HSE Assurance Specialist- Houston, TX

Company: Precision Drilling

Location: Houston, Texas


Working for Precision Drilling means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a strategic player in Precision Drilling’s future. We are a large company with a family feel, where you will collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the organization.

Combined with a competitive remuneration package, you will enjoy the advantages of:

  • A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401(k) match, long-term disability coverage, a free fitness membership steps away from our offices and product discount programs.
  • A casual work environment where you can expect to enjoy a work-life balance that promotes personal health, well-being, and family life!
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • Precision has a competitive vacation, holidays and PTO offering including afternoons off before a long weekend.


The HSE Assurance Specialist is responsible for planning, executing, and closing out HSE assurance visits, including assignment and tracking of associated findings and actions, ensuring that our operations are acting in compliance with established company policies and procedures and applicable industry standards. Provides the appropriate personnel with information in support of decision making and assists members of the organization in effectively executing their responsibilities with respect to the HSE MS; Provides analyses, appraisals, recommendations, investigation review and support, coaching, and information concerning the activities reviewed and the adequacy and the effectiveness of the organization’s HSE MS.



  • Maintains responsibility for all aspects of the HSE MS assurance visit process: including performing visits, assurance personnel development, scheduling of visit teams, and visit follow-up
  • Provides effective coaching and mentoring to operations personnel and demonstrates a disciplined approach to the Company’s policies, processes, and procedures; drives the implementation of the MS and measures compliance throughout the organization
  • Reviews and updates assurance and assessment protocols designed to evaluate compliance and causes of gaps with documented policies and procedures
  • Communicates HSE information and gathers data that can demonstrate improvement of HSE performance at the rig/facility level through usage and compliance with the HSE MS
  • Provides coaching for rig/facility management regarding the implementation and effective management of the HSE MS
  • Plans, executes, and monitors activities to achieve assurance visit plan
  • Evaluates significance of nonconformities
  • Compiles and maintains records associated with management system assurance visits and assessments
  • Ensures compliance with applicable HSE Performance Standards, as well as applicable regulations and other internal/external requirements
  • Follows up the corrective actions that result from assurance findings, incidents, and near misses and ensures that all items are closed and followed up for effectiveness
  • Performs trend analysis and monitors performance metrics for the implementation and effectiveness of HSE MS Processes and Tools
  • Prepares and reports quarterly assurance results summaries; develops HSE MS Annual Review Report
  • Maintains knowledge of trends in industry and changes to applicable code standards
  • Assists in developing goals, policies and procedures, risk-based assurance plan
  • Ensures compliance with departmental policies and procedures through activities such as performing quality review of assurance
  • Demonstrates quality and consistency of execution of the HSE MS by establishing Standards, Procedures and Tools
  • Fosters a culture of continuous improvement, including industry benchmarking
  • Works with management to develop an understanding and proper use of adequate risk assessment, incident investigation, nonconformance and corrective action
  • Identifies competency gaps and assists with coaching and development plans
  • Assists in the management of HSE MS Document Control


Knowledge & Skills

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint – advanced levels

Knowledge of audit procedures and requirements

Strong SAP knowledge with access to sensitive information as needed for analytics and reporting requirements

Strong communication skills and an ability to work at all levels, both verbally and written

Motivation to develop skills associated to strong administrative support

Ability to handle multiple tasks on daily basis

Strong time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines; Ability to perform under stressful conditions

Ability to maintain accurate and detailed information (through written skills and data entry)

Ability to identify and implement improvements

Knowledge of Industry and Field practices and operations

Team player and able to provide leadership and direction



Bachelor’s degree in Health Safety and Environment or equivalent qualification preferred

HSE and/or Audit industry recognized/applicable Certification preferred



+5 years of experience as an HSE Auditor or investigator with applicable auditor or investigator training; prior experience managing audits.

Experience in Upstream Oil and Gas.

Experience in ISO, COR, OSHA, and/or OHSAS.

Proficient in Canada and USA regulatory, standards, and industry best practices.



401(k) matching up to 5%

Group Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)

Health Savings Account (Employer Contributions)

Life Insurance, AD&D & Disability

Telemedicine Services

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Share Purchase Plan

Employee Incentive Plan

3 Weeks Annual Vacation

2 Weeks Annual PTO


Nearest Major Market: Houston