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Offshore HSE Advisor

  • Location:Aberdeen (Dunlin Alpha)
  • Ref:1922/41
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Contact: Daniel Hyland
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Our Client, an Operator with a key presence in the North Sea, are looking for a permanent Offshore HSE Advisor on a STAFF basis, to play a major role in providing HSE guidance, support and advice for their North Sea platform decommissioning operations. Previous platform decommissioning experience is required, and all candidates must have their offshore tickets valid and up to date. Candidates MUST have a NEBOSH (or equivalent) certificate and have relevant RPS experience.

The suitable candidate is required ASAP, and would be working on a 2/3 rota.

Roles and responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to the following:

- Provide advice regarding all aspects of HSE in connection with the operation of asset, including all decommissioning activities, maintenance, drilling, wells services and pipeline operations.
- Working with the Company’s Management, to promote understanding, enhance knowledge and ensure compliance with HSE considerations and requirements
- Act as platform Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) focal point
- Perform duties for permit coordination to support the Control of Work process
- Interface with well operator and pipeline operator regarding drilling and well services activities, with particular focus on the Plug and Abandonment phase of Cessation of Production
- Proactively ensure compliance with legislation, policies, guidance and best practice is established
- Utilise and further develop the Company’s HSE Management System in order to support business and operational HSE activities
- Maintain HSE awareness and optimal performance during crucial decommissioning phases
- Maintaining a positive safety culture with adherence to the asset’s Safety Engagement Behaviours and Life-Saving Rules
- Ensure Control of Work is executed as per procedures in conjunction with SSP’s and CRO
- Provide rigsite presence and guidance, advice and support in HSE management of operating the platform
- Support the HSE Team Leader with communications and interface with the Health and Safety Executive and BEIS.
- Track offshore HSE legislative commitments, proactively supporting close out by line managers
- Provide support in building a culture of personal accountability where safe behaviours are reinforced, and at-risk behaviours are challenged constructively
- Interface with subcontractors to ensure that HSE standards are acceptable and correctly interfaced, and clearly communicate the requirements of the Operator.
- Support and implement agreed HSE improvement projects assigned to the position, as part of the annual HSE Improvement Plan
- Manage HSE performance and information regarding vendors and external consultants supporting improvement projects for the asset
- Take an active role in supporting and advising with HSE input into risk assessments and Management of Change processes
- Interface with the Technical Safety TA regarding the Safety Case, ORA deviations and management of major accident hazards
- Interface with Verification engineering regarding the Verification scheme, and interface with the ICP to support the understanding of Major Accident Hazards
- Proactively interface with the engineering and construction service provider, ensuring expectations are communicated in a positive manner
- Review where possible, prior to the Permit Meeting WCCs, to ensure all the appropriate mechanical/ process/ electrical hazards and controls have been identified for that task
- Chair daily Permit Meetings
- Ensure that the appropriate level of risk assessment has been carried out for the task i.e. Level 1 or Level 2 RA.
- Ensure that all documentation associated with the WCC-Permit is attached; including but not limited to: Isolation Control Certificates, marked up drawings or P&IDs, COSHH, Manual Handling Certificate and electrical safety documents(Electrical Permit to Work, Sanction for Test, Limitation of Access).
- Ensure that worksite inspections are carried out before, during and after the completion of each task (some of this may be delegated)
- Be the installation/site focal point for the ISSOW system. Advise and train other personnel on the installation/site to ensure a greater awareness and safer operation of the system.
- Manage the paper-based back-up system in the unlikely event of a system failure.
- Maintain data reporting and performance tracking for operations, including generation of monthly reports. Act as the custodian for HSE performance data for the asset.
- Offshore Platform Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) focal point.
- Offshore Environmental Focal Point including waste disposal.
- Offshore Water Management Focal Point.
- Offshore Working at Height Focal Point.
- Offshore Manual Handling Focal Point.
- Offshore COSHH Focal Point.
- Offshore Asbestos Focal Point.
- Seek to identify and promote enhancements to HSE procedures and controls.
- Take part in accident and incident investigations, providing direct HSE support to incident team leaders and ensuring compliance with the incident investigation procedure.
- Support the platform incident management team during any platform change of status.
- Assist in the training program for the ERT team.

• Formal HSE qualification - NEBOSH Cert (or equivalent) as a minimum.
• Experience of the listed responsibilities gained in the UK offshore oil & gas industry, some of which has been acquired at the same or a similar level.
• Familiarity with standards and codes applicable to HS&E.
• Training in ISSOW and administration rights.
• Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) experience.
• The ability to work unsupervised and to pro-actively anticipate and deliver HSE performance in support of the business
• Ability to identify and assure HSE compliance with systems and procedures, including permits and consents are effective
• Interpersonal and influencing skills required to develop close and effective relationships both internally and with the Regulator
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work within IT data systems, to manage reporting data in an auditable manner, and to be familiar and confident in the use of the systems and procedures

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