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Somasundaram Kailasam

Somasundaram Kailasam

Safety Health & Environment Manager
Chennai, Chennai district


About Somasundaram Kailasam:

NEBOSH qualified SHE Manager with 15 years of experience in Health, Safety & Environment in Oil &Gas, High Rise Critical Structure, Power Transmission & Elevated /Under Ground Metro Rail. An enterprising leader with a strong record of contributions that invigorated processes heightened productivity & enhanced internal controls in promoting positive EHS culture within the organization and ensuring that safety requirements of the process activities are implemented as per international standards / approved safety documents. Fosters EHS policy & plan, conducting the risk assessment, incident investigation, implementing HSE management systems and controlling emergency conditions through defined business continuity plan. Expertise in using Safe Work Procedures and best practices in safety management. Gained hands-on experience in EHS Documentation, Employee Safety Measures, HIRA / JSA, Safety Training, Mock Drills, EHS Campaigns, Emergency Response Procedures, Loss Prevention, Safety Statistics Reporting, Permit to Work Systems and OHSE Management Systems as per pre-set EHS objectives & KPI. 





AECOM India Pvt Ltd.

Geotechnical and Metro Rail Safety

SHE Manager

03/2020 to till date


Corporate Office, Gurgaon

Detailed project description

All Metro rail, Trans Harbor link, Coastal Road, and Geotechnical projects 

Project Position Held

Geotechnical SHE Manager

Detailed description of the expert mission 

  • Support all geotechnical and metro projects by advisory and instrumental role in devising & implementing HSE policies, HSE management systems, plans, training programs and Standard Operating procedures while utilizing the latest international standards and ISO 45001 and 14001 management system.
  • Conducting IMS, ISO 45001:2018 Audits on all tunnel and Metro rail projects and provide the necessary preventive measures and supporting documents as per the requirement.
  • Developing the Resilience plans for the present pandemic situation and published through SHE updates.
  • Developing the Pandemic plans for Resumption of duties and published through SHE updates.
  • Coordinating with corporate management and make arrangement to provide the necessary safety equipment to the related projects.
  • Arranging the corporate level trainings to all the geotechnical and metro rail projects.
  • All lifting activities Eg.OSD span (orthotropic steel deck) and associated safe work procedures (Erection plan, Tandem lift & HIRA ) were developed and cascaded to specific projects and followed with Safe Lifting Operation Training for ensuring appropriate compliances of the plan and procedures were implemented at site.
  • Ensure Marine Construction safety such as Barge, Cofferdams, Pile, Steel girder erection between piers.
  • Handling and coordinating all tunnelling and elevated metro rail projects from Corporate Office, and regularly visiting the project location for supporting and implementing safety management system and positive safety culture.
  • Physical inspection on specific construction machinery such as TBM’s, Launching Girder, NATM Process (Rocket Boomer), Pile rig and all Lifting machineries etc. 
  • Guiding the Site safety team to achieve the best practices and safety awards.
  • Identifying the gaps between the contract conditions and site implementation, also instructed the site team to fulfil the requirements.
  • Ensuring the HSE establishment by daily site inspection and observing the unsafe act and condition also issuing the safety observation report, NCR’s, and contractual letters to the contractors for compliance. 
  • Ensure the following documents are submitted, approved, and reviewed as per the requirement are HSE plan, lifting plan, HIRA, Emergency response plan, Traffic management plan, Tunnel Safety management plan, Environmental management plan, Monsoon preparedness plan, Mitigation plans, Safe operating procedures, and Method statements etc. Also ensuring the implementation at site by Remote SHE Audit and Physical Inspection.
  • Monitored all Critical Activities on site as per request & corrected the unsafe practices followed by the site team.


04/2018 to 03/2020

Free-lance Safety Consultant 

SYSTRA Mva Consultant India Ltd.

Pune Metro Rail Line 1 Project 


Detailed description of the expert mission 


  • Verifying and conducting the random Inspection of Launching Girder, TBM’s, Rocket boomer, Earth moving equipment’s and NATM Technique.
  • Lifting plan, Safe operating procedures, Method statements and Risk Assessment for PEB materials and structural steel erection are reviewed and ensuring all the statutory compliances implementation at project sites.
  • Ensuring the proper ventilation, illumination, and walkways, as per the approved Tunnel Safety Management Plan.
  • Verifying the Gas test equipment’s and all electrical appliances with approved 3rd party certification and records are being maintained for ready references.
  • Conducting the safety audit and issuing the non-compliance report to the contractor for compliance as per standard time frame.
  • Coordinating with External 3rd party audit agency for regular cycle audits.




Oman Shapoorji Company. LLC

Erection and Mechanical Safety

Senior HSE Officer 

08/2015 to 04/2018 


Oman Convention & Exhibition Center , Oman

Project Position Held

Senior HSE Officer (Project Specific Designation: Erection Safety Specialist)

Client name and address:


Detailed project description

Construction of Convention center (24000 sq.mts roof without columns supported by 12,900 tons of steel structures and underground passages)

Detailed description of the expert mission: (on this project) 

  • Carried out “Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (HIRA)”/ “Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)” for all critical activities and specially categorized jobs.
  • HSE supervision and documentation on work for the Critical activity of precast slab erection at various level has been successfully completed.
  • 12,900-ton structural steel erection was completed safely and successfully at OCEC P-3 by Managing the sub-contractors through vigilant HSE supervision and documentation work.
  • 14 Escalators and 21 Elevators were erected safely at OCEC P-3 on strict safety compliances.
  • Roof cladding and liner sheet installation activity was personally supervised and advised the innovative ideas to carry out the task safely and successfully at working in height and roof slope areas.
  • Challenging activity of Catwalk & stage erection was safely handled and maintained the Sub contractors to follow the safe working procedures and PTW system. 
  • Around 450mts underground vehicle passages was constructed by advanced NATM technique with rocket boomer and supported with lattice girder, shotcrete and rock bolts.
  • OMRAN (Client) & SSH (Consultant) had approved me for all Erection work and gave the special designation “Erection Safety Specialist”
  • Handling the Major sub-contractors without any conflict and implement the safe operating procedures (Method Statement) and safe system of work (PTW)
  • Maintaining all the documents up to date for Internal and External audit purpose (IMS, TUV, SSH and OMRAN).
  • Developing the critical lifting plans for all Erection activities 
  • Ensured availability of fire Extinguishers wherever necessary & also trained worker for the correct use of the same.
  • Monitored all Critical Activities on site & corrected the unsafe practices followed by the workmen and employees.
  • Monitored the day to day activities of Safety Inspectors and developing them to achieve their goals.
  • Conducted Fire and Electrical Shock Mock Drill and trained the workers for the Emergency Evacuation Procedure.
  • Provided necessary training to the work force for maintaining good housekeeping, proper waste disposal & their welfare facilities.
  • First aid, Defensive driving, Material Handling, Rigging & Safe Lifting Operations trainings were arranged from Accredited Training Providers.


LEED-Leadership in Energy and Environment Design


  • Maintaining Construction Waste Management system as per requirement and achieved recycling percentage more than 75% per Month. Maintaining record of Construction waste removed from site (Wood Waste, General Waste, Plastic Waste, Hazardous Waste, Metal Waste and Concrete Waste).
  • Taking daily site photographs regarding (Indoor Air Quality, Construction Waste Management and Construction Activity Pollution Prevention) and comply with LEED requirement.
  • Prepare daily site inspection report (Attached photographs) and submit to Client/Consultant and higher management.
  • Sprinkling water in site to prevent dust suppression on regular basis.
  • Ensuring and maintaining good housekeeping at site and ensuring to remove construction waste from site on regular basis and disposed on designated waste area.
  • Providing drip tray under light tower & compressor machine etc. to prevent soil contamination.
  • Providing Plastic sheet under concrete to prevent soil contamination.
  • Ensuring all HVAC Materials (FCU, AHU, FAHU, HRU, IAQ, SOUND ATTENUATOR, and MOTORIZED FIRE DAMPER) must be covered and protected properly to prevent any physical damage.
  • Collecting all MAR, SRI Certificate, Invoice & DOs and filing on credit wise.
  • Preparing Weekly HVAC Protection report.
  • Preparing Monthly HSE statistics report. 
  • Preparing Monthly Site report (Indoor Air Quality, Construction Waste Management & Construction Activity Pollution Prevention).
  • Participate on site visit with client, consultant and LEED consultant on weekly and Monthly basis.
10/2014 to 07/2015

Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd

Power Transmission / Safety

Senior HSE Engineer

Suez Gulf/Samalaut 500 Kv Overhead Transmission Line and constructing 32 nos of power transmission tower under Nile River., EGYPT.

12/2012 to 08/2014                                                                               

L&T Construction B & F IC 

Metro Rail Construction / Safety

Safety Officer

Hyderabad Metro Rail Project: Stage 1- Constructing Viaduct, Cantilever Stations and Depot, Hyderabad, India.

11/2011 to 10/2012

Al-Balagh Trading & Contracting Co. WLL, Qatar 

Oil & Gas / Safety

HSE Officer

Natural Gas Liquid Turnaround Project: EPIC of 16 Nos. Mechanical PCR’s Jobs & Replacement of Sea Water Lines – Gas Operations, Mesaieed, Qatar.

09/2009 to 10/2011

Gactel Turnkey Projects Limited (Gammon) (Mangalore)

Oil & Gas / Safety

Safety Officer

EPIC of constructing the Cooling Tower and Cooling Water Treatment Plant (PP area) for Phase 3 Refinery, Mangalore, India.






YEAR-YEAR: 2018-2022 

School/university: Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering 

Programme: Mechanical Engineering


YEAR-YEAR: 2012-2014 

School/university: Indian Institution of Engineers

Diploma: Diploma in Engineering

Programme: Mechanical Engineering


YEAR-YEAR: 2006-2008 

School/university: Bharathidasan University

Post-Graduation: MBA

Programme: Human Resource

YEAR-YEAR: 2003-2006 

School/university: PSG college of Arts & Science

Graduation: Bachelor of Science

Programme: Biochemistry 

State Board of Technical Education Diploma in Industrial Safety, 2023  

NEBOSH Level 3 - International General Certificate (IGC)-UK, 2012

Lead Auditor of ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health Safety Management System

NEBOSH - Health, Safety at Work environment (HSW) -UK, 2011

OSHA-30 Hrs. - General Industry (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)-USA, 2011

LEED coordinator under Global Green Buildings

Safety and Health in Construction -level 3 (Health and Safety Authority), 2016

Diploma in Safety, Health, Security in the workplace (F/500/2821) from Institute of Safety and Health Management (USA), 2009

Post Graduate Diploma in Fire and Safety Management from Bharat Sevak Samaj National Development Agency promoted by Government of India, (2011).

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