HSE Superintendent


The Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Superintendent is responsible for the effective implementation of HSE management system (MS), standards, policies, and processes for assigned rigs; Drives ownership, responsibility and accountability for HSE culture; Communicates effectively to drive consistent implementation and compliance to the HSE MS, Real-time tracking and trending of HSE leading and lagging indicators for short and long term strategic planning; Champions HSE to continuously drive Target Zero.



  • Coaches, demonstrates and leads Key Beliefs, Target Zero Rules, HSE MS policies, procedures and tools
  • Proficient in OH&S , federal, provincial , and territorial regulations, PD HSE MS standards, policies, processes, and industry best practices ensuring effective implementation
  • Provide technical and regulatory HSE Support – Expert level subject matter expertise in OH&S (EPA and other applicable government agencies) and PD HSE MS; advise on requirements and make recommendations for effective compliance
  • Demonstrate active leadership and commitment through role modeling, coaching managers, supervisors and crews on implementation of the HSE MS Standards and Policies
  • Ensure critical processes are assessed and controlled
  • Ensure core HSE MS fundamentals (Risk and hazard assessment, Observations, Step Back and Stop Work, Incident Investigation/Management) are implemented, monitored, reviewed and discussed
  • Regularly monitor and discuss real-time HSE performance (Leading and Lagging indicators) and advise HSE Manager, Rig Managers and Field Superintendents – communicates and plans with operations to proactively identify and address gaps, assists with implementation and verification of lessons learned
  • Facilitate and participate in hazard and risk assessments and provide HSE Technical support – coach implementation of CTAs and JSAs and teach fundamentals of risk assessment (ability to identify hazards and collaborate on how best to mitigate or eliminate risk; hierarchy of controls) – assist with maintenance of on-site JSAs
  • Conduct regular hazard hunts with crews and compile summary and action items; provide to HSE and Rig Manager
  • Conduct regular rig visits to coach and facilitate implementation of HSE MS Standards and Policies – visible participate in core HSE Fundamentals; engage crews in observations, identifying at-risk behaviors and conditions, overseeing HSE aspects of high risk jobs (CTAs), identifying and correcting unsafe conditions, assist with developing and performing task specific risk assessments, monitor crew’s HSE performance to identify and communicate trends during pre-tour meetings and safety meetings, monitor Rig Orientation for SSEs, visitors and contractors
  • Assist and monitor compliance with SSE process
  • Engage and Support incident investigations (Level 1 and 2) and assist technically (incident investigation methodology) with proper identification of root cause and corrective actions
  • Ensure all HSE incidents including near misses and stop works are reported timely
  • Identify, evaluate and verify the use of required HSE controls and PPE
  • Conduct bi-annual rig & equipment inspections with Field Supts to verify OH&S and PD compliance
  • Communicate HSE issues and HSE Communications (Immediate Notifications, Alerts, and etc.)
  • Ensure all employees have completed required HSE Training per the training matrix
  • Ensures Emergency Response Systems and Plans are implemented and assist as directed; ensure and participate in required drills
  • Assist with implementation of customer bridging documents as required
  • Develop professional working relationships with customer HSE representatives and management; attend KPI meetings and represent PD
  • Assist in formal audits with the HSE Assurance Team as requested
  • Obtain and maintain required training and certifications as required for role – OH&S, investigation, coaching/facilitation, First Aid/CPR, etc.
  • Ensure 75% of time is spent in the field


Knowledge & Skills

Proficient in federal, provincial, and territorial regulations

Strong communication skills and an ability to coach and mentor

Excellent verbal and written communication skills including use of MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.)

Strong data and analytics; critical thinking

Application of technical skills

Managing challenges

Continuous Improvement

SAP or similar ERP experience




BS/BA degree required in HSE related program

HSE Certification preferred

HSE Certification required




Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in oil & gas, heavy industry, or heavy construction

Experience in incident investigation; OHSAS 18001; ISO 9001; ISO 14001