EH&S Area Lead (GHE) (Open) - #16603

Air Products

Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Duba
Contract type: Full time

Job Description and Qualifications

Job Description


This is a Contract position, based at the NEOM Green Hydrogen Elements (GHE) Project Site location, working a 8 x 2 weeks’ rotational assignment. The project is being executed by the AIR PRODUCTS NEOM Green Hydrogen Project (NGHP) – Green Hydrogen Elements (GHE) Project execution team and is expected to last approximately 48 months.

The incumbent is responsible for working in a specific area of the site to ensure the EH&S requirements implemented by the Contractor Organization(s) meet the intent of the project and AIR PRODUCTS EH&S systems. It is AIR PRODUCTS’ objective to achieve highest standards and performance levels during the execution of all project related activities. The incumbent will work closely with the Area Construction Manager, manage a team of Area EH&S Supervisors and report to the EH&S Manager.

The incumbent is expected to have detailed knowledge of EH&S requirements and best practices related to construction and pre-commissioning safety and extensive work experience in this area.


  • Description: Green Hydrogen Element of NEOM Green Hydrogen Project is a processing facility that will extract hydrogen from water with the use of wind and solar energy and ultimately produce green ammonia.
  • Project Location: NEOM Green Hydrogen, Northwest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, near Duba town.


  • Client: Neom Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC), a joint venture of AIR PRODUCTS, ACWA and NEOM
  • Project Size Range: $3.25 Billion
  • Project Duration: Approx. 48 months (start in 3/2022)
  • Number of individuals working on site: at peak 6.000 to 7.000
  • Site of GHE EH&S Team: Approx. 30


This position is accountable for the following end results:

  • Support the full implementation of the project EH&S Plan
  • Actively promote the development of a ‘Total Safety Culture’ and provide support during the implementation of all related (leadership) activities
  • Demonstrate strong leadership at all times throughout the project phases
  • Act as a coach, both for the assigned EH&S team and for Contractors
  • Coordinate with Contractors to ensure Approval to Mobilize and HAZIDs work activities in accountable area are completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure Contractors EH&S programs and safe work practices are reviewed and monitored on an ongoing basis
  • Review and comment on Risk Assessments, Job Safety Analysis and Method Statements for all work activities in the accountable area to ensure accuracy and validity of the same.
  • Ensure all hazardous work permits are adequately completed and fully implemented at site.
  • Establish a program of inspections and audits in accountable area
  • Ensure EH&S information/expertise is provided to the site team when solicited to ensure compliance to AIR PRODUCTS standards and local laws
  • Coordinate safety training as required with the Contractor organizations
  • Actively participate in and lead safety promotion events, campaigns, competitions, established programs
  • Provide leadership to ensure prompt prioritization and coordination of all unforeseen issues at the site, escalating to the AIR PRODUCTS EH&S Manager / Area Construction Manager as required
  • Give input to ensure the accurate completion of all EH&S reports
  • Support the implementation of the Project Emergency Response Plan and review Rescue Plans within accountable area
  • Facilitate incident investigations and complete incident reports in accountable area
  • Cooperate closely with area construction management, project security manager, medical team and contractor organizations


  • Engineering / Science degree
  • NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent is a mandatory requirement
  • Safety certificates in OSHA, IOSH or similar
  • 12 years’ experience on international mega-projects, at least 6 years working in EH&S lead position
  • Passion for systematic, structured, and pro-active EH&S management
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Familiar with all aspects of Construction Safety and possessing specialist knowledge in one or two areas of Construction Safety (e.g., excavations, scaffolding, lifting, etc.)
  • Being a good team player, good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Physically fit and able to spend a large proportion of the day on site
  • Ability to work in a multifaceted / multinational organizational matrix with a variety of working relationships
  • Willingness to travel and be based in remote location


  • Knowledge and experience of industrial gas projects, especially in KSA
  • Knowledge and experience of EPC management

Possess driving license

Req No.


Employment Status

Fixed Term (agency) - Full Time


Global Engrg Mfg Technology & Equipment

Business Sector / Division



Middle East, Egypt, Turkey (MEET)


Saudi Arabia

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