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Contract: Control of Work TA / Basrah

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Location: Basrah
Role: Control of Work (CoW) Authority

Location: Basra, Iraq

Rate: Competitive

Duration: 12 months renewable

Rotation: 28/28 Normal Rotation


Role synopsis

The Control of Work (CoW) Authority is responsible for leading the organisation in all aspects of CoW. 

Key accountabilities

•             Establishing and maintaining a pragmatic and fit for purpose control of work system consistent with industry good practices, to enable the safe and efficient execution of work.

•             Setting the strategic direction including feedback to the Leadership Team on improvements in control of work standards.

•             Acting as the authority for all control of work-related issues, the role provides leadership and technical excellence in control of work.

•             Managing the CoW Team to oversee the efficient and effective day to day operation of the Control of Work system.

•             Ensuring that the control of work system is aligned with risk management processes including identifying issues/gaps and establishing plans and interventions.

•             Ensuring that a robust process is in place for measuring the effectiveness of and conformance with the control of work system. 

•             Leading the development of the local national CoW Team. 

•             Providing input to incident investigations on CoW related factors to ensure that actions are developed to drive learning and prevent reoccurrence.

•             Acting as Contract Accountable Manager (CAM) for contracts which support the of operational CoW system.

•             Managing budgets associated with the maintenance and development of CoW standards.


Essential Education

•             Degree qualified in an engineering or science subject, or equivalent.


Essential experience and job requirements

•             Deep CoW experience through site leadership roles including Area Authority and Site Controller.

•             Significant experience in an operational capacity in the oil and gas industry.

•             Experience working CoW issues in Wells, Operations and Brownfield Construction.

•             Experience working with electronic permit systems.

•             Track record of leading capability change.

•             Mature influencing skills.


Desirable criteria and qualifications

•             HSE qualification for example NEBOSH would be an advantage.

•             Experience of working in a JV including culturally diverse environment would be a significant advantage.

•             Prior experience of implementing behavioural change in support of the improvement CoW standards. 

•             Experience is the application of Human Performance principles in support of CoW and risk reduction.

•             Arabic language skills would be an advantage.

How to Apply

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