EH&S field specialists commonly have a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of EHS experience that reflects progressive work assignments. They learn specific laws or inspection procedures through a combination of classroom and on-the-job training. They must have a solid knowledge of the oil and gas industry, regulatory requirements and EHS policies, procedures, and programs, and possess good problem-solving skills. A manufacturing background as well as an understanding of specific computer systems including Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, and function-specific software is usually helpful. EH&S field specialists commonly have strong problem-solving, decision-making, and leadership skills.
Many positions require advanced professional EHS certification, such as CSP, CIH, CHMM, QEP, CEA, ASP, and REM.
The following organizations have the authority to award credentials to qualified candidates: