Nexen Petroleum U.S.A. Inc. is an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the most attractive hydrocarbon basins in the world. We have a management team noted for its technical expertise, an incomparable asset suite and the financial support of Nexen Inc., one of Canada's largest international oil and gas exploration and production companies.
The Emergency Response (ER) Coordinator will support the ER Manager in planning and coordinating all training for Nexen's crisis and emergency response activities for the U.S. Division, while ensuring adherence to Nexen standards and all Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulations.
This position is accountable for the development and implementation of emergency response programs through emergency response training and scheduled exercise/drill requirements. The incumbent is expected to work with assigned emergency response consultants for the development of an annual emergency response drill/exercise schedule with supporting emergency response training to ensure effective delivery of all Gulf of Mexico emergency response plans.
Office location is in Houston, Texas.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Provide guidance to applicable U.S. departments and divisions where required;
- Identify Nexen stakeholders and ensure effective communication so that emergency response planning projects are executed effectively and on schedule;
- Coordinate with applicable departments and external service provider(s) to ensure communication of emergency response information on a timely basis;
- Develop a quarterly drill/exercise schedule and distribute it to the functional departments in a timely manner;
- Coordinate tiered response drills/exercises at the project, facility, divisional, and corporate levels. The drills/exercises will involve Nexen personnel, contractors, first responders, NGOs, offset operators, and regulatory representatives where required;
- Ensure all drills/exercises/actual response activities are documented within respective reports and within the LEHS Assessments database (inclusive of relevant details associated with the exercise/drill or actual event, observations, recommendations for improvement, etc.);
- Monitor the status of assigned action items related to continuous improvement and provide updates as necessary to applicable management staff;
- Ensure emergency preparedness and response training is provided to appropriate staff members within the U.S. Division;
- Work with the ER Manager on the setup and organizational support of the Emergency Operations Center(s), as well as training of the ICS Section Chiefs in their duties;
- Remain current with applicable governmental regulations and industry best practices that relate to emergency preparedness and response;
- Support the ER Manager on the development and implementation of divisional HSE&SR systems and processes as required;
- Support the ER Manager with Gulf of Mexico ER Industry Association's sub-committee commitments, as well as establish close working arrangements with Clean Gulf Associates, Helix Well Containment Group, Marine Spill Response Corporation, and O'Brien's Response Management;
- Complete other assignments and activities as appropriate and necessary.
Candidates must be able to independently carry out the duties/responsibilities listed above at a satisfactory level. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
- Typically requires Certification or Degree/Diploma in Emergency Response/Safety/Environmental Engineering, equivalent offshore experience in lieu of degree will be considered;
- Must have a minimum of 5 years of Offshore Gulf of Mexico Oil & Gas Industry Emergency Response experience, as well as be familiar with USCG, EPA, and BSEE regulations.
- Experience in supporting Gulf of Mexico production facility and/or offshore deepwater drilling operations, with production and projects exposure a plus;
- Good working knowledge of safety and environmental activities related to offshore exploration equipment and processes, with a focus on Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) emergency evacuation planning, operations, and well intervention;
- Experience in audit and incident investigation training;
- Self-motivated team player, with a proven ability to work with diverse individuals, from floor hands to engineering managers;
- Effective relationship-builder at all levels, both internally and externally;
- Competent user of key software packages including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point, Everbridge, Lotus Notes, and RDC Training software.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this safety sensitive job.
- Must be able to complete Offshore Safety and HUET Course.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to travel by airplane, helicopter, or car to local and distant domestic locations and occasional international trip by air. Requires occasional helicopter and/or boat travel to offshore platforms and/or rigs. Must be able to effectively negotiate movement on platform, including stairs, in all weather conditions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. However, the employee may be occasionally asked to travel to offshore locations. While offshore, the employee may be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions. The employee may also be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee may be regularly exposed to vibration and/or rocking motions. The employee may be exposed to high noise levels in areas around rotating equipment and certain process equipment.
Nexen Petroleum U.S.A. Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer / Principals Only / No phone calls or emails please.