Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Specialist, HSE

 Specialist, HSE

ADNOC Group Overview:

ADNOC is one of the world's leading energy producers, and a primary catalyst for the growth and diversification of the United Arab Emirates.

Our diverse family of more than 50,000 employees is made up of over 100 different nationalities.

People from different backgrounds, with unique perspectives and wide-ranging skillsets, who share a collective responsibility: to enable and accelerate progress, both here in the UAE and across the globe.

Here at ADNOC, we go beyond business as usual. We do things differently, challenge convention, and embrace new ways of thinking. This is what defines and differentiates us. By working together every day, we’re bringing energy to life. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) was established on the 27th November 1971 to operate in all areas of the oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since its establishment, ADNOC has steadily enhanced its competitive position through its sound business interest in 18 specialist subsidiary and joint venture companies in addition to educational institutions, known as the ADNOC Group of Companies.

Today, ADNOC manages and oversees oil production of more than 3.1 million barrels per day (bpd), ranking it amongst the top ten oil and gas producing companies in the world. In the last few years, significant achievements have been made in the expansion and development of gas fields to meet the growing needs and development plans of Abu Dhabi, and in our bid to support the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which seeks diversification of Abu Dhabi’s energy supplies. ADNOC is committed to recruiting the best talent the UAE has to offer, and accordingly UAE Nationals will be preferred. All expressions of interest will be treated confidentially.

Group company overview:

We are a young and emerging upstream member of ADNOC Group, focused on unlocking undeveloped oil and gas potential in the UAE.


Al Dhafra Petroleum is a dynamic and efficient upstream company with a mandate to maximize the UAE’s natural resources. Our shareholders are ADNOC, which owns 60% of the company, with Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and GS Energy owning the remaining 40%.

Job Purpose

•    Participate/ Lead (as it is required) all the HSE activities, processes, communications and team in line with the company's HSE policies and procedures to ensure the desired level of safety, health and environment standards in the respective location; area, plant, operations, or projects, etc.

•    Participate/ Lead (as it is required) the HSE team to perform all the HSE verification and inspection towards supporting the plant operations, assets, and team . In addition, advise on any reported potential threats or deviated operating and HSE conditions.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 1)

Safety Standards

•    Organize the workload among the teams to ensure balanced activities by the HSE inspection teams per each plant per shift.

•    Lead the daily communications for shift, operations, or project updates to ensure consistent and timely information cascaded to the team.

•    Provide with recommendations, inputs and feedback for the formulation, development and implementation of the annual HSE plan.

 Crisis Management

•    Oversee the maintenance, and checks of all emergency systems and other equipment to ensure the readiness of it at all time.

•    Maintain site emergency response capability at optimum preparedness level in the face of foreseeable contingencies. 

•    Lead the creation and update of emergency response scenarios to ensure that all personnel with emergency duties are fully prepared through training and exercises. 

 HSE Monitoring

•    Monitor the personnel and operations act to ensure adherence to Health, Safety and Environment standards in line with the company’s HSE objectives and standards.

•    Plan and monitor the HSE’ audits and visits, for regular or non-regular, and internal and external, to ensure the proper conditions all the time.

•    Investigate accidents, incidents, and other relevant reports and matters to ensure proper analysis and recommendation per each.

•    Ensure availability of all required fire, safety, lifesaving, environment, and emergency equipment to meet all possible contingencies. 

•    Maintain updated inspection records available at all times for checking and verification by external parties.

•    Specify the personal protection equipment requirements for all site employees and monitor the enforcement of these requirements.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 2)

Audits & Investigation

•    Audit and investigate the Safety and HSE performance by the HSE personnel in the company plants and sites to ensure compliance with the company’s HSE, and HSE technical directions.

•    Oversee and participate in the emergency plans; i.e. facility response plan, drilling exercises, etc., to ensure safety’ requirements are fully addressed within the plan.

•    Review and assess the HSE inspection to underline and recommend actions to develop the processes and processes.

Reliability & Design Studies

•    Propose the specifications of safety equipment and materials to meet the protection requirement needed in the plant. 

•    Research and review the safety requirement for the technical projects, plant modifications and other asset or technical integrity studies or projects for the company assets, to ensure through review of the safety aspects and contingency plans.

•    Collaborate with the other group HSE’ teams and experts in analysing and assessing all types of risks and hazardous for all company assets and facilities to align understanding, plans and communications.

•    Recommend and advise on the safety aspects for any technical failures to ensure addressing the safety barriers in the future design or activities.

Generic Accountabilities

Management 

•    Plan and supervise the activities of the personnel and resources of the Team to achieve the Department objectives in an efficient and cost-conscious manner while ensuring implementation of approved operational plans for the Team in line with Department objectives.

•    Develop the knowledge, competencies and innovative spirit in the Team and support the establishment of Personal Development Plans (PDP’s), Succession Planning and Talent pipeline within the team in coordination with the Human Capability Group to continuously develop employees with emphasis on UAE Nationals to meet Emiratization targets.

Budgets and Operational Plans

•    Compile and provide input for preparation of the Department budgets and regularly monitor expenditure against approved the Team budget levels.

•    Investigate, highlight and reconcile any significant variances to ensure effective performance and cost control.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

•    Lead the implementation of approved Section policies, processes, systems, standards, procedures and internal controls in order to support execution of the Department work programs in line with Company and International standards.

 Performance Management 

•    Implement the Company Performance Management System for individuals within the Section in accordance with Company approved guidelines and continuously monitor the achievement of the team KPIs related to the approved Annual Performance Management Contract and the Balanced Score Card.

Generic Accountabilities (continue)

Organisation Structure and Development

•    Review, develop and recommend the appropriate organisation structure for the Team that will best utilise human capital while proactively incorporating sustainability into the on-going work practices to meet the business objectives.

Innovation and Continuous Improvement

•    Encourage innovation, enhance employee motivation and support initiatives for implementation of Change Management to continuously improve operations and services.

•    Propose improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with ISO standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the Team.

 Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability

•    Support the institution of an HSE culture and ensure compliance with relevant HSE policies, procedures, systems & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines across the Section in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices.

•    Ensure adequate HSE training and induction for all Sections employees to meet HSE standards.

Management Information Systems (MIS) and Reports

•    Prepare all Section MIS and progress reports to provide accurate and timely reports and necessary information to Company Management to effectively manage the business.


Minimum Qualification

Bachelor Degree in Safety, Industrial Engineering, or any related engineering fields.

Minimum Experience, Knowledge & Skills

10 - 15 years in HSE management and technical safety engineering experience in the Oil & Gas industry, specializing in onshore/offshore major projects safety design & loss prevention development

Conversant with Local, National & International HSE Regulations, Codes & Standards..

Experience in Risk Assessment Studies; i.e. TRA, HAZID, HAZOPS, PSSR, HSEIA, etc. Hands-on Management Systems, Safety Design, Aspect & Impact Studies, and Project Management.

Professional Certifications

A Degree in Occupational HSE/Process Safety/ Risk Management/Loss prevention from an accredited university/institution.

Group Company:  Al Dhafra Petroleum

Deadline: 10/08/2021

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