HSE and Operations Specialist

Last Updated: 11th October 2018 (over 4 years ago)

West Point, California



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Versatile and resourceful HSE and Operations Professional offering extensive, hands-on experience analyzing workplace environments and developing processes to mitigate safety hazards in the oil and gas industry. Excels at pre-planning, coordinating and carrying out of operational/safety activities in a incident and injury free environment. Able to grasp the big picture, focus on critical details, and prioritize multiple projects. Self-directed leader who can build cross-functional teams and cultivate effective working relationships with all organizational levels. Committed to adding value and exceeding expectations through collaborative problem solving and logical decision making.

• Project Management • Risk Assessment • HAZOP/PHA
• Policies & Procedures • Permitting & LOTO Issues • Loss Prevention
• Safety in Design/HFE • Operating Manual Development • Safety Training
• Permit to Work Coordination • Safety Audits • Recruiting


CASPIAN PIPELINE CONSORTIUM, Moscow Russia • May 2011 – January 1 2014
HSE Lead Engineer
Directing all project HSE requirements, development of all manuals and procedures for premobilization, mobilization, construction and startup for the multi-billion dollar expansion of CPC pipelines, 10 new pump stations and Marine Terminal. Conducting audits of all work sites to ensure compliance with government regulations, and company requirements. Review and issue directives as required to address all HSE issues.

Identify training needs and safety studies for the project. Secure contacts and budget for special needs thru CPC bidding process. Developed and coordinated JMJ Associates IIF-Incident and Injury Free (IIF) program across project scope. Developed and coordinated Fire Risk Analysis across project with Risktec fire specialist.

CHEVRON NIGERIA LTD, Seoul, South Korea; Houston on TX; Escravos, Nigeria • 2006 – 2010

Permit to Work/LOTO Coordinator (30-person team)
Interfaced with international team to issue all PTW for 2,800 onsite construction personnel. Conducted audits of all work areas to ensure compliance with SIMOP and company requirements. Lead team of 30 PTW specialists to review and approve all permits with contract Lead Engineers. Reviewed and issued directives as required to address all safety issues.
Operations and HSE Advisor

Directed all company safety requirements, developed all manuals and procedures for startup and training for the multi-million dollar Escravos, Nigeria Gas Plant Phase 3 project to generate 485mm scfd of gas production.

Represented Chevron during the Safety in Design (SID), HFE and maintenance accessibility review phase with Hyundai Heavy Industries (Seoul, South Korea). Completed all reviews and design modifications in required timeframe and budget.

Addressed safety deficiencies with RDW/contractor in Houston and developed operation manuals. Initiated and implemented new guidelines/time tables to ensure that the contractor would meet project expectations.
Key Accomplishments
• Conducted 30/60/90 3-D CAD design reviews for Safety in Design (SID), HFE and maintenance accessibility with Hyundai Heavy Industries’ project contractors; championed resolution of all identified issues.
• Reviewed and evaluated IFC drawings for approval.
• Served as Operations Representative for Project Hazop Team and Alarm Objectives Analysis Team (AOA).
• Spearheaded resolution of HAZOP issues related to operations/maintenance and incorporated into OMT manuals and procedures.
• Achieved no lost time injuries during project construction.
• Key member of project leadership team (PLT).

CHEVRON USA (1980 – 2004)
P&ID Reviewer/Hazop Team Member & HSE Representative (2001 – 2004)
Updated and revised refinery P&ID's. Reviewed safety in design on projects. Participated in and implemented changes addressed during Hazop studies.

Electronic Manual Writer (1998 – 2001)
Researched and revised plant operating material. Created emergency procedures and trained personnel.

Section Training Coordinator (1994 – 1997)
Trained area operating personnel. Created and implemented lesson plan(s). Upgraded/updated training manuals.
Coordinated and scheduled refinery training.

SDA/Rose Project Operations Representative (1991 – 1994)
Conducted 3-D CAD reviews for Safety in Design (SID) with Kellogg and Kerr-McGee Project Contractors for a 50 KBPD Heavy Oil Extraction with a $75 million budget. Created health and safety plans for project shutdown, construction and commissioning. Developed new operating procedures for plant startup(s). Supervised shutdown, clean-up, construction and start-up work.

Turnaround Coordinator (1989 – 1991)
Planned and executed shutdown strategies. Developed team and trained shutdown personnel. Supervised shutdown(s) and startup(s).

Plant Operator (1980 – 1983); Head Operator (1983 – 1989)

Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, MD
Business & Accounting


IIF- Incident and Injury Free Program
Tap Root Investigation
Hazop and Hazid
Safety in Design Specifications
First Response – Hazmat
Permit To Work (PTW)
Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO)
Confined Space Entry
Working at Heights

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