Safety Specialist

Jul 22, 2019

Safety Management Systems (SMS) is seeking candidates for an immediate safety specialist opening in the Bakersfield area.

Safety Management Systems, one of the largest providers of Health, Safety, Environmental, Medical and Training services to the Upstream, Midstream, Refinery and Petrochemical markets, is currently looking for Safety Specialists to join our team in Bakersfield, California.

Job Summary:  Promote, establish, communicate, and implement safety expectations and initiatives; monitor and stimulate execution with contractor’s safety policy, rules, and procedures; and monitor conformance with project and site safety execution plans and implement improvements where appropriate.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Attend and document pre-shift safety meetings
  • Perform and document stop -work actions as needed
  • Prepare reports for business unit and HSE regarding contractor performance
  • Organize hazard hunts and document resolution of found issues
  • Perform presentation and training on site specific safety orientation
  • Verify contractor compliance with written HSE program and regulatory reporting documents
  • Monitor and report of contractor safety targets
  • Assist business unit and HSE in performing contractor evaluations
  • Verify contractor has training in place for scope of work
  • Perform a weekly “sampling” review of contractor’s JSA’s
  • Participate in investigation and follow-up of incidents/accidents; prepare notifications/reports for communication of significant incidents to company project/functional management per project incident reporting procedures
  • Communicate HSE expectations to contractors, third party contractors and rig personnel
  • Review and document all Incidents and near misses, communicate these to the BU and EHS, assist in developing corrective actions as needed

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree Safety, Environmental, Industrial Engineering/ Technology or a related field is a plus.
  • Industry certifications are a plus (CHSO, OHST, ASP, CSP, OSHA 500).
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an HSE Advisory role within the oil and gas industry, with emphasis on heavy civil and mechanical construction.
  • Must be knowledgeable of regulatory requirements and experienced in EHS Management systems.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays and callouts when needed.
  • Must be able to travel as needed.
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written. Written skills include the ability to write memos, reports, and other correspondence. Verbal skills include the ability to speak to large groups of people making presentations, excellent telephone skills, and good interpersonal skills.

Acadian’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) deploys registered paramedics specially trained as remote paramedics, HSE consultants, and on-site safety technicians, as well as offers an extensive array of regulatory and compliance training services.

Interested candidates please send your resume to