HSE Drilling Advisor

Posted over 2 years ago by TAQA Atrush B.V.
Location Duhok Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

JOB PURPOSE (summary of outputs of the job)

To provide direct support and assistance to the HSE Advisor (HSEA)

This person will advise on the HSE related activities (Rig operations) within the TAQA Atrush department. He/She will also participate in regular safety / toolbox meetings and training initiated by HSE team members within the Rig operations. He/She will ensure that HSE processes & procedures are acted on, managed correctly & proactively within the TAQA Atrush Rig Operations. He/She shall serve as the local assistant to the Rig HSEA to sustain the HSE activities within the Rig environment. He/She will be an effective communicator with strong written and verbal skills, including conflict resolution and leadership skills, will have excellent computer and technical writing skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are essential. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and to proactively respond to time-sensitive issues. Experience in HSE report writing, experiencing in contractor HSE management essential.



  • Support HSE Advisor in the development and administration of HSE strategies and provide leadership in the implementation of the HSE management systems in accordance with TAQA Atrush requirements 

  • Administer the HSE activities in alignment with TAQA Atrush policies & procedures

  • Administer & periodically review contractor HSE programs in conjunction with the Rig HSEA

  • Administer safe work permit program

  • Regular HSE reporting to Rig HSE Advisor & key personnel

  • Schedule and perform regular inspections and audits & site walk-throughs with assistance from Rig HSEA

  • Oversee behaviour based observation program & manage the database in conjunction with Rig HSEA  

  • Provide interpretation of appropriate Safety legislation & information to the local national employee’s

  • Administer and support incident management protocol inclusive of root cause analysis and identification of preventative measures/actions in conjunction with the Rig HSEA 

  • Attend regular scheduled HSE meetings with contractors

  • Support site orientation and on-boarding process for all workers

  • Administers the Hazard Card Management process

  • Support and facilitate the planning, resourcing and the implementation of HSE initiatives in conjunction with the Rig HSEA 

  • Support and facilitate HSE communication processes

  • Drive and support the HSE documentation processes in conjunction with the Rig HSEA

  • Serve as a focal point to the TAQA Operations and Support Teams for training materials, information and programs

  • Execute inductions of new employees

  • Follow-up / tracking of major incident corrective & preventive actions

  • Participate in continuing education to close any identified gaps

  • Ability to attend meetings and training in Erbil if required


QUALIFICATIONS (professional, technical, academic)


  • NEBOSH Oil & Gas International Certificate


  • Engineering degree

Or an acceptable combination and work experience




  • English / Arabic / Kurdish speaking  

  • Full working knowledge of Rig Operational Activities  

  • Crane Safety Operations   

  • Rigging & Lifting Operations

  • Must have experience working in remote areas / locations – high temperatures  

  • Must have experience of H2S environments

  • Emergency Response experience & preparedness

  • Medevac experience & preparedness

  • Writing & documenting procedures

  • Environmental awareness & legislative requirements

  • Highly adaptive, proactive self-starter

  • Excellent interpersonal skills written & language skill’s

  • Safety Management Systems competence

  • Journey management experience

  • Rotational experience as a minimum requirement

  • Ability to work modified work schedules to gain mentoring/coaching support

  • Willing to undertake training during off shift as required



  • Previous or current work experience with an international drilling company

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in similar position




  • Excellent organizational skills, tact, diplomacy, effective communication skills, as well as maintain confidentiality in sensitive matters.

  • Ability to work well under pressure.

  • Passionate about the business and holds a good understanding of business and environmental issues.

  • Ability to perform tasks and make decisions independently without much direction from others.

  • Strong Microsoft Office competency



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