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HSE Superintendent

Job Title: HSE Superintendent
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1239
Contact Name: Ghusoon Nader
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire an HSE Superintendent for an oil and gas operator company in Erbil, the candidate must have a minimum of 2-5 years’ experience in similar position fluency in English, Kurdish and Arabic is requested.
Job Summary
  • To provide direct support and assistance to the HSE Manager & the HSE Team.  This person will provide functional support on HSE-related activities (field operations) within site. 
  • He / She will also coordinate meetings and communicate training initiated by HSE team members within the site operations.
  • He/ She will ensure that HSE processes & procedures are acted upon, managed correctly & proactively within the site Field environment. 
  • He / She shall serve as the focal point for support to sustain the HSE activities within the site field environment.
  • He / She will advise on & be experienced and proficient in managing incident investigation; 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 possess the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate effectively; and to proactively respond to time-sensitive issues. Experience in HSE report writing and experience in contractor HSE management essential. 
  • Management of departmental activities including retention of classified company information & integrity management. 
  • Participate in a career development program with the potential goal of assuming the HSE Manger role in the future.
Key Activities
  • Support HSE Manager in the development and administration of HSE strategies and provide leadership in the implementation of HSE management systems in accordance with site Business Unit direction
  • Administer the yearly HSE plan in alignment with site Business Unit direction
  • Oversee & periodically review contractor HSE programs
  • Oversee HSE reporting to Business Unit and external parties
  • Schedule and perform regular inspections, audits & site walk-through
  • Ensure operations within site, legislative HSE requirements and expectations
  • Oversee behavior based observation program
  • Act as a liaison for the on-site HSE team
  • Provide interpretation of appropriate legislation as it applies to the site operations
  • Administer and support project incident management protocol inclusive of root cause analysis and identification of preventative measures/actions
  • Attend regularly scheduled project HSE meetings with contractors
  • Support site orientation and on-boarding process for all workers
  • Administers the project Hazard Card Management process
  • Support and facilitate the planning, resourcing and the implementation of HSE initiatives
  • Support and facilitate HSE communication processes
  • Drive and support the HSE documentation processes
  • Serve as a focal point to the site Operations and Support Teams for training materials, information and programs
  • Support and be prepared to facilitate HSE networks and programs
  • Follow-up / tracking of major incident corrective & preventive action ? Excellent management skills
  • Office based management skills
  •  Highly computer literate
  •  Assessment of personnel for lifestyle & mood changes
  •  Skilled in dissemination and retention of classified & personal information
  • Lead Auditor trained
  • Incident / Accident investigation lead trained
  • Attend & lead corporate seminars 
  • Compile & submit monthly management reports & yearly statistical analysis reports
  • Fully conversant with writing & leading procedural reviews
  • MOC conversant
QUALIFICATIONS (professional, technical, academic)
  • Essential:  NEBOSH Oil & Gas Diploma or A suitable combination of experience and training
  • Preferred: University degree or equal in an appropriate field
Experience required
  • English / Arabic / Kurdish speaking  
  • Full working knowledge of Civil Construction Projects 
  • Crane 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
  • Highly adaptive, proactive self-starter
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Production / Pipeline process experience
  • Safety Management Systems competence
  • Journey management experience
  • Acts as a leader and role model in the area of HSE
  • Leads the HSE program by a positive example
  • Promotes safety as a “24-7” lifestyle
  • Supports and encourages a “behavior based approach” to the HSE management
  • Is an effective leader, motivator and adviser
  • Utilizes a “solution based” approach to HSE management
  • Previous or current work experience with an international company
  • Work experience in a similar role in the last 4 years
  • Experience in the Oil and Gas Industry
  •  Minimum of 2–5 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