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  • Posted: Jun 18, 2024
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Transnet is the largest and most crucial part of the freight logistics chain that delivers goods to each and every South African. Transnet freight rail has approximately 38 000 employees, who are spread throughout the country. Transnet Limited, operating and controlling South Africa’s major transport infrastructure, is also responsible for ensuring that the country’s transport industries operate according to world-class standards. Transnet forms an integral part of the Southern African economy.
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    Contract: Specialist SHEQ

    Position Purpose

    Reporting to the SHEQ Manager, the SHEQ Specialist shall coordinate and facilitate the overall implementation of the SHEQ Management system within the TPL Departments in line with the requirements of applicable standards that Transnet and Transnet Pipelines subscribes to. He/she shall ensure safe working environment for the people is maintained and that both product and service quality meets the requirements.

    Position Outputs

    • Shall coordinate all SHEQ related functions within the area of responsibility in line with relevant ISO standards, TIMS and applicable legislative requirements
    • Provide specialist support to respective TPL departments/functions with the implementation and the maintenance of the SHEQ Management Systems (TIMS).
    • Work closely with the Departmental Managers and Supervisors in facilitating the risk assessments and advise on suitable mitigations measures
    • Ensure a proper document control within their respective areas of responsibility
    • Raise SHEQ concerns and recommendations during the SHEQ Meetings. Conduct SHEQ Awareness and Induction Training. Participate during the internal and external audits.
    • Initiate and facilitate the review of SHEQ related procedures and work instructions in line with the amended standards, TIMS, legislative requirements and ensure that approval processes are adhered to at all times.
    • Conduct awareness on the revised SHEQ policies and procedures. Advise Contractors of the applicable policies and procedures during the inductions. Conduct the risk assessments on site establishment in conjunction with the Contractors and identify mitigation measures.
    • Provide guidance to the respective Departmental Managers and Supervisor on the formulation of corrective and preventive actions to audit non-conformances
    • Disseminate the information to your respective area of responsibility pertaining to the changes affecting the SHEQ Management System and ensure compliance
    • Provide guidance and support to your respective area of responsibility on occurrence management, including investigations
    • Convey expertise advice during the SHEQ meetings and management reviews. Keep track of all NCRs and incidents status in your area of responsibility.
    • Ensure that recommendations emanating from emergency preparedness drills are planned and undertaken at specified intervals and maintain associated records
    • Provide guidance in the development, implementation and review of the emergency preparedness and response procedures and plans as well as communication thereof.

    Qualifications and Experience

    •  B degree: Health and Safety, Quality or equivalent. 
    •  5 years’ experience implementing and maintaining a SHEQ Management System. 
    •  Driver’s license Desired: 
    •  5 – 8 years’ experience implementing and maintaining a SHeQ Management System. 
    •  Certificates: ISO 9001, ISO 45001, SAMTRAC, ISO 17025 implementation & auditing 
    •  3 – 5 years’ experience in the chemical/petrochemical environment.


    •  Good communication, facilitation and presentations skills. 
    •  Computer literate (MS Office Package). 
    •  Well versed with the SAP system. 
    •  Report writing skills. 
    •  Valid driver’s licence.

    Knowledge required: 

    •  Understanding of ISO standards (ISO 9001; ISO 17025; OHSAS 18001; ISO 45001; ISO 3100; ISO 22301; NOSA (CMB253N). 
    •  Knowledge and understanding of applicable legislation (OHS Act; COID Act) and regulations (Construction Regulations and Railway Safety Regulations).
    •   Knowledge of SANS standards. 
    •  Risk assessment processes.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Transnet on to apply

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