Drilling HSE Advisor

Posted 9 months ago by Genel Energy
Location Sulaymānīyah Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Oil & Gas
Location: Qaradagh, KRI
Position Summary: 
Genel Energy is an independent E&P company listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange Headquartered in London with offices in Ankara, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Morocco & Somaliland Genel is one of the largest London-listed independent oil producers and is the largest holder of reserves and resources in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. 
This KRI based role will report to the HSE Manager/Superintendent/Supervisor providing functional support to field activities. The candidate will be required to undertake a certain amount of travel in support of the role.
Genel is an ambitious E&P company looking to maximise the value in its current portfolio and grow its position. Genel places high value on technical excellence and creative thinking in making prudent investment decisions through a project based stage gate process. The successful candidate will play a key role in this journey and will have the opportunity to material contribute to the growth and success of the Company. 
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Key Accountabilities:
  • Operate within and promote Genel Energy core values and HSE culture.
  • Provide experienced judgement and technical insight in HSE management. 
  • Participate in the implementation and execution of HSE plans and activities required in making continuous and positive HSE improvements in the field operations.
Key tasks will include:
  • Maintain compliance with local and international HSE laws, regulations & standards.
  • Implement and maintain HSE management system, procedures and work practices.
  • Participate in HSE risk assessments to plan and execute prevention and mitigation controls.
  • Monitor 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 at site the HSE interface with contractors and operationalize HSE standards.
  • Provide HSE support, monitoring and assurance for field operational activities.
  • Support the development and approval of environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and related studies, plans and monitoring activities.
  • Maintain site emergency response plans and conduct training, drills and exercises. 
  • Lead / participate in emergency response as needed.
  • Conduct regular HSE audits, inspections and visits across all operations and contractors. 
  • Investigate HSE incidents to determine root causes and propose/implement actions.
  • Prepare, submit and maintain HSE performance data (KPIs and Targets) and activity reports. 
  • Deliver HSE induction and internal HSE trainings; and facilitate external HSE trainings.
  • Ensure that Company HSE requirements are clearly communicated to staff and contractors, and performance is tracked, initiating appropriate corrective actions as and when necessary.
  • Provide 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:
  • Minimum 5-year experience in HSE field roles for international oil and gas companies. 
  • Experienced with drilling and workover field operations.
  • 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 operations for construction /drilling /production /projects
  • Experienced in HSE risk assessment e.g.  HAZID, HAZOP, ENVID etc.
  • Experienced in leading HSE audits and incident investigations
  • Experienced in developing and implementing HSE management systems and procedures
  • 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 (construction /drilling /production /projects) as well as support other functions like security, logistics, C&P, administration, CSR etc.
  • The job holder will have to interact with local communities on a regular basis.


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