Senior HSEQ Advisor

Senior HSEQ Advisor

UK & Norway

Company Cairn
Job Title Senior HSEQ Advisor
Line manager HSE & Operations Manager UK & Norway Region
Type of contract Permanent
Location Stavanger, Norway
Department UK & Norway

Role summary

This role will be to ensure that Cairn UK&NO Region fulfills Authorities including corporate requirements and expectations for a sound HSEQ management system and in the UK and Norway, ongoing development projects both in the UK and in Norway and non-operated projects.

Areas of responsibility


  • Monitor external developments health, safety and security issues that may affect the Company and make recommendations on the appropriate steps to address them


Management System

  • Maintain close involvement with colleagues and assets to assist in compliance with local legislation and group policies upholding and promoting HSE behaviours in line with company Principles, Policies and Procedures
  • Provide input to support development and maintenance of the regional procedures and management system
  • Provide support, guidance, training and updates to facilitate alignment of regional management system with Corporate management system


Reporting & Performance

  • Facilitate collection, interpretation and reporting of any relevant HSE related data



  • Preparation of Project Delivery Process (Gated Process) document deliverables.  Delivery of health, safety and environmental services to internal and external stakeholders including HSE permitting requirements (e.g. AfC etc)
  • Lead and support HSE aspects of project activities
  • Manage and participate in project hazard/risk related workshops and risk assessments
  • Develop and implement mechanisms and registers to ensure compliance with the commitments, permit/regulatory conditions and corporate requirements
  • Participate and lead audits and investigations as required
  • Support New Venture activities as required



  • Act as competent HSE focal point for the specific projects
  • Work flexibly to support all functional activities as required
  • Act as Authority contact person
  • Act as stand in for HSE & Operations Manager UK&NO Region on all HSEQ matters
  • Occasional travel both within Norway and internationally

Business travel on behalf of the company will be required. Assignmnets abroad could be required.

Skills/Experience Required


  • Degree in a relevant technical discipline.

Relevant experience / Skills

  • Extensive prior experience gained in a HSE advisory role in UK &/or Norway, with an Oil and Gas Operator across seismic, drilling and operating activities
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of implementing HSE Plans, Procedures, Methods, Reporting, training to Norwegian (NORSOK)/UK (HSE)/EU/International standards- including developing/implementing HSE Policies and Procedures
  • Competence in developing and maintain management systems
  • Competence and experience in development and application of Consent Document/Safety Case, HAZOPs, HAZID, SIMOPs and Risk assessment
  • Accident / Incident Investigation competence
  • Adept at Planning, Organising, Coordinating and Communicating
  • Experience of working in an international context
  • Experience of working with in a demanding operating team environment, and demonstrating a strong awareness of HSE and risk management issues
  • Track record and ability to communicate in high pressure situations
  • Familiar with interpretation of environmental impact and risk assesments and identifying actions as required  
  • Expereince from participating in Emergency Response Organisation
  • Experience from planning and execution of HSE matters in operations
  • Experience from technical auditing
  • Experience in contributing to/ reviewing PDO documentation
  • Preferably experience with HSEQ activities related drilling operations on both UKCS and NCS   


Company Values and High Performing Behaviours


  • Respect
  • Relationships
  • Responsibility

High Performing Behaviours

  • Be Safe
  • Be Focused
  • Be Open
  • Be Collaborative
  • Be a Leader
  • Be Empowered
  • Be Entrepreneurial