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Venugopal V.V

Candidate ID: 1655224

Career Summary

Graduated A professional and highly competent in Health & Safety with over twenty-six years’ experience in a range of industries associated with Petrochemical Process Plants & Heavy construction including Civil & Mechanical scope of Piping structural & Equipment & Commissioning of Oil & Gas Plants.

Skill Set

Behavior Based Safety, Commissioning HSE, Construction Safety, Hazard Identification Analysis, HAZOP Study, Incident Investigation, Process Safety, Process plant-HSE Management ,Project HSE Management , Audits, Inspection & Investigation ,Startup/ Shutdown Procedures, Risk Management & Mitigat

Professional Information

Total Experience : 26

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Graduate

Job Function : Health & Safety / Environment

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Core Competencies

Soft Skills
Profile Summary
• Skills in devising significant solutions and implementing health & safety management systems for maintaining sound environmental safety conditions in construction and infrastructure
• Devised health & safety management strategies & partnered with operations team to execute company EHS policies and ensure compliance to all applicable local and regional regulations
• Led a team of 15members& drove them towards process efficiency
• Provided health and safety leadership and direction to division, department and project managers and presented HSE statistics to the management
• Extensive project management & governance experience; proficient in grasping the big picture, conceptualizing, developing, implementing solutions, partnering closely with business leaders & stakeholders to achieve higher levels of efficiency & effectiveness
• Led the successful commissioning and Start-up of Mixed Feed Cracker and Aromatics (Olefins)
• Vast HSE experience in Petrochemical Process and Oil & Gas Construction Industries in Middle East – Qatar & KSA: Far East – HongKong & Singapore
• Created & implemented Fire and Safety and Environment Procedures for ISO 9000 and ISO14000 accreditations
• Successfully attained 9 Million Safe Man Hours Thrice; executed the Common Off Plot Project- Hong Kong Project Point Gas Supply without LTI & achieved 30 Million man-hours
• Awarded with ExxonMobil Best Safe Contractor Award; executed the Common Off Plot Project
• Served as the corporate health and safety subject matter expert with regulators, and staff working on projects or designing proposal responses
• Successfully manage health and safety resources and related departmental budgets; devised strategies to work within the corporate framework to foster the career growth of direct reports
• Hands-on experience in spearheading HSE program implementation, arranging Safety mock drills, interfacing with EHS Team and driving continuous improvement activities
• Proficient in conducting safety internal audits & risk assessment and implementing; in-depth understanding of various safety methods; proven capabilities in coordinating and leading variety of employees and projects with capability to develop strategic plans
• An effective communicator with strong relationship management skills with the capability to relate to people at any level of business and management across the globe; possess excellent analytical and negotiation skills
Career Timeline

Organization Experience

Jul’14-Aug’19 with Sadara Chemical Company, Saudi Arabia

Growth Path:

Key Result Areas:
• Spearheaded the entire HSE Operations, Safety Implementation, Compliance Management, Project Management, Audits, Inspection & Monitoring, Risk Management & Mitigation, Safety Assessment & Controlling, Training & Development and People Management
• Providing end-to-end assistance in the Development Occupational Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment for Commissioning and Start up Activities
• Ensured:
o Strict adherence to procedures and standard instructions (SADARA’s Corporate EH&S Specifications
o Coaching &Mentoring of Operations Teams in HSE Standards
o EH&S Inspections are as per the set plans for deviation in Environmental, Hygiene or Safety standards, Procedures and Practices
o Complete compliance on Sadara Waste Management Program for Hazardous Waste Handling &Disposal
• Created Work Accident Statistical (Severity, Frequency, Incident Rates) Reports for HC&E Envelope and Contractors; analysed the trends thoroughly to assess the vulnerabilities
• Maintained MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) Database of all the chemicals to meet the hazard communication needs and standards
• Provided advisory to Plant Operational Teams during PSSR Inspections and Start-up/Shutdown
• Examined the accidents & incidents; assessed the same and provided recommendations on the same
• Developed safety management plans and monitored the implementation of the same as per guidelines
• Conducted safety inspections / IMS system implementation audit at various ongoing sites audits, occupational health surveys, surveillance and field auditing for compliance with a team of workers
• Adhered to HSE objective, participated in HSE committees, compliance of rules pertaining to machinery, vehicles, confined space & others
• Compilation the safety data of near-miss incidents, accidents, fire & spill and calculated their frequency & severity rates as part of HSE KPI
• Ensured PPE Grid for the Facilities and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are in working condition and are used by workers as per job requirement.
• Monitored the implementation of emergency response plan, HSE training, HSE communication, HSE campaign, HSE statistics, hazard & risk assessment, and work permit procedure
• Devised & formulated HSE budget plans, execution strategies and control of expense
• Designed training module as per organization need for employees & contractors; enacted safety guideline and safety manual for the project and introduced measures to control the hazards of the project
• Led the aspect/impact study, hazard identification and risk assessment, equipment validations & safety audits within organization to foresee the potential risks and recommend control measures
• Assist to develop high performance BIF leadership teams by assessing the culture and individual behaviours of the organization.
• Monitoring BIF implementation, and effectiveness.


Jan’11-Jul’13 with WorleyParsons Ltd., Hong Kong as Dy. HSE HSE Manager

• Provided strategic advisory to Construction, Commissioning, SIMOPS and Start-up of Project and marine operations.
• Liaised with Contractor regarding the development and maintenance of SHE Management Dossier
• Minimized the involved risks by reviewing method statements and conducting risk assessments.
• Deployed several preventative and remedial initiatives which promoted HSE and safe working practices.
• Stayed abreast with new legislation; liaised with regulatory authorities & ensured that the organization is compliant with mandatory regulations.
• Articulated & deployed OHS Program; investigated the accidents through Apollo RCI Analysis.
• Deriving Promotional activities for building Safety Culture

Previous Experience

Jan’06-Dec’10 with NSH Corporation, Qatar as HSE Manager
• Responsible for safety of Construction & Commissioning of Sulphur Recovery Units in CTJV-Qatar Gas, Condensate, LPG & LNG tanks and its piping corridors to Jetty also construction of Gas to Liquids plant and buildings for FLUOR-RasGas project
• Responsible for large team of HSE Officers at site
• Accidents/ Incidents Investigation and suggesting control measures using Taproot & Apollo RCA
• Designing Training and conducting training PTW, SIMOPS, LOTO, Gas testing, SCBA set, welding & gas cutting, First aid training. EMS-14001, OSHA 18000 systems, Hazards recognition
• Preparing presentations to management on project HSE KPI
• Meeting the environment standards as per the project plan
• Review of JSA and Risk assessments for all high risk activities.
• Preparing HSE procedures and compliance for Pre Mechanical Completion & SIMOPS activities

Jan’05-Dec’05 with Nasser S Al-Hajri Co. Ltd. Qatar as Dy. HSE Manager
• Construction and commissioning of Ory GTJ process plant, Utilities, pipe racks, treatment plant, Flare & its Tank Farm for civil & mechanical activities
• Implementing HSE standards & procedures and compliance
• Interface between client and Site management.
• Evaluate and audit HSE performance standards and procedures of Sub-contractor companies.
• Ensure all necessary Company personnel are sufficiently informed &trained in Health, Safety and Environment policies and Procedures.
• Participate and assist as a member of the HSE accident Investigation & Audit Teams.
• Primarily responsible for the supervision of fifteen Safety Officers.
• Fab. shop & Precast shop activities for HSE follow Up

Mar’92-Jul’04 with LG Polymers India Pvt. Ltd. as Safety Operator
• Safe running of Styrene Plant, Polystyrene plants (2nos), Expandable Polystyrene Plant, Boilers (3 Nos).
• Assist in preparation of policies and procedures covering Health, Safety as Factories act.
• Advising Plant Management on matters pertaining to HSE for safe operation.
• Identification of Hazards& Development and implementation of Risk Assessments and Safe Working Procedures by HAZOP Study, FMEA method.
• Conducting Plant Safety Inspections
• Laisoning with statutory bodies
• Investigation &Preparation and presentation of Accident/Incident Reports.
• Preparation of Safety Manual for the total process operations. for ISO 9000 accreditation
• Implementation, Training and monitoring of all types of Permit to work systems for petro chemical industry.
• Handled phase by phase expansion of plant for capacity augmentation involving heavy civil construction& electromechanical erections.
• Responsible for training/ retraining of workers supervisors, Engineers & Managers in EH&S

Trainings & Additional Courses
• Qualified Associate Health & Safety Manager from ISHM, Arizona
• Training in Health & Safety Personnel working in Hazardous Process Industries, conducted by Central Labour Institute, Mumbai
• Accidents &Incidents Investigation using Apollo Reality Charting.
• IRCA Approved Lead Auditor for ISO45001-2018 for Occupational Safety & Health Management Systems

IT Skills
• SAP Systems, MS Windows & Office and Internet Applications

Academic Details
• Post Graduate Course from IIT – Kharagpur in “Industrial Safety Engineering”
• Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Andhra University in Year 1988
• Diploma in Industrial Safety from Annamalai University in Year 2002
• NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Healh & Safety in 2005.
• Completed Certificte course in” Chemical Process Safety from IIT -Roorke
• Grad IOSH from IOSH, UK in 2020

Personal Details
Date of Birth: 1st July 1967 Languages Known : English & Hindi Address: Visakhapatnam, India
Passport No.: Z 5180107 (Valid upto 29th January 2029)
Driving Licences: India 16343/2000, Qatar: 26735611349/ 2015, Hong Kong: A36-0172-160512/ 2022 &Saudi Arabia: 2369291006