Transport HSE Supervisor

Puma Energy

Main Purpose:

Puma Energy Zambia imports fuel by road from various coastal terminals in East and Southern Africa regions using a pool of local and international transporters.
The main purpose of the position is to:
– Enforce and ensure transport operations comply with Puma HSE standards
– Support and build a strong safety culture within the transporters and drivers’ populations
– Proactively contribute in Puma Zambia HSE goals achievements

Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:


  • Degree in technical field with minimum 5 years field experience
  • HSE qualifications in Transport of dangerous goods
  • Ability to preach HSE to drivers and transport support staff for a mindset change towards improving their HSE awareness
  • Ability to effectively interface with third parties: transporters, drivers, terminals/depots, internal and external customers
  • Hands on experience in conducting vehicle and safety audits in a dangerous goods road transportation environment.
  • Sound knowledge of dangerous goods road tankers and equipment used.
  • Hands on experience in conducting vehicle and safety audits in a dangerous goods road transportation environment.
  • Proven record of accomplishment as being able to self-manage, motivate and coach others.
  • HSE risk assessment in Transport Operation
  • Incident / accident investigation
  • Tool box meeting
  • Transport emergency response plan
  • Knowledge of general business software and aptitude to learn new applications; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Fluent in English. Ability to communicate in local languages or accessible English to low educated population is a plus

Contracts management

  • Ensure effectiveness of transport contacts HSE requirements
  • Upkeep of Transporters fleet list and driver training matrix.
  • Conduct with Country Procurement and Transport Manager at least once a year transport contract review with transporter

HSE and operational excellence

  • Analyse monthly HSE performance of transport and seek continuous improvements to guarantee safe operations during products transport and deliveries
  • Assist the Transport Coordinator being the main person on the ground guiding and coaching transporters and drivers to adhere to PUMA HSE standards
  • Conduct regular field appraisal/audit of all transporters. Identify gaps to be closed with regards to audit findings.
  • Ensure Puma’s HSSE and transport control policies, are implemented in terms of both actions and decisions to prevent accidents and harm to the community, staff or the environment.
  • Conduct incidents, accident and spillage investigations which include compiling related reports and monthly statistics.
  • Compile and analyse monthly transport HSE KPI statistics
  • Follow up closely with the transporters the whereabouts on the trucks to ensure adherence to journey management plan
  • Keep all records of all safety checks and safe loading passes issued for vehicles loading at our facilities.
  • Contribute with Transporters and keep updated records of all route risk assessments and job observations.
  • Build strong relationship, in strong coordination with the Transport Manager, HSE excellence culture with the transporters and the drivers via the Drivers league:
    • Ensure monthly monitoring of the drivers’ behaviour using IVMS data
    • Populate on a monthly basis drivers’ performance ranking
    • Organise once a year the drivers’ and transporters award ceremony
    • Coordinate proper and timely major incidents investigation in coordination with transporters
    • Ensure proper actions taken by the transporter on drivers’ behaviour non-compliances
    • Support transporters with the intention of improving operational and technical standards in alignment to Operating country legislation and Puma Energy standards.

Role key success factors

  • Results oriented individual with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities on time lines
  • Commitment to working in a team environment, with established team building abilities
  • Courage but flexible and pragmatic
  • Approaching people and good communication skills
  • High ethical and integrity mindset

Key Relationships and Department Overview:

  • Internal relationship: GM, BSM, B2B, Retail, HSE, Procurement, Depots Superintendent and Supervisors, Operations Manager, Transport Manager
  • External relationship
  • Regional Operations and Transport Africa, Contracted / Adhoc Transporters and related Vendors / Service Providers, Government Authorities and agencies

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