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Senior Specialist EHS (Offshore GoM, Production) Job

Date: Jul 13, 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 EHS Lead – Production will provide EHS, with emphasis on Safety, expertise and leadership for the GoM offshore Production organization. Facilitate the development, updating and quality delivery 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 safety processes to reduce risk and foster continuous improvement. Provide coaching and overall support to the Offshore EHS Specialists for three Production hubs.


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



  • Provides leadership and coaching to the offshore EHS team to support key EHS processes in alignment with the GOM Operational Management System.
  • Facilitates the development and improvement efforts of EHS processes for offshore production operations.
  • Lead the Offshore EHS Network to foster standardization of EHS processes across production hubs.
  • Coordinates and supports the investigation of incidents, identifying preventative and  corrective action recommendations as required, monitoring / reporting on action status and presenting RCA summaries to management.
  • Conducts data trend analysis on incidents and counter-measures to drive improvement efforts.
  • Understand and manage operating risk to prevent incidents and harm to people, reduce potential damage to the environment and drive improvement efforts.
  • Continually working to identify and progress breakthrough improvement opportunities and ensuring EHS is managed in a proactive manner offshore.
  • Work with Process Safety Advisor to drive process safety efforts and learnings offshore.
  • Own the Lesson Learned process for Production.
  • Satisfy the Technical Authority (TA-3) duties for the Dropped Object Prevention program in GOM.
  • Occasionally fill in for Offshore EHS Specialist’s, as needed.



  • Relevant experience in offshore E&P operations and production.
  • In depth working knowledge and experience in fundamental offshore EHS and Production processes. Key processes include, but not limited to, Control of Work, risk assessments, hazard recognition, incident investigation methodologies and assurance activities.
  • Proficiency in developing and quality delivery of fit-for-purpose EHS standards, procedures and other key processes.
  • Knowledge and experience with relevant oil and gas industry codes, standards and regulations associated with offshore production operations.
  • Familiarity and experience with GoM BSEE and USCG regulations.
  • 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.



  • High School Diploma required; Preferred Bachelor’s degree in relevant technical discipline and/or strong practical experience.
  • Applicable training certifications to support Production operations.

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 | 25186