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QHSE Manager

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
April 26, 2020

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Nick Abalde



Dubai, United Arab Emirates


+971 (0-55-348-****



English – read, write, speak

Tagalog – read, write, speak

Cebuano – native language


With over 18 years work experience, a Mechanical Engineer by profession specializing in Quality, Safety, Security, Health and Environment for 15 years. Well-versed in numerous MS Office applications, computer hardware and network. Experience on major capital projects within the region.


• ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor

• ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor

• ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor

• ISO 14064-1:2006 Internal Auditor

• Certified NEBOSH International

• OHSAS 18001:2007 Lead Auditor

• Class “A” AD OSHE MS Practitioner

• Fire Warden Training

• Reportable Occurrence Notification & Investigation

• First Aid Training

• Safety Management

• Safety Inspection in Industrial Plants

• Seven Basic Habits of Highly Effective People

• Developing Effective Business and Technical


Regional H&S Manager - 02/2019 to 02/2020

ThyssenKrupp Airport Solution, Middle East & Asia Pacific – based in UAE

• Manages and influenced HSE performance within Middle East and Asia Pacific like:

Dubai Airport (facility management – operation,

maintenance, service & repair contracts)

Abu Dhabi MTB project (installation and

testing/commissioning project)

Dammam International Airport (facility management – operation, maintenance, service, repair and installation, testing & commissioning contracts)

Jeddah Airport (facility management – operation,

maintenance, service & repair contracts)

EGA Turkey International Airport (facility management – operation, maintenance, service, repair and installation, testing and commissioning contracts)

• Created and updated OSH policy that reflects the commitment of the company in line with international standard and all stakeholder vision.

• Created objectives, KPI’s and strategies to achieve set OSH policy.

• Maintained and updated risk register, company risk matrix which was approved by top management and SOP’s

(Standard Operating Procedures) or SWP (Safe Working Procedures) as control measures or precaution to risk.

• Created and maintained a generic OSH Plan incorporating company policy, ISO standards and most especially in local statutory laws.

• Maintained and updated risk register, company risk matrix which was approved by top management and SOP’s

(Standard Operating Procedures) or SWP (Safe Working Procedures) as control measures or precaution to risk.

• Participated in any requirement of tendering with regards to OSH.

• Participated in the homologation process for the subcontractor’s approval.

• Prepared a training matrix and presentations to achieve awareness that aligned to strategies.

• Participated in the creation of global procedures aligned to

“Business Continuity Plan”.

• Conducted audits to the assigned areas of responsibilities.

• Provided alerts based on global scenarios.

• Have closed discussion and meetings with operation heads, project managers and/or safety officers in the field.

• Conducted accident, incident, action notices close-outs, near misses, violation investigation as well as trending analysis.

HSE Manager - 02/2017 to 02/2019

ThyssenKrupp Airport Solution, Dubai International Airport, Terminal 1 & 3, Dubai, UAE

• Managed the HSE activities of the company (Operation, Maintenance, Services, and Repair - Facility Management) by,

Established HSE Management Systems by appointing key individuals to perform specific HSE roles as well as safety officers, organizing the needs of the individuals to fulfill the responsibilities assigned like training, and/or materials.

Prepared a workshop involving activity stakeholders like engineers to create specific risk Assessment (RA) to all activities as well as scenarios that might happen that might have an impact to the activity of the


Generated HSE Plan and Business Continuity Plan,

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Safe Work

Procedures (SWP’s), testing/commissioning safety

procedures (work permit procedures and LOTO

procedure) as well as emergency procedures, training matrix, and drills schedules.

Summary of Work


more than 18 years

ThyssenKrupp Airport Solution – AD

- 5 years

Larsen & Toubro Limited

- 2 years

ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems

- 6 years

DANWAY Mechanical & Electrical

Engineering LLC

- 2 years

San Miguel Foods Inc

- 3 years

Supreme General Contractor

- 1 year

Prepared a yearly training plan according to the

training matrix as well as presentations. Prepare

toolbox talks topics and discussion.

Managed subcontractor activities to comply with

approved HSE Plan, Business Continuity Plan and

procedures by having constant meetings, awareness, inspections, and audits. Requiring monthly HSE


Monitored and presented to the top management the

KPI and facilitate yearly management review along

with the creation of continual improvement


Managed the implementation of permits especially

subcontractors or other associated contractors who want to work within the company’s area of

responsibilities. Conduct training related permits to make applicants be aware of guidelines. Conduct

random audits to those approved permits.

Requirements to attach on permits are approved

contracts and scope of works, plans and layouts, risk assessments and business impact analysis.

Managed the implementation of Lockout/Tagout

procedures during Testing and commissioning and

conduct random inspections.

Monitored, inspect and audit the implementation of plans and procedures. Provide action notice or NCR (as necessary) and follow up closed outs.

QHSE Manager - 02/2015 to 02/2017

ThyssenKrupp Airport Solution, Abu Dhabi International Airport, MTB Prject, Abu Dhabi, UAE

• In addition to the responsibility stated above as HSE Manager to avoid redundancy of words, below will focus to the responsibility as Quality Manager only. Please note that the project scope was Installation, Testing and


As a Quality Manager Responsibilities:

• Managed the QHSE activities of the company (Installation, Testing and Commissioning) by,

Established Quality Management Systems by hiring

Quality Engineer to perform the roles and making sure that Inspection Test Plan (ITP) is approved and

followed as well as all activities will have installation and T&C procedures as per contract agreement and


Created specific Quality Plan, ITP, MIR (Materials Inspection Request) protocol, WIR (Work Inspection Request) protocol and CIR (commissioning Inspection Request) protocol checklist and/or forms. Provide site memos and/or NCR according to Quality Engineers’




“ZERO” Accidents

Abu Dhabi MTB Project

- 5 years

Dubai International Airport,

Terminal 3 Concourse 3

- 2 years

& DEWA Substations & Cable

Laying Projects

Dubai International Airport,

Terminal 3 Concourse 3

- 3 years

Dubai International Airport,

Terminal 3 Concourse 2

- 3 years

Dubai Aluminum Expansion

Project, Jebel Ali

- 1/2 year

DEWA Expansion Project,

Jebel Ali

- 1/2 year

EMARAT, Jebel Ali Free Zone

- 1 year

Created Quality policy, objectives and KPI’s. Monitor and review every management review.

Prepared, audits schedule and conducted audits.

Monitored the implementation of FIFO in the storage areas.

Prepared toolbox talks topics, training, and weekly meetings.

Facilitated yearly management review.

Attended coordination meetings with associate

constructors, consultants, and clients.

Safety Assistant Manager - 02/2013 to 02/2015

Larsen & Toubro Limited, Dubai International Airport Project, UAE Establish Integrated Management Systems.

Prepare and review specific site HSSE Plan, Risk Assessment

(RA), Safe Work Procedure (SWP), monitoring checklist/forms, action notices including environmental procedure & monitoring.

Monitor and review periodically the Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

Monitor and enforce the implementation of QHSE plan, method statement (MS), risk assessments (RA), safe work procedure (SWP).

Audit site compliance. Provide action notices or NCR’s and follow up closed outs.

Audit all related documentation and proper registries in compliance to IMS.

Provide assistance for toolbox talk meeting, awareness and training.

Audit implementation of PERMIT TO WORK system including lock out / tag out procedure for high risk areas and monitor close outs.

Refresh managements on QHSE performance and possible implications towards the company.

Attended coordination meeting with associate constructors

(ALEC, AL ABBAR, SEIMENS, AL NABOODAH, etc.), consultant


Audit and monitor the implementation of waste management program.

Made sure that adequate trainings are conducted to all that are suitable on each responsibility.

HSE Officer - 02/2007 to 02/2013

ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems, Dubai International Airport Project, UAE

Safety Officer - 04/2005 to 12/2006

Danway Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Emarat Petroleum Storage Project, UAE



Word - expert

Powerpoint -expert

Excel - expert

Outlook - expert

Safety Officer - 04/2005 to 12/2006

Danway Electrical and Mechanical Engineering,


• Emarat Petroleum Storage, UAE

• Dubai Electric & Water Authority, UAE

Warehouse and Production Supervisor/Inventory Officer

- 09/2001 to 12/2003

San Miguel Foods Inc, Philippines

Maintenance Engineer

- 10/1999 to 06/2000

Supreme General Contractor and Trader, Philippines Education

Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineer - 1998

Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan), Philippines Skill Highlights

• PowerPoint Presentation

• Administrative


• Managing Human


• Managing Conflict

• Visual Workplace


• Automated

Computer Aid Design




• Will be provided upon request

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