Regional Security Manager - Asia Pacific

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Work Location
MY-Kuala Lumpur
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Position Type
Staff / Permanent
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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is looking for a solutions orientated individual who has the security management knowledge and experience to become our Regional Security Manager for Asia-Pacific, based out of Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The position will report into the Security Director for the Eastern Hemisphere, whilst working closely with their peers across the HSSEA function to oversee and ensure the execution of the company security strategy within Asia-Pacific and ensuring that security risks to personnel and assets are effectively managed. Working closely with the Regional Leadership teams the individual will advise them on the political and security trends and events that affect Wood operations, as well as;

  • Providing input security planning considerations for work in Medium, high and extreme risk locations
  • Undertaking of security risk assessments of company sites
  • Compiling the country and contract-level security plans and procedures to mitigate the security risks to staff and
  • Implementing all Group Security-related programmes, including crisis and emergency response

This is a leadership position which carries significant influence and decision-making responsibilities for the Asia Pacific and wider Eastern Hemisphere security strategy.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Extensive experience  in security and emergency/crisis management in multinational companies
  • Associate Degree or equivalent degree from an accredited university (preferred)
  • Certificate in Security Management/Terrorism Studies/Emergency Management/Investigations
  • Fluent written and verbal English language skills
  • Proficiency to speak, read, and write fluently in a second language relevant to the region of responsibility (preferred)
  • Frequent travel is a key component of this role as is the need to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the business within the region
  • Ability to obtain Security Clearances

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Leadership experience within security or security-related roles, preferably within an internal company in the resource/energy/engineering sectors
  • Strong understanding of the procurement of security services
  • Extensive knowledge of the geopolitical environment and cultural awareness of Asia-Pacific
  • Knowledge of Security and Emergency Management industry best practices
  • Deep knowledge and experience in ;
    • Risk management
    • Incident response
    • Contracting process
    • Travel security
    • Executive protection
    • Investigation procedures
    • Execution Plans
  • Demonstrable experience working in at least three countries within Asia Pacific
  • Communicating and conducting presentations to senior executives and clients

Personal attributes:

  • Proactive and self-motivated individual who can work effectively across a geographically dispersed organisational and management structure
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organisation including briefing senior management
  • Analytical skills, leadership experience and relationship management competencies
  • A good understanding of the key challenges and business drivers across the sector
  • Team player who can build strong internal and external relationships
  • Strong decision making skills, with ability to manage through periods of change

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  


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.


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