ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGER DIRECTOR
Detail-oriented professional with 10 years of experience in oil and gas industry managing permitting and compliance efforts for Oil & Gas midstream operations in US and Mexico. Recognized subject matter expert(SME) in environmental compliance practices. Organizes and multi-tasks several complex projects from initial due diligence effort to design, permitting, and construction through ongoing operational compliance. Develops plans for health and safety programs, executes new initiatives, and tracks and reports metrics to reduce injury rates, improve processes, and deliver operational excellence. Fosters relationships with stakeholders, local, and federal agencies utilizing interpersonal and communication skills that build consensus and drives business goals.
Regulatory Compliance Erosion Control Operations Training Pipeline Machine Safety Maintenance Data Analysis
Environmental Planning Government Regulations Project Management Environmental Remediation Consulting Audit
Wastewater/Hazardous Materials/Waste Management Regulatory Requirements Risk Assessment Process Improvement
Safety Inspection Regulatory Reporting Federal Regulations Root Cause Analysis Client Relations
HOWARD ENERGY PARTNERS, San Antonio, TX 2015 Present
Senior Manager, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)
Lead EHS activities within Oil & Gas midstream operations within three US states and Mexico. Managed $910K operational and staffing budget. Direct staff of three EHS Managers, one Environmental Specialist, one Environmental Inspector, one Regulatory Analyst and four EH&S/Process Safety Management (PSM) Coordinators. Collaborate with Business Development, Engineering, Construction, Operations, Marketing & Finance from project inception and beyond completion. Provide annual budgeting and monthly trending data to VP. Handle compliance with US and Mexico regulatory agencies. Analyze data and provide feedback on solutions for EHS performance improvement. Develop EHS Policies, Programs, Manuals and associated training.
•File “Affirmative Statement” with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), placing appx 200 miles, 30-inch steel, Nueva Era (natural gas) Pipeline into official service in US and Mexican side by Summer 2018.
•Lead development of mobile software incident reporting system for field supervisory, management, and EHS personnel resulting in 50% faster improvement in receiving reports and accurate incident information.
•Procure and implement compliance task entry, tracking, and management software solution to track compliance efforts and ensure compliance deadlines were still met during staff or workload changes.
•Shorten Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) permit review timelines, remain in compliance, and receive permit ahead of schedule for new pipeline during industry permitting delays by hiring 3rd party QA/QC (Quality Assurance/Quality Control) wetland biologist to verify or correct wetland delineations.
•Implement incident management software and trained staff resulting in 80% increase in reporting and accurate documentation. Reduced incidents from one per quarter to none for six months.
•Coordinate with DOS to expedite review process and receive Presidential permit and final assessments ahead of schedule to install Petroleum Products pipeline from TX into Mexico by running concurrent review timelines.
SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY COMPANY, Conway, AR/ Tunkhannock, PA 2008 2015
Designed and approved project Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), Erosion and Sediment (E&S) Control, and Post-Construction Stormwater Management Plans. Wrote business unit environmental compliance and safety standards and provided training. Represented company on local committees and specific liaison between company, local, state, and federal government and regulatory agencies. Conducted safety audits and environmental inspections. Coordinated site building construction permitting. Scheduled environmental remediation and erosion control work. Assisted in pipeline construction supervision of inspection personnel. Handled permitting, scheduling of water filtration or disposal, and sampling hydrostatic testing operations. Coordinated right-of-way (ROW) maintenance. Negotiated landowner concerns.
•Led projects across Fayetteville Shale Play constructing 60+ compressor stations and 900+ miles of pipeline.
•Decreased repeated safety incidents 100% by initiating SharePoint site providing notifications of corrective actions to employees and contractors.
•Reduced company and contractor safety incidents 75% and decreased OSHA-Recordable incidents 100% by innovating award-winning Monday Morning Awareness (MMA) program pairing safety bulletin with weekly meetings.
•Expedited PA DEP project review by standardizing best management practices (BMP) construction details with template for permit application submissions.
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•Created BMP Manual for Inspectors and Contractors which contractors used as standard for all projects and adopted for other construction projects across region.
•Reduced underground facility damage from $3M to zero with only subsequent minor incidents with development of “SWN Contractor Pre-Excavation Procedure” guide helping inspectors and contractors avert future avoidable damage.
•Decreased unjustified fines and violations by holding training focused on environmental BMP installation, inspection and maintenance, and safety with appx 200 inspector, regulatory specialists, and contractor staff.
CERTIFIED COMPUTER CONSULTANTS, Searcy, AR 2005 2008
Managed staff of up to 10 employees. Maintained small business networks for customers. Diagnosed and repaired hardware and software problems. Trained and managed in-house and contract technicians. Managed invoicing, payroll, taxes and insurance. Performed installations of networks, copiers, cabling, software, and satellite service for clients. Handled fiber optic and coaxial cable splicing. Built custom PC systems and network servers. Consulted with business owners regarding IT business needs.
•Maintained several one and two-year service contracts of up to $10K with 22 local businesses.
•Selected as Arkansas regional IT warranty service company for United States Senate.
•Installed, configured, and maintained WiFi service as local WISP (wireless internet service provider) and provided internet service to ~90 residents and businesses within 150 square mile coverage area.
•Gained new client and several referrals leading to 15% increase in revenue by becoming proficient in Access, training client administrative staff on software, and setting up several queries for client insurance sales business.
•Significantly reduced damage risk to wireless tower(s) infrastructure by researching and incorporated multiple protection/avoidance technologies. and lightning protection/avoidance techniques.
ARKANSAS UTILITY PROTECTION SERVICES (ARKUPS), Conway, AR 1995 2004
Damage Prevention Specialist Trainer
Horizontally and vertically located water, sewer, electric, telephone, CATV & gas buried facilities. Trained newly hired damage prevention specialists. Worked with utility owners and technicians to protect buried facilities. Handled 3rd party excavation crossings. Inspected active construction sites for safety hazard analysis. Conducted erosion and sedimentation inspections on construction sites. Served on Damage Prevention Alliance committees. Conducted routine damage investigations.
Occupational Health & Safety/Environmental, Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL
Mathematics, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR
Theology, Rio of Truth Christian College, Center Hill, AR
PMP – Project Management Professional (In Progress)
CISEC - Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (Instructor)
CPESC - Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control
CPSWQ - Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality
U.T.A. Certified Underground Utility Locator (Instructor)
CompTIA A+ Certified Professional
STOP Observation (Instructor)
Energy WorldNet Master Evaluator
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING - CONTINUING EDUCATION
PA DEP Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit (ESCGP-2) Training • USACE Wetland Delineation Training • Manager 101 • PHMSA/PPUC/RRC Ch 192, 195 & 199 Regulatory Compliance Training • DER (Designated Employer Representative) for Drug & Alcohol Policy • Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion & Cause Training for Drug & Alcohol Policy • Fiber Optic Cable Splicing • DOT (Department of Transportation) Oil & Gas Pipeline OQ (Operator Qualification) Training • Trench Safety Training • Microsoft Office Suite 2013 Classes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) • Innovative Erosion and Sediment Control Design • The BMP Class - Elements for Compliance • Storm Water Management for Linear Construction • Smith Driver Training • SafeLand Training • Reserve Pit Operation and Maintenance • Confined Space Operations • Electrical Safety • Fall Protection • Hazard Communication • Hearing Conservation • Lockout-Tagout • Personal Protective Equipment • Street Smart/Work Smart