GPC&AP Governance & Assurance Manager in Subsea 7 at Sutton, England, United Kingdom

Website Subsea 7

This listing is about Subsea in Sutton, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

At Subsea 7, we take pride in being recognised globally as a leader across the Energy Industry. For 5 decades our people have delivered over 1,000 projects in all water depths across our energy hubs and we continue to do so, adapting and evolving in an ever-changing world.

Our sustainability and ongoing success are only possible through innovation, collaboration and the development and diversity of our people, assets, and technology. By joining Subsea 7, you become part of a team of people who everyday ‘Make Incredible Things Happen’

The GPC & AP Governance & Assurance Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of the GPC & AP Governance Process. Reporting directly to the GPC & AP HSEQ Director.

The role is strategic within GPC & AP Region, and has accountability to support the GPC & AP HSEQ Director with the implementation of strategic change required to improve Governance, Assurance and Predictable Performance. The Governance & Assurance Manager will target through Governance and Assurance a tangible Return on Investment (ROI) and loss prevention to have a sustainable impact on GPC & AP profitability, efficiency, and Continual Improvement (C.I) culture.

Governance & Assurance is intrinsically linked to the key deliverables within the GPC & AP 3 Year Strategic Quality Plan, which are:

• Performance – Quality to enhance the performance of our projects.

• Customer Value – Deliver further value to our clients through quality and Continual Improvement.

• Collaboration – Support the Group reshape, and grow smartly, to deliver the quality foundations across Subsea 7.

• Safety – Improving GPC & AP safety performance through a more integrated approach to safety and quality.

The Governance & Assurance Manager has responsibility to support the GPC & AP HSEQ Director to develop and implement the GPC & AP HSEQ Governance Framework and process.

This GPC & AP Governance Framework overview:

• Quality Governance

• Compliance & Verification

• HSE & Quality Local Management Team reviews.

• Predictable Performance

• HSEQ Risk Management

• Linkage into process full life cycle approach in respect to C.I.

The Governance & Assurance Manager will support the Senior GPC & AP Quality Manager and GPC & AP Management Team, Functions and specifically the Quality Function to enhance the performance of our projects through a shift in approach to Governance and Assurance.

GPC & AP Governance & Assurance Manager is expected to undertake an active and visible role in the day-to-day oversight of our safety performance, and to ensure our Safety Value is delivered consistently throughout GPC & AP Region; and furthermore, to ensure that Governance process enhances our safety performance.

All personnel are expected to contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices.

All personnel are also expected to contribute to creating a culture of ethics and integrity within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to our Code of Conduct.


• Contributes to the strategy, direction, and Leadership of GPC & AP HSEQ Function as a whole.

• Integral to support the GPC & AP VP to incorporate the vision, strategies, and objectives of the wider GPC & AP Region.

• Oversees the development and execution of GPC & AP audit plan and ensures that the audit plan is risk-based and aligned to GPC & AP risk profile, and objectives.

• Supports the Senior GPC & AP Quality Manager in the setting and monitoring of actual performance versus the audit plan.

• Provides support, education, awareness, and training across Functions to build risk and governance awareness within GPC & AP.

• Deliver a joined up and co-ordinated approach to Governance and Assurance to ensure there is appropriate governance and process in place.

• Coordinates the GPC & AP Quality/Local Management Team review, meetings.

• Supports the Subsea 7 Group approach to Predictable Performance as detailed within Group Predictable Performance Assurance Guideline (GD-GL-QMI-005).

• Analyses data and trends as outputs from audits and reviews in order to find areas for growth and learning.

• Responsible for supporting the Project Quality Managers and Project Managers within GPC & AP to identify, report significant deviations in line

the Group Predictable Performance Assurance Guideline (GD-GL-QMI-005), using the Predictable Performance Decision Tree in monthly pre- PMSR reviews.

• Participates as a member of the the GPC & AP Regional Bi- Monthly Predictable Performance Steering Committee reviews.

• Prepares and presents inputs from a Governance & Assurance Perspective into GPC & AP Management Reviews.

• Works in an integrated and collaborative way with the GPC & AP Continual Improvement Leads.

• Responsible for actively supporting engaging and promoting a step change in culture within GPC & AP to move towards a Performance mindset for our people.

• Act as a mentor and coach to Functional Directors and Project Management Teams in Governance & Assurance aspects.

• Supports the GPC & AP HSEQ Director to drive the standardisation, compliance/Governance and efficiency of Quality Functional/business policies, processes, and systems across GPC & AP

• Monitors the implementation of and adherence to Group Predictable Performance Assurance Guideline (GD-GL-QMI-005).

• Provides strategic direction, leadership, supervision and mentoring to direct reports, and indirect reports.

• Supports the professional and career development of Self and the team through continued professional training, mentoring, on the job development

• Contribute to creating and champion a culture of Quality Leadership within GPC & AP by acting as a catalyst for step-change in quality performance, fostering excellent working relationships with other internal Functions.

• Support the Quality Function capitalising from lessons learned and is performed in accordance with best practice, striving to mitigate risk, promoting safety and integrity consistently.

• Develops a constructive and professional relationship with all stakeholders.


• Operate within the Business Code of Conduct.

• Operate according to Subsea 7’s Management Principles.

• Support standards and procedures for the Quality Function.

• For level of authority see Expenditure and Authorisation Specification’

• Function.

• For level of authority see Expenditure and Authorisation Specification.


• Professional degree in Business, Commercial, Quality, Risk Management, or related qualification.

• Experience knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of effective Governance & Assurance.

• Strong understanding of database structures, reporting tools and computer systems.

• Should have good organizational and planning abilities including the ability to deal with/work under pressure and tight deadlines.

• Should have strong analytical/problem solving and quantitative abilities

• planning.

• Must be a self-started and able to think outside the box with a learning and performance mindset.

• Demonstrate a long-term orientation and future focus in respect to Governance.

• Proven communication skills with highly effective influencing and enabling skills.

• The confidence to advise at GPC & AP Vice President (VP) & Director level, even in difficult, contentious, or challenging circumstances.

• Committed to cultural change and dedicated to improving performance in line with GPC & AP mission and vision.

This Job Capsule must not be interpreted as a complete summary of job responsibilities or limitation of job holder accountability. The Job Holder may be required to perform any other necessary duties within their experience and capabilities from time to time.

In some circumstances individual employees may have a detailed Role Profile outlining their specific tasks and accountabilities. Such Role Profiles will be based upon the Job Capsule.

This role profile should be recognised as a general requirement of experience combined with attributes considered advantageous to the successful operation of Subsea 7 activities.

Subsea 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as you develop your skills and aspirations.

Along with a wide range of benefits and a flexible working environment, employees can further enhance their work-life balance through our Remote Working Policy.

Company: Subsea 7

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Job Location: Sutton, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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