Cowan International

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HSEC Advisor / Conseiller HSEC

Location : West Africa / Afrique de l'Ouest
Job Type : Permanent

HSEC, Mining Sector

Job Code:  6657

Cowan International is looking for a fluent English/French HSEC Advisor for an international mining company with a large mine site in West Africa. The incumbent will lead a large team and will be responsible for ensuring effective and sustainable HSEC management systems are implemented and maintained.

Responsibilities of the Role

• Create, maintain and enhance an effective HSEC Program while providing leadership, guidance and technical support for all HSEC issues
• Implement corporate HSEC standards and internal Environmental & Social Management Plan
• Ensure compliance with legislated standards and regulations
• Lead negotiations and implementation of IFC Performance Standards and Lenders requirements in accordance with all ESIA, Resettlement Action Plan, Stakeholder Management Plan, Biodiversity Management Plan, etc.
• Ensure that effective & sustainable HSEC risk management policies and strategies are implemented and maintained
• Manage relations and reporting with the Board of VPs, directors, senior management and internal staff as well as Government, Stakeholder, Community relationships
• Implement initiatives to enhance a sustainable safety culture; develop safety incentive programs
• Establish and maintain emergency response plans
• Conduct regular HSEC meetings with management at all levels and HSEC personnel
• Assess and report on achievements of HSEC key performance indicators.

Experience and Competencies required for the role

• A tertiary Qualification in a Health and Safety Sciences, or equivalent
• 10 years working experience in a similar role
• Experience working in Africa preferably in the mining industry
• Practical knowledge of IFC standards and their implementation
• Knowledge of ISO  14001 and OSHA 18001 standards
• A successful track record of implementing and improving HSEC performance to world-class levels
• Knowledge of safety training and implementation of safety training programs
• Strong administrative and organizational skills; strong report writing, presentation and computer skills
• Strong, practical, hands-on experience
• Fluent English and French – written and spoken

All applications are confidential

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