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Process Safety Advisor (Offshore GoM, Production) Job

Date: Jul 16, 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 GOM Process Safety Advisor will provide technical safety expertise and leadership for the GoM organization. Facilitate the development and implementation of fit-for-purpose standards, procedures and associated processes, utilizing a risk-based approach. Provides subject matter expertise in the understanding, assessment and management of processes to reduce risk and foster the prevention of major accident events. Investigate process safety incidents and ensure sustainable preventative actions are identified and implemented. 

This key role will be mainly office/onshore based, but will require the ability to conduct occasional travel offshore.   


  • Facilitate, organize and lead, if required, HAZOP, HAZID, and related Safety Studies specific to Production and Drilling & Completions operations to ensure they address appropriate areas of Process Safety.
  • Will lead the development of the GOM Risk Management Plan for offshore production hubs.
  • Provide technical/process safety expertise for Management of Change (MOC) process.
  • Provide technical/process safety expertise for Pre-Start-Up Safety Reviews (PSSR)
  • Provide technical/process safety expertise for non-routine and project activities.
  • Develop and deliver process safety training to the GOM workforce.
  • Leads the establishment and monitoring of process safety and performance management metrics.
  • Will act as the technical and process safety subject matter expert (TA-3) for the GOM organization.



  • 10+ years technical / process safety experience in E&P offshore operations.
  • Knowledge and experience with relevant oil and gas industry codes, standards and regulations associated with process operations and safety engineering.
  • Experience technical safety hazard analysis and risk assessment methodologies including awareness of quantitative risk assessments.
  • Proven ability to prepare, lead and facilitate  technical/process safety engineering workshops such as  HAZOP, HAZID, Bow-Ties and SIMOPS.
  • Familiarity and experience with GoM regulations is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, with good interpersonal, influencing and stakeholder management skills.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills, including oral and written presentation and communication to both internal and external audiences.
  • Self-starter who works proactively and is able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously to completion.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint and other software applications.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or relevant technical discipline.
  • Relevant technical and/or process safety training qualifications.




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: Brad Janik | Employee | Environment Health & Safety | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25187