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Security Operations Manager (SOM)

Business Unit:  International Security Services
Career Area:  International

Basra, Iraq, IQ


Basra, Iraq




Security Operations Manager 


8 weeks on, 4 weeks off subject to operational requirements


Role Requirements


(Candidates will be required to provide certificates to corroborate their credentials prior to deployment)

  • The SOM will be experienced in the management of site security and man guarding.
  • He must be capable of contingency planning and adapting techniques at short notice to match changes in the environment.  
  • Have a minimum of 5 years exemplary military, police or law enforcement experience.
  • Possess a minimum of 2 years Iraq experience.
  • He will have excellent diplomatic and communication skills and prior experience of private security company operations within a high-risk environment. He will be capable of managing a 24/7 Local Guard Force including shift patterns.
  • He will ideally be a former British Military NCO or have a Police back ground with experience in site security and man guarding within hostile environments, ideally in the oil and gas industry, including operations within Iraq or Afghanistan.
  • The ideal candidate should be comfortable with liaison, briefing and reporting at all levels, both with the client and within Aegis Defence Services Ltd. It is critical that the candidate be proficient with communications, CCTV and IT systems, particularly the Microsoft Office suite of software, be able to execute multiple tasks concurrently and possess superlative time management skills. 
  • To have attended and passed an accredited CP course
  • In date FPOS-I or MIRA qualification



Services provided by the Contractor shall be those typically expected for someone in the Position and include, but not be limited to the provision of protection services to ensure the safety and security of all client staff and other personnel who come under duty of care of Petrochina, Basra. Services the Contractor can expect to carry out, would include: 


  • Maintain operational oversight and coordination of the LGF in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Liaise with Petrochina Security Team and HSE Department on daily basis. Provide the Client with advice and recommend problems solutions.
  • Liaise with LN contract administration team to ensure, that static operation is MOI, MdOC and GOI compliant.
  • Monitor the operational status of the LGF; provide operational advice on the best allocation and employment of guard personnel, vehicles and equipment.
  • Maintain oversight of the LGF QRF to ensure optimal performance.
  • Development and management of the Project Security Plan and SOPs ensuring they are relevant and fit for purpose to support the overall mission, threat and environment.
  • Ensure GardaWorld and the client policies, instructions and regulations are implemented and followed.
  • Conduct regular security evaluation exercise drills of LGF processes and procedures.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessment’s and formulate loss reduction initiatives.
  • Management and investigation of site security and emergency incidents including liaison and tasking of external agencies and the compilation and incident reports.
    • Compilation, logging, distribution and storage of routine reports and returns.
    • Maintenance of training standards ensuring client confidence in capability
  • Maintain quality assurance of all operational man guarding services.
  • Liaison with client regarding all security related issues and initiatives for continuous improvement or security enhancements.
  • Other tasks as directed by Project Manager or RMT Management staff deemed suitable for the position of SOM
  • Undertaking any other direction or reasonable request given by appropriate GardaWorld Management team in accordance with GW Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines.


GardaWorld: Make the world a safer place

GardaWorld is a global leader in the security industry, offering a wealth of opportunity to individuals looking to gain experience and develop professionally in a growing industry. We offer flexible schedules, diverse work assignments spanning multiple industries, and training and career advancement opportunities. We embrace diversity and welcome newcomers, women, students, retirees, reservists, veterans, and more to join our team, as we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will communicate only with the selected candidates.

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