Back to jobs Featured

Head of HSE

Job description


  • Support Company's Upstream Malaysia management through COO in developing, implementing, reviewing, and improving HSE management systems for UM operations, aligning with Group Sustainability policies and achieving sustainability/ESG strategies and objectives.
  • Monitor, track, and report Upstream Malaysia HSE performance for internal and external communications.
  • Assist COO in ensuring compliance with internal and external legal Governance, Risk & Compliance requirements within UM operations.


  • Develop and approve UM HSE strategies, plans, resources, and budgets according to internal SOP.
  • Implement, review, and improve UM HSE Management systems and additional HSE improvement programs per international standards to mitigate HSE risks and foster a positive culture.
  • Plan, implement, monitor, report, and review HSE plans and KPIs for UM operations in line with Group strategies.
  • Maintain effective HSE data gathering and analytical systems for reporting, trend analysis, and continuous improvement.
  • Report UM HSE performance to internal (MOM, PLC, Board) and external stakeholders (Sustainability Reporting, SPOTT, etc.).
  • Develop and review HIRARC processes to ensure effective HSE risk mitigation.
  • Investigate incidents, accidents, complaints, or non-conformances as per SOP.
  • Coordinate HSE promotional activities, training, development programs, and competency programs required for operating units.
  • Ensure effective check & balance systems, including workplace inspections and HSE audits.
  • Engage Regional & OU management for performance reviews and improvements.
  • Implement programs to develop a positive and inclusive HSE culture.
  • Provide technical consultation to operating units and liaise with relevant authorities on HSE legal compliance.
  • Coordinate HSE policies, promotions, and programs for contractors and stakeholders.
  • Periodically inspect workplaces for potential hazards.
  • Guide the safety and health committee in organizing and implementing occupational safety and health programs, including OSH training.
  • Support HSE compliance with certification requirements (e.g., RSPO + SCCS, MSPO, HACCP).


  • Ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of the UM HSE Management Systems to comply with legal and other requirements.
  • Communicate HSE legal and other requirements affecting UM operations.
  • Ensure compliance with Group HSE requirements.
  • Develop, implement, track, and improve HSE performance targets.
  • Monitor regional HSE performance and address deviations from set targets.
  • Ensure all HSE incidents are reported, investigated, and shared as required.
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting of HSE performance to stakeholders.
  • Maintain effective audit and assurance systems to ensure HSE MS implementation integrity.


  • Advise COO & UM Management on strategic HSE matters, including planning, financial, and manpower resources.
  • Advise on HSE policies and procedures.
  • Solve HSE operational issues, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and implementing corrective actions post-incident/audit.


  • Interact with Group Management for Board reporting, Group Sustainability & HSE, Integrity, Governance & Assurance, Compliance, and Communication departments.
  • Engage with CEO, COO, UM Management, regional and OU management for HSE planning, resources, and performance review.
  • Communicate with external stakeholders, including local HSE regulators, professional bodies, and NGOs for compliance and community engagements.


  • Education/Professional Qualification:

    • Bachelor's degree (preferably Master's or PhD) in Science/Engineering/ESH/OSH/Sustainability.
    • Registered Safety and Health Officer (SHO) or other OSH competencies with DOSH is advantageous.
    • Relevant HSE local/international competencies are beneficial.
    • Knowledge of RSPO & MSPO, HSE Management Systems (ISO 14001 & ISO 45001), and Internal Auditing is an advantage.
  • Professional Experience:

    • Minimum 15 years of experience managing HSE portfolios in palm oil/ oil and gas industry operations.
    • Experience managing a team of HSE professionals in a large organization.
    • Extensive experience with Quality & HSE Management systems, especially in oil & gas.
    • Exposure to RSPO & MSPO, SCCS, HACCP, Lean Six Sigma.
  • Competencies:

    • Technical: International Labor Standards (ILO), ISO 14001 & 45001, national/state HSE laws, accident investigation, sustainability reporting, RSPO P&C, auditing, risk management, safety culture, process safety, climate change, and GHG.
    • Leadership: Sustainability-oriented, results-driven, continuous improvement, trust-building, customer-first mindset, talent valuing, empowered decision-making.

To apply, please click "APPLY NOW" or email Shane Tong at Data provided is for recruitment purposes only.

Due to the volume of applications received, we regret to inform you that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

JTK Number: JTKSM 995 | Company Registration Number: 201301019088 (1048918-T)

If this job isn't quite right for you, but you know someone who would be great at this role, why not take advantage of our referral scheme? We offer MYR500 in shopping vouchers for every referred candidate who we place in a role. Terms & Conditions Apply.