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Safety Quality Engineer

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
August 27, 2018

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Xavier Lourdu

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Mobile: +971-********* Skype: alxavier123


In pursuit of challenging assignments in the field of QHSE & Risk Management in an organization of highly reputed to support the growth by providing suitable controls and solutions to protect the people, environment and property from losses.


oQHSE Professional and Lead auditor with 20 years of Gulf experience in QHSE management including construction and maintenance projects, system audit, due diligence, Training and Risk Assessments.

oImplemented effective Lean Manufacturing methods and Six Sigma for major organizations including Al Zamil Group (KSA), Carrier Corporation and Michelin Tires, holding regional Managerial positions for Asia, Africa & Middle East countries.

oHave accomplished over 300+ Risk Assessments in area including Occupational Quality, Safety & security systems, fire & construction safety, manufacturing process, Warehousing and material handling.

oPassionate in heading projects predominately in QHSE including Business Risk Management, International compliance implementations and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).


Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma Training and Development Risk Assessment

Policy and Procedures Audit & Reporting Fire Assessment & Support QA /QC Tolls

ISO 9000, 14001 & OSHAS Waste Management Logistic QHSE Process QAQC

Process Improvement Process Lean Techniques International and Local standards

Chemical Quality & Safety MSDS Management Customers / Supplier Audit and Support


Organization: Emirates Plastic Industries (ENPI GROUP), Dubai, UAE

Position : DGM – QHSE & Risk Prevention, Since April 2015

(ENPI Group is technically most advanced manufacturer of Plastic packaging products in the Middle East, and is specialized in Packaging Solutions in the GCC.)

Leading the QHSE and Risk Dept. with a team of Engineers deployed within the group across UAE and KSA.

Develop and deploy corporate policies, procedures and standards and validate documents along with group document review committee.

Conducting Quantitative Risk Assessment and Lean implementation Assessment (gap analysis), along with technical support in minimizing the gaps.

Partners with Business Units and Stakeholders to review and assess the Company’s assets, facilities, equipment and activities identifying Safety and security needs. Develop necessary Safety measures to eliminate risk and enhance QHSE.

Implementing & maintaining ISO 9001, OSHAS and other QA/ QC standards across the group of companies.

Deploying data reporting mechanism for effective implementation of six sigma and develop QHSE training programs on Six Sigma, Safety Behavioral, QA QC system improvement, etc.

Validating & Support suppliers & contractors on technical competencies (Fire/ security systems and contract works).

Developed systems and practices that measures and consequently encourage continual improvements in HSE performance at individual sites within the Group.

Organization: Michelin Tire – Dubai, UAE

Position : Zone Manager- HSE and Quality System (India, ME and Africa) – June 2010 to March 2015

Michelin tires with over 125 years of history, is a pioneer in automotive industries having its tire manufacturing facilities across the world

Responsible for HSE and Quality system compliance towards applicable standards & regulations across the business units located in India, Africa and Middle East.

Overseeing the implementation of the Lean Manufacturing methods and supporting the process improvements.

Developed HSE documents (policy, procedures & instructions) and integrate in accordance to respective national & international regulations.

Enhanced the Quality and HSE “Cultural Awareness” as per standards approved for the Company through initiating and managing “Awareness Campaigns” and through educating all other employees.

Ensured an effective risk analysis / threat assessment and adequate policies are implemented to counter the threats and risks in accordance with International and national requirements within each country.

Designed “Crisis Management” procedures and organized “Fire drill” for multi-sites across India, Africa and Middle East.

Manages the selection, performance and evaluation of the right manpower to deliver standardized and approved security measures at each site within India, Africa and Middle East.

Organization: Carrier Corporation, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Position : Regional Manager - EHS & Quality – March 2007 to June 2010

Carrier Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, USA a fortune 50 group, is world’s largest HVAC solution provider

Initiated and managed all QHSE operations within UAE region.

Ensured Risk Assessments done periodically and before each job / project commenced and required Safety / security related legislations and regulations are met.

Preparing EHS manuals, procedures & works in line with ISO 14001 / OHSAS 18001 standards.

Conducted trainings on Six Sigma, HAZOP (Hazard & Opportunity) studies, Hazard mitigating techniques.

Setting guidelines for ergonomics, chemical safety communication (HazComm) & material safety data sheet (MSDS) Programs.

Contributed to the employees’ training and development through designing and delivering training courses, presentations, and holding detailed educational workshops on advantages of Lean Manufacturing, Safety & Quality, etc.

Establishes and maintain effective relationships with Stakeholders, vendors, and sub-contractors, ensuring Quality and Safety of work are as per procedures.

Guided the team on effective data collection and implementation six sigma.

Developed effective methods to carrying out periodic site inspections ensuring policies and procedures are fully practiced at all sites.

Organization: Zamil Air Conditioners, Dammam, KSA

Position : Sr. Safety & Quality Engineer – March 1997 to April 2007

Zamil Air Conditioners, the largest manufacturer of HVAC in the Middle East since 1970 equipped with world’s second largest Testing Lab, and most advanced Manufacturing setup

Leading & supporting the QHSE team of Inspectors on their overall day to day functions.

Implemented & maintained ISO 9001 & prepared the organization for OSHAS 18001.

Ensuring effective implementation of the standards and procedures.

Conducted Ergonomics studies at industries and warehouse operations with HSE recommendations.

Developed Emergency Response Team (ERT) and implemented PPE Matrix at all key location.

Measured the hazardous waste (liquid, solid) characterization. Air Quality and Noise Monitoring in working environments.

Organization: Auro Engineering, Pondicherry, India.

Position : QA & Safety Executive – June 1993 to Feb 1997

Auro Engineering is specialized in manufacturing of Copper Fins / Copper Tube Coils, Steam Coils used in different types of industries

Ensured QHSE compliance in line with legal and environmental regulations.

Prepared health, safety and environmental reports to ensure continuous improvement.

Assisted in the development and review of safety and Lean programs implementations.

Identify new health and safety programs needs and changes required to upgrade existing HSE programs.

Audit performance and compliance with policies, programs, and procedures.

Preparing and conducting in-house training program and maintaining records of inspections findings.


Achieved Zero Loss Time Accidents (LTA) over three years with more than 10.5 million working Hrs.

Conducted 300+ Risk Assessment /Gap Analysis at leading originations and clients.

Implemented Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) for Industries and warehouses activities, thereby increasing the safety awareness and bringing down the accidents lost time by 60% in one year.

Implementation effective industrial hygiene & Chemical Safety practices, reducing employee’s chemical & asbestos exposure level by 70%.

Reduced landfill by 35% and zero violation through effective waste disposal management in oil and gas sector.

Developed effective monitoring system on Construction Safety Management, bringing down contractor’s accidents to “Zero”.

Designed HSE performances based incentive system, thereby lowering the risk ranking by 45% in one year.


1993 Mechanical Bachelors RVS College, India

2004 Six Sigma – Green Belt ABC Consultancy, KSA

2009 NEBOSH – IGC UK Based certification

2015 Business Analysis Amity University, India

Core Training/ Certifications

Certified Fire Professional Association (CFPA) Exam training.

Advances Lean Methodology implementation – Onsite Trainngs.

Fire Marshal (lever- 2) and CPR & AED First Aider.

Effective Data Collection and Analysis (for Six Sigma)

Behavioral Based Safety & Leadership.

Advanced EMS Auditor & OHSAS 18001: 2007 Lead Auditor.

Certified “Trainer” (Train the Trainer courses)


Nationality : Indian

Date of Birth : 27-10-1973

Language known : English, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, & Arabic (basic)

Driving License : UAE & India

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