Senior Manager, HSSE - APAC

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Department / Discipline
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
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Oil & Gas

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is looking for a Senior Manager, HSSE - APACThis role will be a hugely visible role to the business, one where the individual will need to partner the business to lead the APAC HSSE leadership Team to raise the Health & Safety standards across APAC region.


The role will have responsibility for supporting the Asia Pacific Leadership Team and management in driving HSSE culture, continuous improvement process across the business and ensuring delivery of HSSE objectives. The role would deliver support and advice to staff on implementation and compliance with legislation, international standards and with internal procedures, and would build relationships with customers to support the safe and successful delivery of work scopes, thus enhancing Wood’s reputation. There would be active participation in business capture and tender response, promoting HSSE performance and culture as a differentiator for the business.


A key objective is ensuring that effective HSSE management is provided for all the offices, sites and installations in their business area by selection, coaching and control of an efficient and competent team of HSSE specialists.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:-

  • Support the Asia Pacific Leadership Team by providing strong, visible and positive HSSE leadership and promote the adoption of HSSE best practice and values, as well as the development and roll-out of Wood HSSE objectives and other initiatives including Safety Shield
  • Support the organisation’s aim to avoid operational losses, maximise brand protection and to assure continued process capability to Wood clients.
  • Ensure HSSE legislation is complied with at all times, and report any breaches
  • Ensure that all HSSE documentation is kept up-to-date and ensure policies and practices are both applied and effective, by mans of a structured and risk-based assurance process.Promote a mature, interdependent HSSE culture that delivers positive commitment to, and engagement with all employees in, continuous performance improvement.
  • Contribute to monthly Management Team meetings, with accountability for reporting on all HSSE statistics and performance against objectives.
  • Interface with the HSSE Leadership across the globe.
  • Take an active role in HSSE leadership of site-based activities across Asia Pacific
  • Ensure that internal and external compliance certifications remain operational, and supervise the recertification process with 3rd parties. Ensure close out of assurance and / or audit findings, competent audit reports and proper and effective corrective and preventive actions.
  • Lead, provide functional management to, and pro-actively support all staff to achieve project deliverables.
  • Play a primary role in providing guidance, support and advice regarding HSSE issues.
  • Maintain positive relationships with Client Representatives and Project Management to ensure client and business needs are understood and achieved.
  • Be aware of Client HSSE requirements and Wood values and behaviours and actively promote adherence with industry best practice.
  • Provide input and support HSSE rigor within the supply chain, including evaluation of processes and monitoring of performance.
  • Monitor current project work scopes and ensure HSSE support is suitably resourced.
  • Manage, mentor and monitor the performance and development of direct reports.
  • Monitor compliance against HSSE improvement plans.
  • Lead and coordinate the accident and incident investigation process, and provide support to staff involved as required.


Skills / Qualifications


  • Degree in relevant technical, industry or HSSE specific discipline.
  • ONC/HNC or equivalent in Technical, HSSE or related industry.
  • NEBOSH Certificate/Diploma (desirable).
  • NVQ Level 4 IOSH (desirable).
  • Lead auditor qualification in ISO 45001:2018 / ISO 9001  (desirable)

Job specific experience:

  • 12+ years HSSE experience, with at least 5 years in a similar or regional capacity
  • Experience of working in and managing a HSSE Management System environment
  • Experience in HSSE Management and legal requirements across key geographies within APAC, namely Singapore,Thailand, China, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam.
  • Ability to converse and read Mandarin is an added advantage as we have a strong focus on our business in China.
  • Supervisory and/or direct management experience of a team of HSSE Managers and Specialists.
  • Project/contract experience in Energy, O&G, Process or other comparable industry.
  • Broad HSSE experience in similar industry.
  • Experience of Construction and working in a live plant a strong plus.

 Personal attributes:

  • Effective two-way communicator, comfortable with presentation of HSSE concepts and programs
  • Relationship Builder - Connect and establish effective, cross-cultural working relationships with all levels of the organisation and externally. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrable strength in communication skills.
  • Influencer - High level of personal skills is required to deal effectively with a wide range of stakeholder groups. Balance humility and self confidence.
  • Comfortable in both Client and other 3rd party environments; able to build exemplary working relationship with Client and other Stakeholders.
  • Proven and effective planning and organisational skills
  • Confident self-starter who can work independently
  • Actively takes responsibility for safety management and the safety of all in the business
  • Challenges established practices and effects continuous improvement
  • Ability to create an environment that encourages open discussion and feedback with stakeholders
  • Initiator - Anticipates the environment, is forward thinking and able to see the big picture
  • Energy & Focus – Results orientated and focussed in the execution of predefined objectives
  • Authentic - Ability to be open, transparent and driven by the success of the enterprise, rather than by personal ambition.
  • Good understanding of the business

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


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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