HSE People are working with a key clients who currently has
a range of HSE Positions within the Oil and Gas Sector.
SENIOR HSE ADVISOR - EDINBURGH UK
This position is on a staff basis and the suitable candidate should live close to or be willing to relocate to Edinburgh. Candidates will be degree qualified with exposure to the exploration and drilling industry. Candidates with operator experience are preferred.
ONSHORE LEAD HSE ADVISOR - DRILLING - COPENHAGEN
This is a long term contract position for a large operator supporting the Well Construction Team and Drilling Manager. Suitable candidates will have an extensive drilling background having worked for drilling contractors previously.
OFFSHORE DRILLING HSE ADVISORS - VARIOUS
Drilling HSE Advisors required with at least 5 years experience supporting drilling operations offshore. Two positions available starting 1st Quarter next year so would suit candidates at the end of an existing contract.
To be considered for these position please send your CV directly to firstname.lastname@example.org including details of your availability and expected rate.
Register on www.oilandgaspeople.com to be automatically matched to suitable Oil and Gas positions.
Robert Gordon University Thursday 1st September 18.00
As a leader in engineering design and information management solutions to the Oil & Gas industry, AVEVA is keen to contribute to the debate and to fully understand the role of Information Systems within Health & Safety.
As such we would like to invite you to come along to our engaging event to be held at Aberdeen Business School on the evening of Thursday, 1st September 18:00 for 18.30 start. The purpose of this event is to showcase the findings of an independent study carried out by researchers at Robert Gordon University, in order to provide the industry as a whole with a better understanding of the role information management plays in managing health and safety in the Oil & Gas Industry. The research also explores how organisations achieve improvements in health and safety performance based on factors that range from culture to technology.
Hosted by Jeremy Cresswell, editor of the Press and Journal’s ENERGY supplement and honorary Professor at RGU’s Business School, the evening will commence with a presentation of the report’s findings by Professor Rita Marcella, Dean of Aberdeen Business School. This will be followed by a panel discussion of the topics raised and we are delighted to announce the panel members comprise
- Malcolm Webb, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK
- Brian Taylor, Chief Operating Officer for KCA DEUTAG Drilling Ltd
- John Pearson, Managing Director Europe and West Africa for AMEC Natural Resources
- Robin Davies, Vice President Integration & Business Improvement for Subsea 7
We would be delighted to welcome you along to join the debate. To ensure we have enough space available I would be very grateful if you could inform us of your intention to attend by contacting Matt Wren, Marketing Coordinator for AVEVA’s UK operations; email@example.com +44 1246 572916.
See the event online at www.aveva.com/rgu
New oil and gas recruitment solution to offer a more efficient service for recruiters and candidatesBy Kevin Site Owner
With the current down turn in the oil industry and a recent trend for pay cuts and pay offs, a record number of people in the industry are now seeking employment. The decline in oil prices has lead to projects being put on hold and some projects being cancelled altogether. Major oil companies are looking to reduce costs, and in doing so are cutting their work force.
This has an immediate impact on the recruitment industry, with some recruitment companies reporting half the amount of positions and double the amount of available candidates, compared to this time last year. With the market even more competitive than ever before recruitment companies are also looking to cut costs. Unfortunately this isn’t so easy as in a down turn, recruitment agencies work loads actually increase, as more people seek employment.
Most recruitment companies covering the oil and gas sector use sites like oilcareers and oilandgasjobsearch to find candidates and advertise positions. These sites are so well established that they are a must have resource for recruitment companies. They charge extortionate rates and do nothing to help recruiters cut costs. They know there model works and they know recruiters have to use them, as there is no alternative! Until now…
www.oilandgaspeople.com is a new recruitment site developed by Kevin Forbes, a contractor who works in the Oil Industry. Kevin seen the problems faced by recruiters and also the frustration faced by candidates seeking work. He says: “Oilandgaspeople fills a gap in the market and offers a solution that is genuinely better for recruiters and candidates”.
No longer do recruiters have to pay for job postings and access to a database. Candidates benefit by being automatically matched to positions that they meet the requirements for. Candidates don’t have to browse for new jobs every day and they will never miss out on suitable positions. Recruiters don’t need to wait for candidates to reply to job postings and no longer have to sort through hundreds of irrelevant CV’s often received in response to job ads.
The best thing is the above process is totally free, with recruiters only ever paying a fee when they have a candidate match. There are no hidden fees and the site includes many features that other job sites charge for, for free!
Oilandgaspeople has been created from a clean slate; the site follows a new model and has been designed to offer a better solution for candidates and recruiters. We aim to be the largest oil and gas job site, which we will achieve by working with recruiters and candidates, listening to feedback received and building a site that works for Oil and Gas People and not for the media companies profiting vastly from other sites!
To prove our commitment to the industry we have also launched a community site that will allow oil and gas people the world over to network and exchange information. www.oilandgascommunity.com aims to create safer work environments by allowing oil and gas people world wide to learn from each others experiences, mistakes, lessons learned and to share advances in technology and improved work methods.
www.oilandgaspeople is live to candidates now and will be live to recruiters soon.
More information on how the site benefits recruiters and
candidates can be found here
Social networking is growing more popular every day, LinkedIn, Facebook, Bebo, Twitter and others, have fast became a part of our every day lives. The ability to network and connect with like minded people all over the world is not only a great way to socialise and keep in touch with friends; it is also a very powerful business and marketing tool.
Lots of small companies and even some larger ones are releasing the power of the web and using it as a way of generating interest in their business. Lots of companies now recruit on social networking sites and the chances are if you don’t have an online presence you are probably missing out.
All of the above are reasons why people join such sites. www.oilandgaspeople.com hopes to take it a step further. We believe social networking could be used to improve safety within the oil and gas industry. In terms of safety, some countries are much further ahead than others, some companies have strict policies in place, and others have next to none. The standard varies from country to country and from individual to individual.
It comes down to training, knowledge and education. We see the same accidents occurring time and time again. Often those involved will say they ‘didn’t know’ or ‘weren’t aware’ Accidents and incidents that probably would have been avoided, if only we had managed to learn from other peoples lessons and mistakes.
Let’s use the powers of social networking to share lessons learned and to educate others in the industry. Wouldn’t it be great to have a massive resource of people from all aspects of the oil industry? A bank of knowledge and information that can be tapped at any time! From every day tasks to huge projects, you can bet someone has done it before. They may know a better way, a product you wasn’t aware of or a procedure that could save you time, money and improve safety.
The industry is ever changing, ever developing and pushing the barriers of new technology every day. It’s impossible to keep track with everything. Let’s use social networking to expand our knowledge, share our experiences and to improve safety across the board.
www.oilandgaspeople.com is not just another oil and gas jobs site. It has been created by oil and gas people, for oil and gas people! As part of the site and to prove our commitment to the industry, we are proud to announce the launch of www.oilandgascommunity.com a brand new social networking site for anyone working in oil and gas.
It doesn’t matter where you work or what you do, we are confident you will have something to bring to the table. We are going to be developing the site over the coming months and hope to include lots of pages with information, lessons learned, new technology, industry news etc, etc…
People can post requests for help and information on the forums. Join groups of like minded people, create events, chat instantly with other members, share information through blogs and build a profile advertising their company.
If you work in health and safety our sister site www.hsepeople.com will also be very relevant to you. HSE people is a well established community site that will give people an insight into the potential of www.oilandgascommunity.com
Hope to see you all there soon.
The UK's new offshore safety chief has warned the industry there is no room for complacency.
Steve Walker, who has just replaced Ian Whewekk as head of the Health and Safety Executives (HSE) offshore division, said he wants the regulator to be respected.
Meeting Industry at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen yesterday for the first "time in his new position, Walker said: ' Ian has left me an excellent legacy. Under his watch the industry did improve in its leadership of offshore health and safety... but one of my top priorities is to make sure the industry is not complacent with its current safety standards.
"I want the industry to deliver on its commitments to maintain safety."
Walker said he wants the HSE to be an efficient and effective regulator and hopes it will be respected by the industry. However, he raised concerns about spikes in the number of hydrocarbon releases and major accidents in the first quarter of this year.
Walker, who has been with the HSE for more than 30 years and in the offshore division since 2004 was responsible for running the organisation's recent and largely positive KP3 review into offshore safety.
"We gave the industry a pretty good message when the review was published in July but the Industry still has to keep its eye on the ball.
"I recognise the challenges in keeping aging installations fit for purpose at a time when industry is looking at the technical and cost demands of developing existing fields, especially in the context of the economic climate and the energy debate," he said.
Robert Paterson, the health and safety director of industry group Oil and Gas UK, said: "Over the last 21 years the industry has made huge progress in putting in place multiple barriers on its offshore installations to prevent escalation of dangerous occurrences and to reduce their impact.
SOURCE - www.upstreamonline.com
Hi HSE People
The site has had another very successful week, with many jobs being posted and the new document library off to a great start. A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes in terms of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) It has took a lot of work but we are now fast moving up the major Search Engines Rankings.
The sites advertisers in the business directory will be delighted to know that the Recruiters page is now coming up as number 1 listing on Google.co.uk when searching for HSE Recruiters, The Trainers page is coming up number 5 when searching for HSE training providers and HSE Suppliers is number 4. On top of this other big search terms such as HSE Documents and HSE Jobs are working there way up, now appearing on the second and third pages.
It takes a lot of time and effort to receive top rankings and everyone using the site can help. Most Search Engines now rate sites by how many other links they can find on the net to that site. Any link counts and all I ask is that each one of our members mentions HSE People somewhere on the Net. It can be pretty much anywhere including your Twitter pages, Face Book, Bebo, LinkedIn, Company website, Forums, Blogs and News pages. Pretty much anywhere on the web counts. It’s easy to do and all you have to do is post our URL www.hsepeople.com. So give a little something back and help the site grow.
The Document Library is now live and lots of people have been downloading documents, however I have been disappointed by the amount of documents uploaded. If everyone on the site just uploaded one high quality document we would have a massive library in no time. It’s very easy to do and only takes a few seconds. Just go to the document library page where you will have to sign in again and then click upload a document. Take a few minutes to select the most relevant category, making sure your document contains no company logos or details enter a brief description of your document and hit upload. You document will now be available to any member of the site and you can also link to your document from any where on the net.
We have this week added a new page to the site called Global HSE Regulations. I have already added links to most UK and USA Regulations and I am keen to expand this to include many different countries. Only one problem I don’t have the experience to even know where to look for most countries so I’m putting a call out to out International members to point us in the right direction in terms of Regulations specific to your country. Just drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
The HSE News page has also been updated this week and now includes feeds from the HSE, OSHA, The Unions, safetynews.co.uk and EPSC If you know any other useful HSE News sources again please let me know and I can very easily add them to the site.
Also wanted to mention another website which some of our members may find useful, www.safetyphoto.co.uk has a huge collection of safety photos and documents and could be very handy when putting together presentations etc. If you have any pictures you would like to share then drop them an email I have added some pictures this week.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Hi HSE People
Just an update on the site! Things are coming along fantastically, we are now well over 750 members and thanks to everyone continuing to spread the word that is increasing every day.
As a thank you I have added some more features to the site. Members will be able to, from next week, use the new Micro Feed button on the videos page to download and view any videos on the site offline. This feature will require a download of the Micro Feed software which is free (as usual) to site members. You will be able to subscribe to a feed from HSE People which can automatically update with all the videos on the site. This software allows users to download you tube videos also and subscribe to other feeds and free TV channels across the Net. Please note the Micro Feed won’t work properly with HSE People until next week but you can still download the software just now and get started.
An additional feature is also the new Events Tab. This is designed mainly for training companies and course providers. Anyone can add an event which will require Moderator approval before appearing on the site. As a way of helping HSE People cover costs all we ask is for a small percentage of the course fee per candidate attending your Event through the site. We think this is fair and there is no charge to list the event so you have nothing to lose by giving it a go. Please contact me if you are a Trainer or Course provider and want more details Kevin@hsepeople.com
In an attempt to make HSE People the one stop site for everything safety related we intend to offer a Links Page in the very near future that will offer links to Recruiters, Trainers and Consultants. Again if you would like your company link to appear on a main page on the site please contact me Kevin@hsepeople.com
A Product review page is also in the making and we hope to be able to use this page to make members aware of the latest safety products on the market. I would very much like to hear from PPE Companies and suppliers interested in this.
The much anticipated Document Library is well under development and we hope to bring this to you very soon. Members will be able to upload, share, search and download any document relating to Health and Safety this will prove to be a very valuable resource and I am sure a very popular page. I would be interested to hear from our members on how you think the contents should be broken down and what categories would like to see.
The final addition to the site is the Music player. Anyone can upload music to their profile and create their own play list to listen to as they browse the site. This then gets added to the main music player page where you can browse all the music on the site. Warning the first person to upload any Dolly Patron or Frank Sinatra will be deleted from the site! (just joking) ;)
Finally thanks to all the people who have provided links back to HSE People on their own websites. This is really helping us get up the search engine rankings and making the site a big hit.
Have a great weekend
We are now 3 weeks in and already have over 500 members. With new members signing up every day HSE People is growing at a fantastic rate. Already we are hearing success stories of people finding work through the site. With people from all backgrounds and disciplines, HSE People is fast becoming a very useful medium for networking and sharing information.
I hope to build on this with the addition of a lessons learned page and a page featuring new safety products available on the market. We very much would like to encourage our members to contribute to these pages especially the sharing of lessons learned from work place accidents and incidents. all contributions can be sent to email@example.com
With the addition of the jobs feed page you are now able to view live jobs on the site from all over the net. This along with the 20 agencies already posting to the site direct through the forums means you can find more HSE Jobs on HSE People, than on any other site on the net. With job listings being free of charge more agencies and recruiters are signing up all the time so keep looking back.
Future plans for the site include the addition of a file library where all members will be able to add search and download content. This will make the sharing of files, formats, procedures, presentations etc very easy. If everyone contributes we will be able to build up a huge library of HSE information.
On HSE People you are able to advertise your services and availability freely through your online profile and on the forums. All we ask in return is that you mention HSE People on your own websites, Blogs and social Network sites. Every link back to HSE People helps improve our rankings in the search engines, generating more traffic which equals more members which means more chances for everyone to network.
HSE People is a community site and anyone can post a blog to the site magazine. If you have an article you think may be of interest just go to create blog in the site control panel and then post blog to magazine. The site magazine should not be used for company advertising and the content should be information that is useful to other members.
Thanks for supporting HSE People this far, please continue to spread the word among friends, colleagues, suppliers and by making recruiters aware of the site when in contact about jobs etc.
Finally, If you would like to support HSE People through advertising we are considering making some pages available with links to recruitment agencies, trainers, Suppliers and consultants. Please contact Kevin if you would be interested in listing your company. Any safety companies releasing new safety products we would also very much like to hear from. Thanks for supporting HSE People, please continue to spread the word and to use the site taking full advantage of the discussion forums and groups specific to your industry.
What this means is for example you can go to the Jobs Forum click on the RSS Feed Icon and then add to your browser. This will give you a tab in your browser that will automaticaly update with all the jobs on the site. You can then view all the jobs on 1 page whether you are logged into HSE People or not. You can set it to update as often as you like.
This is a handy way to watch forum topics also. Feeds can easily be deleted from your browser by right clicking on the feed then clicking delete.
Just one of the many features available to members.