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Bruce Whatley

13597 FM 125 South, Bivins, Texas, 75555, United States

(C) 281-467-3888,


Twenty three years of experience as an industrial safety & health professional, primarily in the refining and petrochemical industry. Seeking a challenging position managing HSE with a progressive organization.

Work Experience

Health Safety Environmental Manager (07/15/1992 – Present)

Responsible for management of project and Company safety programs for engineering, maintenance, and construction. Duties include development of site specific safety and health training programs and safe job procedures, accident investigation, record keeping, worker's compensation claims management, industrial hygiene monitoring, and advising management on all safety related issues. Extensive experience gained with regulatory agencies including VPP participation.

Last Employer: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

Responsibilities: Representative projects with JACOBS include: • 2009 – Present – Site Health Safety & Environmental Manager for the BP Whiting Refinery Modernization Project (formally Operation Canadian Crude), Whiting, IN. Jacobs responsibilities on this project include the design, procurement, and construction management of a new Sulfur Recovery Complex and the NOx Reduction Project at the refinery’s on-site power plant. Jacobs work scope includes the setting of many barge sized modules, re-vamps of exiting units within the refinery, and start-up assistance of new units. Mr. Whatley’s responsibilities include the overall HSE management of Jacobs CM scope; daily, weekly, and monthly HSE reports; HSE related training; supervise Jacobs and subcontractor HSE personnel assigned to the projects; participate in various HSE committees; insure adequate accident investigation; and track and report observation trending. Jacobs’ portion of this project is valued at over one billion dollars. • 2007 – 2009 – Sr. Health Safety and Environmental Manager for the Bechtel Jacobs Joint Venture Motiva Enterprises LLC Crude Expansion Project. This mega-project is a major expansion of the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery in Port Arthur, TX and expected to peak at over 8000 craft workers. Responsibilities included the HSE management of a new Delayed Coker, new Crude Unit, new Sulfur Block, and all indirect and logistical services. Oversees and directs lead HSE managers on each unit and their respective HSE departments. Overall project valued at eight billion dollars. • 2005 – 2006 - Site Safety Manager at the Arcel Expansion Project for NOVA Chemicals in Monaca, PA. Project consisted of the de-bottleneck and upgrade of a styrene based packaging material complex, along with the expansion of this process with the installation of a new modular reactor building. Duties included development of the overall integrated HSE plan, sub-contractor HSE evaluations, development and administration of new employee HSE training and orientation program, development and administration of various HSE Incentive programs, subcontractor tracking, auditing, and monitoring. Accumulation of HSE data from worker observations to near hit and incident reporting and the reporting of this data on daily, weekly, and monthly intervals. Chaired the Client-Jacobs Sr. HSE Committee and facilitated the Contractor HSE Committee. • 2003 – 2005 - Site Safety Manager at the K105 Upgrades Project for Eli Lilly Company, Indianapolis, IN. Over 1,000,000 work hours expended on the complete upgrade of an injectable insulin facility. Total OSHA Recordable Rate was 0.93, with no Lost Work Day Cases. 900,000 hours were accomplished in only nine work weeks. Also during this period served as the Area HSE Manager supporting four other construction management projects for Lilly throughout Indiana. • 2000 – 2002 – Home Office Area HSE Manager based in Philadelphia, PA, supporting two major engineering offices, six petrochemical maintenance sites, and several construction management projects, primarily in the bio-pharm industry. Projects were located primarily in the mid-west and northeast United States. • 1998 – 2000 - Site Safety Supervisor at the maintenance services project for Aristech Chemical Corporation (Sunoco) in Haverhill, Ohio. Responsible for administering the safety program for a maintenance staff of 110 employees and over 300 employees during plant turnarounds, including training record keeping, compliance inspections, treatment of injuries, and accident investigation. Also responsible for advising the management staff on all health & safety issues, including HAZWOPER and Asbestos Abatement activities. • 1996 – 1998 - Safety Supervisor at the Amoco Chemical PIA Expansion Project, Joliet, IL. • 1995 – 1996 - Site Safety Manager at an engineering, procurement, and construction management project for Pennzoil Products in Rouseville and Reno, PA. • 1994 – 1995 - Site Safety Supervisor at an engineering, procurement, and construction management project for Sun Chemical in Muskegon, MI. • 1993 – 1994 - Site Safety Supervisor at a plant maintenance site for Global Octanes Corporations in Deer Park, TX. • 1993 - Site Safety Supervisor at the Cumene Turnaround for Georgia Gulf in Pasadena, Texas. • 1992 – 1993 Safety Supervisor at the Lyondell-Citgo Benzene NESHAP Project in Houston, Texas. • 1992 - Safety Supervisor at the Aromatics Train Turnaround for Exxon Chemical in Baytown, Texas.

Site Safety Supervisor (12/16/1991 – 08/14/1992)

Served as the Site Safety Supervisor on a grass roots construction project within the Star Enterprise refinery (now Motiva) in Port Arthur, TX.

Last Employer: C.A. Turner Construction Company

Responsibilities: Managed the safety program for over 300 craft employees and supervised one other safety professional. The project consisted of the mechanical construction of a Sulfur Recovery Unit.

Safety & Health Representative (10/19/1987 – 12/20/1991)

Served for four years as a Field Safety Representative with over two years at the maintenance and capital projects site at Texaco Chemical Company (now Flint Hills Resources) in Port Arthur, TX. Other assignments included Star Enterprise (Motiva), Oxychem, and Georgia-Pacific.

Last Employer: Austin Industrial, Inc.

Senior ES&H Supervisor (05/23/2002 – 10/23/2003)

Served as the senior EHS Supervisor at the grass roots Union Power Station Project in El Dorado, AR.

Last Employer: SNC-Lavalin Constructors (formerly NEPCO)

Responsibilities: This project consisted of the construction of a 2,222 mega-watt thermal fired power plant. This project was valued at over two billion dollars and peaked at over 2,500 craft workers.

Accomplishments: Over two million work hours were logged without a lost workday case.


Establishment: Americus University

Degree: Associate of Applied Science

Education Period: 08/22/1994 - 05/31/1996

Speciality: Health & Safety Management


Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Alabama Certified Environmental Compliance Manager, 1999 OSHA 500 40-hr Instructor Course Training Methods and Techniques, University of Texas Excavation Safety, Texas Engineering Extension Service (Texas A&M) First Aid & CPR Instructor, American Red Cross

Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Foreign Language Skills: English

Additional Information

Professional Membership: American Society of Safety Engineers


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