HSEC Manager 

Location: Nigeria
Contract duration: 18-months
Schedule: Full-time
Recruitment partner: Airswift

Key Words: engineer, HSEC, health, safety, environment, ESMS, EHS, HAZOP, HAZID, CSR, GIIP, Hausa, FEED, EPC, Infrastructure, Renewable, Energy, Hydro Power, Solar Power

Our Company
A start-up energy company with a mission to deliver innovative integrated energy solutions and be a leader in providing cleaner, cheaper and more reliable power for all customers impacting lives and economic growth. We are currently moving into implementation of a project in Nigeria and is hiring its local team to deliver this project.

We are currently recruiting for a HSEC to join our project for a period of 18 months. You will be responsible for environmental, health, safety and social management, and for managing compliance with legal and other requirements relating to the project company’s activities and operations. In parallel, the HSSE Manager will be responsible for the implementation of the Community Development Programme.  

General Responsibilities

  • Develop, draft, implement and maintain an Environmental and Social Management System (“ESMS”) and EHS management plans, policies and procedures in line with legal, investor and other requirements and project documents.
  • Manage a Health & Safety (H&S) policy and the required procedures and processes for effective health and safety management to satisfy legal and other requirements including those specified by the project’s investors.
  • Manage and take ultimate responsibility for the HSEC aspects of all project activities including all those occurring on-site and in relation to ancillary and off-site activities (including but not limited to off-site transport) in order to satisfy legal and other requirements including those specified by the project’s investors.
  • Manage HAZOPs/HAZIDs and other risk analyses, and project risk registers including all project risks occurring on-site and in relation to ancillary and off-site activities.
  • Provide input to project design to ensure HSEC related controls are adequately incorporated and are compliant with international safety standards/technical specifications.
  • Where required, evaluate contractor HSE documentation and systems, and provide input into the selection of the EPC contractors and other contractors to be appointed by the company. Ensure that EPC and other contractors are compliant with the company’s policies and management plans. 
  • Conduct a training need assessment, compile a training calendar and design and deliver or oversee HSEC training to internal staff and contractors.
  • Procure, liaise with and manage the performance of consultants conducting HSSE related work as required to make sure it is being undertaken in accordance with project company and investor requirements.
  • Manage ongoing stakeholder engagement and consultation at both corporate and project level as required in relation to the company’s activities and operations, including liaison with regulators, local development agencies, NGOs, and project affected persons, etc.
  • Manage E&S permit requirements and make sure they are up to date and renewed as required.
  • Develop and implement the contractor management plan, ensure that contractors and sub-contractors abide with the relevant and procedures, and evaluate performances on a regular basis. Oversee the development and implementation of the Construction – Environmental and Social Management Plan.
  • Prepare a project dedicated CSR programme and community development action plans, in line with Project requirements and project available budgets. Conduct appropriate needs assessments to inform the action plans.
  • Manage the on-site H&S / Community Liaison Officer. Lead recruitment efforts as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in a relevant discipline (e.g. safety engineering, civil or electrical engineering, H&S risk management).
  • Holder of the relevant certification in Occupational Health and Safety or HSE.
  • At least 8-10 years dedicated experience in an HSE-related supervisory role in a construction work environment.
  • Experience with EHS management, impacts and risks in electricity distribution and renewable energy projects and more generally in the infrastructure sector.
  • Experience with applying Good International Industry Practice (GIIP) and International Lenders standards for EHS management to projects, including IFC PS (2012) and WB EHS Guidelines.
  • Proficiency in written and oral English language.
  • Proficiency in Hausa is preferred.
  • Strong planning, analytical, problem-solving and organisation skills, and an ability to work and communicate logically and systematically.
  • Highly motivated and results driven, capable of maintaining a high degree of effectiveness in a multi-task role, managing priorities and delivering to deadlines.
  • Ability to lead and teams and manage change in organizational settings.
  • Willingness to spend significant time on project sites.

The next step
We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business. We are aware that you may not ‘tick all the boxes’, but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please in the first instance contact our recruitment partner Airswift.


To apply for this job please visit www.airswift.com.