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Senior Specialist Process Safety (Offshore GoM, Production) Job

Date: Jul 11, 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 Sr. Specialist will provide process safety support for the GoM organization. The individual will focus on identifying process safety related hazards, assessing risk and assisting the assets and functions in implementing fit-for-purpose technical safety solutions. The role will have a focus on facilitating risk assessments, MOC and SIMOPS plans.
This key role will be mainly office/onshore based, but will require the ability to conduct occasional travel offshore.  




  • Facilitate / lead risk assessments and SIMOPs plans.
  • Act as process safety subject matter expert for Management of Change (MOC) process.
  • Develop and deliver process safety training to the GOM workforce.
  • Monitor, track and report out on process safety KPI’s.
  • Investigate process safety incidents and ensure sustainable preventative actions are identified and implemented.
  • Act as backup MOC coordinator for the GOM asset.
  • Assist in the development of the GOM Risk Management Plan for offshore production hubs.
  • Focal point to maintain process safety information.





  • 5+ years 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 in process safety hazard analysis and risk assessment methodologies including awareness of quantitative risk assessments.
  • Ability to assist in 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.


Education / Training

  • Prefer Bachelor of Science in Engineering or relevant technical discipline.
  • Strong preference for offshore Production operations experience.
  • Relevant process safety training qualifications.


The Hess Way of Working 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 and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

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

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 | | |  | | No | 25238