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Candidate ID: 1492663

Career Summary

Post Graduate with 22 years experience in Fire Supervisor and Health & Safety / Environment functional area

Skill Set

HSE, HAZOP, Emergency Response, fire fighting, safety training, Haz-Mat training, Fire trainer.

Professional Information

Total Experience : 22

Nationality : United States

Qualification Level : Post Graduate

Job Function : Health & Safety / Environment

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

John Martin
Dubai UAE

HSE Engineer

United States military trained Emergency Management professional with over 22 years’ success leading emergency response preparedness in industrial, manufacturing, and government organizations. Expert ability to analyze operations, identify areas of opportunity, and implement plans that improve efficiency while mitigating risk.
Demonstrated ability to forge solid relationships with partners and build consensus across multiple organizational levels and in diverse communities. A strategist distinguished for proven leadership, team-building, and excellent conflict resolution abilities that enhance productivity and drive sustained organizational performance.
Management Competencies
• Emergency Response Preparedness
• Environment, Health, & Safety (EHS)
• Strategic Planning and Implementation
• Root Cause Analysis • Safety Management Systems
• Talent Training & Development
• Team Building & Leadership
• Risk Assessment / Mitigation

Career Experience
HSQ&E Manager & Fire Consultant, 2018 – Present
Drive organizational excellence to facilitate a safety-driven culture throughout the airport’s firefighter divisional unit. Develop EHS solutions, talent, and capabilities while managing EHS risk and liability. Proactively work to ensure compliance with applicable EHS laws, regulations, and directives.
Key Contributions:
• Authored health and safety plans for 46 Firefighters with the Dammam Airport; Facilitated firefighter trainings to reduce the Near Miss rate from 80% down to 5%.
• Serve as a Senior Advisor to management on technical issues related to runways, road conditions, road maintenance, fire protection, fire safety and resource requirements, deployment strategies, chemical releases, and similar HSE safety concerns.
Janikin Rooke / Air Products, Saudi Aramco Refinery (JEC), Jizan, Saudi Arabia
Emergency Response Manager & Fire Chief, 2016 – 2018
Led a 52-unit Special Rescue Team and 25 Medical Personnel in training exercises to ensure top-level firefighting skills. Developed, implemented, and tested Emergency Response Plans for refinery site with 6,431 employees. Administered an emergency equipment supply chain budget of $100,000+, ensuring adequate resources available at all times to meet organizational needs. Continuously evaluated programs and policies to minimize risks associated with EHS issues to ensure compliance with corporate and legal standards.
Key Contributions:
• Liaison Leader to the Saudi Aramco Refinery Management as the Lead Incident Commander for all fire incidents, RVAs, and fire investigations; Spearheaded the investigation of 973 incidents to find that most were human error.
• Served as a Senior Consultant on technical issues related to road conditions, road flooding, fire protection, fire safety, and resource requirements, deployment strategies, chemical releases, and similar HSE safety concerns.
• Conducted training classes on all HSE issues, PTW, JSA, Fire Extinguishers, Rescue, LOTO, Building evacuation and First aid. Inputted all training files in a computer program for verification and archive.
AHCEC/Sadara Chemical Company, Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Emergency Response Leader, 2014 – 2016
Delivered leadership for two Fire Brigades with 75 Special Rescue Firefighters. Developed, implemented, and tested Emergency Response Plans for Petrochemical site with eight construction companies, 29 different sub-contractors, and a total of 62,381 workers. Controlled an annual budget of over $3.6 million for the purchase of emergency equipment. Investigated all safety incidents on-site to find root cause.
Key Contributions:
• Served as Senior Advisor on technical issues related to on-scene equipment and resource requirements, deployment strategies, chemical release, and similar safety concerns.
• Operated as Lead Liaison for a 34-unit third-party contracting team providing rescue, firefighting, and administrative services.
• Incident commander for all helicopter landings and departures with fire and medical teams on stand-by for Saudi Aramco and DOW Chemical helicopters and CEO’s.
KNPC Refinery / Kuwait Oil Company, Ahmadi, Kuwait
Emergency Response Specialist & Deputy Crisis Manager, 2012 – 2014
Designed and delivered 145 emergency response training drills and exercises annually to meet the organizational safety and emergency preparedness goals. Created weekly firefighter training programs for the refinery and off-shore oil rigs. Main point of contact between Kuwait Emergency Response Team and company asses for all emergencies.
Key Contribution:
• Served as a Subject Matter Expert to the KNPC and KOC Emergency Response Coordinator and the KOC Crisis Management team during any significant emergencies.
• Identified, studied, and analyzed 214 creditable emergency events to assess safety concerns and ensure the readiness of facilities and personnel.
• Facilitated training programs to ensure proper execution and immediate response of KOC Corporate Emergency Response Plan, H2S risk assessment, Fire Warden, Building Evacuation, Site Safety, Fire Extinguisher, and Emergency Communication Controllers (ECC) for 160 operators.
Additional Experience:
Instructor & Firefighter II – DRS Technologies, Huntsville, AL, USA
Fire Officer & Training Coordinator – MED-ENG Systems, Iraq
HSE Supervisor & Emergency Response Lead – General Dynamics, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Sergeant and Military Firefighter – United States Army

Education and Credentials
Bachelor of Science, Fire Science
Walsingham University
Certified Project Management Expert
Arab Professional Board for Project Managers

Professional Training
Technical Rescue, ROCO Rescue School, USA
National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction ICS-700, FEMA, USA
Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, ICS-200B, FEMA, USA
National Fire Protection Training, 2008,2009, 2012, 2014 USA
Introduction to Incident Command ICS-100, FEMA, USA
National Response Framework ICS-800B, FEMA, USA
Firefighter II, Department of Defense, USA
Hazardous Material, United States Army

Mentor – Freemasons (2012– Present)
Volunteer Firefighter – Citizens Fire & Public Safety Volunteer Association (2009 – Present)