Company: Wood
Skills: Environmental, Safety & Training, HSE Auditing, HSE Manager / Advisor
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Immingham, England, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

HSE Lead

Wood is currently seeking a HSSE Lead to join its expanding Operations team in the Humberside area. We are keen to hear from professionals with a genuine passion to make a difference combined with a keen eye for sensible risk management and a results-focused approach.

The role will support the planning, preparation and execution of a turnaround on a high hazard oil and gas installation. Candidates must have a minimum of three years experience in a full time HSSE role combined with past experience working in the oil & gas sector (or other similar high hazard sector) along with experience working on turnaround type contracts. Knowledge of environmental risk management and CDM regulations will be advantageous but not essential.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of timely advice and guidance on all matters pertaining to Health, Safety and the Environment with respect to Legislation, Company Policy / Management System and Client requirements, thereby ensuring business HSSE risks are identified, prevented or mitigated during execution of the turnaround scope.

Functionally reporting to the local Senior HSSE Manager, the successful candidate will also form part of the Wood Operations EMEA - HSSE Team and therefore have access to an extensive support network.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities
  • Providing strategic advice and guidance to their Operational Manager(s) on all HSSE matters on the project
  • Ensure all contractual HSSE deliverables are effectively achieved to the client's satisfaction
  • Ensure the development, maintaining and continual improvement of a project HSSE Execution Plan, supporting its effective and consistent implementation
  • Ensure the HSSE arrangements within the Execution Plan are tracked and ready for implementation as required by the turnaround schedule
  • Support their Operational Manager(s) with the early identification and effective management of lifecycle HSSE risks, maintaining and periodically reviewing a Project HSSE risks and opportunities register
  • Ensure relevant legal and other requirements are identified and complied with including the requirements of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations (as relevant)
  • Lead the development and effective roll-out of Group / local HSSE objectives and initiatives on the project
  • Providing support to Operational Manager(s) with incident investigations through the use of an appropriate root cause analysis tool, as relevant to the actual / potential severity (e.g. 5 Why or Topset)
  • Monitoring 'best-practice' and 'lessons learned' from across the wider organisation and external environment (including previous turnarounds at location) ensuring relevant opportunities are captured and embedded into the project HSSE arrangements
  • Support Operational Managers with the development of an effective risk-based assurance program and participate as required, driving governance and continual improvement
  • Ensure HSSE support is provided to the approval, selection, on-boarding and oversight of managed contractors, subcontractors and suppliers including input into ITT documents and bid evaluations
  • Establish a project performance monitoring program including key performance indicators, ensuring the timely reporting of both leading and lagging HSSE Indicators to all stakeholders
  • Undertaking leading / lagging indicator reviews to identify trends and providing timely advice to Operational and Functional Manager(s) on required actions to address associated risks and opportunities
  • Ensure HSSE training needs are identified and effectively addressed
  • Ensure a project specific HSSE induction program is developed and that inductions are delivered to new employees / contractors deployed onto the project
  • Develop a HSSE Communication Plan and support its implementation to ensure information is consistently received and understood by all stakeholders
  • In consultation with relevant internal and external stakeholders develop an effective incident and emergency response plan for the turnaround
  • Ensure project environmental aspects / impacts are understood and mitigated in line with company policy, legal and client requirements
  • Recruit a subordinate HSSE team as required by the project and provide effective line management, mentoring and training to subordinates
  • Identify and establish productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders (particularly client and contractor stakeholders) ensuring their needs are met and project benefit is leveraged

Skills / Qualifications

  • NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent (essential)
  • Trained and competent Internal Auditor (essential)
  • RCA - Accident/incident Investigator Training, e.g. 5 Why / Helix / Taproot (essential)
  • Membership of a recognised HSSE related institute i.e. IOSH, MIIRSM, IEMA etc (desirable)
  • NEBOSH Diploma, or equivalent (desirable)
  • ONC/HNC or equivalent in Technical, HSE or related industry (desirable)
  • Degree in relevant technical, industry or HSEQ specific discipline (desirable)
  • Trained and competent External Auditor (desirable)

Knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Experienced in a technical role or HSSE role within a relevant industry
  • Some experience in a HSSE role during planning and execution of turnaround type contracts
  • Knowledge of the environmental risk management process including aspects & impacts and management plan development
  • Some experience leading a team is desirable
  • Some experience fulfilling CDM duties in particular the Principal Contractor role (desirable)
  • Excellent working knowledge with relevant legislation and industry codes, standards and guidance
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Effective/competent Microsoft Office Suite User
  • High level of communication skills in both written and spoken format
  • Highly developed influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Strong networking skills

Personal attributes:
  • Demonstrable commitment to company and client values
  • Commitment to and passion for effective HSSE management and in particular safety and assurance including the need to minimise incidents on the project
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and tenacity to drive improvements to a satisfactory conclusion
  • Trustworthy and approachable
  • Positive attitude and ability to drive through adversity

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.