HSE Field Adviser
The HSE Field Adviser is the local subject matter expert who actively participates as a part of the Monahans Operations team to support pipeline and facility operations, support construction projects and drive a process safety culture. This person is involved with job planning and work permitting and provides a field presence while work is performed to ensure employee, process and construction safety compliance. The HSE Field Adviser will follow Vaquero protocol to execute employee, pipeline, process, and construction safety standards and procedures, and must live in the Midland/Odessa area.
Drives process safety and employee safety culture by frequent interaction with operations, tech services, and engineering services leadership to encourage and support frequent messaging and prioritization of safety issues. Works with front line to reinforce principles such as identifying and addressing normalization of deviation, striving to have a preoccupation with failure, and always maintaining a sense of vulnerability. Supports Operations Supervisors, Operations Managers, Project Managers, Operations Technicians and coordinates with other functional groups. Supports development and review of operations and construction Work Plans. Participates in review of jobs involving hot work, lock out-tag out, purge and pack, confined space, crane lifts, fall protection or simultaneous operations or other non-routine tasks. Support construction activities on pipelines and at facilities to ensure EHS compliance by employees and contractors. Create and distribute area safety communications/alerts. Assist in company-wide EHS communications & training. Monitor and ensure pipeline Operator Qualifications are met by employees and contractors performing work on pipeline systems. Assist in the development and implementation of company EHS programs and guidelines. Participates in incident investigations as a facilitator, lead or team member and ensures appropriate follow up on area hazard/near miss reporting. Responsible for performing Life Critical training. (e.g., work permitting, job planning, hot work, confined space, management of change, lockout/tag out, excavation and trenching and gas detection. Participate in PHA (Process Hazard Analysis), HSR (Hazard Screen Review) and MOC (Management of Change) process to help identify and mitigate potential safety hazards. Participate in area/construction leadership and project team meetings. Provide emergency response support. Coordinate and participate in assurance audits. Provide operating area safety metric data to area leadership. Providing guidance and expertise relating to employee, pipeline, process, and construction safety. Determine applicable OSHA regulatory requirements and communicate potential impacts to Operations and Construction. Coordinate Industrial Hygiene and sampling in conjunction with operations and company/contractor Industrial Hygienist. Prepare safety related reports and documentation in an accurate and timely manner. Prepare environmental related reports and documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
Bachelor’s degree or certification in Health and Safety, Environmental Science, Safety, Engineering or other technical EHS field preferred. A combination of education, experience and training may be substituted for these requirements. Safety Certification preferred [i.e.: Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), National Safety Council (NSC) or similar equivalent recognized Occupational Safety & Health Certification(s)]. Minimum 3 years of safety experience in industry and preferably the natural gas industry. Experience/Knowledge in the following areas is required: DOT/PHMSA, OSHA, Railroad Commission of Texas, TCEQ. The candidate will need excellent planning, organizational, training, teamwork and presentation skills. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Minimum of 2-5 years’ experience in one or more of the applied areas and with experience working in a pipeline/gas plant setting preferred. Demonstrated experience supporting operations and project groups. Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. Role will require public speaking and significant report writing. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and ability to quickly learn new software programs; Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Able to perform new facility walkthroughs and inspections and determine conformance with industry, company and regulatory standards. Must be a team player as well as a goal-oriented individual who functions with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. Working knowledge of EHS Management Systems and safety metrics (occupational and process safety). Working knowledge of Environmental & OSHA regulations, Process Safety Management, behavior-based safety and industry best practices. Ability to travel and support assets within an assigned geographic region. Ability to travel away from the local operating area up to approximately 25%.
Works both indoors and outdoors in and around industrial and electrical equipment with temperature extremes due to weather conditions and operating equipment. Uses physical force to lift, push, pull and hold equipment and tools. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., manually transport a load up to 75 lbs., and apply up to 100-foot pounds of torque. Must have ability to get in and out of vehicles regularly and ride over rough roads.