Senior Safety Specialist (Williston)


: $104,793.33 - $203,540.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Energy/Power

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Job Description

We're Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We're the largest operator in Norway, among the world's largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we're building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.

Development and Production International (DPI) is responsible for Equinor s portfolio of producing assets and planned field developments in all countries outside Norway and Brazil. DPI's intent is to build and grow a competitive international portfolio - always safe, high value and low carbon. DPI s operates across six continents and implements rigorous safety standards, technological innovations and environmental awareness.

Job Description

This is a new Safety and Sustainability Unit (SSU) role that actively works in the field with personnel to identify and mitigate health, safety and environmental (HSE) risks.
This position is integral in supporting the frontline execution of HSE programs and working in a manner that is proactive, preventative, and results-oriented.
Field coach for proactive tools and initiatives.
Work closely with SSU asset leader and other asset personnel on special projects.
Communicate, facilitate and support safety and sustainability adherence to the US Onshore work requirements, and/or requirements established for scopes of work.
Engage various contracted companies to support alignment in the planning and execution of their scope.
Proactively assess potential performance gaps related to regulatory requirements, internal work requirements, safe work practices, behaviors, equipment integrity, etc. and work directly with the line on preventative measures to address any identified gaps.
Provide support to the frontline with practical field deployment, implementation and interpretation of processes, systems, procedures and/or requirements.
Perform incident investigations with line superintendents and supervisors to assist with root cause analysis (RCA) process to support development of pertinent corrective and preventative actions.
Assist the line and on-scene personnel in emergency situations. Actively participate, support, and provide guidance during tactical emergency response efforts.
Aide in quality assurance of incident investigation data.
Execute and support assurance program at field locations and engage with line supervision to embed systematic corrective actions.
Position is based out of the Williston, ND office, has field wide responsibilities throughout western North Dakota and eastern Montana and operates under a standard Monday-Friday, non-rotational schedule
weekend availability may be required for incident investigation/emergency response


BS degree with preference on Safety Engineering, Safety Sciences, Occupational Safety and Health, or other related technical degree preferred but not required
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification preferred but not required
At least 3 years of experience in the oil and gas industry
Strong practical knowledge of safety regulations, standards and best practices
Experience in other high risk-industry with combination of education and/or credentials may be considered.
Relevant experience may compensate for formal qualifications.
3-5 years of relevant experience preferred.

Personal Qualities

Ability to live by our safety and security expectations.
Exceptional communication skills and ability to interact with personnel at all levels of the organization and with confidence, respect and integrity.
Demonstrated ability to identify, develop and deliver a variety of training topics in an effective way for the workforce.
Industrious approach with desire to spend consistent, significant amounts of times in field.
Ability to analyze information, solve problems, work in a team environment.
Ability to prioritize tasks and projects, manage time effectively and function effectively in stressful situations.
Awareness of production and cost business context.
Proficient skills in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
Ability to drive organizational change.

We Offer

Not just a job. A career. We encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities our global company offers, and empower you to build your career across multiple disciplines and geographies, exchange ideas and learn from others.

Rewards. We offer a range of reward programmes within one Equinor framework adapted to the local market. This includes competitive salary, variable pay schemes and a share savings plan.

Wellness and work-life balance. Our employees health and well- being is a priority and we encourage our people to make use of our flexible work arrangements to help balance their work and home lives efficiently.

An inclusive culture. Embracing an inclusive culture is a fundamental part of our values, and leveraging our diverse perspectives and experiences help us deliver together. Equinor provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

General Information

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Associated topics: environment, environmental, gauge, hazard, hospital, safety, scba, treatment, usda, water * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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