Head of HSSEQ


Scope of the role:

  • Part of our client’s leadership team with a direct reporting line to the CEO.
  • Provide leadership, management and coordination of all HSEQ activities across the Group.
  • Preparation and delivery of the annual Group HSEQ Plan.
  • Ensuring that there are sufficient resources to discharge accountabilities outlined below.
  • Functionally responsible for all processes and procedures associated with HSEQ activities.
  • Embrace the philosophy of continuous improvement.

Accountable for:

  • Maintain the company’s certification to the relevant ISO management system standards.
  • Be aware of developing and new HSEQ legislation relevant to the Group and identify implications to the business.
  • Provide specialist HSEQ advice to leadership team members.
  • Develop and maintain key HSEQ policies and manage the development, implementation and continual improvement of the company’s management system to meet their policy expectations.
  • Provide day to day ad-hoc support to each business entity as required.
  • Ensure development and implementation of HSEQ improvement plans and audit programmes across all areas of the Group.
  • Support commercial and procurement activities.
  • Ensure a system is in place to ensure all HSEQ incidents are reported and investigated to identify the root cause and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Develop and implement crisis management procedures as required to ensure a swift recovery from any reasonably foreseeable emergency situation.
  • Develop the enterprise risk management process across all business areas and facilitate its use.
  • Develop a set of key performance indicators for use across the group and report monthly performance to the leadership team. Prepare, validate and issue standard monthly HSEQ statistical reports.
  • Outline HSEQ activities, resources and budget requirements for the annual business plan.
  • Produce a yearly HSEQ plan.
  • Produce a yearly audit plan.
  • Co-ordinate the HSE, security and quality input into the business development process.
  • Maintain and control a technical library database of industry standards for scopes of work.
  • Manage all external HSEQ service suppliers.
  • Take ownership of the provision of a legislative compliance matrix.
  • Ensure competency and training requirements are met by all HSEQ personnel.
  • Keep abreast and advise company directors of their obligations.
  • Ensure a safe place of work is maintained and safe working practices are adhered to in all areas.

Candidate Requirements:

  • A recognised safety and environmental qualification (diploma level or equivalent) and should also hold an auditors qualification
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in ISO quality management standards
  • NEBOSH qualification in Occupational Health & Safety – essential
  • NVQ Level 4/5 Occupational Health & Safety Practice
  • Member of a recognised professional body i.e. CMIOSH would be advantageous
  • Oil & Gas and process plant environment experience is deemed to be essential