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Address: 78 Vasudha, Mount Pleasant, Coonoor, Nilgiris, Tamilnadu

Venugopal P. Menon Mobile: +974 5375838, Landline: +91 42332206657 (India)

HSE Professional

Profile: Manager- HSE in Oil & Gas / Petrochemical / Construction Industry and Stevedoring

A result oriented and competent resource, working as HSSE Manager, & offers 38+ years experience
including 27+ years international exposure in the Middle East, spearheading implementation of
management systems for industrial health, safety and environmental norms by leveraging domain
knowledge of HSE regulations, safe operating procedures and standards, with a proven track record to
manage industrial fire & safety aspects in oil & gas, petrochemical, construction, ship repair, stevedoring &
process industry.

Core Competencies include

Conduct Hazard & Risk Assessments ~ Accident Investigation Programmes~ Effectively Resolve Health &
Safety Issues ~ Time Management ~ Risk Assessments ~ Safety/ HSE Audits ~ Quality Driven ~ Team


Proven track record in risk assessment of OH&S for augmenting safety culture; analyze Job Safety and
Job Hazard by evaluating need for safety equipment to employees, first aid, fire protection, hygiene and
sanitation, etc. and ensure meeting minimum safety standards.
Domain knowledge of HSE tools- legal & other requirement; use of permits to work OH&S risk
assessment; initial environment reviews; safety inspections; safety performance audits; corrective action
management ; tool box talks
Proven ability to implement HSE management programmes, ably participate in safety reviews- what-if,
cause and effect reviews; assist in industrial hygiene surveys to identify & quantify occupational
workplace stresses.
Demonstrated competency to develop and implement HSE management system based on ISO
14001:2004 (EMS) & OHSAS 18001:2007 HSE internal & external audits as well as HSE process audits
Adept in participating in local industry associations, committees or work groups and liaise with
industry counterparts to identify & adopt best HSE practices in industry; keep updated on new
technological developments in safety and loss prevention field, with special emphasis on exploring
novel methods or products where feasible to benefit the company.
Proficiency to develop HSE training for personnel; provide advice on special operations; guide on
safety, health, & environmental issues and mentor operations personnel/ internal clients to ensure safe
& hygienic conduct of work.
Adroit in conducting regular facility safety inspections of operating plant & equipment as well as new
projects/modifications under construction, with hands on experience in investigating near misses,
property damage, injuries, occupational illness and spills/loss containment, while ensuring proper
database records of such incident investigation and reporting
Verifiable track record to assist in developing safe operating and emergency procedures, manuals,
bulletins and other safety publications; develop & implement SOP governing the Permit to Work system
and provide independent oversight by reviewing selected permits issued by operations personnel.
Exceptional grasping power and experience of value in the field of HSE system in major projects to
ensure safety equipment & facilities are maintained in optimum working condition; develop &
implement inspection and preventive maintenance programmes & setup efficient record keeping

Qatar Kentz WLL, member SNC Lavalin group , Sidra Medical and Research Center Doha, Qatar
(An e Engineering construction firm, member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, provides EPC & EPCM services to clients
in a variety of
industry sectors, including mining & metallurgy, oil & gas, environment & water, infrastructure & clean power)
HSSE Manager (Dec 2014 to date)
(Reporting to the Country Manager & leading a team of 40 safety officers)

As HSSE Manager, oversee framing & implementation of safety, health & environmental norms in the
electrical &
mechanical works for Sidra Medical & Research Centre project as per the defined Key Performance Indices-
Direct resources & activities of the division to support HSE programmes & guide the senior
Coordinate continually to maintain an appropriate level of safety awareness, knowledge and
preparedness to create a culture that prioritizes effective HSE and balances overall associated costs.
Review internal HSE policies and practices to ensure they are current and appropriate.
Conduct hazard & risk assessments to change existing, or develop new recommendations from these
Assist project team in investigation of all project incidents and ensure proper records are completed and
Assist in implementation of corrective actions as it relates to the incident and ensure lessons learned
are communicated throughout the Company and are incorporated into the program, if necessary.
Address specific reporting & record keeping requirements of OSHAS, EMS, & other pertinent
safety/regulatory compliance matters for project sites.
Undertake site visits as well as internal audits.

Made significant contribution to effectively develop robust HSE processes.

Al Khayyat Contracting and Trading, Doha, Qatar , Mall of Qatar

SHEQ Manager (Jun 2013- Sep 2014)
(Reported to the Country Manager & guided a team of 33 safety officers)

As SHEQ Manager, managed safety, health, environmental, & quality issues on the whole site, involved in
construction of malls, palaces, high rise building projects as per the specified Key Performance Matrices-
Prepared HSE plan, safety procedure and project emergency plan and safety handbook.
Spearheaded HSE operations to ensure zero accident record and property damage, with focus on routine
safety inspections and safety performance audits.
Designed & implemented job safety analysis, work permit risk assessment, aspect register & critical lift
plan before commencement of any critical job.
Conducted different safety training programmes for employees & promoted safety awareness by
adopting various methods in safety promotion and motivation.
Carried out training on emergency preparedness & organized emergency evacuation drill for company
Organized safety awareness programmes & conducted near miss campaign for employees at all levels.

Played key role to establish a complete HSE management system based on OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001
Initiated robust steps to implement company project HSE plan as well as client HSE regulation to
execute work.

Punj Lloyd Ltd., Doha, Qatar

(An EPC company)
ES &H Manager (Sep 2007- May 2013) New Doha International Airport for Jet A 1 Fuel system
(Reported to the Project Manager& led a team of 15 safety officers)

As ES &H Manager, coordinated all HSE activities throughout project execution & managed the ES & H
Department, for New Doha international Airport Project as per the set Key Performance Indices-
Executed safety plan & HSE regulation at site to re-affirm its adequacy and applicability to the specific
Imparted training to employees and improved their safety performance.
Provided technical assistance on safety throughout all phases of the project.
Analyzed job safety and job hazard by evaluating the need for safety equipment to employees, first aid,
fire protection, hygiene and sanitation, etc. and ensured that all meet the minimum safety standards.
Conducted regular internal audit at project site & on subcontractor work to comply with project HSE
management systems and issued audit reports.
Established project HSE objectives and identified HSE requirements to apply on the project.

As Senior HSE Engineer, steered HSE activities, carried out accident & incident investigations &
maintained a central file for safety statistics of the project as per the defined Key Performance
Organised daily tool box meeting, including critical job of the day activities
Conducted HSE Audits and advanced safety audit periodically
Initiated safety recommendations and promotional activities.
Prepared and submitted necessary reports relative to project safety status as required by contract
Ensured special compliance, performed gas testing & implemented issue of gas free certificates.
Handled testing & certification of cranes, forklifts, dump trucks, cherry picker.
Ensured pollution control for safety of life at sea.

Played a critical role as safety in charge to achieve 13.5 million man hours LTI free in the New Doha
International Airport Project for Jet A 1 fuel hydrant and storage system construction till project
handover to Q Jet the operators for Qatar Airways; & to replace existing facility, increase passenger &
cargo-handling capacity, and accommodate the new Airbus A380 super jumbo jets.

Costain Abu Dhabi Company W.L.L, Adma Opco and ADgas Abu Dhabi, UAE
(A subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., offers mechanical maintenance & construction services to ADMA
OPCO & AD GAS, at Das Island)
Senior HSE Engineer (May 2006 - Sep 2007)
(Reported to the Project Manager & led a team of 12 safety officers)

As Senior HSE Engineer, Investigated and prepared report on any accident/ incident occurring inside
project site as per the Key Result Areas-

Carried out monthly internal audit covering the entire premises as per the HSE guidelines &
submitted periodic HSE performance reports to management.
Trained supervisor and line managers on the procedures for incident reporting and recalled
encouraging reporting more incident/ accident recall.
Developed monthly reports & presentations on HSE to employees on workplace injury statistics,
new initiatives and system changes.
Actively participated in formal and informal communication to increase and enhance the
understanding and awareness on HSE issues.
Provided accurate and timely advice to managers on prevailing HSE issues.
Continually reviewed work practices and recommended ways to improve processes and

Saudi Petrochemical Company, Sadaf Al Jubial, KSA

(A subsidy of SABIC group, a process plant processing ethyl di chloride; ethylene, styrene, & crude industrial
HSE Engineer (Oct 2003 - Feb 2006)
(Reported to the Safety Manager& led a team of 8 safety officers)

As HSE Engineer, conducted safety audits, identified hazards, & assessed risks; organized safety
awareness programme for workers, work permit system as per the set Key Performance Indices-
Imparted training for permit receiver and people based facilitator
Undertaken job hazard analysis and engaged in accident / incident investigation.
Conducted safety meetings, upgrading to OSHAS standards, permit compliance check.
Engaged in investigations & prepared accident/ incident reports that happened inside plant.
Carried out monthly internal audit for the entire plant premises as per the HSE guideline &
submitted report.
Organised in emergency evacuation drill at least once in six month.
Identified all possible emergency situations and prepared emergency plans to mitigate the same.
Initiated disciplinary action to safety violators who unnecessarily exposed themselves or other
personnel to injury or property damage.
Identified and provided necessary personal protective equipment.

Successfully achieved 2 million man hours without lost time accidents/ incidents.

Previous Employment Record:

HSE Manager, MIDMAC Contracting, Doha, Qatar (Jan 2001- Feb 2002)
(An ISO 9001:2000 QMS, ISO 14001:2004 EMS, & OHSAS 18001:2007 accredited firm, offering expertise in electro
mechanical, & civil works in building construction)
Role: Deftly achieved 7 million man hours without lost time accident in the project to construct poly
ethylene plant for Qatar Chemicals

Senior Safety Officer , Bentini Constroni , Sudan , ( Nov 1998 Dec 1999 ) Italian company
Involved in construction of booster pump station, and pipe lines from South Sudan to North Sudan
With six pump stations

Senior Safety Officer, Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Company, Bahrain (Dec 1994- Sep 1998)
(A n ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 certified subsidiary of OPEC group formed in 1977, involved in ship
repair & ship building, using floating & dry docks with marine repair facility to handle very large vessels, including
ships & jack up rigs)
Role: Made noteworthy contribution as member of safety team, & was felicitated by British Safety Council
with Sword of Honour award for maintaining zero LTAs among all ship repair yards in the Middle East/
East in 1998

Senior Safety Officer, Keafer , Abu Dhabi, UAE (Nov 1993- Oct 1994)
(An ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 certified firm with expertise as insulation company handling insulating
& equipping work in industrial & offshore facilities, ships & buildings including pipelines & turbines)

Safety Officer, Rezayat Special Projects, Jubail, KSA (August 1992 - Nov 1993)
(An engineering firm provides construction, operation & maintenance services on installed equipment within offices,
hospitals, housing, process plants, airports & other commercial/ residential properties)
Role: Involved in maintenance and delivery of finished products with Saudi Iron and Steel

Safety Officer, Globe Marine Services, Dammam, KSA (Jun 1990 - Jul 1992)
(A stevedoring company formed in 1976, since renamed as Global Group, & involved in loading, discharging, general
cargo & RORO & LOLO vessels)

Fire & Safety/ Administrative Officer, VAM Organic Chemicals Ltd., Moradabad, UP, India (Jun 1985 -
May 1989)
(A processing chemicals plant, manufacturing vinyl acetate monomer, acetic acid, & poly vinyl acetate)

Indian Army, Corps of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (Jan 1977- Jul 1984)
Role: As technical officer telecommunications, involved in repair and maintenance for radars and
concerned electronic test equipments of the Army, while posted at various army formations across India


Member- IIRSM

Post Graduate Diploma Fire and Safety Engineering, Kerala University
Bachelors Degree in Science- Environmental Safety Management, Lorenz University, USA
Diploma in Industrial Safety & Fire Prevention, 1st Class, Indian Labour Council (Safety Project done with
OSHAS Construction Safety
Diploma in Business Administration & Industrial Relations, Ex-Servicemen Rehabilitation Board, Delhi
Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Madras University (1984)
Radar & Guided Missile Technology (Repair & Maintenance), B Class, Military College of Electronic and
Mechanical Engineers, Secundrabad

Completed a course at International institute of Risk and Safety management
Underwent trainings module on managing ergonomics in workplace
Attended training workshop on improving employee safety performance
Participated in training sessions on managing special compliance; performing job hazard analysis; and
inspecting for hazardous conditions
Underwent training modules on accident investigation; managing health and safety; making safety
meetings work; & advanced safety audit
Attended training workshop on effective communication
Participated in people based safety facilitator, trainer and train the trainer programmes
Undergone OSHAS 18001 lead auditors training programme
Completed OSHAS construction safety certificate course

Date of Birth : 31 Oct 1955
Language Proficiency : English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, & Marwadi
Computer Literacy : MS Office (Excel, Power point, Word)
Nationality : Indian
Passport No. : E L 3497200, valid up to 29th Aug 2024
Driving License : Valid in India, Saudi Arabia, & Qatar
Visa Status : Residency work visa

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