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Manager Human Resources

Richmond, Texas, United States
January 20, 2018

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Manuel Fernando


Richmond, TX 77406 +1-832-***-****

Health, Safety, and Environmental Manager / Human Resources Director

Accomplished, solutions-oriented Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) and Human Resources (HR) leader with over 20 years of success overseeing the development and implementation of effective organizational safety programs in oil, gas, and mining industries.

A motivated team leader with demonstrated interpersonal skills. Highly adept in monitoring performance and developing strategic solutions to meet regulatory requirements and ensure HSE standards. Leverage strong organizational, prioritization, and communication skills for successful program oversight. Areas of Expertise

• Safety Management Policies • Risk Assessments • Audits & Inspections

• Standard Operating Procedures • Repetitive Stress Prevention • Regulatory Compliance

• Behavioral Based Implementation • Incident Investigations • Performance Reporting Professional Experience

Chevron, Angola, South Africa

HSE Planning and Performance Manager, 2015 - Present Manage organizational HSE Planning and Performance for a 12K+ workforce, leading a team of 30 direct reports and coordinating over 130 incident investigation facilitators with a $1M budget for staff development. Oversee HSE employee development activities, incident investigations, performance reporting, HSE management systems, and compliance assurance. Chair committees to ensure strategic planning and execution of programs and processes.

Successfully negotiated with licensing agency AREA to review protocols, reducing the licensing lead time from 30 days to one week.

Served as Chair of the ACEPA HES committee which drafted safety and environmental regulations in partnerships with multiple operating companies.

Chevron, Houston, TX

HSE Superintendent / Advisor / Technical Service Manager, 2010 - 2015 Supported multiple projects worth over a combined $6B, leading over 20 employees and contractors on health and safety initiatives. Organized and allocated resources, including labor. Conducted risk assessments and site inspections. Oversaw emergency management plans, waste management, and management of change processes. Ensured process and personnel safety and field support.

Implemented a Behavioral Based Safety program that reduced down-time cases by 80% and saved the company over $31M.

Developed waste management regulations in partnerships with a government agency, reducing waste by 30% and increasing production efficiency by 10%

Executed Hand Injury and Dropped Objects Prevention Plans, reducing hand injuries by 15% and dropped object cases by 18% in three years.

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Successfully trained and certified leaders across the organization on Operational Excellence. Bauxite Angola, Angola, South Africa / Guinea-Bissau HSE & Human Resources Manager, 2005 - 2010

Led the development of the HSE Management and HR Management Systems. Managed over 40 employees and contractors, overseeing a budget of $1.5M/year. Served as a champion for environmental regulation in collaboration with the Guinea-Bissau government.

Played a key role in the company's exploration contract negotiations with the President and Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau.

Partnered with company executive officers to successfully negotiate with Alcoa representatives in Washington DC to build a refinery.

Additional experience includes Employee Development Coordinator and Loss Prevention Engineer for Chevron Angola and Deputy Fire Chief.

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Business Administration, 2011

University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa


• Certified Incident Investigation Instructor/Trainer, responsible for training over 40 new Root Cause Analysis Facilitators across Chevron.

Professional & Community Involvement

• Delivered a paper "Repetitive Stress Injury Prevention as an Extension of Behavior Base Safety”, attended by over 250 people at the Behavior Based Safety Conferrece, 2002

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