Drilling HSE Engineer


  • This vacancy has been filled
  • Ref. UPS:WH-05
  • UAE
  • Competitive Rate Reflective of Market Conditions
  • Upstream Oil & Gas


Walter Hewitt Search and Selection have been challenged by a leading Abu Dhabi based Exploration and Production company to source the services of a highly motivated Drilling HSE Engineer to join their ever expanding team. The successful candidate will join this company’s Drilling team and play a key role in the safe ongoing development of recently discovered assets in the UAE.

Position Summary

On joining the company the HSE Engineer will take responsibility for providing HSE support to the company’s onshore and offshore drilling campaigns. They will be predominantly office based working to build a best in class health, safety & environment policy that they will then implement during Drilling and Workover rig operations. The candidate will work to build strong relationships with their well site HSE supervisors to ensure best practice is implemented at all stages of the operation. The  Drilling HSE Engineer will then go on to monitor and ensure that all operational safety controls are compiled to reduce the risks at all well site.

Candidate Profile

Ideal candidates will have proven experience working in a safety engineering position within the Middle East. They will be able to demonstrate a minimum of 5 years HSE experience working on Drilling projects with rigs in both Offshore/Onshore environments and have exposure to active drilling operations and their emergency and site specific plans. It is essential that candidates will have made inputs to FEED and Detailed Engineering Designs (designs, specifications, drawings, etc) and be completely comfortable with the design and process element of the role. Candidates will have prior experience working to the UAE and more specifically Abu Dhabi HSE codes and practices. They should also be able to work closely with employees and contractors of all nationalities and religions.

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This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing oil company working in a technically challenging area of the Middle East. You will be rewarded for your efforts with a stable and long term career opportunity as you work to build a best in class HSE process that guarantees the safety and well being of the company’s employees and working environment.

For further information regarding this and other Upstream Oil and Gas opportunities at Walter Hewitt Search & Selection please email apply@walterhewitt.com. Alternatively if you would like to discuss the position, please call +44 208 669 5682.

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