H&S Coordinator

H&S Coordinator

LEAP29 | Cape Town, WC, ZA

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H&S Coordinator

Leap29 are working with a large electricity producer who focus on Renewables projects Globally. As a H&S Coordinator you will be joining an international team to help implement the company's global HSE policies to both the office workplace and the project sites under development and construction. This position is based from Cape Town.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop programs and processes, adapted to the local country context.
Ensure implementation and operation management guidelines.
Take responsibility for reviewing and preparing action plans focused on continuous improvement of HSE, ensuring compliance with all internal guidelines and policies.
Provide technical support to local teams through training, technical visits and best practices to achieve the HSE results expected by the company.
Coordinate the implementation and maintenance of an HSE management system, acting as a facilitator for all elements and encouraging discussions among the team.
Develop and monitor HSE indicators, and issue progress reports.

Education and Technical Skills:

Specialization degree in Health and Safety discipline.
Minimum experience of 5 years in project implementation.
Previous experience in the renewable energy sector is a plus.
Fluent in English language; knowledge of other local languages is a plus.

Required Skills:

Ability to obtain operation team adhesion for implementation of the HSE procedures
Ability to maintain strong position with respect to HSE system implementation, especially when employees are reluctant to comply with the HSE system.
Adaptation to various situations and stakeholders.
Good interpersonal relationship and teamwork.
Ability to work under pressure and communicate with both internal and external stakeholders effectively.
Attention to deadlines and costs.
Willing to receive and accept feedback, as well as giving constructive criticism to peers.

Experience in the following:

HSE leadership commitment, responsibility, and workplace culture

Masters the design and implementation of HSE leadership programs.
Measures and assesses HSE culture.
Designs and implements cultural change programs.
Designs and implements improvement plans.
Develops culture definitions and norms in an organization.
Ensures leadership team is aware and committed to the provision of adequate levels of financial resources, staffing and supervision to ensure an effective HSE culture to support safety and environmental protection.
Exhibits leadership behaviours which will increase the likelihood of copied and reciprocated safety behaviours.
Communicates the importance of visible leadership in establishing an effective HSE culture.

Hazard identification and risk assessment

Subject matter expert for hazard identification and risk control.
Engages with leadership team to provide resources for identification and assessment.
Develops risk criteria.
Develops control strategies – e.g., from inherently safer design through to emergency response.
Develops strategies and guidance documents.

Human factors

Comprehends how human factors links to safety.
Ensures plant and equipment designs and tasks are designed to take account of both human limitations and strengths.
Communicates how an individual’s competence, skills, personality, attitude, and risk perception affect safety.
Promotes how work patterns, the workplace culture, resources, communications, leadership, etc. have a significant influence on individual and group behaviour.

Contractor management

Establishes contractor HSE management processes in terms of HSE performance criteria.
Establishes system/criteria for evaluating contractor HSE competencies (technical, safety attitude, relevant experience, etc.).

Safe systems of work

Identifies where safe systems of work need to be developed.
Defines project management process and how it aligns with process safety needs.
Able to identify and engage subject matter experts when required for process safety aspects.

Management of major emergencies and emergency preparedness

Develop emergency response plan based on major incident scenarios and results of consequence modelling.
Able to monitor effectiveness of response activities.
Engages with external emergency services and third parties.

Incident reporting and investigation

Leads major incident investigations.
Demonstrates consistent and visible leadership in supporting the reporting and investigation of incidents.
Analyses incident statistics to predict trends.
Ensures learning from incident investigations across the organization/project/site.
Determines investigation methodologies used.

Legislation and regulations

Provides feedback to HSE regulators as required.
Interprets HSE legislation in expert field.
Liaises with HSE regulators and industry bodies.
Recognizes when new HSE legislation necessitates updated risk assessments, plant design, operations, etc.

Audit, assurance, management review and intervention

Plans assurance strategies on the basis of risk or environmental significance.
Analyses assurance findings to develop organization-wide responses to emerging trends.
Drives process HSE governance through the governance framework and assurance activities.
Guides the organization in effective implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.

-Skilled in the application of / proficient in:

Hazard awareness specific to the operation
Applies to specific hazards of facility or organization.
Able to interpret what performance indicators mean in terms of the safety of the process.
Able to make or authorize changes to correct the situation.
Able to troubleshoot problems.
Able to develop and recommend procedures.
Recognizes the physical and chemical properties of the materials that are being processed.

Codes and Standards

Proficient with company/ industry reference documents affecting process safety across multiple disciplines as appropriate.
Implements systems to ensure compliance to codes and standards.
Uses industry reference documents and engineering tools to develop process/facility design.

Safety in design

Applies under supervision the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, codes and standards relating to safety in design.
Provides basic technical input to design requirements as applicable to their industry to meet safety in design objectives.
Applies a basic knowledge of the following process safety related concepts for Safety in Design: Inherently safer design; Risk-based design.