Senior Specialist – Lifting Operations


Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain the lifting operations strategy, standards, procedures and programs to facilitate safe use of lifting equipment in accordance with statutory regulations, industry standards and accrediting bodies requirements
  • Liaise with Department and Business Units to facilitate their understanding of, and compliance with, control of general and critical lifting operations
  • Develop processes and assure enactment so that all lifting operations are planned, risk assessed, documented and performed by competent persons using the appropriate equipment in a safe manner
  • Represent Milaha Business Units with major clients to provide strategic direction, reporting and undertakings in regard to lifting operations implementation, action and management
  • Review developed and externally sourced training packages ensuring training of individuals is achieved to satisfy defined industry standards and accrediting bodies’ competency assessment requirements
  • Appraisal of Milaha employees against pre-determined compliance requirements and pre-requisite criteria in accordance with key client’s requirements
  • Determine and develop ongoing high-risk competency verification processes and ensure full implementation and compliance within the Milaha and third-party contractor operational workforce
  • Provide subject matter expertise for an operational activity where risks are identified resulting in the potential for stoppages, delays, injury, or damage
  • Maintain frequent and collaborative technical relationships with the operational teams to ensure that the training delivered is current, accurate and validated
  • Undertake critical lift planning and/or review for Business Unit operations
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Decision Making Authority:

  • Autonomous authority to enact a ‘stop work’ on operational activities at any point where they have a reasonable expectation that an event could occur which would result in injury, environmental effect or damage to property
  • Authority to decline training candidate nominations received from management based on absence of agreed pre-requisites
  • May undertake whatever corrective action they feel reasonable at a given point in time to mitigate risk to people, environment or property


Education & Professional Qualification:

  • 3-year Degree or 2-year Diploma in Engineering field
  • LEEA Certification
  • Training and Assessment qualification at Level 4 or higher is preferred
  • HSE qualification to a Level 4 as a minimum is preferred

Professional Experience:

8 – 10 years of relevant experience of which 3 years in inspection and certification of Lifting Equipment (LE) with an internationally recognized business leader in heavy industry

Computer Skills:

  • Good knowledge of Office and web applications
  • Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint skills

Language Skills:

  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Ability to write high-level reports of a precise nature

Market/Industry/Functional Knowledge:

  • Fully conversant with Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (UK) and BS 7121 (UK) Code of Practice for the safe use of cranes as specified by client regulations
  • Proven success as Subject Matter Expert coaching and mentoring a workforce in a multinational environment where perceptions of safety and risk vary considerably

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