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Site Security Manager

Business Unit:  International Security Services
Career Area:  International

Basra, Iraq, IQ

GardaWorld International Protective Services is the international security division of GardaWorld Security Corporation, the world's largest privately owned security company. Our services include static security, consulting, threat monitoring and reporting, crisis response, logistical support, mobile security, close protection, training and risk management.


Our corporate vision is to be the recognized global leader in providing comprehensive security, crisis response and risk management services in high-risk and complex environments delivered at a world-class level by the best quality personnel in the industry. Our mission is to protect and support our clients, securing their place in a complex world by consistently delivering quality services and value, while growing our business.


Please ensure the minimum hiring criteria is met before applying. 


Only online applications will be considered, direct approaches via email or phone will not be accepted and may result in your application being disregarded.





Site Security Manager

Job Type

Contractor, Aegis Defence Services (BVI) Limited*




Basra, Iraq

Est. Start Date

February 2020 (subject to further confirmation/successful induction/visa processing)

Duration of Task

Open ended 


Aegis offers a competitive daily rate (Contractor will only be paid whilst on-duty – no payment made for Off-duty) 

 *subject to local tax (if applicable) 

Leave Rotation

8 weeks on, 4 weeks off, subject to operational requirements

Travel Pay

Contractors are not entitled to pay while travelling. The first day of pay is the day of arrival in the country of operations. The last day of pay is the day of departure from the country of operations.

Visa Requirements

The fee for stamping the multiple entry visa onto the passport upon arrival in the airport, will be borne solely by the Contractor. The approximate cost for this transaction is US$102.


Aegis will provide the Independent Contractor with appropriate accommodation, insurance, flights and life support while on duty.

Flight Package

Aegis will provide an economy class return ticket per rotation to the project location from a hub airport as close as reasonably practicable to the Contractor’s declared home address.


The Contractor will be asked to declare their preferences for a primary, secondary and tertiary hub airport from the Aegis hub list at the commencement of their engagement. Where possible and commercially acceptable, Aegis will look to book travel to and from one of the preferred hubs.


The Contractor will be responsible for any travel arrangements between the hub airport and their home address.


Further information can be found in the Aegis Contractor Travel SOI, copy will be provided upon acceptance.

Hiring Criteria

The SSM 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 7 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. 

Job Duties

The SSM is responsible for the effective coordination, planning and execution of the Local Guard Force (LGF) operations in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and is instrumental in the delivery project manned guarding services to Saipem. He is responsible for all onsite security and force protection matters, access control procedures and development of LGF SOPs. He reports to the Security Operations Manager (SOM) and the Saipem SECUR Coordinator and is charged with providing advice and guidance on integrated security solutions.


  • Maintain operational oversight and coordination of the LGF in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • 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 SOB Security Plan and SOPs ensuring they are relevant and fit for purpose to support the overall mission, threat and environment.
  • Conduct regular security evaluation exercise drills of LGF processes and procedures.
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments and formulate loss reduction initiatives.
  • Management and investigation of site security and emergency incidents including liaison and tasking of external agencies via the SOM 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 Saipem SECUR regarding all security related issues and initiatives for continuous improvement or security enhancements.


The SSM will also be required to perform any other tasks and duties not mentioned above as directed by the SOM.

For further information about Aegis please follow link: www.garda.com/gw

Please note: any Information provided shall be used by Aegis to evaluate your qualifications for engaging as a contractor.


Any deployment to any region in which Aegis operates carries a degree of risk, for more information please go to https://www.garda.com/crisis24/country-reports where you can obtain the latest analysis, information and threat assessment.


*Part of the GardaWorld group of companies

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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