It is the responsibility of the HSE Advisor to make sure the EA Development is safe and healthy. The HSE Advisor must also ensure that all environment requirements and aspirations are clear in activities that are pertinent to seeing the project through all the way from design to construction and on to commissioning.
The primary employers of a HSE Advisor include companies in the business of petrochemical construction and processing gas and oil, such as a refinery, pipeline, storage tanks or gas plants, at both offshore and onshore facilities.
Tasks and responsibilities
The HSE Advisor must be able to identify potential HSE weaknesses and shortcomings in the tenders and draft contract documents, risking either failure to collect a comparable lump sum base bid or claims during the execution of the contract. When it is time to bid contracts, the HSE Advisor must provide clarifications, take part in the evaluation of the bids as well as add insight to recommending bid awards or compiling contract documents. The HSE Advisor must also work to maintain both the HSE Management Systems and the Project HSE Plan. In addition, the HSE Advisor has the responsibility of preparing the HSE Case Initiation note in order to establish a clear vision of the boundaries, cost, interfaces, methodology, objectives, organisation, ownership, resources, responsibilities, schedule and scope of the entire process. The HSE Advisor also assists in the maintenance as a living document of the HSE management system of the EA Development team. The HSE Advisor is responsible for managing the HSE Case as well as acting as liaison between the appropriate departments. In addition, the HSE Advisor also acts as liaison for the company's designated Offshore Installation Manager and staff in regards to all operational HSE issues. Some of the primary tasks of the HSE Advisor are to drive HSE management practices among contractors for the FPSO, in addition to providing HSE input such as HAZOR, ALARP, HEMP, etc., during the specification or design process and coordinating the FPSO element of the EA Field HSE Case. Some of the challenges that the HSE Advisor might face include making sure the HSE Case is delivered on time for the good of the initial operating phase of gas plant or facilities and ensuring the staff is aware of the concept of HSE Case, which is rather recent to SPDC. The HSE Advisor must also gain ownership and commit to the HSE Case process of product from primary contributors and ultimate asset holders.
Anyone seeking a position as a HSE Advisor should have a degree in engineering as well as a minimum of ten years experience in upstream oil or gas post graduation. It is important that anyone applying for the position of HSE Advisor has spent time in production or maintenance operations as well as in construction and design. Any previous experience as a HSE engineer on a project of reasonable size is greatly preferred. The ideal candidate for HSE Advisor should be familiar with EP95-0000, as well as have experience in HSE audit or review techniques. HSE engineers have the ability to work well within a team and maintain a positive relationship with contractor personnel. The best HSE engineers have an enthusiastic interest in HSE management and techniques.