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HSE Manager 

MSELECT is looking to hire an HSE Manager for an international oil and gas operator in Erbil. Candidates must have 15 years of experience in HSE supervisory field roles and be fluent in English.




Key Accountabilities:

As part of in-country leadership team, provide expert judgement and technical insight in HSE management. Play a key role in the development and execution of HSE plans and activities required in making continuous and positive HSE improvements in the field operations. This position will provide coaching to develop a local successor in 2 years’ time.

Key tasks will include:

  • Maintain compliance with local and international HSE laws, regulations & industry standards
  • Ensure that Company HSE requirements are clearly communicated to staff and contractors, and performance is tracked, initiating appropriate corrective actions as and when necessary
  • Ensure timely and efficient implementation of approved work programme and budgets
  • Develop, implement and maintain HSE management system, procedures and work practices
  • Ensure timely and efficient implementation of approved work programme and budgets
  • Lead HSE risk assessments and planning and execution of prevention and mitigation controls
  • Lead implementation of control of work to ensure that all activities are planned and executed safety e.g. Permit to Work, Energy Isolation, Pre-job meeting, Emergency plan etc
  • Manage the HSE interface with contractors and operationalize HSE standards
  • Provide HSE, process safety and asset integrity inputs into project design and engineering
  • Provide HSE support, assurance and monitoring for operational activities
  • Manage the development and approval of environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and related studies, plans and monitoring activities
  • Develop and maintain site emergency response plans and conduct training and exercises
  • Conduct regular HSE audits, inspections and visits across all operations and contractors
  • Report and investigate HSE incidents to determine root causes and propose/implement actions
  • Develop HSE improvement plans by engaging departments, management and contractors
  • Prepare, submit and maintain HSE performance data (KPIs and Targets) and activity reports
  • Deliver HSE induction and internal HSE training; and facilitate external HSE training
  • Lead / participate in emergency response as needed
  • Manage HSE goods and services contracts
  • Develop members of the HSE team through individual competency development plans
  • Give advice and assistance to line management on all matters relating to HSE
  • Implement Company HSE programs and other HSE initiatives effectively
  • Carry out regular HSE meetings with all stakeholders
  • Ensure completion of HSE action items and share lessons with stakeholders
  • Lead HSE culture and continual improvement journey as an integral HSE team member


Skills and Experience:

  • 15-year experience in HSE supervisory field roles for international oil and gas companies
  • University Graduate in Engineering or HSE related field
  • Professional qualifications e.g. NEBOSH, GradIOSH/CMIOSH, CSP/equivalent, IEMA, Auditor etc. preferred
  • Knowledge of industry HSE best practices and national and international HSE legislation
  • Experienced in oil field construction, drilling, production, projects
  • Experienced in leading HAZID, ENVID, risk assessment, audits and incident investigations
  • Experienced in developing and implementing HSE management systems and procedures
  • Experienced in liaising with government authorities, local communities and NGOs
  • Fluent in English (reading, writing and speaking)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc
  • Good problem-solving ability and a pragmatic flexible approach
  • Be able to work in remote location with minimum corporate support


Internal & External Interaction:

The position is expected to work closely with field operations (project, drilling, production, business services etc.) as well as support other functions like HR, security, logistics, administration, CSR etc. The job holder will have to interact with local authorities and regulators on a regular basis.

Rotation: 6 weeks on/ 2 weeks off 


*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

HSE Manager 

Short Term Contract
more than 10 years of experience

Published on 22 Jun 2022