HSE Advisor - North Dakota


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Dickinson, ND

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Patterson-UTI Drilling

The New Standard for Drilling Performance

Drill safer, smarter and faster with Patterson-UTI Drilling’s comprehensive fleet of pad-capable rigs featuring advanced walking systems to enhance your operations so you can reach your apex.

Job Title:  HSE Advisor

Location: Field

Brief Description:

The HSE Advisor will be responsible for the occupational HSE-related activities for the Company’s designated operational areas. This position also requires ensuring HSE risks are managed according to Company policies, standards and processes, industry best practices and standards, and in compliance with regulatory requirements. This position involves occasional manual labor functions and duties. The HSE Advisor works closely with and assists other employees and supports designated operational areas. The candidate should have experience within the onshore drilling industry, a proven track record and commitment to achieving all HSE and Company objectives.

Detailed Description:

  • Coordinate with HSE Regional Manager and HSE team to ensure effective use of best practices and consistency in approach to HSE responsibilities
  • Promote a risk-based approach to HSE management utilizing Company policies, standards and processes for all operational activities
  • Provide HSE support, coaching and training at all levels including promoting Company’s commitment to 24/7 safety culture for all workers
  • Plan and participate in HSE audits/reviews of drilling operations and related assigned areas to ensure proper implementation and compliance
  • Support the implementation and achievement of HSE objectives and performance measures during all drilling operational activities
  • Lead initiatives to promote visible and proactive management commitment and employee engagement in HSE activities
  • Review existing HSE training plans and specific training needs, provide training, as appropriate, and/or facilitate visiting specialist trainers
  • Ensure compliance with system for collecting, storing, analyzing, tracking and reporting HSE performance data (e.g. Incident report findings, Audit actions, and related HSE metrics)
  • Participate and audit job-planning activities, including Permission to Work (PTW), Job Safety Assessment (JSA) and hazard recognition
  • Complete monthly HSE report for area of responsibility and monthly drilling operational meetings and reviews
  • Participate in risk management and HSE activities including risk assessments, audits, HSE Meetings and onsite work activities

Job Requirements:

  • Technical proficiency in emergency response support of coworkers as needed, ensure compliance with safety procedures, and other additional tasks as assigned
  • Technical proficiency in understanding and communicating regulations, risk management and risk assessment skills
  • Technical proficiency in HSE auditing, incident investigation and documentation techniques
  • Proficiency with written and email communication including use of MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, certificate or equivalent is required
  • One year experience in HSE role or related experience (rig-based operations) and understanding of technicalities related to drilling processes
  • Must have valid state-issued driver’s license and be eligible to drive Company vehicle including ability to meet requirements of Company’s Vehicle Use Agreement and Driving Policy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four-year college degree

Additional Details:

This position requires the person to work in both office locations and outdoors in all types of weather conditions, including precipitation, cold / heat, high wind, and turbulent conditions. The HSE Advisor will be regularly exposed to the typical conditions of the local area where the drilling operations and rigs are located.

The HSE Advisor must work with an emphasis on safety for themselves and others including coworkers and third parties. They must be able to work closely with others and under time-sensitive deadlines including potential emergency response situations. They must be willing to work extended schedules that will include working days; and occasionally nights, weekends and holidays.