HSE Manager / Ghana
Samuel Knight
1d ago

Description : Corporate overview

Corporate overview

Aker Energy AS was founded in February 2018 and is established as the newest member of the Aker Group. The E&P company aims to become the offshore oil and gas operator of choice in Ghana.

It is characterised by the entrepreneurial and flexible organisation that is synonymous with member companies of the Aker Group.

Aker Energy is now operational with offices in Oslo and Accra, the capital of Ghana. When you join Aker Energy, you join a diverse and experienced team.

We need entrepreneurial and dynamic people to take an active and exciting part in this industry adventure. Bold and innovative ideas are strongly welcomed at Aker Energy.

The get it done’ team spirit and ambitious objectives will provide exciting growth and development opportunities for the right candidate.

Our values are Transparent, Safe, secure & sustainable, Innovative, Decisive; Respectful; Value Creating. These values are integral part of our Company and the right candidate for Aker Energy identifies with these qualities.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Ensure necessary Risk Management and HSSEQ support & advice to the Country Manager and Ghana operations
  • Responsible for defining & implementing an HSSEQ Policy & Plan for Ghana operations
  • Develop and maintain the HSSEQ department competency and capability. Train and coach the team.
  • Keep abreast of relevant legislation & regulations corporate requirements, standards, and makes sure relevant information is translated in policies, procedures, rules & instructions to obtain HSSE compliance
  • Perform and plan necessary inspections and assurance activities
  • Ensure HSSEQ training in Ghana, for employees (& contractors as necessary)
  • Responsible for development & implementation of an effective Emergency Response Plan, Organization and Drills
  • Responsible for the operations security, issue warnings, providing remedial actions and status reporting
  • Analyses of events, proposal of risk reducing measures and follow-up
  • Initiate & ensure that investigations of incidents, accidents, (serious) near misses & unsafe working conditions are conducted in a complete & timely manner providing remedial actions to achieve effective incident prevention & avoidance of losses
  • Acts as liaison with government agencies in case of HSSE related inquiries & inspections
  • Actively support & promote a pro-active positive HSSE culture within the entire Ghana organization (incl. contractors).
  • Set up & implements HSSE Behaviour Based programs & promotional activities that will improve HSSE awareness & ownership

  • HSSE reporting to the Country Manager, Chief HSSEQ and government agencies
  • Qualifications & personal attributes

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Health, Safety & Environment or within Engineering Science
  • 10 years’ experience in positions within the oil and gas industry, preferably an O&G Operator
  • Leadership, ability to work independently and to take decisions
  • Experienced in Health, Safety, Security & Environmental Management, Risk Management and Emergency Response
  • Operations experience, such as drilling op. and / or production
  • Worked internationally and knowledge on applicable authority requirements and industry standards & guidelines
  • Strong coaching skills
  • Ability to make an impact and validity to the organisation
  • Able to recognise best practice but also what is achievable
  • Be able to work under pressure with a positive working attitude and a strong sense of responsibility
  • Willing to work as an expat in Accra, Ghana
  • We offer

  • We offer opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others
  • Flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life
  • Competitive compensation program
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