Vacancy Head of Safety / Safety Manager – Mesaieed (Fulfilled)


Head of Safety – Safety Manager for our client Qatar needed for our client Qafco in Qatar.

The ideal candidate should have a Bachelors/Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering with a minimum of twelve (12) years direct and relevant experience in an oil/gas, petrochemical or related industry.


QAFCO was founded in 1969 as a joint venture between the Government of Qatar and a number of foreign shareholders. The country’s first large-scale venture in the petrochemical sector, QAFCO was established with a view to diversify the economy and utilize the nation’s enormous gas reserve. After successfully implementing several expansion projects over the past three decades, the Company has evolved into a world-class fertiliser producer. QAFCO is now owned 75% by Industries Qatar (IQ) and 25% by Yara Netherland.

With a sizable annual production capacity of 3.8 million MT of ammonia and 5.6 million MT of urea from, QAFCO is now the world’s largest single-site producer of ammonia & urea and thereby made Qatar the world’s fourth largest urea producer. This enabled Qatar to be a key player in the global fertilizer market and the largest exporter of urea in the world with about 15% share of the world urea supply.

To cater to the world markets, which are showing increasing developed fertiliser consumption patterns, the Company currently seeks to maximise its production of granular urea as opposed to urea prills. Granular fertilisers are considered better suited to the more technology-dependent cultivation methods adopted in developed countries. In addition, QAFCO is planning to produce Sulphur-Coated Urea (SCU), a product that will increase the nutrient recovery and improve crops yield and also reduce the negative environmental impacts of urea.

QAFCO pursues a policy of retaining existing customers while forging ties with new ones. This has enabled the company to maintain a large network of distributors, with utmost care being taken to ensure that all are satisfied with the quality of QAFCO’s products, services and level of commitment.


The selected candidate will be responsible for managing, coordinating and directing the activities within Safety Section and also coordinating closely with other Department, Sections/ Group in order to implement Company’s Policy & Occupational Health and efficiently contribute to achieve Company’s Goals & Objectives.  Reporting will be done to the SEQ Director and managing about 30-40 fte staff within the safety section.

The selected candidate should be able to implement and improve the level of Safety, Security and the related awareness among the employees.

Establish and maintain effective work relationship with neighboring companies/ industries, officials’ authorities (e.g. Industrial Area Authorities, Civil Defense, Police, Regulatory Bodies, etc.) on all issues of Safety and Security that are related to the Company.

Support, implement and ensure the requirement of safety trainings programs for the employee and also joint training program with officials authorities and neighboring companies.


The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering discipline with a minimum of 11 to 15 years direct and relevant experience out of which, minimum of 5 years in a Senior Managerial position in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Fertilizer or related industry. The candidate should also possess specialized professional training in Occupational Health & Safety/ Risk Management/ Fire Protection & Prevention.


Due to the tax conditions in Qatar the package is very competitive and offers secundairy items which are excellent. Housing, annual travel allowance, end of service benefit, car loan etc etc are arranged by our client.

Only candidates with work experience in Western countries and matching the requirements as stated in this description are considered.