HSE Manager

04 December 2018


Position Details

Job Title




Job Purpose

To manage and ensure QHSSE compliance for assigned vessels in accordance with internal and external demands and to ensure QHSSE KPI's and performance standards are achieved and maintained.

Job Dimensions

Number of Staff Supervised:

Direct Reports


Total in Department


Key Accountabilities

  • Provide interface between Regional and Group management on QHSSE issues
  • Act as Regional QHSSE representative for client meetings, authority liaison and external forums
  • Provide clear leadership to the Regional QHSSE team to ensure all members are delivering relevant, effective support & value to internal functions and external parties.
  • Ensure individual QHSSE team members are providing visible, positive examples to effectively drive the Company's safety culture and HSE performance
  • Set & monitor annual KPI's that will enhance team members' performances, whilst mutually supporting Group and Regional targets
  • Actively partake in shore- and vessel-based safety meetings, to encourage constructive discussion and drive management engagement
  • Induct current and new employees and crew on company QHSSE policies and procedures

  • Deliver against Company's Self-Verification Program (SVP) that supports achievement of Group KPI's, delivers additional local value and ensures continual improvement
  • Ensure Regional monthly performance data is collated effectively, is accurate and is submitted on-time to the Group QHSSE department
  • In conjunction with Group analysis and reports on performance data, ensure local analysis and actions are undertaken and implemented
  • Identify trends within local performance and implement effective measures to correct or enhance these trends, as necessary
  • Where required, ensure data submitted to Clients is effectively collated & submitted on time, to accurately reflect relevant performance criteria

Oversight of local compliance with all legislative, operational, client-driven and internal standards, to ensure;
  • timely completion of all required audits and inspections, and the retention of associated certification/licenses
  • relevant standards, procedures and best practices are correctly implemented or adopted where required
  • minimal potential legislative, operational and administrative non-conformity
  • the Company's SMS meets the requirements of all parties and any proposed amendments to internal documents are effectively passed to relevant Group function heads
  • where Region-specific SMS content is required to be compiled or amended, assist the relevant function head to submit and close such amendments
  • all findings and proposed actions are recorded, managed and effectively closed out within agreed timeframes

Undertaking, reporting and managing actions arising from a required audits & inspection, providing an oversight of;
  • on-board safety and vessel management
  • level of crews' safety culture and safety awareness
  • effectiveness of on-board SMS implementation and compliance
  • effectiveness of support afforded to the fleets from all Regional functions and teams
  • pro-active awareness of on-board improvement opportunities and potential non-conformities

  • Identify opportunities for growth & development of the QHSSE function, to ensure capabilities and means of delivery are continually improved
  • Monitor local industry & legislative developments to support Group QHSSE in ensuring the Company SMS & operational aspects are evolved to meet future legislative, operational and strategic demands
  • Where required, assist in specific projects such as;
    • annual Safety Culture Survey
    • management & maintenance of QHSE Management Software
    • providing function-specific input to internal training & competence development projects
    • development and implementation of safety initiatives

Communication & Working Relationships

  • Group QHSSE Manager & QHSSE Coordinator
  • Functional Heads, as required in delivery of responsibilities
  • Local regional function/departmental heads
  • Other regional QHSSE Managers & team members, as required in delivery of responsibilities

  • Contractors, clients, classification societies, flag states and legislative/regulatory bodies connected with delivery of QHSSE responsibilities

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must have Professional Qualification or Certification in QHSSE related field
  • NEBOSH preferred
  • DPA and CSO qualification preferred

Minimum Experience:
  • Must have 5 years' experience in the development and implementation of Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental programs preferably dealing with offshore supply vessels.
  • Must have experience interacting with clients on HSE matters and building HSE culture.
  • Experienced Mariner preferred.

Job-Specific Skills:
  • Internal auditor for ISM, ISPS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards
  • Experienced incident investigator leader
  • Dealing with, and understanding needs of, various statutory external bodies; Class, Flag Port State etc.
  • Must have good working knowledge of ISM and ISPS codes, other standards (MLC, MARPOL, SOLAS, ISO, OHSAS, etc.) and statutory regulations relating to vessel operations.
  • Experience of interfacing with clients and meeting their demands in relation to implementation and management of HSE-specific aspects
  • Strong, clear communication skills particularly in regards to maintenance of HSE standards

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com