VP of Operational Health & Safety

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Energy
  • Permanent

Job Purpose

Summary of the main purpose of the job as the basic function and scope of the job in terms of organization, geographic areas supported, financial or other volume/size metrics, strategic impact and nature of supervision received or exercised related to the job in a descriptive manner

This job role is to ensure that occupational health, safety, and quality assurance programs are executed efficiently, and the integrated management system (IMS) is implemented in compliance to applicable legal and other requirements.

Personnel will work directly with company top management and with all levels within the company and interested parties’ site to ensure corporate HSQA targets and objectives are met.

Areas of Accountabilities

Support top management to develop and implement strategy that help in building and nurturing an effective occupational health, safety, compliance, and quality assurance management in line with company’s business plan and strategic objective.

Provide leadership at the top level of the organization geared towards promoting a culture that supports safety, compliance and quality assurance culture at all functions and levels within the company.

Direct and support continual improvement efforts in the function including digitization programs aimed at enhancing efficiency and sustainability of related processes.

Implement sustainable efforts aimed at the attainment and maintenance of relevant ISO certifications for relevant company processes.

Develop and implement innovative programs that promote workers participation and drive continual improvement in occupational health, safety, compliance, and quality assurance programs in all company operational areas.

Develop and implement measures aimed at attracting, mentoring, developing, and retaining dedicated occupational health, safety, compliance, and quality assurance professionals for operational excellence.

Support a process of work that engenders customer focus aimed at achieving customer satisfaction.

Ensure occupational health, safety, compliance, and quality assurance performances are monitored, measured, and reported as appropriate to top management and other interested parties.


Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences, Safety, Engineering, or relevant disciplines.

Professional Qualifications

Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Health (CMIOSH) or equivalent grade in occupational health and safety professional body.

NEBOSH Diploma

Lead Auditor Certification in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 17025 & ISO 55001.

Auditor Certification in other ISO standards and Maritime related training /certification will be an added advantage.


(K) CMIOSH – Competent Person who has the necessary proven skills, experience and knowledge to manage health and safety.

(K) Lead Auditor QMS 9001:2015 Quality, EMAS ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental, ISO 45001:2018 OH&S: Safety Systems.

(K) Level 3 Assessing competence in the work environment.

(K) Knowledge of KSA regulations and relevant international standards EPIC and Maritime operations.

(K-S-A) Competent understanding and communication of company HSQA management systems and their implementation in respect to industrial/maritime yards and project operations.

(K-S-A) Practice and lead the processes of physical hazard analysis, hazard identification, HAZOP studies and other risk management tools.

Possess working knowledge of incident investigation techniques such as the Bow-Tie, Root Cause Analysis (RCA).

(S) Good communication and writing skill.

(A) The power of persuasion.

(A) An organized mind.

(A) Attention to detail


Minimum 10 – 15 years’ experience in top management position in HSQA within shipyard (maritime) and oil & gas industries.



Knowledge of Arabic will be an added advantage


Job Information

Job Reference: TA-VP/HSQA_1643123359
Salary: Full Expat Package
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Energy
Job Locations: Saudi Arabia
Job Types: Permanent

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