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Land Transportation Safety Advisor Job

Date: Aug 15, 2019

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Company: Hess Corporation


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 


The Land Transportation Safety Advisor position provides support to the Hess Organization through the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Central Services function.  The person in this position shall be a role model by demonstrating active visible commitment and leadership in the application of the Land Transportation Standard and associated processes.  The person in this position will be responsible for managing and ensuring compliance with the Land Transportation Standard and associated procedures as well as compliance with Federal and Local regulations. 


The Land Transportation Safety Advisor position will be responsible for building and sustaining a proper safety culture among a large diverse group of drivers.  The person in this position will manage a range of Land Transportation variables applying analytical, technical, and industry knowledge, standards and practices to achieve desired EHS results while working closely with assigned business partners.  The person in this position will manage specific projects and initiatives aimed at improving the road safety issues while building strong working relationships with business partners, professional peers, team members, contractors, suppliers, and external stakeholders.  The person in this position will have broad experience in road safety management, road safety policy & strategy development and road safety training.


Core Duties

  • Technical Authority 2 for the Land Transportation Standard.
  • Maintenance of the Land Transportation Standard including periodic revisions and review.
  • Oversee the effectiveness of the Land Transportation Standard.
  • Conduct internal audits to ensure compliance with the Land Transportation Standard.
  • Grant any reasonable operational exemptions to the requirement of the Land Transportation Standard.
  • Manage Contractor/Consultant Pro-Active Driving Instructors.
  • Provide Pro-Active Driver Training and Driver Assessments along with compliance tracking.
  • Provide support globally for all questions about land transportation issues.
  • Prepare journey management risk assessments of locations.
  • Review all vehicle incidents to identify trends.
  • Review all hi-potential land transport incident reports and action items arising from land transport incidents.
  • Remain current with any new developments, standards and/or practices related to land transportation-road safety management.
  • Manage In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems to support proper configurations, identify system deficiencies, and recognize driver performance.
  • Represent Hess and be an active participant in external organizations such as IOGP, Network Employers for Traffic Safety, etc.


Organization and Leadership

  • Be a role model by demonstrating active visible commitment and leadership in the application of the Land Transportation Standard and associated processes.
  • Support efforts to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of EHS management systems and processes.
  • Develop and coach on EHS Standards.
  • Go to GEMBA to observe behaviors around Land Transportation.  Be a visible Leader.  Identify opportunities for improvement and countermeasures to be actioned.
  • Hazard and Risk Management
  • Support the risk management process and participate in risk assessments and risk reviews where appropriate
  • Implement risk controls for managing road safety performance through work procedures.


Training, Awareness and Competency

  • Review effectiveness of existing training and update curriculums.
  • Develop and implement new training programs that are specific to specialized vehicles and or environments.



Key Behavioural Attributes

  • Leading @ Hess
  • EHS Champion
  • Setting Expectations (Awareness)
  • Develops effective working relationships
  • Be the Trusted Advisor Be recognized as a leader
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills



  • Degree preferred
  • 5 years (min) experience in land transportation management
  • 3 years (min) experience in oil & gas industry
  • Knowledge on land transportation road safety
  • Knowledge of vehicle dynamics 
  • Knowledge of land transportation incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Knowledge of in-vehicle monitoring systems

Leading at Hess refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer:

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Scott Jordan | Employee | Environment Health & Safety | United States| Texas | Houston | | | Yes | | No | 25243