James - Safety Engineer - Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Kavuri James

Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Safety Engineer


Safety Engineering, Audits & Risk Assessment, Training & Development, HSE Plans/ Budget
Health & Safety Environmental Management- ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 Systems
HIRA, HAZOP & Risk Analysis, Coordination within Department, Documentation Con

Work History

Safety Engineer, Sabic Saudi Arabia, Jubail, Saudi Arabia

From July 2013

* Proficiently approved as Consultant Engineer from Saudi Engineering Council, KSA.
* Bestowed with CEO Kitty Award for attaining zero accidents.
* Considerately selected for Vedanta Equity Stake for good performance.
* Played a pivotal role in achieving BALCO, India the OSHAS 18001 Certification in first attempt with technical contribution at different stages including inception, process, pre-certification and final certification.

Key Responsibilities:
* Maintaining HSE Management System in compliance with HSE standards, safety aspects and supporting the continuous development and implementation of HSE procedures on site.
* Supervising task and safety in charge of EGII in UNITED SABIC for smooth functioning of day-to-day activities.
* Surveying facilities and executing quality, health, safety and environment inspection/ audits to devise customized safety plans and ensuring all procedures are adhered as per acceptable risk levels.
* Influential in providing safe and healthy work environment, site induction, safe work method procedures, necessary onsite training to all the employees, subcontractors and visitors in line with the OH&S legislations.
* Attending management safety meetings and submitted periodic reports to the senior manager for continual improvement.
* Working as a Specialist in incident investigation and analysis as well as gaining extensive experience as a Lead Auditor, ensuring smooth functioning of the operation in an efficient and effective manner.
* Gained acquaintance with safety, health and environment management systems for seamless functioning of activities leading to optimal growth chart of the organization.
Incident / Near Miss reports in HEARTS (HSE Electronics Reporting & Tracking) as per SHEM procedure



September 2012 - July 2013

SGS is renowned as the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company at Mumbai Metro Project.

Key Responsibilities:
* Devised/ implemented annual HSE annual plan to ascertain adherence to established targets and organizational objectives/ standards.
* Organized and conducted regular HSE inspections/accident investigations, prepared safety audit plans and provided corrective measures to assure compliance with regulatory industry standards.
* Managed safety issues & carried out safety audits for metro project to maintain a safe working environment.
* Supported the management team in conducting regular inspection/safety audits and recommended corrective actions to ascertain compliance with safety standards and regulations.
* Monitored critical safety parameters during project execution and tracked all accident/ incident/ near misses to implement corrective actions.
* Ensured health safety environment is handled in accordance with job safety analysis and risk assessments of routine and critical jobs.

Safety Engineer

Al Meer Technical Services, Al

July 2010 - August 2012

* Presented with an award of Excellence 2 Million Man-Hours without LTI for MAA KNPC Project.

Client Handled:
* MAA KNPC, Kuwait

Key Responsibilities:
* Conducted operations & safety meetings on a regular basis to assure adherence to procedures and safety measures.
* Monitored critical safety parameters during project execution, performed periodic HSE audit & loss prevention and tracked all accident/ incident/ near misses to implement corrective actions.
* Designed project HSE management plan as per project data requirement ascertaining better work flow.
* Reinforced the overall safety look and procedures by implementing stringent safety measures and promoted HSE leadership culture in organization.
* Proffered training to new/existing personnel on HSE guidelines and occupational safety issues to maintain a safe working environment.
* Facilitated implementation of complex safety programs by inspecting or reviewing areas, processes and work activities for hazardous conditions.

Safety Manager

Tecpro Energy Limited

March 2000 - June 2010

Client Handled:
* Reliance Industries Limited

Key Responsibilities:
* Devised/ implemented annual HSE annual plan to ascertain adherence to established targets and organizational objectives/ standards.
* Conducted trainings to familiarize employees regarding HSE policy/ procedures, confirming adherence to the same to eliminate unsafe practices posing health/safety risks to employees.
* Performed site inspections and accordingly suggested corrective and preventive actions for HSE violation to ascertain compliance with safety standards and regulations.
* Undertook responsibility for the overall execution of annual mechanical maintenance contract as well as in charge of safety department.
* Coordinated inspections, investigations and occupational safety activities with departments. Directed and reviewed the analysis of accident/injury data, to identify the need for new/improved occupational safety programs.
* Managed the inspection and risk assessment activities on site, ascertained all site personnel adhere to established safety policies/procedure, prepared and submitted periodic safety reports.



February 1987 - April 2000

safety engineer

In-charge of process of the Digester

Operation In

May 1987 - January 1994

(continuous stir tank reactor) and multiple effect evaporation, de-mineralized plant, cooling tower and waste treatment plant area processes; jointly installed chemical operation concepts with exchangers separators calandrias, drum filters, deep cone thickener for minimizing performance bottlenecks

* Jan 1996- May 2000: Safety Manager with Balco, Korba, India
* Jan 1994- Jan 1996: Safety Engineer with Balco, Korba, India

Formulated HSE budgets, coordinated project operations within cost and time norms; initiated review meetings for evaluating project progress and de-bottlenecking.
Induction to all new employees, Ensure Daily Toolbox talks to workforce, Job safety analysis & planning & following up for effective risk controls.
Foreseeing performance bottlenecks and taking corrective measures to avoid the same and Conceptualizing an emergency plan for combating accidents and other incidents
Conducting internal audits for compliance of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certifications
Conducting Accident Investigations and Environmental incident

Qualifications & Certifications

Chemical Engineering

Osmania University


HSE Enforce Institute

Government of India

Regional Labour Institute

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