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Manager Safety

San Antonio, Texas, United States
May 15, 2018

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Quality, Environmental Health & Safety professional who creates safe, cost effective, results in the gas pipeline, process safety management, energy, oil & gas, chemical and manufacturing industries.


Our Lady of the Lake University – San Antonio, Texas

Master in Business Administration, 1997 (With emphasis in International Business)

Texas A & M University (Formerly Texas A&I University) – Kingsville, Texas

Bachelor of Science in Natural Gas Engineering, 1987


National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP), National Safety Council (NSC), National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). VP of ASSE Coastal Ben Chapter


Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for Team Leaders Certificate, ABS Group, Process Safety Management (PSM) Compliance Certificate, PrimaTech, Construction Site Safety Master Instructor (CSSM-NCCER); Certified Safety Manager (CSM); Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC™), Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for Team Leader Training, PHA-Works training, Safe Land USA– Rig Pass Trained, Certified Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Instructor, Safe Gulf & Offshore Water Survival Trained, Certified OSHA 500 Construction Instructor, Certified 501 General Industry Instructor, Certified Haz-Mat & Hazardous Materials Instructor, Certified Move-Smart Instructor, Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor, Certified HAZWOPER Instructor, Certified (NSC/TEEX) Flagger Instructor, Workmen Compensation Training, Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification, Tap-Root Incident Investigation Process Training, and Behavioral Based Safety Training, Ergonomics Training and Forklift, Aerial lift, and Scissor Lift Trainer.


English: Speak, Read, Write – Excellent/Excellent/Excellent

Spanish: Speak, Read, Write – Excellent/Excellent/Excellent


July 2016 to Present

Talen Energy

Regional Safety Manager

Regional Safety Manager responsible for planning, prioritizing, developing, implementing, reviewing, evaluating, and maintaining programs and procedures related to occupational safety regulations as applicable to Jade Power plant operations. Provided technical advice and tactical support and work with employees at all organizational levels to affect corrective strategies, with respect to matters impacting occupational safety, health, and emergency response. Providing safety team support and articulated and communicated a clear vision for safety excellence. Set clear expectations for safety performance and periodically audited Jade Power plant facilities and operations for compliance with applicable regulations and sustainable best practices; modified program documents, plans, operating procedures, and training as needed to continuously improve site safety behaviors and site HSE culture. Conducted and ensured training of Jade Power employees in accordance with requirements of applicable standards.

March 2015 to July 2016

Frontera Generation LP Mission, Texas

EHS Manager

Environmental Health and Safety Manager (EH&S) developing, coordinating, implementing, and perform various environmental, safety and health functions critical to the operation of the Facility. Responsible for performing environmental functions reliably, efficiently, and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations permit conditions, policies, procedures, and community commitments. Managing overall environmental compliance and maintain effective relationships with plant management, employees, regulators, corporate employees, community members, and other stakeholders. General knowledge of major environmental legislation involving air, water, hazardous materials and waste management with at least one specialized area of knowledge at the regulatory requirement level. Knowledge of applicable safety statutes and regulations and familiarity with the principles associated with maintaining a strong safety program. Working knowledge of OSHA, ANSI, MSHA, DOT, NFPA and NEC regulations. Excellent communications skills, including oral presentations and technical writing abilities. Ability to analyze problems, make sound judgments, and provide prudent recommendations to all levels of the organization/company. Knowledge of environmental air and water permitting processes and experience with required reporting requirements, such as SPCC, SWPPP, CGA Linearity, CEMS, QA/QC Plan, DOT, RCRA, Universal Waste, CESQG, Tier II, EIQ, GG, Part 75 Acid Rain/CSAPR EDR, MAERT Table, TPDES wastewater discharge, MSS, Visible Emissions Monitoring, RATA, EER, GHG, DMR, Title V (FOP), PSD, NSR, NESHAP and PBR. An experienced Environmental Health & Safety Manager responsible for the coordination of EHS programs and activities including behavioral based safety and for facilities compliance with RCRA, SARA, special permits, Title V reporting, OSHA, and hazardous waste management coupled with state and local environmental regulations.

December 2013 to March 2015

GATES Corp. – Corpus Christi, Texas

QHSE Manager

Responsible for Quality and HSE Departments, develop, implemented and monitored quality, and safety policies

-Quality-Headed the API accreditation for Q1, 7K and 16C certificates,

-HSE- achieved over a 76% reduction in TCIR(Total Case incident Rate), an over 58% reduction in DART(Days Away Restricted Time) Cases, and a complete 100% reduction in Severity Rate (measuring Lost Time Days). Reduced the number of recordable cases by 66% (9 to 3).

-Developed, Created and Implemented HSE Management System - ISO 14001 Standard and OHSAS 18001Standard


September 2012 to December 2013

Self-Employed – Contract Work – HESS Corp

EHS Project Field Specialist

Reporting to the Client Project Construction EH&S Manager or the Construction EH&S Supervisor. Monitoring effectiveness of Major Project's EHS Management System implementation and provide guidance on appropriate remedial actions and/or improvement plans for EH&S performance.

August 2011 to September 2012

Universal Pressure Pumping, Inc. (Well Hydraulic Fracking)

Corporate HSE Supervisor

Health Safety & Environmental Supervisor Carrizos Springs, Texas responsible for upholding all safety policies and work practices to ensure a safe working environment for all company employees. Perform monthly safety meetings and equipment and facility inspections in respective areas; handle timely reporting of an incident(s). Provided guidance on appropriate remedial actions and/or improvement plans for EH&S performance.


April 2011- August 2011

Self-Employed – Contract - EHS Professional Consultant for Eagle Rock Energy – Midstream, Amarillo, TX

EHS Coordinator

Provided direction, advice, and assurance on implementation of the EHSMS into the EHS and the E & P business.

Consulted with companies and developed site PSM, RMP Safety Reviews, FRC Assessments and Safety Culture.


December 2010 – April 2011

Self-Employed – Contract - EHS Professional Consultant for Crosstex Energy Inc. Dallas, TX

PSM Engineer

Design, implement and manage programs, policies and practices to ensure that Company facilities subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management and EPA’s Risk Management Plan are in compliance.

Insure compliance of all elements of the OSHA/PSM standards including Audit Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Programs (RMP).


March 2010 – December 2010

Self-Employed – Contract - EHS Professional Consultant for TRANSCANADA PIPELINE, Gillette, WY

EH&S Pipeline Advisor

Implement the Owner's and Contractors EH&S management system on the work site using the Project EH&S Execution Plan as a minimum guideline.

Monitor the implementation of Construction Projects EHS procedures and propose revisions plus DOT Pipeline regulations.


March 2009 to March 2010

Self-Employed –Contract -EHS Professional Consultant for Dennis Group/ Imperial Sugar Refinery, Savannah, Ga.

EHS Coordinator

An independent EHS professional in Workplace Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Indoor Environmental Quality. Expertise in occupational safety and industrial hygiene programs, practices, systems and standards.

Ensured 1910 and 1926 safety compliance, provided technical and regulatory support, and identified/evaluated hazardous conditions and practices and developed effective controls for the Imperial Sugar Refinery reconstruction in Savannah, GA.


July 2008 to March 2009

Self-Employed – Contract - EHS Professional Consultant for Willbros Pipeline Construction, Houston, Texas

EHS Regulatory Compliance & HSE Training Mgr.

Developed HSE strategy and objectives for the Willbros Pipeline Construction in North America. Responsible for providing regulatory compliance support for the pipeline construction operations as well as associated facility operations for Construction and Facilities.

Have extensive knowledge of Federal 49 CFR 192 & 195 Code regulations as well as state pipeline regulatory regulations. Responsible for support of field operations to insure regulatory compliance, will support & develop Operations & Maintenance.


July 2007 – July 2008

Self-Employed – Contract - EHS Professional Consultant for PSRG, Houston, Texas

Health, Safety & Environmental / Process Safety Manager

Provided direction, advice, and assurance on implementation of the EHSMS into the EHS and the E & P business.

Consulted with companies and developed site PSM, RMP Safety Reviews, FRC Assessments and Safety Culture.


April 2006-July 2007

Self-Employed – Contract - QEHS Professional Consultant for KBR-HALLIBURTON, Tikrit, Iraq

Health, Safety & Environmental Supervisor

Responsible for field level implementation of health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.

Served as Lead- Supervisor for two camp sites, in charge of Haz-Mat, Medical, Vector and HSE sectors.

September 2004-April 2006

AMERI-FORGE, Houston, Texas

Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental Group Manager

Manager of the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) department. Was responsible for environmental, health, safety and support to four (4) facilities located in Texas and Michigan.

Working knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001.

June 2003-September 2004


Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental, (QHSE) Manager

Manager of the Safety department for a $40 million dollar a year structural panel facility. Responsible for ensuring that the facility complied with all Industrial Hygiene, OSHA, and Environmental codes, laws and regulations.

Conducted required training for approximately 600 employees and contractors on various safety topics. Working knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001.

April 2001 - May 2003


Quality, Environmental, Health, Safety (QEHS) Engineer

Manager of the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) department for a $162 million dollar a year magnets wire facility. Responsible for ensuring that the facility complied with all Industrial Hygiene, OSHA, Process Safety Management (PSM), Performed Process Hazard Analyses, Environmental codes, laws and regulations. Working knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001.

January 2000 – April 2001


Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental, (QHSE) Specialist

Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist / Business Leader for a $60 million a year jet engine service facility and responsible for facilitating implementation of ongoing environmental and safety regulatory requirements.

Investigated and developed corrective actions to employee injure and near miss situations. Developed and monitored Emergency Action Plans. Skilled in the investigation and problem solving process, possess broad knowledge of EPA, OSHA, PSM, DOT, RCRA and maintain current knowledge of existing and proposed regulations. Gained working knowledge of ISO9001, ISO14001, and OHSAS18001.

April 1998 – December 1999


Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental, (QHSE) Specialist

Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental, (QHSE) Specialist for a $40 million a year oil-field service facility.

Managed hazardous materials program such as spill prevention, control, and countermeasures (SPCC). Also, maintained materials inventory database, MSDS control and availability, waste handling and disposal of hazardous material. Audited and ensured that vendors and contractors were in compliance with Schlumberger Wireline and Testing policies.

Developed, Created and Implemented HSE Management System - ISO 14001 Standard and OHSAS 18001Standard

Sept 1995 – April 1998


Quality, Environmental/Project Engineer

Served as Environmental/QA Team leader for two $5 million dollar major pollution prevention and compliance projects for USA-Air Force Base (AFB). Performed as a Project Leader in the compliance emissions testing for NOx, CO, THC, and SO2. A team member involved in preparing Title V operating permit applications for Oklahoma and Texas AFB facilities.

August 1992 – April 1995


Chemical Safety Technician

Responsible for assuring proper hazardous waste disposal site operational compliance and training with all applicable environmental regulations and regulatory agencies.

May 1987 – April 1992

MAGNADRILL-TELECO/SONAT, Lafayette, LA & Baker Hughes, Oklahoma City, OK.

Directional Drilling Engineer/MWD Field Engineer

As MWD Field Engineer performed field evaluations, stratigraphic profiling, data acquisition and processing with measurement while drilling (MWD) directional tools in onshore and offshore in domestic and international oil and natural gas fields.

Directional Drilling Engineer responsibilities included well design in support of a field development; estimating costs and risk; reporting and optimization; application of technology and innovation in directional drilling, mud systems, casing and drill string design and completions; Supervised drilling, completion and work over operations; Managed the logistics and reporting of operations. modeling completion performance; Performed stimulation technologies (e.g., acidizing, fracturing, water shutoff) based on well and reservoir diagnostics.

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