The Technical Safety Manager position is part of the HSE Technical Safety discipline which will provide expert and authoritative Technical Safety leadership to the business assets / project and will use his/her influencing skills to support asset / project to improve process safety performance.Provide strategic support to the organization and business unit representatives aimed at improving the organizations safety culture as well as coordinate corporate intervention programs, driving behaviors and processes necessary to achieve zero incidents.The position holder will be the designated Technical Authority (TA) for Safety Engineering and Technical Safety in Mozambique. The TA will be responsible for the interpretation and application of the HSE MS requirements in relation to Technical Safety EngineeringThe position will lead, supervise, manage and develop a team of technical safety engineers who provide direct support to business / projects.
Initially, the role will sit in Houston and then at the EPC contractor’s office (location to be determined in Europe OR Asia) for approximately 18 to 24 months. Upon commencement of in-country operations, the role will start a 28/28 rotation at the LNG project site in Afungi, Mozambique.
About this role
Manage and lead the Technical Safety Engineering team whose mission is support the operating asset / project in delivering improved process safety performance;
Developing and strengthening working relationships with other disciplines to implement AIPSM and support the management of major hazards;
Managing team work list and utilizing this in conjunction with HSE Plan for Technical Safety Team to set short and long term goals for the team; Setting and reviewing performance indicators to ensure effective delivery of work list and HSE plans;
Using Technical Safety know-how to challenge business to deliver improved HSE Performance;
Functioning as a TSE Technical Authority;
Providing Hazards And Effects Management Process (HEMP) leadership on complex issues, ensuring appropriate ALARP / risk decisions are made even when significant uncertainties exist;
Supporting Process Safety Performance improvement through participation / leading in significant incident investigations, audits and reviews;
Provide key measuring, reporting and feedback on Technical safety performance. This will include a range of KPI’s and metrics that quantify performance in Technical safety / Asset Integrity;
Custodian for the AMA1 Technical Safety Engineering procedures and guidelines contained within the AMA1 HSE MS and ensuring effective application across the business;
Co-ordinate the development, approval and maintenance of the Operations Safety Case(s);
Facilitate external and internal learning with respect to MAH incidents ensuring learning from major incidents are incorporated into HSSE processes and procedures;
Promote awareness, coach and train staff and managers in effective Safety Engineering and Major Accident Hazard management.
Monitor and manage legislation changes and the effect on Safety.
Technical Engineering or Advanced Science degree with 15 plus years related to the oil and gas industry;
A master’s degree in safety risk engineering would be advantageous;
Broad knowledge and skill in the application of TSE techniques and tool;
Previous role in TSE / Process Safety Management;
Excellent judgment and understanding to determine when risk have been reduced to ALARP;
Broad knowledge of the oil and gas business and its Process Safety aspects (often gain via Operational or previous TSE / PSM role);
Sound understanding of safety legislation and standards typically used in oil and gas engineering i.e. API;
Proven ability to positively influence an organisation’s management of change process;
Experience managing, mentoring and developing multi-disciplinary teams;
Experience in all areas of management, with good technical skills and the ability to integrate the technical, commercial and governance aspects of the work;
Ability to represent Anadarko externally in stakeholder forums;
Ability to understand the underlying issues associated with incidents and to develop plans to ensure continuous improvement and focus is maintained;
Ability to provide strategic focus and continuous improvement of AMA1 safety performance;
Highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to interact with staff and management at all levels;
Ability to motivate and manage a diverse team across a breadth of activities, and lead by example;
Demonstrated experience with working effectively with external regulators and other agencies.
A bachelor’s degree in engineering or advanced science, preferably with a master’s degree in safety risk engineering.