Head of QHSE

Accelerate Leadership is currently recruiting for its client, a marine service company, located in Lagos state, Nigeria.

Job Title: Head of QHSE

Job Location: Lagos and Port Harcourt



• To institute an effective Quality and HSE Management system in all Group facilities/ fleet onshore and offshore in line with ISO Standards, ISM code and OSHAS 18001.

• Reporting to Top management on the performance of the QHSE Management system and any improvement required

• Responsible for developing and implementing organizational QHSE programs.

• Evaluate the workplace environment and develop safety management policies that identify and define safety responsibilities of all employees by conducting risk assessments to detect potential hazards.

• Continually maintain an appropriate level of QHSE awareness, knowledge and preparedness across the organization.

• Assist in compliance reviews, general risk assessments and other safety assessments to support Quality, Health, and Safety & Environmental management.

• Ability to work with employees and achieve cultural change in the face of potential resistance.

• Develop, implement, and maintain QHSE programs to ensure 100% compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.

• Administers and monitors the associated budget including allocating resources and approving expenditures.

• Ensures effective communication of corporate QHSE initiatives, programs, best practices and incident learning’s.

• Serves as a liaison to the leadership team regarding QHSE guidance, direction, and strategies.

• Directs the activities of the development and administration of policies, procedures, programs, goals and objectives, and presents them to the Managing Director or the Board as necessary.

• Provides technical support and direction during QHSE regulatory inspections and external/internal audits.

• Provide leadership, direction and training to Group employees fostering the development of a culture of excellence in Quality, Heath Safety and Environmental responsibility

• Directing and overseeing data collection, analysis, reporting (internal and external), improvement, and follow-up activities related to the Quality Management System.

• Drives the company’s workplace drug and alcohol program

• Directs and participates in inspections of organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determines corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to ensure measures have been implemented

• Manages environmental, health and safety activities that are required by regulatory bodies.

• Leads the investigation of accidents and injuries; compiles and reviews accident reports; reports improvement opportunities to top management.


Desired Skills and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in health, safety, and quality management or any relevant field of study from a recognised university

• Minimum of 10 years related QHSE management experience

• Minimum of 7 years cognate relevant work experience in the Oil and Gas Industry in a similar senior role

• Knowledge of all aspects of marine safety laws, federal regulations and environmental laws.

• Vast in OSHAS 18001, HSE management system and HSE procedures.

• ISM Codes certification is relevant

• Good knowledge of the International Maritime Organisation requirements

• Vast knowledge of Industrial and Occupational safety

• Team leadership abilities to keep control of all parties involved in terminal, vessels and security operations

• Vast knowledge of root cause analysis, non-conformance, Corrective/Preventive Action (RCA, NCR and CAPA)



10 – 15 years



Reports, Safety, Oil & Gas, Safety Training, Maritime, Leadership, Team Management, HSE auditing, EHS / HSE, Environmental Management


Qualified candidates should please send cv to mercy.mbagwu@accltd.net. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to mercy.mbagwu@accltd.net