HSE Expert at Criterion Nigeria Limited

Criterion is an indigenous Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) company active in dredging, procurement, infrastructure and solid minerals prospecting in Nigeria. We are also active in maritime business, providing security to safeguard against unlawful interference with maritime, offshore facility or ship operations. Criterion has been delivering performance excellence to government and private sector clients in Nigeria for over a decade.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: HSE Expert

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • To ensure the implementation and full adherence to HSE Policies, Procedures, Programs, and industry wide best practices in line with ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 in all project areas.
  • Develop, establish, and coordinate an effective corporate health, safety, and environment system that complies with ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, and other local and international regulatory requirements.


  • Ensure the prevention, reporting, and corrective measures for all accidents/incidents in the organization.
  • Ensure contractors participate in Emergency Response Plans – carrying out of Drills Fire, Medevac, Spill, etc.
  • Ensure and assist in conducting HSE induction for contractors and visitors to project site.
  • Drive the compliance to ensure improvement in reporting safety observations, hazards, and incidents.
  • Respond to all emergency issues, reports such as Near miss, unsafe acts/conditions, accident, andfollow-upp for close out.
  • Prepare locations for HSE meetings and trainings.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance to good housekeeping on site and ensure adherence to JHA (Job Hazard Analysis) /JSA (Job Safety Analysis) and PTW.
  • Perform site inspection to ensure the prevention of any environmental incidence or product leaks such as spill, indiscriminate venting, run-offs
  • Carry out daily inspection at the Facility.
  • Drive compliance and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) on the site
  • Collect and analyse MSDS for safe handling of products and chemical within the terminal.
  • Conduct and ensure HSE Toolbox talks daily or as occasion demands.
  • Perform site inspections on all emergency response equipment such as fire extinguishers, first boxes, water hydrants & and hoses.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc / HND) in Engineering, Sciences.
  • HSE Certifications - HSE level 1.2 & 3, MISTDO, Basic Fire Fighting, Work at height.
  • OSHA Certification
  • Minimum of Five (5) years relevant working experience in the Safety and/or Environment role in the Oil & Gas or manufacturing industry.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and scanned copies of their Certificates to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


Application Deadline 31st December, 2023.