Operations Excellence & Safety Specialist

Job Overview

Overview / Responsibilities


Wood is currently looking for a Operations Excellence & Safety Specialist to join our team in Basra, Iraq.


  • Support drilling and wellwork activities safety management in WQ1 field.
  • Report to Operations Superintendent and appropriate Section Heads.
  • Support Wells Manager/Operations Superintendent, any issues concerning safety compliance, and provide written reports weekly on operational safety related topics.
  • Ensure a system is in place to be notified immediately of any incidents.
  • Additionally charged with offering operational excellence opportunities and initiatives.
  • Support D&WW Operations in “Nobody Gets Hurt” initiative
  • Participate in performance and development any safety processes
  • Participate in operational executions and efficiency opportunities
  • Responsible and accountable for WQ1- FOD expectations on job safety, health, environmental and security.
  • Audit and supervise rig and rigless contractors. Work with cross-functional departments (SHE, Security, Socio-Economic, Operations, FODP, DSs, etc.) to ensure location / sites rig and rigless operations meet WQ1-FOD safety objectives.
  • Maintain and effectively communicate with operation team and engineering team in D&WW, and relative departments and teams.
  • Execute safety programs consistent per WQ1 FOD expectations.
  • FOMS 6-2 / 6-3 management/execution and site contact.
  • Participate in Monthly / Quarterly Safety meetings and prepare presentations as required.
  • Prepare reports and lead the investigation team.
  • Maintain D&WW and audit all contractor’s safety management system and all documentations, including but not limited Permits to Work / JSA / SIMOPS / FOMS, etc.
  • Conduct and manage FOMS / field safety observations/ management walkabout, etc.
  • Track D&WW safety performance statistics. Identify lead / lagging indicators for safety improvement.
  • Manage D&WW team training matrix.  Provide safety trainings (i.e. Toolbox, Safety Meetings, etc.)
  • Execute safety initiatives (such as Safe Start) and prepare documentations on progress.
  • Conduct daily activities in support of D&WW operations.
  • Be part of continuous training and developing programs. Champion pro-active safety and hazard reporting.
  • Communicate weekly safety summary, internal and external safe alerts and proactive share safety items / learnings. Ensure safety learning is filtered down and understood by the crews in the field.

Skills / Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience in Safety – required.
  • 5 plus years D&WW or relative oilfield experience – required.
  • Completed secondary education – preferred.
  • Proven communication skills – required.
  • Excellent communications (oral & written) in English and Arabic
  • Effective pre-planning of jobs from start to completion (Excel Spreadsheet, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Expertise knowledge of safety management tools and processes (Life Saving Rules, Job Safety Analysis, Risk Assessment, etc.)
  • Knowledge for rig and rigless operations (drilling, workover and rigless, etc.)
  • Ability to handle multiple job tasks simultaneously.
  • Highest standards of Safety, Health, Environment aptitude and cultivates the same in others.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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