HSSE Technical Advisor (Houston, TX)

Shell - California - Martinez Refinery

Job Description Back

Job ID 68885BR

1. This position provides overall Health Safety Security Environmental (HSSE) guidance, technical assurance, educational resourcing, and functional assistance in support of the safe and compliance operation of Trading & Supply assets.

2. Supports Operations with the implementation and sustainability of the agreed upon operational HSSE targets, priorities, and associated plans.

3. Provides functional assistance, Technical Safety Engineering, safety & compliance assurance, and HSSE training.



• Back up Americas Sr. Operational Safety Advisor as needed in LT meetings, presentations, etc. for perspective cluster and discipline

• Provide HS&S guidance/oversight to Operational Safety Advisor

• Act as Supply & Operations HEMP Focal Point

• Act as HSSE Policy & Procedure Development and Implementation Lead

• Act as Regional Control Framework Country Focal Point

• Assist Road Safety FDG with Road Safety


• Act as Country Lead on HSSE Management System Compliance, Compliance – Internal & External

• Provide guidance regarding interpretation of Health, Safety & Security requirements for Assigned Operational Assets and assist Operations with compliance

• Continually assess and improve existing procedures to ensure that each is “fit for purpose” and are LEAN in its approach

• Partner with Operations on daily safety challenges (project work, contractors, etc.) to achieve ALARP solution (however, staying aligned with HS&S colleagues)

Learning From Incidents

• Assist with the preparation of Learning From Incidents (LFIs) as needed and distributed (per HSSE policy) for all qualifying incidents

Barrier Management

• Ensure HEMP stays “evergreen” through frequent reviews during safety meetings, etc. (lead and/or provide assistance as HEMP Practitioner, ensure HEMP document is updated)

Emergency Response Planning

• Assist TM / Ops and participate as required in ER drills, table tops, live exercise etc.

• Lead ER exercise for remote sites


• Ensure that Health & Safety training courses are reviewed annually and kept up to date

• Assist Operational Assets in understanding the Control Framework (procedures that comply with the CF).

• Where / when required, conduct / lead appropriate ILT classes on critical H&S procedures.


• Provide Subject Matter (SME) expertise as requested/needed for projects affecting assigned Operational assets (i.e. HAZOPS, HFT, etc.).

Contractor Safety Management

• Ensure an understanding of the Contractor Safety Management System (CSMS) by assigned Operational assets and proper execution of program

• Review all contractor variance requests (per the CSMS) and provide recommendations accordingly

• Develop HSSE improvement programs for yellow banded contractors as appropriate.

• Imbed FIM anywhere program

• Provide HSSE training to Contract Holders and Contract owners Perform HSSE Plan reviews, assist Risk Assessments and Health Checks

• Participate in Business Performance Reviews and Contractor MS audits with contract holders

Shell Global Safety Day

• Support Operations in the delivery of annual Safety Day at assigned Operational assets (include contractors as well)

Security Support:


  • Assure Facility Security/LOD1 Self Assessments are completed at operational sites Area of responsibility includes assigned assets in a specific geographic area (typically, 3-5 terminals) with weekly terminal visits.
  • The HSSE advisor interfaces closely with and aligns priorities with key stakeholders((Terminal Manager, Facilities Engineer (Maintenance & Capital Projects) and Distribution Operations Support (DOS)), and is the focal point for TSO HSSE coordination within assigned terminals
  • The Candidate will provide stewardship over the Contractor Safety Management System (CSMS), and assist the terminals with the development, implementation of local and global HSSE programs and standards, and provide general HSSE assistance within T&S as needed
  • The individual has no direct line-management responsibilities; however, position will oversee the Junior HSSE Advisor work product and provide coaching


Required Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Jan 24, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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