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Senior EHS Advisor

  • Job reference: 923310
  • Location: Chiswick, London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, HS & E
  • Date posted: 11/01/2019

Senior HSE Advisor

Location: Chiswick (London)
Employment Type: Contractor 12 month assignment

Position Description
Job Title: Senior HSE Advisor, New Ventures
Function: Safety & Sustainability
Business Unit/Team: New Ventures
Reports To: Safety & Sustainability Manager, New Ventures

Interacts With: Internal:
* New Ventures Team
* Country Managers
* Exploration Managers
* GTO, Seismic Operations Supervisors
* Operations personnel
* SSEA function

* National Environmental & Safety Management Agencies
* Contractor companies
* Non-Government Orgs (NGOs)
* Community-Based Orgs (CBOs)
* All relevant stakeholders
* Environmental & social consultants
Job Purpose: * To provide EHS advice and support to early exploration activities (and offices) including development and implementation of SSEA plans, procedures, and budgets) in accordance with the client's IMS.
* To provide project-specific EHS support to NV Operations
* To undertake New Country Entry reviews

Key Objectives/ Responsibilities:

* Project manage and co-ordinate ESIA's
* Manage specialist SSEA studies, including security, environmental, emergency response, safety and social performance projects
* Provide support to stakeholder identification and engagement processes, particularly in support of license applications and conditions such as ESIA and ESMP processes
* Assist the New Ventures Operations Managers with coordination of operational SSEA aspects of office and field sites, including stakeholder mapping, commitment registers, grievance mechanisms, risk assessments, approvals, inspections, audits, drills, training and workforce safety awareness.
* Support implementation of Group SS& EA IMS requirements across all NV locations.
* Liaise with regulators and other key external stakeholders.
* Compile and report required monthly and/or quarterly operational SSEA statistics.
* Provide support to incident investigations and reporting in EMEX as required.
* Develop and implement SS&EA assurance activities for assessing compliance with Group Standards for sites and countries of operation.
* Co-ordinate tracking and close out of EHS corrective and improvement actions in area of operations.
* Support development and implementation of appropriate emergency response plans including facilities, equipment, personnel and training.
* EHS review of ITTs within the Contracts & Procurement processes
* Act as EHS Advisor for NV exploration projects as allocated
* Provide direct supervision and/or assurance of sub-contractors and field based exploration activities when required.

Financial Responsibility:

* Delegated, but managing SSEA projects within allocated budgets, e.g ESIAs

Person Specification


* Degree qualification or equivalent in Safety/Environmental Sciences, Social Science, Engineering or other related field
* NEBOSH Diploma or similar
* Proven working EHS experience in the oil and gas industry.

Skills & Knowledge:

* Proven experience of supporting operational oil and gas activities in remote operations.
* Knowledge of identification & control measures of operational EHS risks/hazards in operational sites.
* Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of operational EHS plans in accordance with recognised international standards.
* Applied knowledge of industry practice and standards relating to EHS and Social Performance including: HAZID, Risk Assessments, Safe Working Practices, ESIA & ESMPs, Stakeholder mapping, grievance mechanisms.
* Able to provide direct EHS supervision and safety coaching to operational activities including direct staff and contractors in office and field locations.
* Motivates and influences others in the delivery of good EHS performance.
* Ability to proactively identify risks and recommend mitigation measures for health, safety, social and environmental matters.
* Able to work in a multi-disciplinary and internationally diverse team.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.