Sr Specialist EHS - Process Safety Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Environment Health & Safety
Date:  Sep 8, 2023

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 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 technical  

     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)

•    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 and interpretation of quantitative risk assessments.
•    Proven ability to prepare, lead and facilitate  technical/process safety engineering

     workshops such as HAZOP, HAZID, Bow-Ties and SIMOPS.
•    Dispersion modelling capability.
•    Knowledge and experience in the application of API-14C, and other regulations

     pertinent to offshore oil & gas production facilities
•    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 & Certifications

•    Bachelor of Science in Engineering or relevant technical discipline.
•    Relevant technical and/or 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.

  • 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 affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to