Company: Perenco
Skills: Emergency Response, Environmental, Safety & Training, HSE Manager / Advisor
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Competitive
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom

We are seeking a HSE Lead with experience of high hazard industries and/ or offshore oil & gas operations to join our QSHE team based in Norwich. The candidate will be required to provide an effective Health, Safety and Environmental advisory service to Southern North Sea gas operations.

You will be working with the QSHE Team to ensure adherence to legislative and company requirements through the implementation, application and review of relevant protective and preventative measures. You will be working to enhance stakeholder perception and involvement and minimise operational losses and occupational health concerns through the provision of timely, appropriate training and support to colleagues at all levels. Ensuring operational compliance with our SEMS and all relevant statutory provisions, codes and standards and good practice. This is achieved through a combination of advice, guidance and coaching to the operational locations, as well as periodic inspections and audits to assess and verify compliance.

The HSE Lead role extends to cover the activities being undertaken on offshore assets and onshore Terminals, including Drilling, Well Operations and Projects, which requires interfaces onshore with relevant departmental personnel and then supporting delivery of the activity at the operational site.

The HSE Lead will have line responsibility for offshore and onshore site-based Medic/ HSE Advisors.

This is a full-time office-based role (Mon-Friday) with requirements to visit offshore as operationally required.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • To provide accurate, current HSE advice and support the company to ensure adherence to company requirements and regulatory standards and legislation, monitor, audit and update HSE activities, and collect and report on key proactive and reactive HSE metrics.
  • To prioritise, investigate and report on all accidents and defining to root causes and ensure actions are completed to prevent re-occurrence.
  • To lead site risk assessment processes including overall risk assessment, fire risk assessment, manual handling, COSHH, Work at Height, asbestos management, noise/vibration, SOP assessments etc, and train, coach and advise all involved parties to drive excellent HSE performance and ensure the output is suitable and sufficient to safeguard employees and meet regulatory requirements.
  • Develop a programme of visits to sites to monitor compliance with our SEMS and provide coaching and advice as necessary to maintain and improve compliance with our HSE standards.
  • Co-ordinate risk-based assurance, including compliance with legal and other requirements. Monitor progress and support business leaders to deliver their lower tier assurance plans. Interpret, communicate and drive action on trends and insights. Use assurance findings to improve risk management.
  • Support delivery of good QSHE governance (structure, process and content) across the business, including the QSHE Accountability Framework, in partnership with management. Support on defining the QSHE and business agenda items, including improvement progress, and provide subject matter expertise to the meetings.
  • Support improvements in the implementation of the Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS). Maintain registers of the standards and legislation that apply to the business, including an assessment of the compliance status, and initiate improvement programmes as appropriate.
  • Identify, prioritise, agree with management and implement engagement plans with QSHE stakeholders. Use good communications practices to support improvement and change. Maintain good relations with Regulators.
  • Monitor the overall business development requirements, including for HS&E critical roles and competencies. Identify gaps in learning solutions and work with HS&E Function to address them. Actively seek and engage in development opportunities and agree an individual development plan with your manager.
  • Support the understanding of QSHE performance to identify improvement actions and initiatives through standard performance reports and the QSHE scorecard. Deliver timely reporting of validated data and effective use of the SEMS throughout the business. Develop objectives in response to business and Group targets based on business QSHE performance and other requirements.
  • Visiting the sites onshore and offshore to coach the Medic/ HSE Advisors and the offshore operations teams.
  • Support operational sites with the development of annual site-based HSE Plans, periodically reviewing progress to ensure the requirements of the HSE Plan are delivered.
  • Interface with onshore teams (drilling, well operations and projects) to ensure all activities are effectively planned, coordinated and risk assessed to minimise the potential for incidents within the operation.
  • Maintain oversight of 'management of change' within the operation, which has been highlighted as an area where incidents have originated historically. Review physical and organisation changes which have been planned and ensure risks have been considered thoroughly and actions to reduce the potential of incidents implemented.
  • Participate in HIRA and HAZID workshops as required for onshore and offshore facilities during the design, construction, operations, commissioning and decommissioning phases.
  • Review and evaluate plans and procedures developed by Contractors to eliminate, control or mitigate potential health and safety hazards.
  • Support regulatory inspections as required and participate in kick-off and close-out meetings. Provide support to operations for addressing issues raised by the regulator.
  • Provide support to Safety Engineers in the execution and delivery of Safety Case/COMAH updates and the program of 5-yearly Thorough Reviews
  • Coordinate health and safety campaigns to improve knowledge and understanding of operational / work related hazards and risks and compliance with relevant internal processes and procedures.
  • Provide support to other members of the QSSHE Team during peaks of heightened activity to ensure effective delivery of compliance with Perenco policies, procedures and processes and maintain a sufficient level of HSE Leadership.
  • Providing support to the SNS Emergency Response Arrangements, as required.


  • HND/Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety (either NEBOSH or NVQ)
  • Understanding (or relevant qualification/training) in offshore legislation
  • Root Cause Analysis Specialist
  • 5 years+ Experience in Oil & Gas Industry
  • 5 years+ in high hazard industry
  • Ability to interact, present to, and negotiate with senior management on QSHE issues
  • Ability to manage regulatory relationships
  • Good leadership skills with the ability to guide site-based Medic HSEAs on matters of Health and Safety
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to present articulately to a variety of forums and through a variety of mediums.
  • Drive to champion Health and Safety for the business, including influencing management on key topics.


At Perenco we value and reward our people, offering competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Flexible Benefit Allowance
  • Defined Contribution Pension
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays