Offshore HSE Advisor

Ref: TBR-RRF1718

Permanent or Contractor
Operations, Production & Maintenance
Offshore UK

TAQA has a vacancy for an Offshore HSE Advisor to work offshore on a 2/3 rota for a duration of 12 months. This position is open to both staff and contractors. If applying via an agency, this will be a contract position, and any internal contractor who applies and is successful will remain with their current contracting company.



  • To promote excellence in HSE management across all levels of offshore activity.
  • To facilitate the creation and delivery of the Asset HSE plan and targets
  • To provide support, coaching, specialist expertise and advice to the Offshore

Management Team and workforce.

  • To promote compliance with safe working practice and use and development of the TAQA management system, particularly work management
  • To aid in the development of a positive safety culture through promotion of the TAQA Safety Rules and acting as a behavioral role model


  • Work closely with, and take strategic direction from, the Onshore Health, Safety, Security, Environmental and Quality teams
  • Facilitate the OIM and Heads of Department with effective delivery of the platform inductions and Safety Stand Down material
  • Facilitate offshore input to the process safety dashboard and KPI’s
  • Facilitation and supervision of offshore aspects the TAQA internal audit program
  • Facilitation of offshore aspects of external audits and regulatory (HSE/OPRED/OSDR) inspections.
  • Manage the offshore TAQA Compliance monitoring program
  • Manage Offshore aspects of TAMS, promoting zero overdue/not issued actions
  • Supervise implementation of the TAQA Incident Reporting and Investigation procedure, ensuring the outcomes :-
    • Risk-ranked for Actual and Potential consequences
    • Correctly identify root causes
    • Have SMART actions to prevent re-occurrence
    • Are closed including supporting information
    • Actions are correctly followed-up promoting zero overdue actions

Offshore subject matter specialist for;

  • Audit & Compliance Monitoring
  • Control of Work
  • Environmental Management System
  • Incident Investigation and Reporting
  • Radiation management
  • Risk Management
  • Facilitate Asset ERT exercises
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation


  • Lead role in delivery of offshore Audit execution, compliance monitoring and KPI attainment.
  • Promotion of a culture where all operations and maintenance activities are conducted in a safe and effective manner and in line with the Asset performance standards and TAQA Safety Rules.
  • Reviews all asset ORA’s ensuring effective risk mitigations are in place and monitor progress of the return to performance standard minimising production, environmental, asset, and reputational risks.  
  • Leads in workforce engagement including the E-Reps, Intelligent Safety coaches, Process Safety Forums and Safety representatives.
  • Liaise with the onshore support to ensure alignment of safety related activities and campaigns and accurate input to the process safety dashboard.
  • Ensure all radiation work is in accordance with TAQA procedure
  • Lead offshore aspects of HSE, OPRED and OSDR regulatory inspections
  • Manages the offshore public display of Legislative required documentation including OPPC permits and registrations ensuring they are in date and the correct revision
  • Review work control documents and permits for accuracy and conformity.


  • Coach and develop the offshore work force where appropriate.
  • Act as a change management champion for HSE initiatives





  • NEBOSH, IOSH, Masters or similar HSE related qualification
  • Offshore Survival Safety Training Certificate
  • Auditor Qualification
  • Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis specialist
  • Risk Assessment specialist


  • Control of Work experience and expertise
  • Lead Auditor qualification
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor
  • COMET incident investigation and root cause analysis training
  • Bowtie or other major accident hazard analysis process techniques
  • Emergency Response MEM Initial Response experience (e.g. role playing/exercise scenario creation)



  • Considerable knowledge of the UK legislation
  • In depth knowledge of UKCS regulatory reporting requirements
  • Considerable knowledge of Process Safety and Major Accident Hazard Management Systems
  • Specialist in Audit, Incident Investigation and Risk Management
  • Specialist in HSE action tracking and management systems/databases
  • Experience of producing technical/statistical reports/presentations at a managerial level
  • Ability to lead change and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills


  • Experience in an Offshore Operational HSE role.
  • Experience in an Offshore supervisory role or identified as future potential leadership candidate
  • Deep understanding of Energy Institute Process Safety Management Framework
  • Experience in Offshore Emergency Response and Management of Major Emergencies.
  • Experience in conflict and mediation management


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good organisation and planning skills
  • IT literate: Applicable database/s, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) to intermediate level



  • Managers and team members – onshore and offshore
  • Onshore support teams


  • Regulatory bodies (HSE, OPRED and OSDR)
  • Key offshore contractors/service providers
  • Step Change in Safety
  • Oil & Gas UK
Job Grade
N/a (contractor)
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