Workers with Safety Vests

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT OFFICER (HSE)

LOCATION: ABUJA

A. POSITION DESCRIPTION

Global Environmental Health Solution (GEHS) is seeking to engage a talented professional with a background in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). This candidate will work with a team of diverse, highly motivated HSE professionals and consultants. S/he will be expected to monitor health and safety, assess risk and proffer control measures to reduce potential hazards within an assigned workplace or project area.

 

B. SCOPE OF WORK

The HSE Officer reports to the Head of the organization and provides technical support in carrying out consultancy related tasks as required by GEHS clients to include: safety risk assessment, HSE compliance audits, capacity building and report writing.

 

C. RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities of the HSE Officer include the following:

• Coordinate health and safety services of the organization.

• Undertake risk assessments, identify potential hazards and determine ways of reducing risks.

• Carrying out HSE Inspection and compliance audits for clients.

• Promote good HSE practice in GEHS office and at clients’ site.

• Undertaking incident investigation where required.

• Plan, solicit participation and coordinate HSE training courses in accordance with the fixed program approved by the Head of the organization.

• Support the marketing and sale of health and safety equipment and products including PPE.

• Assist in the collection of environmental data during field activities.

• Make presentations to target audience.

• Prepare reports.

• Develop proposals on solutions and services on health and safety.

• Generate new businesses and maintain existing accounts.

• Keep up to date with development within the profession.

• Other duties as assigned from time to time by Head of the organization.

 

D. ENTRY REQUIREMENT

❖ QUALIFICATIONS

Candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering, health, safety, environment or related field of study with ISPON HSE Level 3 Competence Certification. Other HSE qualifications such as NEBOSH General Certificate or equivalent is an added advantage.

 

❖ EXPERIENCE

Candidate should have at least 2 years working experience in health and safety and an in-depth knowledge of National and International HSE legislations and procedures. Knowledge and experience in environmental management is an added advantage. Proven experience in a health and safety consultancy firm is desirable otherwise applicant will be required to demonstrate commercial understanding of consultancy.

 

❖ REQUIRED SKILLS

The following skills are required to be considered for this position:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Use of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint as required.

• Good organization skills.

• Good analytical skills and the ability to think critically.

• Good public speaking skills.

• Leadership skills.

• Self- motivated and driven.

• Ability to work well and continue to deliver results under pressure.

• Ability to work under own initiative without the need for direct day to day management.

• Good interpersonal skills.

• Good scientific, technical understanding and sound numeracy and IT skills.

• Methodical, careful approach to gathering facts and assessing evidence.

• Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.

 

❖ PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

• Articulate, neat, respectful and friendly

• Honest and trustworthy

• Strong team player

• Reliable

• Initiative

• Demonstrate sound work ethics.

 

E. WORK CONDITIONS

• A great time spent in doing field work, hence a degree of flexibility is required.

• Travel outside station will be required.

• Tight deadline may have to be met.

• Smart, professional dressing is expected for office work.