Aniekan Essien is a Principal Technical Safety Engineer/ Management Consultant specializing in Safety, Risk and HSE Engineering. He has over 17 years’ experience gained in the Oil and Gas, Power, Rail and Nuclear industries.
He is a versatile HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) consultant experienced in managing a wide spectrum of risk engineering activities in support of operational and project activities within Nigeria, the UK and International Oil and Gas Sector and an accomplished team member.
He has gained experience in the following areas:
- A full understanding of HSE regulatory and best practices requirements coupled with strong organizational capacities to implement (together with other Managers) a high- performance organisation based on sound safety culture, environmental respect and regulatory compliance
- Developing a clearly defined HSE management systems/program to identify, implement and evaluate processes and procedures required by regulation to protect the health and safety of employees, customers, subcontractors and the environment.
- Quantitative Risk Assessment of offshore installations using various software modelling suite and consequence modelling for thermal radiation, gas dispersion, ship impact and fires & explosions.
- Promoting governmental and regulatory safety frameworks for establishing an effective, independent, technically competent and efficient regulatory body.
He was also a pioneer staff of Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority and worked as part of the project team who worked on the Installation, Pre- Commissioning and Commissioning of a Nuclear Research Reactor in Nigeria with the responsibility of defining and updating of safety technical standards, assistance with development, selection and implementation of standard HSE plans for the Client; Provision of safety support to line functions and reviewing implementation of HSE based mitigation measures, responding promptly and correctly in event of emergencies according to standard procedures and plans. Ensuring designs and specifications met the requirements of the project.
His Career Characteristics
Aniekan’s greatest contribution lies in his natural abilities to interact positively with people, in combination with his strong drive to achieve worthwhile results. He is, therefore, an excellent team member who is willing to help others promote their projects as well as his own. As a result of his ability to make favourable impressions by communicating easily and confidently and thereby generating enthusiasm, he is usually successful at opening doors and developing relationships for the business and/or the community. In this regard his drive for results, willingness to take authority, make decisions and expedite action will ensure timely achievement of most of his goals and objectives.
His eagerness to accept challenges and venture into the unknown and question the status quo will often bring a fresh perspective to organisational issues together with innovative solutions.