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Head of HSSEQ Nigeria

Adexen has been mandated by a product handling organisation incorporated to recruit a Head of HSSEQ.


Our client is a product handling organisation incorporated to provide value added Logistics and distribution service through the Supply Chain from source to destination.

Job description

To actively support in the planning, directing and managing of the Corporate HSSEQ management system.


Strategic Objectives:-

  • Provide appropriate safety and health initiatives, accident prevention programme, and investigation of incidents
  • Put in place HSSEQ action plan and implement it
  • Agree target with Head of Department
  • Agree annual HSSEQ plan with Head of Department and follow up on implementation
  • Update HSSEQ policies, procedures and manuals based on the company’s HSSEQ MS with adequate communication within and outside

Audits and Management Review:-

  • Implement a database tracking system to monitor the implementation of remedial actions (audits, HSSE cases, incidents, drills, potential incidents and HSSE meetings)
  • Audit plans (internal and external) carried out on time
  • RAPs of external audits closed on time
  • Quarterly critical review of HSSE data carried out regularly (before 15th of month following end of quarter)
  • Implementation of all audits recommendations reviewed quarterly by line managers and a report issued follows through to ensure close out of 75% PI’s reported with more than 75% attendance at Safety Assembly

Management of Overall HSSEQ Function Including:-

  • Implementation and Monitoring
  • Ensure on time and accurate reporting of weekly and monthly HSSEQ performance
  • Ensure that 90% of the HSSE annual plan is implemented

Health & Safety Responsibilities:-

  • Ensure compliance with all health, safety and security regulations and policies.
  • Ensure that adequate and effective risk assessments are undertaken and regularly reviewed.
  • Liaise with Head of HSSEQ on any health, safety or security problem which you cannot resolve.
  • Responsible for the health, safety and welfare of all staff under direct management and expected to contribute to the health and safety of all personnel in the overall business unit.
  • Comply with health and safety procedures and instructions.

People Management:-

  • Build and lead an effective and cohesive operations team
  • Manage the performance of managers and team members within the department through the formal performance management system
  • Self development and continuing personal development


  • A first degree from a recognized institution or a relevant postgraduate business qualification (MBA or equivalent tertiary qualification)
  • Minimum of 10 years HSSEQ experience. 5 years of which must be Oil and Gas experience. Of the 10 years’ experience, at least 3 years must have been spent in a senior management role.
  • Professional membership or registration in Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP)
  • Minimum of NEBOSH IGC/OSHA Certificate
  • Knowledge in Corporate HSSEQ management, Operations, Safety audits, Management Information Systems.
  • Budget planning & preparation
  • Planning & organizing
  • Project management
  • Strategic planning & development
  • Must be customer focused
  • Ability to deliver results
  • Open to learning
  • Have professional confidence
  • Must be a strategic thinker


To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online through the link below:



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