From piping engineer to regional HSEQ manager in the Middle East
As HSEQ manager at Ramboll Oil & Gas in the Middle East, Senthilkumar Marimuthu has the regional responsibility for health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) issues for the Abu Dhabi and Qatar offices. He has a solid engineering background and a proven ability to analyse and manage complex challenges, which has given him a good basis for handling HSEQ issues in all types of projects. He started working as a piping engineer and when it was decided to train a new HSEQ manager for the region, Senthilkumar was offered a new job.
"I was asked if I might be interested in a change of job profile along with comprehensive training within the HSEQ field. I thought it was the perfect chance for me to become truly engaged in the booming oil and gas industry," Senthilkumar says.
Building up a position and a responsibility
Senthilkumar was sent to attend a HSEQ training course in Dubai.
"I was the first employee to be working full-time with HSEQ in the region. I have been part of the efforts to build up the position and the job responsibility with the corporate HSEQ manager and regional director. It has been a huge and very positive challenge for me. I feel confident in my role and I am proud of the HSEQ achievements we make across the company," he says.
Insights from projects, clients and management
Today he is trained to view challenges and tasks from a critical perspective to ensure that projects are solved in a timely, accurate and creative manner. His main responsibilities include internal and external HSEQ audits, establishing procedures and guidelines for new requirements, and evaluating the HSEQ performance.
"Overall, I feel very included in the region's projects and the working relations at the office, and I participate in both project team meetings, client meetings and management meetings. Here I get new insights, challenges and new tasks as well as a sense of being part of the day-to-day business," Senthilkumar says.