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Director/Equity Partner, Upstream Oil & Gas HSE Programs (Houston / New Orleans)

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City (location): United States - Texas, Houston
Job Code: 6689
Number of Openings: 1


As part of the continued growth and innovation of our Performance & Assurance practice, ERM has an opportunity for an experienced leader to join our global consulting firm as a Director/Equity Partner in Houston or New Orleans, and become a true owner and shareholder in a business with Sustainability at its heart. 

Today, companies face a number of demands - to create innovative products, meet shareholder expectations, and operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.  While some organizations have interpreted this last expectation as the need to simply comply with laws and regulations, many companies are actively leveraging sustainability drivers to create revenue growth, reduce costs, mitigate risks, and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders. 

Recognizing that social, environmental, and safety performance have become business-critical issues for many enterprises, ERM, as the world’s leading provider of EHS, risk and social consulting services, is helping companies deliver sustainable, safe, and compliant performance throughout all aspects of their operations.  Our Performance & Assurance practice team provides highly innovative services across the full breadth of sustainability auditing, information solutions, safety programs, compliance and management systems, training and corporate reporting. And with annual global sales in excess of $150 million, it is one of the largest practices in a business with annual double-digit growth. 

We are looking for both established and emerging leaders who are interested in being part of this thriving global community – outstanding professionals who combine strong consulting and business development skills with a strong technical foundation – to foster and expand a network of excellent client relationships in the oil & gas industry.  We seek individuals to help us drive the continued growth of ERM’s business through selling and delivering world-class services, recruiting and developing our next generation of leaders, and further advancing our reputation for EHS sustainability solutions. 

This is a Partner-level opportunity for a Principal/Director/VP-level professional looking to further their career with an equity stake in a global environmental leader that aims to lead the field in sustainability consulting.  A career as an ERM Partner is unique.  Our partnership model offers unparalleled opportunities for leaders with ambition, vision and proven expertise, providing: 

  • The opportunity to contribute significantly to key decisions, including the overall strategic direction of our organization.
  • Meaningful equity ownership with significant financial and intangible rewards.
  • The ability for “thought leadership” on a wide range of technical and business issues impacting our core markets.
  • An extension of ERM’s market position and reach with your established relationships to further drive our growth.


  • Primary focus on client account development, sales, and delivery of the full spectrum of ERM’s consulting services to deliver strategic value to our clients with a primary focus on upstream/midstream Oil & Gas development activities sectors.  In particular, play a key role in growing ERM’s Performance & Assurance practice across its broad portfolio of service offerings.
    • EHS compliance and social auditing
    • Product compliance and life cycle management
    • Safety compliance programs, including safety performance transformation program development and deployment
    • EHS and social compliance and risk management systems development and deployment
    • High-impact training in EHS and social fields
    • Corporate sustainability reporting
    • Information management systems
  • Actively develop commercial strategies to pursue and win new business opportunities that result in significant revenue growth with target clients aligned with ERM’s global strategy. 
    • Provide business value selling at the top levels of client organizations, raising the profile of ERM’s capabilities within key client organizations, to identify and shape clients’ needs for ERM services.
    • Develop new client relationships and expand existing relationships by delivering strategic consulting advice, excellent value, and quality service.
    • Maintain pulse on industry business cycles and prioritize sales efforts toward high-potential, top opportunities.
    • Manage capture efforts utilizing technical understanding to develop proposals, including written content, pricing, presentations, and contracting.
  • Contribute to leadership and management of major programs and projects to help clients proactively address their EHS and sustainability risks and challenges associated with upstream/midstream development activities.  Lead consulting engagements in the areas of compliance assurance, auditing/management systems, safety performance and training programs to achieve performance improvements and long-term change. 
  • Build, grow, and manage a high-performance team, serving as a leader and mentor to consultants.  Identify emerging talent and work with them to reach their full potential; ensure rising stars are nurtured, developed and given new areas of responsibility.
  • Support the growth and development of ERM’s global Performance & Assurance practice and actively collaborate with colleagues across the globe. Drive innovation within the practice to stay ahead of client needs and to differentiate ERM in the market. 
  • Work in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment to build ERM’s global business, as well as to lead client and practice teams.
  • Meet business financial targets, overall project budget and schedule, client satisfaction/expectations, and internal and contract requirements.


  • BS/MS in engineering, safety, science, or related degree.
  • 15+ years’ progressive EHS experience in a consulting environment, working substantially with oil & gas clients in the upstream/midstream markets.
  • Passionate about EHS performance improvement and possess substantial experience in developing and delivering world-class EHS program solutions.  SEMs experience desired.
  • In-depth understanding of the upstream/midstream oil & gas industry in the Gulf Coast and the companies operating in this sector, including existing relationships that can be leveraged into new business.
  • Business acumen to understand business risk and challenges, and recognize corporate opportunities.
  • Demonstrable track record in delivering multimillion dollar sales results annually, including successfully winning large and strategic projects.
  • Offer recognized technical expertise and an established reputation in the local marketplace.
  • Certification in field; PE, CSP, CHMM, or similar registration desired.



Please submit your resume and brief cover letter below. Thank you for your interest in ERM!

Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services. We have more than 5,000 people in over 40 countries working out of more than 150 offices.  ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. Over the past five years we have worked for more than 50 percent of the Global Fortune 500 delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

Our people are outstanding, our workplace is energized! And we continuously strive to be the preferred place for environmental and other professionals to build meaningful and rewarding careers.

ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.



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