HSE Advisor
at Parker Drilling Career Site

Date Posted: 1/28/2019

Job Description


The primary duty of the HSE Advisor position is to work closely with rig management to prevent accidents, injuries, and property loss through proper training and implementation of the company’s Integrated Management System.


  • Provide visible leadership.
  • Administer and assist with implementation of company safety policies, standards and procedures.
  • Liaises with onsite leadership and management to create facility specific HSE goals, priorities and key performance measures.
  • Provide guidance and training to personnel on HSE policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Conduct audits of company operations as required, supporting applicable HSE standards for compliance of Company policies.
  • Report incidents of all types (including contractors) to Management, through web-based reporting system.
  • Verify that all employees, subcontractors, visitors, etc are familiar with their roles and responsibilities outlined in the Emergency Response Plan and/or Station Bill. Comply with rig specific emergency response plan and/or station bills during emergencies and/or drills.
  • Implement and monitor completion of Level 1 HSE Assessments (rig-site inspections).
  • Implement and monitor compliance with Permit to Work, Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Work Safe Procedures, Risk Assessments (Operational Risk Management) Standards as required.
  • Monitor and maintain adequate safety equipment, i.e. personal protective equipment, safety belts, harnesses etc.
  • Review audit and inspection reports; monitor completion of corrective actions (Corrective and Preventive Action Reports where applicable).
  • Assist Rig Management in identifying opportunities for and completion of After Action Reviews (AAR). Communicate these AAR’s to QHSSSE Manager for global sharing.
  • Lead and/or participate in HSE related activities including but not limited to risk assessments, audits/assessments (both internal and external), pre-tour and pre-job safety meetings, After Action Reviews, Continual Improvement Plans, Hazard Hunts, etc.
  • Conduct rig-site safety inductions for new employees, visitors, and sub-contractors.
  • Monitor work sites and operations to ensure that a safety culture exists, encouraging employees to take total ownership and be accountable and responsible for their health and safety.
  • Lead and/or participate in HSE related incident investigations. Follow up corresponding corrective actions until closure.
  • Monitor effectiveness of Behavior Based Safety Program (COACH) by reviewing documented observations and providing feedback to supervisors and employees regarding trends identified.
  • Assist rig site management/supervisors with the Competency and Training Program, including identification of training needs, scheduling of training, completion of KSA worksheets, and remedial work plans.
  • Participate in internal, client as well as government HSE audits. Communicate their findings to management and present an action plan.
  • Monitor compliance of HSE standards and procedures during critical rig operations such as rig up/down and rig move.
  • Conduct dedicated observations tours.
  • Perform additional duties, responsibilities, and special projects as may be directed.


Job Requirements


  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws, regulations and company’s safety policies and procedures.
  • Provide visible leadership engagement, be aware of housekeeping and take additional safety precautions to ensure no one is put at risk.
  • Ensure that personal behaviors and work practices are in line with Company safety standards.
  • Responsible for safety of self and others in the vicinity to include, but not limited to, employees, vendors and guests
  • Must participate and promote the use of Stop Work Authority (SWA)
  • Must participate and promote behavioral based safety program (such as: COACH card program).
  • Must actively participate in the various meetings held onsite/onboard (such as: pre-job meetings, pre-tour meeting, weekly safety meeting, risk assessment, safety stand-downs etc.).
  • Must plan, execute and participate in regularly scheduled safety drills (such as: well control, fire, man over board, etc.)
  • Must participate in the processes of creating and revising work safe procedures as required, including after action review. (AAR)
  • Must participate and promote dropped object prevention program, including red zone/exclusion zone management.
  • Ensure all incidents are reported and appropriately investigated in accordance with Company policies
  • Does not take short cuts or unnecessary risks and actively work with others to ensure they take due care and do not put themselves or others at risk.
  • Must remain calm in emergency situations to ensure the safety of the crew.
  • As needed, seek advice from HSE Manager.


Business Acumen

  • Responsible for identifying ways to safely mitigate our customer’s risks and manage costs.
  • Responsible for identifying ways to improve our operational performance with innovation, reliability and efficiency.

Flawless Execution

  • Provide visible leadership with a total ownership attitude.
  • Ensures that operations have been planned and reviewed with the appropriate tools and approval.
  • Responsible for identifying potential risks and hazards.
  • Responsible for pro-actively implementing measures to mitigate and minimize risks and hazards.
  • Responsible for capturing lessons learnt and implementing them on future activities.

People Management

  • Responsible for ensuring and promoting teamwork amongst the crew.

Effective Communication

  • Effectively communicate amongst crew and supervisors.
  • Ensure communication is two-way by effective listening and seeking feedback. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities expected for this position.

  • Must understand, interpret and implement applicable regulations within regulatory jurisdiction.
  • Must be able to understand and work mathematical equations.
  • Must have the capacity to work effectively under pressure in ambiguous and complex situations.
  • Able to work independently with multiple people at many levels and work as part of a team.
  • Must possess a professional relationship and interpersonal skills with strong customer service attitude.
  • Must have excellent time management skills to prioritize and manage multiple requests from various parties.
  • Must be able to problem solve.
  • Must be a self-motivator and work without close supervision.
  • Must be able to prioritize jobs and work under tight time constraints.
  • Must have excellent computer skill to include all MS Office products.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills and able to effectively communicate in English with staff, management, customers and vendors.
  • Education, experience, and certifications:
    • High School diploma required
    • Should have at least 5 years of work experience in safety, oilfield preferred
    • Must be able to obtain appropriate Offshore certifications
    • Root cause analysis experience preferred
    • SHE/HSE certification preferred 

PHYSICAL Demands for duty

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, stoop, kneel, carry, push/pull and use repetitive wrist and hand movements. The employee may be required to lift and/or move objects of up to 50 pounds. The employee frequently is required to hang and swing on a rope to get from the boat to the platform and vice versa. The employee must be able to tolerate continuous vibrations and elevated noise levels as well as tolerate wearing personal protective equipment, including but not limited to hard hat, steel toed safety shoes, hearing protection, respirators, safety glasses, goggles and full body harness. The employee must stay mentally alert for entire regular shift and must have the ability of simultaneously rapid mental coordination.


Parker Drilling provides equal opportunity for all people and will not discriminate on the basis of an employee’s or applicant’s race, color, religion, sex (which includes pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, marital status, registered domestic partner status, national origin, primary language, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, family and medical care leave status, genetic information, family medical history, military and veteran status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. 

Parker Drilling will make reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities, in compliance with federal and state laws. Parker Drilling will also make reasonable accommodations for the known religious practices (including dress and grooming standards) of all qualified individuals, in compliance with federal and state laws. Additionally, Parker Drilling will make reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals who identify as transgender. Any applicant or employee who believes he or she requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact the Regional HR Manager and request such an accommodation. Any applicant or employee who requests an accommodation should specify what type of accommodation he or she needs in order to perform the essential functions of the job. Parker Drilling and the applicant or employee will work together to determine if a reasonable accommodation is available. When appropriate and necessary, Parker Drilling may need the employee’s permission to obtain additional information from treating physicians or other medical professionals. Accommodation requests will be treated as confidential and all related medical information (except information regarding work restrictions that may need to be shared with others as necessary) will also be treated as confidential and kept separately from the employee’s personnel file. 


This position will be located on an offshore California platform and is subject to extreme temperatures and environments.  Travel to and from the work location is required.  Potential for exposure to temperature changes, wetness, confined spaces, chemicals, grease and oil are possible.  Working with ladder and scaffolds and climbing to heights of 200 feet while carrying tools is possible.  Parker Drilling will supply adequate training and equipment to meet the requirements pertaining to the job.  Regular work schedule for this position is 12+ hours per day, 14 days on and 14 days off rotational work.                   


Employment with the Company is “at will.” This means that both you and the Company have the same right to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. Nothing in this Job Description or in any document or statement shall be construed to constitute a contract of employment or guarantee of continued employment contrary to the “at will” provisions of employment.  Nothing in this Job Description shall limit the Company’s right to terminate employment “at will.”  No manager, supervisor, or employee of the Company, other than the Regional HR Manager, has any authority to enter into any agreement for employment for any specified period of time, under any specified term or condition, or to make any agreement for employment other than “at will.”  I also understand and agree that if I am hired, any future changes in job titles, duties, compensation, working conditions, and/or benefits, policies and procedures will not alter our at-will agreement. 

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Oxnard, CA
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 1/28/2019

About Us

Parker teams strive daily toward our Vision: To be the most innovative, reliable and efficient company in our industry.  We firmly believe that doing the job right and safely the first time helps us to ensure our customers can achieve their operational goals on time and within budget.

In order to achieve this Vision, we employ the most talented people in our industry. Parker people are industry leaders, dedicated to continually improving operational performance; keeping safety at the forefront of everything they do; and setting multiple world records for extended reach drilling.

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