Specialist, HSE -Depot Operations

  • Full-time
  • Location: Nigeria - Kano
  • Employee Type: Permanent
  • Department: HSE

Company Description

IHS Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators, and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world by tower count and is the only towerco solely focused on the emerging markets. The Company has more than 40,000 towers across its 11 markets, including Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kuwait, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, and Zambia. For more information, please visit: www.ihstowers.com

Job Description

  • Implement, and continuously improve HSE policies, procedures, and programs to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, standards, and industry best practices.
  • Conduct risk assessments that identify hazards and environmental impacts, evaluate risks by considering the likelihood of incidents occurring, and
  • implement controls that reduce the risk to an acceptable level.
  • Lead safety incident investigations/root cause analysis across the Depot operations to ensure lessons learned from incidents and near misses are developed into agreed corrective actions for continuous improvement.
  • Implement comprehensive safety training programs for employees, contractors, and visitors to promote a safety culture and awareness.
  • Oversee the implementation of safety and environmental management systems, including emergency response plans, spill containment measures, and waste management procedures.
  • Facilitate regular inspections and audits of depot facilities to identify safety and environmental snags and ensure timely resolution of any snag.
  • Stay up to date with local, state, and federal regulations related to health, safety, and environmental standards in the oil and gas sector.
  • Conduct drills and simulations to test the effectiveness of emergency procedures.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including operations, maintenance, and engineering, to identify and implement safety. improvements and process enhancements.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for regulatory agencies (FMEnv.,NMDPRA, NOSDRA, NESREA, State EPAs, community, etc. and external auditors during inspections and audits of depot facilities.
  • Implement pollution and environmental controls arising from various safety and environmental studies such as EIA, EA, EER, Safety Case, etc.
  • Maintain timely and accurate weekly and monthly HSE KPI, record of manhours, incidents, and training, and provide support for closure and continuous improvement.
  • Advise the depot operations manager on the development of legislation, and industrial standards to support safe and reliable operation.
  • Act as the subject matter lead for Process Hazard Analysis guidelines.
  • Provide support to ensure the appropriate PHA is applied for any administrative or technical changes to the existing or any new developments in the Depot.
  • Provide safety leadership and guidance to Depot staff and foster a culture of accountability, teamwork, and continuous improvement.
  • Prepare regular updates on the status of HSE programs in the depot facility.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, HSE.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, and/or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant and progressive experience in an HSE role.
  • Oil and Gas Industry mandatory experience.
  • ISO certificates, e.g., ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 are highlydesirable.
  • Valid NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) and Process SafetyManagement (PSM) will be an added advantage.

Additional Information

Organizational Competencies

Customer Focus - People demonstrating this competency understand & exceed our customers’ needs. They develop trusted, reliable & collaborative relationships. They are consistently operating to the highest standards of service & delivery.

Innovation - People demonstrating this competency constantly seek new & improved ways to deliver our products & services. They champion engineering & skills development, and work to create a collaborative and supportive operating environment.

Integrity - People demonstrating this competency are open & honest in everything they do. They support financially & environmentally sustainable growth. They make socially responsible decisions and treat their stakeholders with respect.

Be Bold - People demonstrating this competency are thorough in analyses & decision-making. They are courageous in expanding existing markets & developing new ones. They confidently pursue appropriate financial returns and are forward-thinking and ambitious.

Sustainability- People demonstrating this competency are constantly seeking to create positive impact in the communities we serve.

Our Vision

IHS is committed to improving the quality and availability of telecommunications infrastructure, the lifeline for an increasingly connected world. We are dedicated to helping create a sustainable future for the communities in which we operate, and our sustainable strategy is structured around four pillars: ethics and governance, environment and climate change, education and economic growth, and our people and communities.

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