensure HSSEQ training in Ghana, for employees (& contractors as necessary)
  • Responsible for development & implementation of an effective Emergency Response Plan, Organization and Drills
  • Analyses of events, proposal of risk reducing measures and follow-up
  • Initiate & ensure that investigations of incidents, accidents, (serious) near misses & unsafe working conditions are conducted in a complete & timely manner providing remedial actions to achieve effective incident prevention & avoidance of losses
  • Acts as liaison with government agencies in case of HSSE related inquiries & inspections
  • Actively support & promote a pro-active positive HSSE culture within the entire Ghana organization (incl. contractors). Set up & implements HSSE Behavior Based programs & promotional activities that will improve HSSE awareness & ownership
  • HSSE reporting to the Country Manager, Chief HSSEQ and government agencies

Qualification and Personal Attributes

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Health, Safety & Environment or within Engineering Science
  • 10 years’ experience in positions within the oil and gas industry, preferably an O&G Operator
  • Leadership, ability to work independently and to take decisions
  • Experienced in Health, Safety, Security & Environmental Management, Risk Management and Emergency Response
  • Operations experience, such as drilling op. and/or production
  • Worked internationally and knowledge on applicable authority requirements and industry standards & guidelines
  • Strong coaching skills
  • Ability to make an impact and validity to the organisation
  • Able to recognize best practice but also what is achievable
  • Be able to work under pressure with a positive working attitude and a strong sense of responsibility

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