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Desired Industry: Management SpiderID: 78947
Desired Job Location: Arroyo Grande, California Date Posted: 3/15/2017
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: JD Willing to Relocate: Yes

Highly skilled, influential, and goal-driven professional, with broad-based background in environmental health and safety operations. Armed with hands-on experience in program administration government affairs regulatory compliance, and due diligence for acquisitions. Equipped with adeptness in cost control and process enhancement, as well as investigating failures and incidents to recommend and execute necessary corrective action. Skilled at leading and developing top-performing professionals to meet pre-established objectives.

Freeport-McMoRan Oil and Gas LLC, Orcutt, CA
Manager, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) - Jun 2013–Present
Ensure cost-effective generation and execution of EHS policies and programs within $8M annual budget
Ascertain, prioritize and resolve compliance and risk management issues
Directly supervise performance and development of seven staff members using management programs
Present strategic testimony at hearings on discretionary permits, variances, and proposed regulations
Demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and knowledge in the following roles:
Chair of Clean Seas LLC Executive Committee with a $9M annual budget;
Chair of Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) Coastal Producers Committee;
Chair of WSPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Work Group;
Oil caucus leader on Joint Oil/Fisheries Liaison Committee;
Incident Commander; Planning Chief; and Public Information Officer in various emergency response exercises and actual emergency response events;
Subject matter expert (SME) and mentor for other SMEs in air, water, waste, land use, endangered species, pipeline, safety, and hazardous materials issue areas; and
Primary point of contact with outside legal counsel
Take charge of writing, assessing, and modifying documents for submittal to regulatory agencies
Collaborate to generate and present media statements and press briefings on critical events

Position Highlights:
Provided sound regulatory interpretation and promoted the highest EHS vision and standards, thus gaining recognition from three governmental agencies for award-winning operations
Minimized proposed civil penalty amount by 75% through discerning investigation and negotiation
Achieved an annual reduction of $125K in mitigation fees through continuous dialogue and negotiation
Organized and directed the EHS portion of pre-start up compliance assessment for $120M water reclamation facility while ensuring 100% compliance
As chairman of Clean Seas, accomplishments included:
Oversight of change in response vessel fleet ($12M) and mariner crew staffing from contractor to in-house, to achieve $2M reduction in costs, while enhancing oil spill response readiness
Negotiation of $1M dispute settlement as the company’s primary contact
Initiated and led mid-period line-by-line assessment of capital and expense budgets resulting in reduction of $700K, adapting to changing financial objectives without affecting response readiness
Partnered with operations management to engage workforce in improvement campaign, thus decreasing reportable releases by 44% and minimizing violations by 18%, despite 16% increase in agency inspections.

Plains Exploration & Production Company, Orcutt, CA (Acquired by Freeport-McMoRan in 2013)
Manager, Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) - Mar 2002–May 2013
Supervised the performance of staff in achieving cost-effective compliance with regulations, ordinances, and permit conditions, bringing major impact to offshore and onshore oil and gas operations
Guided specialists in acquiring permits for the construction of new oil and gas facilities and projects
Provided assistance to the Law Department in handling EHS projects, transactions, and studies
Rendered effective recommendations to multifunctional teams of engineers and managers regarding permit acquisition for alternate project configurations
Organized government affairs and represented the company at government hearings on discretionary permit actions, and served as the Planning Chief during emergency response exercises

Position Highlights:
Played an integral role in securing all permits for a significant new oil and gas drilling project offshore California through mobilization of a team of experts, thus increasing production and the quality of crude, optimizing the realized oil price, and minimizing the per unit cost structure
Received four annual Safety Awards for Excellence from Minerals Management Service for superior operational compliance
Identified unacceptable trend in air pollution control variances and led a rigorous technical analysis to identify and correct causes and associated weaknesses in programs, thereby reducing variances by 61%.

Education and Credentials

Juris Doctor - Santa Barbara College of Law, Santa Barbara, CA
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
Associate of Science in Architecture - Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management - University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Occupational Certificate in Petroleum Technology - Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
California Registered Environmental Assessor # 05597 - 1994 to 2005
Qualified Hazmat Employee - Department of Transportation
Hazardous Materials Management Certification - University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA


Member - Society of Petroleum Engineers
Active Member - State Bar of California, #189124

Additional Information:

Volunteer - Santa Maria Valley YMCA
Triathlon - Planning Committee Member, Transition Coach, and Event Speaker
Annual Fundraising Campaign - Team Captain
Volunteer Staff Attorney - California Rural Legal Assistance
Volunteer Staff Attorney - Women’s Shelter

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