Cedric Almonte

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QHSSE and Welfare Manager
Location: Qatar

Cedric Almonte
Health, Safety, Environment & Welfare Manager | Security Manager | Facility Manager | Project HSE Manager
+974 33733862, Doha (Qatar), +63 289820104, Manila (Philippines)
cedric.almonte_safety777@consultant.com
www.linkedin.com/in/cedric-almonte

SUMMARY
 Profile: International Senior QHSSE, Facility and Project Manager with 20+ years of diverse experience in leadership roles at leading companies, from QHSE, Security & Risk Management to Compliance for large workforce in (Brownfield) Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, High Rise Building, Sewage Treatment Plant, Military & Defense, Roads, Hydroelectric Power, Aeronautical Pavements, Airport Terminal, Fabrication Yard, Port, Dredging, Rail Metro, Tram, Power, Renewable Energy, Solar Power Photovoltaic projects, value of over $11B, in Qatar, USA, and Philippines

 Expertise: Safety & Risk Management, Project Management, Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Compliance, Leadership, Strong base of knowledge about workplace Health, Safety, Security and Environment standards
 Education: BSc in Public Safety, Facility Management Professional (FMP), Senior Safety Management Professional, Fire Protection and Safety Engineering

CORE COMPETENCIES
 Safety & Health Management • Facility Management • Safety Management Systems • Safety Compliances • Risk Assessment • Incident Management • ISO • Monitoring Compliance • Due Diligence • Project Coordination • Cost Control • Quality Control & Assurance • Project Monitoring • Inspections/Auditing • Policy Review • Operations Management • Process Improvement • Tendering • Health & Safety Law • Training • Team Management

KEY CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
 Accomplished seasoned Safety & Facility Professional, who successfully built and led various large cross-cultural and multifunctional teams and projects for leading corporations across the Middle East, North America, and Asia
 Cost-effectively managed portfolio of diverse Quality, Health, Safety, Security, Environment projects of over $12B
 Led a completion of ITD 30 million safe man-hours without LTI, received appreciation certificate and safety awards
 Significantly improved the H&S performance, and achieved reduction in the number of accidents and incidents
 Expert in implementing Training programs, Inspections/Audits, Accident Investigations, HSSE, and Risk Assessment
 Worked on many projects that won several awards and recognitions for Health, Safety, Security & Environmental
 Managed obtaining the RoSPA Gold Award in recognition for the Qatar Rail project
 Ensured 100% in the validation audit as per SIRAJ1 and KHARAMAA requirements as the Auditee

WORK EXPERIENCE
Nov 2021 – Mar 2022 Country Technical HSE Manager at POWERCHINA Corporation (Philippines) Project: San Marcelino, Zambales 283 MW PV Solar Photovoltaic Power; Value: ₱4.5B
 Support the Project Management team to provide expert advice and coordination to maintain compliance with workplace health, safety, and environmental (HSE) legislation, and client requirements.
 Developed country security risk assessment, country security plan, security protocols, and contingency plan
 Responsible for developing a strategic approach to health, safety, and risk management that promotes a safety culture across environments for the project
 Reviewing EPC H&S policies, procedures, HSE legal, and risk register
 Ensured that applicable project-specific safety requirements are integrated into project planning
 Developed, established, implemented and maintained Training programs, Inspections/Audits, Accident Investigations, HSE Plan and Emergency Plan and compliance to legal requirements as per DOLE-OSHC
 Ensured that identified HSE requirements are implemented by appropriate personnel and contractors
 Coordinates with Government, Stakeholders, and Client for all safety requirements and facilitates compliance

Feb 2020 – Mar 2022 QHSSE & Welfare Manager at POWERCHINA Guizhou Engineering (Qatar)
Project: Al Kharsaah 800.15MWp PV Solar Photovoltaic Independent Power; Value: $462M; Workforce: 4,000
 Leading a team of 60 safety advisors (20 Trade Subcontracting Company HSE Managers report to the department)
 Implementing HSE standards for Construction phase of utility-scale, ground-mounted photovoltaic solar projects
 Conducting regular inspections and audits to ensure compliance to the HSMS during LNTP and NTP works
 Ensuring all audit records and documentation are accurate and in compliance with applicable Regulations, Legislations, SIRAJ1 and KHARAMAA HSE requirements for Contractors
 Overall responsibility to ensure sufficient resources are available for the implementation of the CEMP and the accompanying sub-plans across construction activities as described within the CEMP
 Reviewing EPC H&S policies, procedures, CEMP, HSE legal, and risk register
 Ensuring compliance with local and global HSE regulations required when building Photovoltaic solar projects
 Auditing the effectiveness of subcontractor’s safety management system
 Setting HSE rules for construction site and ensuring compliance with rules by all staff involved and subcontractors
 Auditing fire protection and/or fire detection system to verify that such systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, regulations, and standards
 Ensuring the project medical and health management procedures are aligned with Project, COMPANY, SIRAJ1 and KHARAMAA requirements as well as legal requirements of the State of Qatar.
Key Performance and Achievements:
 Received certificate of appreciation for contribution to the total hours work ITD 500,000 hours without LTI
 As the Auditee, ensured 100% in the validation audit as per SIRAJ1 and KHARAMAA requirements
 The company was awarded “Safety Award” by SIRAJ1, Total Energies, Marubeni, and KHARAMAA for achieving 500,000, and as well for 2,000,000 safe man-hours working without lost day cases

Jan 2017 – Jan 2020 HSSE & Welfare Manager at Parsons International (Qatar)
Project: The Doha Metro network; Value: $11B; Workforce: 25,000
 Led a team of 20 safety advisors, 218 Trade Contracting Company EHS Managers report to the department
 Co-managed PMCS Health and Safety Management System
 Led and monitored the assurance of the project contracting partners as per Qatar Rail employers’ requirements
 Conducted regular inspections and audits to ensure compliance to the HSMS
 Ensured that applicable project-specific safety requirements are integrated into project planning
 Led, monitored, and analyzed proposed changes in safety and health laws and regulations
 Reviewed PMCS H&S policies, procedures, SHE legal & risk register
 Led, oversaw, and developed project safety and health awareness orientation and training programs
 Audited effectiveness of contractor’s safety management system
 Ensured full compliance to health & safety and worker welfare standards
 Ensured all audit records and documentation are accurate and in compliance with applicable Regulations, Legislations and Parsons ESHARP requirements
 Inspected and tested fire protection and/or fire detection system to verify that such systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, regulations and standards
 Ensured the objective of the timely issuance of medical license for the medical facilities by relevant regulatory bodies to ensure smooth on-boarding of EPC Contractors with the support of the PMC medical team
 Reviewed EPC Contractors medical candidates to ensure they meet project requirements and secure approval from necessary parties
Key Performance and Achievements:
 Received certificate of appreciation for contribution to the total hours work ITD 100 million hours without LTI
 As the Auditee, ensured 100% in the validation audit as per Parsons Management Systems (ESHARP)
 The Qatar Rail project was awarded RoSPA Gold Award in recognition of its practices and achievements for OSHE
 The project was at top final of ITA Tunnelling Awards for “The largest number of tunnel boring machines operating simultaneously in a single project”, played a key role to achieve high level safety in a high-risk environment
 Ensured all works is in accordance with Code of Practice for Safety in Tunneling in the Construction Industry

Apr 2016 – Dec 2016 Tram & Welfare Infrastructure QHSSE Manager at ASTAD Project Management (Qatar)
Project: Education City. Qatar Foundation. Complex & Infrastructure Buildings. The Tram System. Workforce: 20,000
 Led a team of 36 safety advisors, 20 Trade Contracting Company EHS Managers were reporting to the department
 Responsible for monitoring safety measurement and safety inspection of on-site activities i.e. Foul Sewage Conveyance, TSE Systems, Infrastructure and Building works, implementation, management, operation and maintenance (O&M) of drainage, groundwater, surface water and water treatment
 Inspected, tested, verified fire protection systems are in accordance with laws, codes, regulations and standards
 Developed and implemented security policies, protocols and procedure
 Reviewed contractors on bid list with regard to safety performance, qualifications and programs
 Ensured that a strategy is translated into HSE operational plans and monitor performance during a course of a year
Key Performance and Achievements:
 Ensured the effective implementation of the ASTAD’s Quality and Health & Safety requirements
 The company was awarded “Safety Award” by Qatar Foundation for achieving 1,000,000 safe man-hours working without lost day cases, which was achieved without LTI

Jan 2012 – Apr 2016 Welfare & HSSE Manager at Parsons International (Qatar)
Project: Education City master plan. 15 projects assigned.
 Led a team of 13 safety advisors, 10 Trade Contracting Company HSE Managers were reporting to the department
 Integrated, managed, coordinated, administered, and facilitated the execution of the 15 projects assigned
 Responsible for monitoring safety measurement and safety inspection of on-site activities
 Inspected and tested fire protection, and developed and implemented security policies, protocols, and procedure
Key Performance and Achievements:
 Part of team that successfully achieved OHSAS 18001 recertification by British Standards Institute (BSI) in 2014
 Auditee on the Qatar Foundation (Education City) – the Project scored 100% in the validation audit
 The company was awarded “Safety Award” by Qatar Foundation for achieving 5,000,000 safe man-hours from
 Received an appreciation certificate for contribution to OHSAS 18001 recertification with no conformance findings

May 2011 – Dec 2011 QHSSE Manager at Rizzani De Eccher USA (Qatar)
Project: Design and construction of US Army Corps of Engineers, Facility replacement and Blatchford Preston Complex 1 & 2, Aeronautical pavements at Al Udeid Air Base; Value: $44.8M
 Led a team of 9 safety advisors, 9 Trade Contracting Company HSE Managers were reporting to the department
 Ensured that identified HSSE requirements are implemented by appropriate personnel and contractors
 Ensured that HS&E processes are being adhered to (audit/assess) in accordance with requirements in the EM 385-1-1 align with OSHA Standards and other Legislated Standards for Health, Safety, and Environment
 Liaised with site HSE contractor staffs on Core Team resource needs and execution at Senior Management level
 Verified that all project personnel are fully conversant with the specific HS&E Project Execution Plan for Construction and Commissioning, HS&E instructions, Environmental and Sustainable Development commitments
 Monitored the work environment, especially for work performed under specific Permit to Work requirements
 Responsible for the development, direction, administration, monitoring, and coordination of the Project Safety Plan in a staff augmentation role for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Qatar Emir Air Force (QEAF)
 Reviewed and monitored Emergency Preparedness Plans, Emergency Operating Procedures, SOP’s for high-rise construction, and reports according to company requirements
Key Performance and Achievements:
 Developed the Country Security Risk Assessment, Country Security Plan, security protocols, and contingency plan
 Led and facilitated the Occupational Health and Safety function as per (OSHA 30 & 10 HOUR and EM 385-1-1 Manual) to support senior management in infrastructure contracts throughout the Al Udeid Air Base and QEAF

Feb 2010 – Apr 2011 Brownfield Project QHSSE Manager at UHDE ThyssenKrupp (Qatar)
Project: Expansion, construction and commissioning of the QAPCO Low Density Polyethylene Plant 3; Value: $650M
 Managed a team of 35 (HSE), and achieved 9 million man-hours without lost time
 Managed the risk associated with the QAPCO LDPE 3 Plant Project aiming at meeting the HSE requirement
 Developed, established, implemented and maintained Training programs, Inspections/Audits, Accident
Investigations, HSE Plan and Emergency Plan and compliance to legal requirements as per QCS
Key Performance and Achievements:
 Received a commendation certificate for an achievement of the 1000 piles foundation with no Lost Time Accident

Jan 2008 – Jan 2010 Brownfield Project HSE Superintendent at Saipem SPA (Qatar)
Project: Expansion, QAPCO-QATOFIN Linear Low-Density Polyethylene and Marine Construction; Value: $1.2B
 Managed a team of 27 (HSE) advisors, and achieved 15 million man-hours without lost time injury
 Successful and safe achievement of Construction, Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning, Start-up, and Shutdown
Key Performance and Achievements:
 Received certificate of commendation for the exemplary performance during the Inauguration and site visit of the Emir HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani on 24 November 2009
 Received safety award for the active participation by giving full effort and support to make the General Shut Down (GSD) of Qatofin LLDPE Plant successful on 29 November to 29 December 2009
 Received certificate of commendation for the exemplary performance during the site visit of the HSE Vice President of Total Petrochemical, France on 15 January 2009
 Received safety award for the dedication and zeal were instrumental to the successful and safe accomplishment of Three Million 3,000.000 man-hours without LTI on 26 January 2009

May 2006 – May 2008 Project Senior Safety Supervisor at Daewoo Engineering & Construction (USA)
Jan 2001 – Apr 2006 Project Safety Supervisor at CBK Power Company (Philippines)
Jan 1997 – Jan 2001 Project HSE Specialist at Rizzani De Eccher Company (Philippines)

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
BSc in Public Safety at University of Manila (Philippines)
Public Safety Administration at Philippine Public Safety College (Philippines)
Post Graduate Diploma in Fire Protection Engineering at Advent College Diploma (Philippines)
Certified Facility Manager at Franklin University (Qatar) and OHTM (UK)
Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering at Occupational Health, Safety, Environment Council (UAE)

MEMBERSHIPS
 Construction Management Association of America • Director of the World Safety Organization
 International Institute of Risk & Safety Management • Institution of Occupational Safety & Health
 Philippine Association of Safety Engineer • The Institution of Fire Engineers
 American Society of Safety Professionals • Society of Fire Protection Engineers

CERTIFICATION & TRAINING
 Fundamentals of Vail PHA SIL Studies as specified in IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISA TR84.00.02, Velosi, Mar 2022
 Technical Seminar of Fire Protection Engineers, SFPE, Mar 2022
 Technical Approach & Case Study of QRA in Oil & Gas and Chemical Industry, Velosi, Apr 2022
 Professional Development in International Occupational Safety & Health, River Bank Academy, Apr 2022
 Role of Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for Protection of Environment, Velosi, Apr 2022
 Facility Management Professional (FMP), OTHM (UK), April 2022
 Train the Trainer, Green International, Apr 2022
 HSE Management of Petrol Stations in accordance with HS(G) 146, API RP 2005 & NFPA 30A, Velosi, May 2022
 Facility Management Professional (FMP), Franklin University, Sep 2019
 Facility Management Systems BS ISO 41001, Franklin University, Aug 2019
 Construction Management, Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), Apr 2019
 Electrical Environment Risk Prevention – Operations Electrical Network, APAVE Inspection UK, Mar 2019
 International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, IIRSM, Feb 2019
 Risk Management Implementation (ISO 31000:2018), BSI, Feb 2019
 Fire Safety for Managers, IOSH, Dec 2018
 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems BS ISO 45001-2018, TVE Certification Services, Nov 2018
 Workplace HSE Summit, IIRSM, Apr 2018
 International Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health, British Safety Council, Nov 2017
 Project Management Professional (PMP), RCS International, Jul 2016
 Safety for Executives and Directors, IOSH, Jun 2016
 Working Safely, IOSH, Jun 2016
 Diploma in Fire & Safety Engineering, Occupational, Safety & Health Environment Training, May 2016
 Fire Fighting Strategy and Tactics, Occupational, Safety & Health Environment Training Center, Apr 2016
 Fire Risk Assessment, Occupational, Safety & Health Environment Training Center, Apr 2016
 Leading Safely, IOSH, Apr 2016
 Project Risk Management, 3FOLD Education Centre, Mar 2016
 Health and Safety at Work, NEBOSH, Nov 2015
 HAZWOPER, International Accreditors for Continuing Education & Training (IACET), Sep 2015
 Environmental Awareness at Work, NEBOSH, Aug 2015
 Construction Supervision Program, International Accreditors for Continuing Education & Training, Apr 2015
 Lifting and Moving Loads Safety, World Safety Organization, Apr 2015
 Construction Occupational Health and Safety, World Safety Organization, Jan 2015
 Lifting Operations and Best Practices, Arbrit Safety and Engineering Solutions, Jan 2015
 Advanced Fire Safety, World Safety Organization, Oct 2014
 Hazmat Transportation Safety, World Safety Organization, Aug 2014
 Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004, TVE Certification Services, Aug 2014
 Integrated Management System 9001, 14001, 18001, TUV Nord, Jul 2014
 Permit to Work System, Skills International Management Services and Training, Jun 2014
 Safety in Construction Industry, World Safety Organization, May 2014
 Personal Protective Equipment, 3FOLD Education Centre, Mar 2014
 Safety Leadership and Controlling Risk, 3FOLD Education Centre, Feb 2014
 Disputes Resolution Procedure in Construction Industry, 3FOLD Education Centre, Sep 2013
 OHS Management System OHSAS 18001:2007, TVE Certification Services, Jul 2013
 HSE Leadership & Management at the Workplace – Supervisory, DISS Training & Consulting, Apr 2013
 Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety, & Environment – Level 6, IIRSM, Oct 2012
 International Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety, NEBOSH, Jan 2012
 Principles of Risk Assessment Level 2, The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Aug 2011
 Environmental and Fire Safety Principles, The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Jul 2011
 Health & Safety in the Workplace, The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Jul 2011
 JHA/Risk Assessment, DISS Training & Consulting, Feb 2011
 Construction Quality Management for Contractors, US Army Corps of Engineers, Nov 2009

SKILLS
 Technical skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • Safety Management Systems • ISO • Well Operations • Operating HSE Case Development • Environmental aspects/impacts • Competency Assessment • Skilled/independent • Field level emergency management training, set up, planning & drills • Waste Management • Major accident hazard management • Contractor Management • Lifting and Rigging • Safe Systems of Work (SSoW) • Behavioral based safety programs • H2S service/Confined Space • Lockout/Tagout • Pre-Commissioning/Commissioning/Start-up/Shut-down • Quantitative risk assessment & registers (defining ALARP)
 Soft skills: Proactive • Problem-solving • Attention to detail • Adaptability • Teamwork • Work Ethic • Flexibility • Analytical and Critical Thinking • People Management • Communication, Engagement & Alignment • Delivering a Positive Learning Culture • Able to analyze multiple and complex inputs and Deliver Simple Solutions • Multi-cultural Sensitivity • Constructive feedback and intervention for Improvement • Coaching & Mentoring • Ability to prioritize workloads with conflicting priorities
 Languages: English (excellent), Filipino (native), Arabic, Chinese, and French (moderate)

Education

April 1990 - May 1994

BSc in Public Safety at University of Manila

June 1994 - Mar 1995

Public Safety Administration at Philippine Public Safety College

Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Post Graduate Diploma in Fire Protection Engineering at Philippine Advent College

Jun 2015 - Jun 2016

Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering at Occupational Health, Safety, Environment Council

Experience

Nov 2021 - Mar 2022

Country Technical HSE Manager at POWERCHINA Corporation

Feb 2020 - Mar 2022

QHSSE & Welfare Manager at POWERCHINA Guizhou Engineering

Jan 2017 - Jan 2020

HSSE & Welfare Manager at Parsons International

Apr 2016 - Dec 2016

Tram & Welfare Infrastructure QHSSE Manager at ASTAD Project Management

Jan 2012 - Apr 2016

Welfare & HSSE Manager at Parsons International

May 2011 - Dec 2011

QHSSE Manager at Rizzani De Eccher USA

Feb 2010 - Apr 2011

Brownfield Project QHSSE Manager at UHDE ThyssenKrupp

Jan 2008 - Jan 2010

Brownfield Project HSE Superintendent at Saipem SPA

May 2006 - May 2008

Project Senior Safety Supervisor at Daewoo Engineering & Construction

Jan 2001 - Apr 2006

Project Safety Supervisor & Head of Security at CBK Power Company

Jan 1997 - Jan 2001

Project HSE Specialist at Rizzani De Eccher

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