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Jubail, SA

Deputy Fire Chief


 Job Purpose: 

Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief is responsible for day to day management of Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness and response which includes the following:  Training and Development, Fire Safety Operations, Safety functions and the Emergency Management Program

 ACCOUNTABILITIES: Assist the Fire Chief in performing the following duties:

1. Manage and administrate all SASREF firefighting issues.
2. Develop, implement and review goals and objectives of fire unit.
3. Develop, implement, update, and evaluate firefighting system and procedures on regular basis (based on national and international standards).
4. Drive and implement projects related to firefighting systems and other fire prevention aspects.
5. Participate and attend communication and coordination meetings with internal and external agencies.
6. Manage the new/existing fire protection equipment or systems installed in the Refinery.
7. Respond to all kinds of emergencies such as fire, toxic, gas leaks, rescue of people and attend incidents.
8. Ensure that proper firefighting techniques are applied; implement immediate safety measures to protect employees and SASREF property.
9. Ensure that technical specifications for firefighting equipment (fire trucks, foam/water carriers, emergency vehicles, rescue equipment, advance control vehicles, and portable equipment) are in place and up-to-date.
10. Review drawings of plant area layouts for new developments, fire prevention/protection issues including recommending best methods on fire protection systems.
11. Plan and conduct periodical technical professional training for Fire Safety Section staff such as breathing apparatus training, fire leadership, fire prevention, method of instruction and investigation of fires.
12. Plan, implement and evaluate training for SASREF volunteers and Emergency Response Team (ERT).
13. Plan and conduct annual fire extinguisher training (theoretical and practical) for SASREF employees.
14. Initiate testing of fire and rescue equipment installed at SASREF premises to ensure they are in sound working condition at all times, and properly maintained.
15. Maintain the record of safety equipment such as individual and portable gas detectors.
16. Follow up with new technology in firefighting engineering and science.
17. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the direct superior.



Workplace (WPS) and Process (PSM) Safety:

  • Ensure that measures to protect personal safety and well-being are always in place and that personal actions do not jeopardize the safety and well-being of others.
  • Adhere strictly to all IOWs, Safe Operating Procedures, and Safe Work Instructions - thus preventing potential WPS and PSM incidents at all times.
  • Always comply with the SASREF HSE Policy, the 5 Safety Principles and 12 Golden Safety Rules.

Performance Indicators:

  • No personal injury or injury to a third party.
  • No WPS or PSM incident caused.

 Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fire engineering or equivalent.
  • Min. of 8 years of experience