HSE ENGINEER
Offshore, UAE
: Bachelor degree in Science or Engineering discipline
: Any Nationality
: 6 - 10 years
: Oil & Gas / Petroleum
: Health, Safety & Environment
: 09 - Nov - 2017
Job Description
Basic Function:
 
Inspects all existing fixed and mobile plants, equipment and installations in assigned area of responsibility to ensure adherence to Company's established Safety rules, standards and codes of practice. 
Monitors implementation of the approved annual safety programme.  
Audits compliance with all safety and environmental protection regulations and procedures. 
Promotes awareness of site personnel to safety.  
Investigates industrial incidents/ accidents and writes related statistical and analytical reports. 
 
Work Performed:
 
Frequent contacts with work associates in the Department up to Snr. Engineers level to exchange of information.
Daily contacts with concerned Departmental Heads / Senior Supervisors to discuss safety issues and provide advice.
Frequent contacts with all levels of site personnel to ensure adherence to safety standards and co ordinate conducting fire and safety drills.
Works according to Company's established standards and procedures.  Exercises latitude and judgement when investigating incidents / accidents.  Reports major problems to Supervisor.
Completed work is subject to review by Supervisor.
 
HSE Management & Programmes:
 
Monitors and controls implementation of the approved annual Safety and Environmental Protection Programme prepared for assigned area of responsibility
Inspects regularly all fixed and mobile equipment and facilities to ensure adherence to safety standards and codes of practice
Highlights and identifies abnormalities, deviations and substandard practices to concerned Divisional / Departmental Heads recommending corrective remedial measures and follow up implementation of same
Identifies imminent hazardous areas, assesses potential impact/risk and enforces immediate implementation of remedial actions
Attends to safe handling of hazardous substances and radio-active sources and provides continuous safety coverage on site during loading of such substances and implementing hot work programmes to ensure safety of working environment.
 
Accidents / Incidents Investigations:
 
Investigates industrial accidents/incidents involving personnel, plants and equipment including dangerous occurrences in area of responsibility
Studies causes and reports to Supervisor recommending corrective preventive measures keeping area management informed
Ensures implementation of approved investigation actions
Prepares monthly statistical reports of incidents / accidents, highlighting and analysing problem areas and recommending preventive measures.
 
Safety of Engineering Projects / Equipment:
 
Studies all engineering designs and drawings pertaining to modifications of plants, equipment, installations or works to ensure adherence to safety rules, standards and codes of practice, during all phases of implementation
Ensures that all procedural data pertaining to hazardous substances / radio active sources are available and necessary precautions are observed when handling
Participates in technical task forces to study specific engineering safety matters.
 
Safety Rules & Procedures:
 
Reviews all existing safety rules and procedures such as: emergency and non routine work, in light of recurring incidents/accidents and recommends enhancements and amendments
Controls implementation and monitors adherence to approved ones.
 
Safety Awareness:
 
Conducts safety courses and seminars to promote personnel awareness to safety rules, regulations and procedures, includes: usage of fire fighting and life saving equipment
Provides safety expertise / advice to supervisors on own self inspection programmes, participates in developing/enhancing checklists
Liaises with work associates and area expertise / advice to Supervisors on own self-inspection programmes
Ensures that all amendments / enhancements of safety rules, regulations and procedures are conveyed to all personnel through Supervisors, bulletins or posters. Monitors adherence to and compliance with same.
 
Safety, Fire and Environmental Control Equipment:
 
Originates / initiates requests for additional equipment
Evaluates technically suppliers' proposals / samples and personally tests technical capability of fire, safety, life-saving and environmental equipment and reports to Supervisor with appropriate recommendations
Ensures that all such existing equipment are operating efficiently and within easy access
Conducts daily atmospheric monitoring of the environment to establish pollutants present.
 
Environmental Protection Role:
 
Acts as site representative for the Environmental Management Systems
Advises and assists in sampling, monitoring and analysis of discharge
Reports environmental performance and trends
Participates in the preparation of and execution of emergency exercises
Advises on environmental awareness, controls and waste management procedures
Advises on environmental impact during risk assessment, project review, HAZOP study & plant modification
Participates in environmental awareness campaign/ training
Follows-up environmental incident recommendation
 
Other Related Duties:
 
Performs other related duties as assigned by Supervisor such as, Maintaining close liaison with Logistics Department’s and Fire Section’s personnel, participating actively in evacuation campaigns, ensuring safe work environment prior to carrying out hot working programmes, the Safety Engineer supervises the provision and maintenance of fire, safety and life-saving equipment.
Desired Candidate Profile
Minimum Requirements:
 
Bachelor degree in Science or Engineering discipline.
5 years’ experience in safety, fire prevention of installations / equipment related to oil or petrochemical industry.
Very good knowledge of English language.
Working knowledge of the HSSE requirements
Minimum of 3 years HSSE-related experience in the Oil and Gas, or similar industry.
Offshore or Petrochemical Maintenance / Production Operations experience is desirable but not essential
Previous experience as a Platform HSE advisor is desirable but not essential.
 
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