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HSSE Advisor

Scatec Solar

Scatec Solar

South Africa
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

HSSE Advisor

Job Locations ZA-Cape Town
Job ID
Sustainable Business and HSSE
Location : City
Cape Town
Location : Country (Full Name)
South Africa


Want to join a frontrunner in renewable energy that is actively seeking early entry into new markets globally? Since the establishment in 2007, Scatec has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in developing, building, and operating solar, wind and hydro power plants and storage solutions. Driven by our company values and competent global workforce, we aim to deliver competitive and sustainable renewable energy globally; protect our environment and improve quality of life through innovative integration of technology; and create shareholder value. We are present on four continents and are headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Main purpose of position
Currently we are looking for an HSSE Advisor in Cape Town to be part of our global team working together towards our vision – Improving our future. As our HSSE Advisor Ensure health, safety, security, and environment is managed accordance to Scatec Operating system (HSSE management system) legal and other requirements across Scatec value chain. This include but limited to Cape Office, BD, EPC, O&M, and support departments. Be a visible leader in establishing positive and compliant HSSE culture in Cape Town office

Main responsibilities

  • Support management, projects and project teams to achieve HSSE objectives/KPIs and continuous improvement i.e., Delivery, Construction and O&M
  • Assist on the Execution of HSSE governance activities
  • Support management to ensure compliance with local regulations, power generation contracts, environmental and authorisation permits
  • Assist management of personal injury insurance and relevant processes
  • Ensure compliance, maintain legal registers and ensure legal permits are in place
  • Plan and execute training and awareness programs including onboarding.
  • Ensure all accidents and incidents are reported, investigated and mitigation measures implemented accordingly. Also, to encourage an open attitude towards reporting of incidents and creating an environment for discussions of incidents including sharing lessons learned
  • Report accomplishments, results, problem areas and deficiencies to management with recommendations for corrective actions as required
  • Ensure emergency procedures are implemented, established, practiced regularly and continually improve processes
  • Plan and execute HSSE internal audits and participate on external audits with recommendations
  • Liaison with authorities and other stakeholders regarding HSSE management and report to management

Qualifications and competencies

  • University Degree/National Diploma - Occupational Health and Safety
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in HSSE management in Construction projects
  • In depth understanding of an HSSE management system during construction
  • Experience within a matrix structured organisation
  • Knowledge of international HSSE standards such as ISO 14001 and ISO 45001
  • Knowledge of IFC’s HSSE guidelines, IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles, and HSE laws and regulations.
  • Registration with SIOH, SACPCMP and others relevant bodies would be advantageous
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written

Personal characteristics

It is part of every employee’s terms of reference to contribute to Scatec's vision: Improving our Future and adhere to our company values which are:

  • Predictable: demonstrate clear communication and listening skills, shares information in an open and honest way.
  • Driving results: demonstrate determination, pro-activeness, can prioritize and work independently.
  • Changemaker: demonstrate entrepreneurship, can challenge, fast learner, take initiates and adjust.
  • Working together: demonstrate teamwork, shares responsibilities, can compromise, has a can-do attitude.

For the particular role we also expect

  • Strong interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to work closely with members of different business groups and functions of a global company at all levels
  • Excellent project management, communication and team skills
  • Good communication skills, convincing personality, customer, and goal oriented
  • Assertiveness and organisational skills
  • Should be available and accustomed to travel both domestically and internationally to 3rd world countries
  • Must be able to work in an open plan environment
  • Must be able to work extended hours when required

We offer
Scatec is an exciting, innovative, and ambitious company operating in a growing industry. We offer a challenging and interesting position where you will be part of a flexible, diverse, and truly international working environment consisting of highly competent and committed colleagues with a positive drive to make a difference.

Scatec is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence, and business need.

Applications will be processed on a continuous basis.


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