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Oceaneering HSE Manager in Perth, Australia

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Job ID14934 LocationPerth, Australia

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Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

This position is a member of the HSE Team and is responsible for providing HSE support at a corporate, operational and project level. The focus of this role is mainly operational and hands on to support and assist the line management at site or facility level.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Ensuring that Oceaneering’s HSE Management System and expectations are fully implemented with Regional Operations and compliant with local regulations, in particular;

  • Managing the implementation of:

  • HSE policies & procedures;

  • HSE Core Processes, objectives and Action Improvement plans;

  • Clients HSE expectations and contractual requirements;

  • Environmental requirements; and

  • New HSE initiatives.

  • Actively participating in:

  • Local Management Team (LMT) HSE meetings to discuss HSE issues / concerns and review HSE performance;

  • Toolbox talks / pre-start meetings to reinforce HSE issues; and

  • Client HSE meetings / forums.

  • Conducting in-house HSE training & awareness programs as required;

  • Manage Lawstream online compliance registry to ensure all business units have up-to-date legal and compliance information;

  • Carrying out HSE assessments and HSE audits;

  • Working with operational management to prepare for HSE flash calls.

  • Mentoring and coach line management and employees in behavioural-based safety culture and demonstrate active, visible leadership at all times;

  • Conducting HSE inductions for new personnel as well as during mobilisations as required;

  • Working with operational management to conduct periodic HSE inspections of worksites and facilities;

  • Supporting the availability of applicable personal protective equipment (PPE) and training of their use/maintenance;

  • Supporting the implementation of the incident management process including participating and/or leading incident investigations, assist with conducting root cause analysis activities, developing appropriate corrective actions and assisting with monitoring and tracking of the closure of corrective actions within the agreed timeframe;

  • Supporting the implementation of a robust Risk Management framework;

  • Tracking and communicating HSE legislation , amendments and changes across the Company to ensure continued compliance;

  • Assisting management in developing and implementing annual HSE targets, goals and improvement action plans;

  • Leading the emergency response tactical efforts including coordinating training, planning and conducting drills and assisting with medical evacuations;

  • Providing support to the Emergency Response Group (ERG) and Crisis Management Team (CMT), where required;

  • Coordinating and monitoring the effectiveness of the Company Safety Observation and STOP programs;

  • Assisting with the training and administration of the Permit to Work system;

  • Instigating work practices which result in operational workplaces which are safe, healthy and environmentally responsible;

  • Undertaking HSE metrics performance reviews and assisting management in coordinating a strategic approach to reduce HSE risk.

  • Regularly travelling to sites both within Australia and overseas.

  • Assist with any other duties as and when required; and

  • Undertake specific projects as instructed by management.


  • Ensure that the Safety policies and procedures are understood and adhered to so far as is reasonably practicable in order to ensure a safe working environment;

  • Promote a strong HSE culture at all times;

  • Ensure that personnel identify with and achieve, the necessary Health and Safety performance standards associated with the relative risks to personnel and plant in their environment and daily work;

  • Ensure that business and HSE risk implications of integrity issues are clearly identified and assessed for consideration within the Oceaneering Integrity Management Team and communicated to the Client;

  • Carry out work in accordance with the Company Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems;

  • Perform the assigned tasks with due diligence regarding the Integrated Management Systems for the Company; and

  • Eliminate waste of whatever form, to suggest the use of more environmentally friendly substances and practices and contribute to the continuous improvement of the environment.

Reporting Responsibilities

Reporting to - HSEQ Manager (Kuala Lumpur)

Direct reports - Australian based project HSE Personnel - As required


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications and Training

  • Tertiary qualifications in Science, Engineering or Occupational Health and Safety

  • Formal Risk Management training

  • Recognised Root Cause Analysis training

  • Minimum Certificate IV TAE or equivalent (highly desirable)

  • Formal Supervisor or Management training (highly desirable)


  • Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in HSE management

  • Experience in the Oil & Gas industry and/or the broader Resources sector

  • Experience dealing with a constantly changing work environment

  • Demonstrated familiarity with a range of HSE tools including Root Cause analysis and Behavioural Based Safety Systems

  • Knowledge of the Offshore and Onshore Acts, Regulations and relevant HSE legislation

Required Skills and Aptitudes

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to clearly convey information and ideas to individuals or groups

  • Ability to prioritise work in response to company activities/demands

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders at various levels of seniority

  • Ability to create a good first impression, commanding attention and respect, displaying an air of confidence

  • Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans

  • Knowledge of Competency Based Training and Assessment

Closing Statement

We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to advance in an international company. To apply, click 'Apply Now'.