Shell HSSE Technical Advisor / Safety Eng - Terminals (Northern California) in Sacramento, California

Auto req ID 75895BR

Job Title HSSE Technical Advisor / Safety Eng - Terminals (Northern California)

Country of Work Location United States

City, State (if applicable) Sacramento, California

Work Location California - Sacramento

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.

Job Description

Shell is looking for an HSSE Technical Advisor / Safety Engineer to provide overall Health, Safety, Security, Environmental (HSSE) guidance at our Trading & Supply Terminal assets located in Northern California. This position leads the technical assurance, educational resourcing, and functional assistance in support of the safe and compliant operation of five terminals near San Jose, San Francisco, Martinez, Stockton and Sacramento.

This is an exciting position for someone that likes a challenge, where you can develop innovative projects, and where you can impact the overall safety culture/community. The position;

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

  • 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&E 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 initiatives

  • 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

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: Assurance

  • 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 Technical 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 HSSE coordination within assigned terminals

You will be able to 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 position has no direct line-management responsibilities; however, you will oversee the Junior HSSE Advisor work product and provide coaching as needed.


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering preferably Chemical Engineering or related

  • Minimum five (5+) years HSSE/Technical Safety engineering experience

  • Deep technical understanding of hazard identification, consequence and risk assessment models

  • Proven ability to transfer TSE knowledge and stay aware of current trends and advancements

  • Familiarity with the Project Delivery Framework - Familiarity in the practical application of the HSSE & SP Control Framework

  • Experience in participating in formal HAZOPs/HAZIDs is an advantage

  • Understanding of HEMP preferred.

  • This role requires strong “soft skills”, the ability to be a Business Partner and to coach and develop others to achieve Goal Zero

HSSE competencies required for this role: ◦ HSSE & SP Management ◦ HSSE Leadership Support ◦ HSSE & SP Cross-Discipline Integration ◦ Behavioral Safety ◦ Contractor HSSE ◦ Incident Investigation & Learning

TSE Competence Framework: ◦ Technical Safety Fundamentals knowledge ◦ Risk Management – knowledge ◦ Safeguarding – knowledge ◦ Implementation, Monitoring, Reviews, and Assurance – knowledge

◦ Business Partnering ◦ Facilitation and Intervention ◦ People Management

The successful candidate must be able to travel to each terminal in Northern California.


No. of Positions 1


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Removal Date 16-May-2018