HSSEQ Manager

Last Updated: 31st May 2020 (over 2 years ago)

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35 to 44

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From mid-2013, I have been actively and directly employed with the offshore drilling industry. I was initially enrolled in a development program which included onshore training and offshore trips in the capacity of Roustabout and Roughneck duties. On successful completion, I took up a role as an offshore Safety Officer. In 2014, I progressed to an onshore HSE advisor role where I worked for the Operation Preparation division (Ops. Prep.) out of the UAE. This role had given me great insight in to rig construction / project phases and involved frequent travel to shipyards based in Korea, China and Singapore. With this role came more responsibility as many HSE deliverables go hand in hand with rig deliveries including safety systems setup, training, review and procurement of health & safety related equipment, class society and legislative requirements.

In 2015, I progressed to the position of HSSEQ Manager for Africa South based in Angola where we had 8 offshore units across Angola, Congo and Namibia at that time. This role broadened my exposure further due to collaborating with onshore and offshore rig management, local regulators and clients including EXXON, TOTAL, Chevron and ENI. I led a team of 4 HSE advisors and 1 HSE administrator in supporting regional operations. Units varied from Jack-ups, deep water Drillships, Semi-submersibles and Semi-tender rigs which resulted in attaining further knowledge and insight to their capabilities and limitations.

Late 2017, I achieved the position of HSSEQ Manager for Corporate and relocated to London. I had taken an ownership role with our internal systems and supported overall standardization throughout the organization and implementation of improvement proposals. Being appointed as Deputy DPA gave me an overall responsibility for the Health & Safety of our employees and the Environment. Being positioned in Corporate gave me an awareness to international legislation, regional requirements and understanding the commercial side of the business. Currently, I am temporarily assigned to our Non-operating region / Ops. Prep. division in where I support both the lay-up and mobilization of units in a HSSEQ capacity.

My background prior to offshore drilling was in training specific to the offshore energy sector. Over this 5-year period, in addition to training delivery, I was responsible in developing and submitting training courses to affiliated accredited bodies such as OPITO, IRATA, MCA and Dept. of Transport for approval. Having achieved OPITO Auditor, my responsibly was to evaluate and oversee all aspects of OPITO training to the relevant standards. The knowledge I gained from this has been valuable and is very much applied today as global industry standard.

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