AECOM Health, Safety, Security & Environment Officer in Tema, Ghana

Ghana - Greater Accra, Tema

Job Summary

The Health, Safety, Security and Environment Officer (HSSEO) is responsible for collaborating with and advising the Resident Engineer and construction supervision team in monitoring and supporting the EPC contractor’s implementation of HSSE processes, procedures and reporting. Implementation of AECOM standard systems for Health & Safety on construction sites will form the basis of the work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The HSSEO will be responsible for:

  • Driving an overall strategy that assists in the implementation of HSSE practices conforming with contract requirements.

  • Developing, reviewing and implementing a system of HSSE auditing of the EPC contractor’s plans, procedures, practices and reporting to assess conformance with contract requirements.

  • Developing and implementing project-specific systems for internal HSSE practices conforming to company policies and guidelines.

  • Contributing HSSE incident reports, data and analysis to monthly reports.

  • Using AECOM notification systems for incident reporting in accordance with corporate and project-specific procedures.

  • Reviewing and advising on the EPC contractor’s method statements and risk assessments.

  • Conducting internal staff training as required.

  • Advising the Resident Engineer on HSSE matters as may arise.

  • Championing the reporting of near-misses and incidents.

  • Assisting the EPC contractor in accurate and clear reporting on HSSE.

Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum 7 years of experience in HSSE discipline

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a supervisory position overseeing HSSE teams.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience on construction site employed either by consultant or construction contractor

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the employ of an engineering consulting firm

  • Experience in marine works and projects working over water with floating plant is an advantage

Specific Skills Required:

  • Communication skills – explaining hazards and means of treatment to consultant and contractor staff

  • Skill in maintaining HSSE statistics

  • Skill in writing assessment reports of incidents

Personal Attributes:

  • Persistent throughout the project duration to achieve continual improvement –

  • Attention to detail and quality with a capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Empathy towards staff and colleagues – collaborative leadership style

  • Approachable – personal style and manner that encourages consultant staff and EPC contractor staff to ask questions and discuss HSSE matters

Other Comments:

  • Eligibility to work in Ghana due to nationality is a requirement

  • Experience working in HSSE within AECOM is an advantage

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum BTech in a related field, e.g. engineering, public health, health science, occupational safety, occupational health science)

  • IRCA: Lead Auditor OHSAS 18001

  • Member of professional organisation in HSS

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Engineering - Construction

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Ghana

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 196992BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.