RESUME’ OF ARNOLD (BUELL) STARK
Marietta, GA 30068 USA
OBJECTIVE: Seeking a challenging domestic or overseas project management HSE (Health, Safety, Environmental) position.
EDUCATION: Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
SUMMARY: Over twenty-five years of diversified safety experience, with emphasis in oil and gas & safety training. Can offer a wide & varied background. My major strengths include:
Excellent communication skills; proven planning & coordination skills
Excellent project management & training skills
Optimistically aggressive, competitive, and a decisive personality, who will constantly perform as expected.
August 2014-November 2015 Progressive GE Services (and MBF Services) seconded to Statoil (Norwegian National Oil Co.) Midstream/Production Projects
Safety Consultant/Inspector (North Dakota Williston Basin) responsible for:
HSE (Health, Safety, Environmental) auditing of pipeline, production, construction projects and facilities, documenting safe and correcting unsafe behavior of contractors on Statoil sites. Recommending improvement, coordinating and following through on action items with management and field supervisors as well as encouraging SWA concept (stop work authority). Coordinating and following up on HSE coverage on all Statoil production locations where requested, by auditing (specifically salt water disposal, oil loading and compressed gas central distribution process sites) in addition to auditing written JSA’s (safe job analysis) on-site relative to specific project job scopes. Coaching development of JSA’s and submitting JSA power point weekly reports as a training tool, inspecting ground disturbance/one call permits, work permits, as well as investigating incidents and completing incident powerpoint reports, following up on all deficiencies including site leak checks. Participating in tailgate and general safety meetings at contractor’s yard. Completing related tasks as required including daily and weekly reports. Reporting to safety lead representative and Statoil office-based safety supervisor.
November 2012-August 2013 MBF Services of Roswell, NM seconded to Chevron Pipeline-Houston
Safety Specialist on major pipeline project responsible for:
Coordinating and providing on-site safety coverage of a complex 17-mile pipeline construction project installed beneath the Houston Ship Channel, including adjacent Burnet Bay. Coordinating with general contractor and drilling contractor superintendents, foremen, and safety supervisors on Chevron safety policy and procedures compliance. Providing positive reinforcement safety performance support among pipeline teams, including pipe ‘stringing’ crews, welders, sand blasters, equipment operators, flocking team, x-ray, hydro-test, survey and drilling crews. Responding to any and all safety needs and requests including incident investigations, technical support and enforcement. Providing five weeks of critical night shift drilling safety coverage of environmentally sensitive San Jacinto State Park, Houston Ship Channel, Coastal Water Authority levee for City of Houston water supply and Cedar Bayou ‘6-pack’ pipeline drill, while setting two new Chevron pipeline drill records. Reporting directly to Chevron safety lead.
2012 (Summer) Parsons Constructors Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida Int’l Airport Expansion Project
Interim Safety Manager responsible for:
Project management safety oversight, representing Broward County, for construction of runway and taxi areas expansion. Clearing, backfilling, and stabilization of job site, conduit and duct bank installation, pouring of concrete foundations, pile driving operations, boring and tunneling for pipeline installation, and traffic control. Overall OCIP (owner controlled insurance program) and risk analysis coordination. Safety orientation for new members of construction management team. Updating and maintenance of Project Safety Plan while reporting directly to the regional VP of safety, project director, and client, while closely interfacing with OCIP safety representatives.
2011-12 Onward Company, Houston, TX
Safety Coordinator responsible for:
Serving as a performance management/loss prevention consultant to a major oil company and their drilling/well service contractor. Assessing overall job performance, with focus on four main objectives: 1) evaluating communication between well site manager (company man) and rig manager (tool pusher), 2) Job Safety Analyses, 3) Hazard Hunt (and correction) at rig site, and (4) Stop the Job (when hazards exist) programs. Team building between company representatives, tool pusher and crew, and third party sub-contractors to emphasize positive attitudes and performance, thus increasing productivity and alleviating accidents and near-misses.
2011 (Summer) Aerotek seconded to Merck Pharmaceutical Company, to serve as safety advisor for a de-commissioning project, in Albany, GA:
Trouble-shooting and solving safety problem areas. Conducting safety meetings and inspections for iron worker/pipefitter demolition crew during rigging and removal of heavy vessels/tanks from a surplused pharmaceutical plant. Working closely with crane operator and rigger who are responsible for lifting and removal of heavy vessels. Attending daily progress and safety meetings conducted by project manager. Reporting to site safety director. Working in concert with vessel dismantling superintendent and demolition trackhoe operators in dismantling all plant structures, while at the same time maintaining an accident-free work environment, interfacing with craftsmen, environmentalists, superintendents and all levels of senior management.
2010 Parsons Constructors Inc., sub-contracted to British Petroleum Company at Destin & Apalachicola, Florida on the Gulf Recovery Clean-up Project Resulting from the Oil Rig Incident of April 20, 2010 in the Mississippi Canyon, Gulf of Mexico:
Coordinating all safety activities regarding the off-shore charter and launch boat conversion project relative to U.S. Coast Guard, OSHA, & EPA standards in assistance to the massive oil-spill clean-up and HAZMAT retrieval program. Conducting site safety meetings, incident investigation, reporting & follow-up, boat inspections, emergency response agency safety liaison, record-keeping and evacuation plans for a coastal area 50 miles wide (Panama City Beach to Navarre) along the Florida panhandle and 3 miles out to sea, including wildlife, sea life, water/air quality and aquatic plant life monitoring. Evaluating and documenting boat captain and crew safety performance at sea. Reporting to Florida project safety manager and site project manager.
2009-2010 Brice Building Company of Birmingham, Alabama for Southern Company near Macon, Georgia USA
Site Safety, Health & Environmental inspector at the largest coal-fired power plant in the U.S., responsible for:
Representing civil & excavation work of general contractor for safety, health and environmental monitoring of four distinct projects, including concrete plant foundation excavations & formworks, as overseen by six site superintendents and two general superintendents. Reporting to Brice site safety manager, corporate safety director & client safety coordinator, while interfacing with all Brice & sub-contractor electrical & excavation personnel, and conducting continuous site safety audits within a 92-acre site. Monitoring safety performance of heavy equipment operators on site. Overseeing safety performance of carpenters, iron workers (rod busters), concrete finishers, equipment operators, electricians & laborers.
2008 Parsons Constructors Inc. seconded to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Fort Devens, Massachusetts
Site Safety Manager at major pharmaceutical plant, responsible for:
Coordinating and following through on all site safety, health and environmental activities, interfacing closely with client and sub-contract personnel at largest construction project of its kind in the US. Providing overall guidance for a path forward to emphasize increased safety awareness, communication, problem solving and positive reinforcement.
Attending weekly sub-contractor safety meeting and monthly craft and executive management safety meetings, to further the cause of zero tolerance for accidents.
Inspecting three major site facilities 2 to 3 times daily to ensure site & OSHA safety regulations compliance and positive workplace attitude. Hand-out ‘spot’ spontaneous safety awards for craft positive safety performance reinforcement.
Working directly for the on-site project director, coordinate closely with three project managers and site superintendents, making recommendations and providing safety, health and environmental, education and enforcement.
2007 TCCI (Technoserve) subsidiary of JGC (Japan Gas Co.)
HSES (Health, Safety, Environmental, & Security) interim manager for Tangguh NGL (Natural Gas Liguid) project for British Petroleum (BP) Company, responsible for:
Managing all the day-to-day project HSES activities on an isolated New Guinea island petrochemical project, serving on project management team. Managing a staff of 30 HSES personnel, ‘charged’ with monitoring & maintaining regulatory performance of on-site company and contract personnel numbering 8500.
Managing onshore & marine construction activities of a world-class NGL (Natural Gas Liquid) plant & associated living accommodations, including high-rise housing for all BP personnel.
2006-2007 Shaw, Stone, & Webster Arabia Co., Ltd.
HSE Manager for EPC contractor at YANSAB (Yanbu Saudi Arabian Basic Industries plant) responsible for:
Setting up field office for world’s largest ‘grassroots’ polypropylene plant construction project. Conducting staff & sub-contractor safety orientation; developing computer reporting formats & submitted various weekly reports to client (PMC-Foster Wheeler).
Establishing information systems for complex health, safety, & environmental tracking, reporting, & documentation. Participating in client-held weekly HSE meetings & special briefings.
Conducting field safety inspections & follow-up with sub-contract safety managers. Maintaining log of corrected unsafe practices & conditions. Coordinating with project director & construction manager on special projects. Recommending & following up on completion of safety department staffing.
2004-2006 Parsons Global Services (Seconded to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Russian Chemical Weapons Disposal Plant Construction Project)
Area Safety Supervisor Responsible for:
Supervising two Russian nationals in day-to-day occupational safety inspections and formal
audit activities. Coordinating weekly contractor progress meetings and attendance of my
colleagues, as well as participation in field safety inspections and meetings. Filling in for
other area safety supervisors in their absence; coordinating the coverage of their areas and
supervising field coverage of these areas in addition to my own. Serving as safety director in
his absence; coordinating and directing all safety activities project-wide. Spending 90% of
my time inspecting job sites, problem solving, & interfacing with Russian contractor
managers, supervisors, & craftsmen. Reviewing & distributing construction execution safety
plans for comments on various phases of a project. Attending project management’s weekly
safety meetings on request by safety director and reporting back to him. Communicating in
basic Russian language in field operations when interpreters were unavailable.
2002-2003 Al-Hoty Estbl. Company seconded to Saudi Aramco
Jeddah/Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
Safety advisor for Aramco project management construction team at remote refinery location, responsible for:
Serving as project management Aramco safety advisor, at one time, on five major oil refinery construction projects at a Red Sea port, while reporting directly to the project manager in Jeddah and projects safety manager in Dhahran. Interpreted, directed, & enforced company safety, health, & environmental policies. Directed construction contractors (300+), vendors, & on-site Aramco employees concerning all safety-related activities, keeping them abreast of any changes. Participated in Division safety meetings & inspections, company & contract, keeping all personnel within my jurisdiction up-to-date on safety related issues. Interfaced with refinery loss prevention, maintenance & operations management in all aspects of safety management.
2001 Parsons Constructors Inc. Pittsburg, California
Safety supervisor for sixty-man millwright/iron worker crew at U.S. Steel/Posco Plant, responsible for:
Coordinating and enforcing all safety activities, participating in craft safety meetings and conducting new worker safety orientations, in addition to safety inspections, work permitting, insuring CAL-OSHA and client safety compliance on fall prevention, rigging, crane/JLG lift operations, barricading, proper use of hand tools, wearing of personal protective equipment. Documenting incidents, including near-misses to analyze accident trends. Attending client-sponsored safety meetings twice each night on a five-twelves work schedule for this two-month special project.
2001 Parsons Constructors Inc. Denver, Colorado
Safety Manager for City/County of Denver, CO project overseeing safety, health & environmental for Stapleton Int’l Airport Excavation Remediation Project responsible for:
Insuring compliance with all applicable safety, health, & environmental laws for demolishing & excavating a large former international airport area for an urban up-scale housing/shopping/recreation community. Auditing environmental & health procedures for replacing jet-fuel contaminated soil (leaked from underground storage tanks & pipelines over time) with good soil, for infrastructure development. Conducted daily safety meetings for all sub-contractor work crews, co-workers, & client personnel. Served as a safety consultant to the City/County of Denver on various safety topics. Writing, amending, & enforcing safety & health policy & procedures. Reporting to Project Manager/Vice President.
2001 Parsons Constructors Inc. Ashburn, VA/Lithia Springs, GA
Safety Manager for AT & T Web Hosting Project Management Team responsible for:
Performing all formal safety audits and follow-ups and documenting & reporting to management, resulting in overall program improvement. Conducting AT & T policy training for most personnel on construction site emphasizing safety, security, and SMOP (Service Method of Operation) work procedures, which includes care to be taken while working around live delicate network equipment. Interfacing with AT & T insurance representatives, explaining and demonstrating methods for improving safety performance. Conducting safety meetings for day & night shifts. Reporting to Assistant Project Director.
2000 Parsons International Ltd. Tengiz, Kazakhstan
Safety Manager for Project Management Team Responsible for:
Managing overall safety program development & administration in an oil refinery for former Soviet bloc country in a partnership between client-held interests of Chevron, Mobil, Lukoil (Russian) & Kazakh Oil (Republic of Kazakhstan). Coordinating a major shutdown safety orientation effort for 3500 craft workers. Implementing a comprehensive safety audit program & incentive award program for two major plant shutdowns. Coordinating between two major sub-contractors (Bechtel-Enka & Fluor Caspian Services) to maintain a high level of safety awareness, commitment, & performance. Reporting to construction manager. (Well over 3-million hours worked without a lost-time accident.)
1999 Black & Veatch Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Safety Manager for Project Management Team responsible for:
Establishing a safety program & writing a loss prevention plan for Black & Veatch Construction Company who was conducting a fiber optic telecommunication project for Saudi Aramco in the Eastern & Central Province areas. Traveling to remote desert locations near Riyadh to spend three days a week conducting formal safety inspections, along pipeline right-of-way & within oil refineries & gas plants, while maintaining the overall field & office safety programs. Reporting to the project manager.
1998 Parsons Constructors Inc. (Merck & Co.) Flint River Plant, Albany GA & Stonewall Plant, Elkton VA
Safety Manager Responsible for:
Coordinating & following through on all company safety policy & OSHA compliance with the subcontractor at the Merck & Co. Pharmaceutical Plants. Conducting on-site safety inspections & safety incentive awards programs. Reporting safety program achievements at client-held progress meetings. Developing & submitting weekly & monthly reports. Reporting to Parsons project director, while working five new construction projects & a plant shutdown. Supervising the sub-contractor’s safety supervisor & his assistant.
1998 Fluor Daniel Corpus Christi, TX
Safety Alliance Manager Responsible for:
Coordinating the enforcement of all Koch Refinery plant policies during a 40-day three-unit turnaround & addressing all training needs for the eleven site contractors. Responsible for organizing & conducting the daily safety meetings & audits for all contractors & craft persons. First responder treatment of injured personnel & medical supply maintenance.
1994-98 Saudi Aramco-Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Safety Advisor Responsible for:
Planning & carrying out all aspects of safety programs in field & administrative office for oil & gas construction/turnaround operations throughout Saudi Arabia in live process environments. Performing loss prevention duties as directed by Dept. Safety Engineer & Division Manager of Saudi Aramco Oil Co. Conducting & documenting job site safety inspections, safety meetings, & accident investigations. Developing & conducting safety training programs. Researching, developing, & interpreting safety policies & procedures. Compiling, maintaining, editing, & submitting computer safety statistics.
1993-94 Coastal Refining & Marketing-Corpus Christi, TX
Contractor Safety Coordinator Responsible for:
Conducting contractor safety orientation & issuing work permits for all work activities in a multi-product oil, gas, & petrochemical plant. Coordinating with 500+ refinery employees and 200 contract personnel. Serving on the plant fire brigade. Treating injuries in plant clinic. Assisting in the hands-on management & servicing of the fire water system. Specializing in issuing confined space, hot & cold work, & excavation permits in a live plant environment.
1991-93 Bay Construction Company-Corpus Christi, TX
Safety Supervisor Responsible for:
Supervising on-site safety & environmental program during a major oil refinery expansion project, including all phases of construction. Employee safety supervision, inspections, accident investigations, policy interpretations, work permit & report writing & safety training of all work crafts. Serving as safety supervisor for a 400+ work force fabricating/constructing oil & gas drilling, production, & pipeline winterized modules for transport to Russia.
1980-91 Conoco Inc. Casper WY & Corpus Christi, TX
Safety & Training Coordinator Responsible for:
Assessing employee training & safety program needs. Performing site inspections for Conoco office, field, & contractor locations, including oil & gas exploration, drilling, & all other production operations. Traveling extensively in a seven-state area. Monitoring and documenting employees technical training needs & school scheduling. Developing & conducting safety meetings & various safety training programs. Writing & administering safety & training Division policy. Handling employee & public relations. Inspecting oilfield equipment for company & OSHA compliance relative to AOSC & IADC standards. Reporting to the Division Manager.
Safety & Health Administration
Defensive Driving Instructor Training
First Aid/CPR/AED Training
Principles of Supervision
Refinery Hazards Analysis
Texas A & M Industrial Firefighting
Word/Excel Computer Languages
Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Training
OSHA 30-Hour Class Certification
Underground Utilities Safety Course
Conoco Inc. Safety Leadership