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March 17, 2020

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Adel Lawson

Newcastle, United Kingdom • • +974.55339825 • in/adel-lawson/

Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) professional with over twelve years of experience and deep expertise in writing and implementing HSE Standards, developing training programs, accident investigation, emergency response planning and process safety. Master’s degree holder with multiple company awards, certifications, and extensive training. Seeking to utilize my experience in an HSE Management position.


HSE Specialist, ORYX GTL – Qatar 2009 - present

ORYX GTL uses gas to liquids technology to convert natural gas to liquid petroleum products.

●Implemented, audited, and maintained the HSE management system and various audit programs.

●Responsible for the ownership and authorization of Process Safety standards.

●Managed all HSE requirements during periods of plant shutdown for the refinery areas.

●Set section budgetary plans and managed budget requirements to ensure compliance.

●Led the implementation of one of the largest HSE learning management systems in Qatar, which led to a speaking opportunity at the International Conference for Education and Innovation in Spain.

●Performed training gap analysis to determine required trainings and specific training requirements.

●Audited external HSE training providers to ensure compliance to ORYX GTL standards and requirements.

●Managed behavioral-based safety programs and provided data analysis and reporting on plant issues through Barrier Removal and Steering Committees.

●Assessed organizational safety culture through Organizational Culture Diagnostic Instruments (OCDI) and Leadership Diagnostic Instruments (LDI).

●Established HSE training procedures and minimum competency requirements for all ORYX GTL staff. Set annual HSE training plans with department leadership, and developed and approved all ORYX GTL HSE training.

●Delivered ORYX GTL HSE training courses related to fire extinguishers, breathing apparati, new employee and contractor orientation programs, permit to work training, heat stress awareness, materials handling and waste management, authorized gas tester training, confined space awareness, and supervisor safety.

●Produced monthly management reports detailing all activities related to plant’s environmental, safety, health/hygiene, emergency response, and security issues. Calculated Total Recordable Injury Rates (TRIR) based on man-hours.

●Reviewed and approved Job Hazard Analysis documents for various process and site related activities.

●Contributed to HAZOP studies and approved confined space certificates and blind list during periods of plant shutdowns.

Fire Safety Advisor, Qatar International Safety Centre (QISC) – Qatar 2008 - 2009

QISC is the leading consultancy solutions provider for Qatar’s oil & gas sector and other specialized industries.

●Performed fire risk assessments to NFPA and British Standards to various establishments and towers within Qatar.

●Provided fire safety consultation and direction to client site management teams to ensure compliance with all company HSE policies and standards, national regulations, and local and international standards.

●Performed Health and Safety Assessments for various clients and internal/external safety and environmental audits.

●Delivered Fire Safety Training Courses such as the Fire Watch, Basic Fire Extinguisher Course, H2S BA, Fire Warden Training, and Evacuation Warden Training, both within the QISC Training Centre and at clients’ premises.

●Managed daily activity of the Fire Servicing Department, ensuring fire extinguishers and breathing apparati were refilled and serviced correctly both for training purposes and in accordance with external client contracts.

●Developed Emergency Management Plans and documented roles and responsibilities.

●Assisted in ensuring the company management system was managed and maintained to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.

HSE & Leadership Specialist, Shell GTL – Qatar 2007 - 2008

Shell GTL uses gas to liquids technology to convert natural gas to liquid petroleum products.

●Served as training focal point and trainer for several modules of the Leadership and Supervision Training Academy including Supervision within Life Critical Activities, Quality Control, Flawless Start Up - Shell, and Planning and Organizing. Approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

●Conducted site induction training for all new employees.

●Translated training programs from English into Arabic.

●Approved Atlas Interactive’s Arabic computer-based training programs for use at Shell GTL.

●Ensured project classroom procedures were met on the construction site and evaluated overall training effectiveness.

Head of Fire Servicing, Qatar International Safety Centre (QISC) – Qatar 2005 - 2007

QISC is the leading consultancy solutions provider for Qatar’s oil & gas sector and other specialized industries.

●Responsible for day to day running of department including purchasing, billing, reporting, tendering etc.

●Serviced fire equipment on various onshore and offshore projects.

●Set up initial company procedures and working instruction to ISO 9001:2000.

●Taught basic fire training course to British Standards approved by Qatar Civil Defence.

●Audited buildings for fire safety compliance and equipment audits (per NFPA) for portable, semi-fixed, fixed, and mobile equipment. Audited building plans to ensure observance to British Standards.

●Conducted training in both English and Arabic on topics including Hazard Awareness, Chemical and Electrical Safety, Risk Assessment, and Accident and Incident Investigation.

●Assisted management in achieving several approvals and certifications including OPITO approvals for a number of training courses, British Safety Council five star audit, ISO 9001:2000, and DNV. Secured franchises in Qatar (DESAUTEL, Gloria).

Quality Manager, Qatar Inspection Services (QIS) – Qatar 2004 - 2005

●Helped prepare for company ISO 9001:2000 certification.

●Used inspection techniques such as Dye Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, Ultrasonic and Radiography as NDT Technician.

●Served as company’s Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) and wrote the Radiation Safety and Emergency procedures which enabled QIS to obtain a working license in Qatar.

●Responsible for billing, marketing, and making client visits for project bidding.

●Audited NDT procedures ensuring compliance to ASME and British Standards.

●Secured major client contracts such as QP, RasGas, and Germanischer Lloyd.

●Advised operations sites on ionising radiation control.

Junior Pipeline Engineer, ONDEO Services (Northumbria Water) – Newcastle, UK 2002 - 2003

●Involved with onsite sewerage lining and lateral connections using hydraulic robots.

●Researched best practices of renovation, replacement, and repair of sewage pipes, water pipes, and networks.

Apprenticeships and short term contracts

Global Consultant – Kuwait (Training Consultant and Business Development)

Venture Gulf Qatar – Doha, Qatar (Welding Inspector – Shutdown)


Microsoft Office, Para CAD, Auto CAD, TK solver, SolidWorks, ELFIN, HIS, DNV, Calvin Topset, TapRoot, RINCON. English (native speaker), Arabic (fluent), and Persian (fluent).


MSc Occupational Safety & Health, Columbia Southern University

Concentration in: Integrated Safety Management Systems, Emergency Management and HSE Training and Development

BSc Mechanical Design Technology, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, U.K

Concentration in: Mechanical Engineering, Pipeline Inspections, and Metallurgy

NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health (NVQ – 6), Nebosh, U.K

Concentration in: Health, Safety, and Occupational Hygiene

BSC Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health (ICertosh), British Safety Council, U.K

Concentration in: Health, Safety, Environment and HSE Quality Systems


Three ORYX GTL Takreem Awards

●For contributions to the ORYX GTL OASIS Campaign (Behavioral Based Safety Program) and training OASIS observers to improve the quality of observations that directly contributed to the company’s “0 TRIR” held for three consecutive years.

●For developing and presenting the Safety at Home program to ORYX GTL employee families (July 2013)

●For overseeing the training of more than 4000 persons for the 2010 plant shut down (February 2011)

Madina Letter of Achievement for delivering home safety programs and audits for Georgetown University in Qatar (August 2007)

Letter of Achievement for involvement in incident and accident investigations for the public prosecution of the State of Qatar (Ex. Collapse of two tower cranes in the Pearl project - May 2007)


International Conference for Education and Innovation (Seville Spain, November 2014)

Safety in Action Conference (Brussels, November 2013) “The Role of Behavioral Based Safety Programs in Achieving Zero Harm”


NDT: PCN Certified in Level II Magnetic particle and Ultrasonic Inspections

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Radiation Protection Officer certificate

Fire Extinguishing Trades Association (FETA) qualification

Moody International ISO 9001:2000 Lead Auditors certified.

Institute of Leadership and Management Gold Award (Shell GTL - Qatar) – (City and Guilds)

Developing Training Specialists and Coordinators (Progress Management)

Safety in Oil & Gas Facilities Course (CFPE Technologies)

OPITO approved HLO (Helideck Landing Officer) Team members certification & Authorized Gas Tester

OPITO Fire Team Member Certification

OPITO HUET (Helicopter Underwater Emergency Training) & Sea Survival

OPITO T-BOSIET qualifications

JMJ Associates certificate for leading the 4 hour Incident and Injury Free Orientation sessions

NLP Master Practitioner

A1 Assessors Qualification (City and Guilds)

Fundamentals of Behavioral Safety (OCCS)

Workplace Coaching Program – Level 1 (Institute of Leadership and Management) Process Safety Management (IFM Consultants)

HAZMAT Awareness (Texas A&M – Qatar)

HAZOP Team Leader (Institute of Chemical Engineers – UK) The Training Analyst (Glomacs – Dr. Tony Miller)

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