Zaur Abbasov EHS & Quality Management Systems specialist

United Arab Emirates
existing or upcoming issues; strong skills in Hazard IdentificationRisk Assessment & Establishing of Control Measures; Management System Auditing and Gap analysisstrong consultancy and advising skills.Strong interpersonal communication skills; problem solver and decision maker; solid knowledge of QHSE management systemsuggestion of corrective & preventive actions and ensuring of implementation


Seeking for a managerial or leading position within serious, well known & well-established organization that would benefit from my extensive and diversified experience, knowledge and professional skills and shall provide an equal opportunity for further self-development and career growth.

Personal and Professional Qualifications

Strong interpersonal communication skills; problem solver and decision maker; solid knowledge of QHSE management system, process safety and loss control; vast experience in business risk analysis and controls; understanding of HSE culture issues of organization and implementation of improvement plans; ability to read the statistical trend analysis and identify problem areas, existing or upcoming issues; strong skills in Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Establishing of Control Measures; Management System Auditing and Gap analysis, suggestion of corrective & preventive actions and ensuring of implementation, strong consultancy and advising skills.

Moreover, throughout the extensive years of experience I gained solid skills in facility management, budget preparation and implementation, cost effective management and strategic planning; legal, standards and regulatory requirements compliance.


·        Established Integrated Management System based on ISO Standard requirements and achieved 3rd party certification

KNR Fibreglass Abu Dhabi, UAE (as a freelance service provider)

Global Environmental Management Services (Integrated Industrial Waste Management and Recycling plants) KSA all regions

·        Successfully established electronic PTW system within the organization for gas processing plant and pipeline operations

ADNOC Gas processing (GASCO: process plants and pipeline operations) Abu Dhabi, UAE

·        Established and Managed company HSE culture improvement by implementing Behavioural Based Safety management

Global Environmental Management Services (Integrated Industrial Waste Management and Recycling plants) KSA all regions

ADNOC Gas Processing (GASCO: process plants and pipeline divisions) Abu Dhabi, UAE

·        Complete review & management of all stages of PHSER study & 3D modelling design for new Gas Compression plant

ADNOC Gas Processing (GASCO pipelines division) Abu Dhabi, UAE

·        Successful achievement of targeted HSE goals within large EPCM projects with no harm to people and environment

Gas Turbine Power Plant construction – LUKOIL Middle East, Basra, Iraq

Borouge 2 Expansion – Utilities and Offsite interconnection, Buildings and Substations – Tecnicas Reunidas, Abu Dhabi, UAE

ASAB Gas Processing Plant II – Electrical Installation, Instrumentation & Calibration works – KENTECH, Abu Dhabi, UAE



November 2017 – present                                                                                                                                       Yanbu, KSA

Global Environmental Management Services (GEMS)

Activities: Industrial Services and waste management

Position: QHSE Director


–      Establish Integrated Management System and ensure implementation

–      Develop GEMS HSE strategic vision for personnel and process safety while driving a Safety-First culture ensuring all GEMS’s processes and procedures are consistent.

–      Establish HSE plans and programs; assess and measure performance by setting up a yearly HSE KPI’s

–      Develop corporate QHSE standards to ensure compliance with latest legal aspects and requirements of KSA

–      Reinforce a culture of continuous improvement with a focus on best practices and develop initiatives and training programs

–      Act as an H&S Subject Matter Expert by providing timely counsel and information to leadership in matters pertaining to H&S compliance, trends, performance and concerns

–      Act as a Quality Assurance & Control Authority body within the organization; manage Quality related matters and ensure compliance with ISO 9001:2015 Standard requirements

–      Direct the implementation, monitoring and review of H&S systems through yearly governance plan, audits and inspections, and management system reviews.

–      Oversee implementation and continuous improvement of the HSE Management System according to ISO 45001:2018 Standard Requirements.

–      Interface with Executive Committee members in the HSE subject matters and provide the board with comprehensive status report on overall picture of HSE Management trends within the GEMS

–      Manage, assess and develop a geographically dispersed team including the structure, processes and procedures.

–      Utilize the appropriate resources to implement initiatives while managing to the allocated budget.

–      Investigate accidents & incidents regionally and develop preventative programs to reduce incidence rates, claims and liabilities.

–      Ensure effectiveness of a comprehensive compliance audit program for HSEQ, Operations, Business Process and Supplier Management programs.

–      Provide functional leadership to the divisional QHSE employees.


July 2014 – November 2017                                                                                                                                    Abu Dhabi, UAE

ADNOC Gas Processing (ex. GASCO)

Activities: Gas Processing Plant Operations & Pipeline, Transmission and Delivery Operations

Position: Sr. HSE Advisor


–      Lead Internal and External HSEMS Audits

–      Management Representative of HSE department for Integrated Management System

–      Conduct regular site visits, inspections and management walkthrough checks

–      Follow up on corrective and preventive actions

–      Contractor management: inspection and auditing of equipment, personnel, competencies and all related certification to ensure compliance to GASCO standards and Legal regulations

–      Prepare and update yearly HSE management plan and follow up on implementation

–      Participate in HSE studies as HSE Impact Assessment, HAZID, ENVID, OHID, OHRA, SIMOPS and HAZOP

–      Advise on a range of specialist areas, e.g. Fire regulations, HAZMAT, HAZWOPER, PSM, Crisis Management, Recovery Measure and Management, Emission Control Noise Reduction, Safeguarding Machinery and occupational diseases, ill-health cases

–      Act as focal point of Incident Reporting and Investigation System; ensure that all findings are incorporated into system and track the status actions to be taken

–      Support of operations on a range of specialist areas


May 2012 – July 2014                                                                                                                                             Basra, Iraq

LUKOIL Middle East Ltd (Client Company)

Project: Construction of Gas Turbine Power Plant – 250MW power generating capacity

West Qurna 2 Project; Mushrif Oil Field Development

Position: PMT HSE Manager


–      Review contractors HSE policy, plans and management systems

–      Ensure that HSE aspects are properly addressed and considered in contractors’ procedures

–      Monitor that the ARAs and JSAs are properly carried out for all the activities

–      Organize and manage HSE team

–      Audit the contractor’s HSE organization and management system, follow up and suggest on improvements

–      Ensure that company’s and contractors HSE policies are followed

–      Control that contractors implement its HSE Management plan

–      Control that Site Induction and HSE trainings are implemented and regularly refreshed, both for company and contractors

–      Ensure that contractors construction equipment is fit for purpose and meet Project HSE Standards and Company’s requirements

–      Ensure that contractors’ lifting equipment is certified and managed accordingly

–      Implement changes in regulations, standards, company rules, etc.

–      Collect, monitor, report and record HSE activities and statistics of the project

–      Analyze incidents and accidents, perform investigations, organize feedback to management and personnel

–      Verify and control Permit to Work & SIMOPS systems where interfacing operations take place

–      Proactively emphasize HSE matters, particularly with SIMOPS activities

–      Health aspects should be reviewed during the work but also in the accommodation site

–      Provide coordination and guidance to the site HSE efforts.

–      Implement programs designed to reduce exposure to loss via personal injury or illness

–      Ensure that Project Personnel is adequately competent, trained and briefed to execute assignments

–      Promote HSE awareness of work force at all levels through pro-active attitude (site tour management, HSE meetings, incentive actions and etc.) within project team and contractors

–      Prepare project HSE performance reports on weekly and monthly basis


June 2008 – May 2012                                                                                                                                             Abu Dhabi, UAE

Tecnicas Reunidas

Project: Extension of Polymers Plant/Phase II – Offsite Utilities, internal and external interconnections

Client: Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Ltd. – Borouge

Position: HSE Superintendent


April 2006 – June 2008                                                                                                             Atyrau, Kazakhstan & Abu Dhabi, UAE


Activity:  Electrical & Instrumentation works: engineering, installation, termination, calibration

Clients:  AGIP-KCO & ADNOC Gas Processing

Position: HSE Manager


March 2002 – October 2005                                                                                                                                   Baku, Azerbaijan

McDermott Caspian Contractors Incorporated

Project: ACG Development Phase II

Construction of Offshore Topside Platforms

Position: HSE Trainer/Officer


July 2000 – March 2002                                                                                                                                           Baku, Azerbaijan

Atlantic Waste Solutions

Activity: Industrial Cleaning and Waste Management

Position: HSE Officer


February 1996 – July 2000                                                                                                                                       Baku, Azerbaijan


Activity: Manufacturing of High-Power Transformer

Position: HSE Officer




Bachelor’s Degree in Management

Azerbaijan State University of Economics


NEBOSH International General Certificate




Extensive number of trainings attended and passed. Certificates available upon request


Languages Spoken

Azerbaijani           Native

English                  Fluent

Turkish                  Fluent

Russian                  Fluent

French                  Elementary

Arabic                   Elementary


Computer Literacy

MS Office; Word, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer


Driving licence is available