Environmental Health & Safety Advisor Job

Hess Corporation
February 20, 2021
Houston, TX
Job Type



Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at Hess.com


The EHS Advisor position is a regulatory compliance assurance office and field-based role responsible for supporting all Hess operated assets.  The position has primary responsibility in assisting Hess operated assets (worldwide) with compliance with environmental health and safety regulations and permits.  This position works closely with all asset personnel; (EHS, Operations, MR&I, Exploration, Drilling).  In addition to internal relationships, the EHS Advisor will be able to serve as a liaison between Hess and regulatory agency contacts.   

Day to day activities of the position are focused on assisting the assets with developing and optimizing compliance tracking and reporting systems. The position regularly requires working with in-house staff and/or mixed in-house/consultants project teams. This position may at time require managing logistics/budgets. EHS Advisor is expected to be capable of independent analysis of data, data trends. Proficient at reading and interpreting regulatory requirements, writing reports to senior management and developing appropriate solutions to meet company compliance requirements.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • In charge of providing regulatory and environmental compliance support to operating businesses and assets including exploration new country entry analysis, production, gas plant processing, midstream pipelines/terminals and associated support facilities (corporate aviation and facilities management) regarding National, Federal, State and Local environmental regulations and accepted Recommended Practices
  • Functioned as Project Lead for developing internal process, standards and software for company asset specific compliance registries 
  • Monitor regulations to determine impact on operations and advise management accordingly also monitor issues, tracks trends and updates on relevant government initiatives, regulations and policies in states/countries where Hess operates
  • Represent and advocate on behalf of the company with state and federal regulatory agencies in addition to representing Hess as appropriate at federal, regional, and state trade organizations.
  • Support Hess’s business by developing proactive federal/state environmental regulatory policy strategies. Support Hess advocacy staff on regulating issues to help drive reasonable rulemaking and regulatory interpretations
  • Work with Hess’s government relations and communications department to support the implementation of the company’s government relations strategies.
  • Support the development of Hess public policy positions, including the drafting of white papers and commenting on proposed regulations.
  • Support compliance tracking and execution assurance systems (e.g., preparation of regulatory outlooks, analysis of new regulations, preparation of regulatory interpretations, and preparing applicability determinations).
  • Provide aid by conducting workshops on new and existing EHS regulations and assist with the preparation of compliance support tools (e.g. compliance checklists and manuals).
  • Participate as Hess Incident Management Team member (ICS 100/200 organization structure) in the Liaison Officer and Environmental Section Lead Roles
  • Assist with assets with the completion of required inspection and testing including but not limited to quarterly AVO air surveillance, semiannual OGI, and quarterly SPCC inspections
  • Assist assets with actions to close audit findings. Follow up on corrective actions to verify implementation and compliance
  • Provide technical assistance, regulatory oversight, and coaching as needed
  • Provide training to operation field personnel for state and federal regulatory requirements
  • Collaborate with assets to ensure development of SOPs for compliant operation of equipment 
  • Facilitate discussion of field observations and program improvements at daily Operations meeting
  • Up to 30% Travel domestic and International


  • Specific knowledge of Regulatory requirements and practices including but not limited to United States, North Dakota, Texas, Louisiana, Denmark, Guyana and Malaysia-Thailand.   
  • Understand and comply with all EHS policies and procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Highly motivated self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Ability to supervise and influence internal and external business partners
  • Ability to lead and direct others to ensure regulatory compliance within field operations
  • Strong attention to detail


  • College degree or relevant experience
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in regulatory compliance experience
  • Extensive knowledge of oil and gas field operations
  • Proficient at utilizing; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)


The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success. How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve. Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance

Hess is an equal opportunity employer; we welcome diversity in all forms of expression and thought.

Posting Notes: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Environment Health & Safety | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25517

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