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QHSE Supervisor

Job description

WRS Kurdistan is looking for a Local candidate to work as QHSE Supervisor for an International Oil Services Company in Kurdistan.

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Schedule: 14 days on / 14 days off (Field-based)

Location: Duhok

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate and promote safety leadership to the rig crews
  • Plan and manage the activities of the drilling crews such that drilling operations are conducted safely, efficiently, and effectively In accordance with the Company and Client’s policies and to the highest standards of international good oilfield practice in conformance with applicable legislation and standards.
  • Work with the Operator’s representatives and those of other contractors at site to optimize the use of resources, achieve cohesion of the inputs to drilling operations and to create a spirit of cross-company teamwork
  • Apply your experience directly in the event of non-routine activities on the rig and to assume control and manage the crews and resources in the event of an incipient or actual emergency or incident
  • Advice the Field Superintendent / District Manager and Client’s representative of all issues which could merit their attention
  • Maintain, and enhance as appropriate, the rig and associated equipment to retain its asset value and marketability, and to continuously develop improvements to rig site practices so as to enhance safety and performance
  • Personally, responsible for own safety and conducting one's self to the standards of the Company Policies and Procedures
  • Take personal responsibility for, and demonstrate leadership in, QHSE. Play a leading role in safety meetings and the safety program
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and coaching to direct reports, and manage their efforts so as to maximize their contribution to operational effectiveness and performance
  • Direct enactment of the Operator’s drilling programs and manage resources being applied to the drilling activities at site so as to achieve safe, efficient, and effective operations. Conduct, together with the Operator’s representatives, timely reviews of the drilling or work-over program
  • Ensure that the rig is operated in accordance with the design parameters and in conformance with the Company IMS. Be present at the rig floor or relevant area of the rig to direct all critical activities
  • Take responsibility for planned maintenance, certification, record-keeping, and reporting
  • Maintain all required records and documentation at the rig site and produce accurate and timely reports on all aspects of rig operations and personnel matters
  • Develop rig move plans and manage rig moves, taking personal responsibility for safely rigging down & rigging- up of the drilling rig, camp, and associated equipment
  • Establish a culture of continuous improvement in operations and demonstrate results in this regard. Work with the Operator’s site personnel and other site contractors to develop improved practices which will positively impact on drilling performance
  • Ensure that drilling operations are conducted in accordance with policies and practices of the Company, the Operator, and relevant national authorities
  • Liaise with Operator’s other contractors who are involved in operations so as to achieve cohesion in concurrent/simultaneous operations and cross-company teamwork & Effectiveness
  • Take responsibility for all HR matters at rig site, including training and development of expatriate and national staff in the rig crews, particularly with regard to on-the-job training
  • Maintain the validity of personal certification and training together with that for the rig crews
  • Ensure that incident reports are filled out in detail and in a timely manner in the event of an incident, illness, near miss, equipment damage or environmental spill
  • Ensure understanding of, and compliance with, the Company permit to work system.
  • Execute your duties as Rig/campfire fighting team member as instructed by Rig Manager or Sr. Electrician.


  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to conduct HSE audits.
  • Training ability in incident prevention; Ability to conduct incident investigations and identify underlying causes.
  • Knowledge of health requirements, rules and regulations and ability to monitor compliance.
  • Knowledge of environmental requirements, rules and regulations and ability to monitor compliance and identify ways of reducing environmental impact.
  • Be fully conversant with techniques used in the management of hazards and advising on suitable measures which can be used for preventing and ultimately recovering from accident situations.
  • Be able to facilitate and develop HSE Plans.
  • Be fully conversant with HSE program management and emergency procedures.
  • At least should have 5 years of experience in the QHSE Supervisor level.
  • NEBOSH or IOSH Managing safely is preferred but not required.