Energy & Natural Resources Sector Lead
QLD Regional Manager
Joseph (Joe) Hayes is a strategically-minded, lean-oriented and practical environmental professional who brings nearly two decades of experience in consulting, resources, and public sectors. Over the past several years, Joe has served in a lead environmental role for an upstream gas project, where he provided environmental management system and technical support for exploration, production and project development teams. In this role, he led various initiatives, which included the development and implementation of an environmental compliance management system. He was also a company representative for regulatory policy issues such as financial assurance, residual risk, and rehabilitation. Joe has received company awards as a result of his cost-savings initiatives, including financial assurance reduction, approvals streamlining and on-site drill waste management. At EHS Support, Joe continues to serve the petroleum and gas industry, with his recent work including project management and technical roles in the areas of produced water beneficial re-use, groundwater and hydraulic stimulation risk assessments and monitoring program optimization. He also recently co-authored an industry paper on residual risk. Prior to his work in oil and gas, Joe worked as a contaminated land professional in the United States and Australia and has served in both regulatory and consulting capacities.