AECOM Health, Safety & Security Manager – Expression of Interest in Accra, Ghana

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Health, Safety & Security Manager – Expression of Interest

Ghana - Greater Accra


Job Summary

Due to our strong pipeline of projects we may have an opening for an experienced Health, Safety & Security Manager. The role would be based in Tema, Ghana. We expect to mobilise in September 2018.

If you would like to be the first one to hear about this opportunity when it will arise, submit an expression of interest now and let’s stay in touch.

The Health, Safety & Environment Manager (HSSM) is part of the Programme Management group which is the senior leadership team of the Programme Management Consultant.

The HSSM will develop and supervise a team of HSS discipline staff (environmental manager, project-specific safety managers and on-site safety inspectors.)

The HSSM is responsible for programme-wide implementation of the OHSAS/ISO certified integrated management systems of AECOM SA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The HSSM will be responsible for:

  • Develop, review, implement and undertake an audit, inspection & training regime, to assess and ensure the effectiveness of the Main Contractors Health, Safety & Security Plans and their associated processes.

  • Drive an overall strategy that assists, establishes and ensures the implementation of Health, Safety & Security Practices for the corporate/project activities, which comply with international standards, national, regional and local laws, company systems and the client’s requirements.

  • Developing and implementing Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems compliant with AECOM SA OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certified systems.

  • Developing and implementing management strategies, systems, procedures and guidelines for internal and external clients.

  • Ensuring that HSS staff provide professional reports to senior management throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Confirming HSS staff review project agreements/contracts/sub contracts and understand the HSS requirements.

  • Confirming that appropriate internal and external HSS processes and procedures are in place, that they are effective and that AECOM standards are being followed.

  • Managing the HSS staff including the planning, hiring, developing, mentoring, leading and retention of staff

  • Overseeing contract level HSS systems implementation throughout the tender, execution and closeout stages of contracts.

  • Leading the assessment and reporting for near-misses and incidents.

  • Oversight of HSS reporting by sub-contractors / sub-consultants to achieve timely reporting at the appropriate level of detail.

Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum 7 years of experience in HSS discipline.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership position overseeing HSS and other personnel on major projects or programmes.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience on major infrastructure programme during construction phase.

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

Specific skills required:

  • Team leader / decision maker – ability to identify skill gaps in team members and implement appropriate development.

  • Focused on programme delivery – attention to detail and quality with a capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Empathy towards staff and colleagues – collaborative management style.

Person Specification (Personality Attributes):

  • Defining and coordinating the health, safety and security requirements across multiple contractors.

  • Providing safety advice, direction and information to Clients, Designers & Project Management.

Additional Comments:

  • Eligibility to work in Ghana (due to nationality or work permit) is an advantage.

  • Experience working in HSS within AECOM EMEA+I 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 - Project / Program / Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Ghana

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 191250BR

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.