Engineering & Project Safety Manager

Nigerian Bottling Company Plc

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The Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd is one of the biggest companies in the non-alcoholic beverage industry in the country and is the sole franchise bottler of The Coca-Cola Company in Nigeria.

Our company serves approximately 160 million people by producing and distributing a unique portfolio of quality brands, bringing passion to marketplace implementation, and demonstrating leadership in corporate social responsibility.


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The Engineering & Projects Safety Manager reports to the Country Safety ManagerThis position will be responsible for implementing and/or administering safety programs during the life of engineering/construction projects Day to day, the engineering and projects safety manager will be involved in making sure safety design requirements of engineering and construction projects, equipment and machinery are met 



  • Conducts compliance evaluations of equipment, structures, and work in progress to ensure that regulatory environmental, safety, and health standards of the company and all applicable codes are followed
  • Verifies and ensures that all field project activities are performed according to the Company safety policy, regulations, standards and procedures, promoting all preventive and corrective actions as required
  • Reviews projects safety management plans, method statements, construction drawings and risk assessments
  • Reviews plans and specifications for new machinery and equipment to make sure they meet safety requirements
  • Identify and correct potential hazards by inspecting facilities, machinery, and safety equipment
  • Guides engineers in how to incorporate safety requirements into the engineering project designs
  • Oversees safety issues during project development
  • Prepares and reviews technical reports, correspondence, and safety procedures
  • Promotes and encourages sustained implementation and continuous improvement of best safety practice, culture and performance
  • Checks that contractors perform their activities in accordance with all the safety applicable procedures, regulation and standards and contractual Safety requirements
  • Promoting all necessary action to ensure that the said procedures and regulations are observed
  • Organize, plan and participate in periodic safety walk-through, assessments,inspections and audits on site, prepare all the relevant reports, action plans, verify the follow up and the timely execution of the corrective action
  • Organize and participate in all relevant project sites safety meetings, prepares the relevant minutes of meetings (MOM), Lead weekly Safety meetings with contractors
  • Organize in case of work incidents/accidents a full investigation of the event, finalized to the identification and execution of corrective measures to avoid re-occurrence
  • Prepare and update the projects safety statistics, verify the performance versus the project and corporate safety objective, targets and performance indicators; propose recovery plan in case of mismatch
  • Prepare Safety training materials; procedures & processes for construction and Engineering Operations
  •  Participate in HAZOP, HAZID studies and JSA risk assessments to mitigate Safety risks
  • Prepare company and project documentations (Plans, procedures, risk assessments etc) regarding Engineering and Construction Operations
  • Control, approve and audit of safety documentations of all contractors and their subcontractors
  • Organize general Safety auditing system for all contractors and their subcontractors
  • Organize and also execute site audits for all contractors and their subcontractors
  • Prepare audit reports and record open item to an action item list for tracking
  • Prepare Contractor evaluation reports
  • Prepare Safety checklists for Project sites & Engineering inspections
  • Prepare training matrix, procedure and materials for all project employees
  • Prepare monthly & weekly reports including KPIs for Contractors
  • Prepare Safety incentive system for the Project including subcontractors 




  • BSc or HND in Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or other related fields
  • Desired candidate must be a member ISPON (Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria); Recognized Health & Safety qualification (OHSAS 18001 and NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health)
  • Membership of any of the following bodies would also be an advantage; Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)/ National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)/ International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM) Experience:
  • Safety/Engineering/ Construction/ Project Management experience (Minimum of 5 years) within a beverage/soft drinks or similar process manufacturing / Construction/ Engineering Company
  • In depth knowledge of key Health & Safety practices and associated legislative requirements at national level essential
  • Ability to investigate and identify root causes behind H&S issues/incidents and develop pragmatic options for resolution
  • Safety Management and Technical understanding
  • Project Management skills
  • Able to review Designs, Specifications and Plans
  • Good time management skills essential
  • Ability to organize and manage mixed ability teams in order to solve specific H&S related problems
  • Good awareness of organizational structures for effective ownership and management of Health& Safety; Job design; performance management
  • Audio/visual skills in presentation of information and training material are essential
  • Enthusiastic with the ability to drive and enforce standards and influence
  • Ability to design and deliver training courses to different levels of Employees and Contractors
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop good relations at all levels both internally and externally
  • Post holder must be highly motivated and flexible in approach, with ability to prioritize, plan and implement his or her own work with little direct supervision
  • Excellent command of English language required - written and spoken
  • Willingness to travel within and outside the country
  • Good understanding of CAD/CAM Design application, MS Office Applications
  • Experience working in high-stress environments and a proven ability to exercise judgment even in a crisis

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Nigerian Bottling Company Plc

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)





Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years