Role: Control of Work (CoW) Authority
Location: Basra, Iraq
Duration: 12 months renewable
Rotation: 28/28 Normal Rotation
The Control of Work (CoW) Authority is responsible for leading the organisation in all aspects of CoW.
• Establishing and maintaining a pragmatic and fit for purpose control of work system consistent with industry good practices, to enable the safe and efficient execution of work.
• Setting the strategic direction including feedback to the Leadership Team on improvements in control of work standards.
• Acting as the authority for all control of work-related issues, the role provides leadership and technical excellence in control of work.
• Managing the CoW Team to oversee the efficient and effective day to day operation of the Control of Work system.
• Ensuring that the control of work system is aligned with risk management processes including identifying issues/gaps and establishing plans and interventions.
• Ensuring that a robust process is in place for measuring the effectiveness of and conformance with the control of work system.
• Leading the development of the local national CoW Team.
• Providing input to incident investigations on CoW related factors to ensure that actions are developed to drive learning and prevent reoccurrence.
• Acting as Contract Accountable Manager (CAM) for contracts which support the of operational CoW system.
• Managing budgets associated with the maintenance and development of CoW standards.
• Degree qualified in an engineering or science subject, or equivalent.
Essential experience and job requirements
• Deep CoW experience through site leadership roles including Area Authority and Site Controller.
• Significant experience in an operational capacity in the oil and gas industry.
• Experience working CoW issues in Wells, Operations and Brownfield Construction.
• Experience working with electronic permit systems.
• Track record of leading capability change.
• Mature influencing skills.
Desirable criteria and qualifications
• HSE qualification for example NEBOSH would be an advantage.
• Experience of working in a JV including culturally diverse environment would be a significant advantage.
• Prior experience of implementing behavioural change in support of the improvement CoW standards.
• Experience is the application of Human Performance principles in support of CoW and risk reduction.
• Arabic language skills would be an advantage.
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