About the Opportunity

Our client, a leading oil and gas operator is seeking a Hydrocarbon Spill Advisor to join their Perth team. The chosen candidate will join a diverse and high performing team at a central location in Perth, and can expect to receive a market competitive remuneration package (this is between $117,000 and $176,000/ year), including above industry superannuation contribution and bonus incentives. The Hydrocarbon Spill Advisor is to support the safe, efficient and effective delivery of spill response and preparedness services to the business.

The Company

Our client is a leading and esteemed oil and gas operator with a long history in successful project delivery. They have a vast geographical presence both in Australia and global settings, and their world-class project portfolio has strong potential for further growth. Their exploration strategy concentrates on the established, emerging and future growth fields, while their existing facilities are known to operate in an effective and safety conscious manner.

Across all their operations, our client demonstrates commitment to operating in a sustainable manner, while their inclusive culture celebrates diversity and promotes innovation and collaboration.

Key Responsibilities/ Skills and Experience

  • The role will operate across the company’s Group directorates and drive hydrocarbon spill preparedness and capability, based on all hazards approach. The role will provide expert advice including contingency plans, capability, competency and assurance of the company’s preparedness and readiness to respond to Hydrocarbon incidents in their areas of operation.
  • Manages the delivery of a diverse range of training (operational and tactical) and the planning, execution and assessment of hydrocarbon spill drills and deployments to ensure personnel remain current and competent in spill response.
  • In line with Hydrocarbon Spill Preparedness Procedure and Processes, develops and maintains a range of spill preparedness and response plans including ALARP positions, Hydrocarbon Pollution Emergency Arrangements, Hydrocarbon Pollution First Strike Plans, Hydrocarbon Spill Operational Plans, Tactical Response Plans and Support Plans. Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and commitments pertaining to hydrocarbon spill preparedness and response across the company’s operating business in Australia and Internationally.
  • Delivers a coordinated and integrated capability which includes but is not limited to the identification, procurement, management and operational and logistical deployment of response equipment, response services and provision of technical expertise in hydrocarbon spill preparedness and response to the company’s business in Australia and internationally.
  • Delivers company-wide HSP services in line with Hydrocarbon Spill Preparedness Procedure nationally and internationally.
  • Collaborates with Multi-agency (eg OSRO’s and government response agencies) and industry Mutual Aid to increase the company’s preparedness and response and reduce cost and risk.
  • Promotes opportunities for integration of hydrocarbon spill capabilities across BU’s/Functions including the development of contingency plans.
  • Contributes to the company’s Licence to Operate via spill contingency planning to achieve ALARP and ensure it is in line with pre-operational SIMA assessments
  • Develop and assess pre-operational SIMA’s and populate and manage the E-SIMA tool
  • Establishes and maintains capability to meet ALARP requirements.
  • Contributes to the development and continuous review of key Controls and Assurance activities.
  • Performs annual preparedness benchmarking using existing global assurance tools (RETOS, IPIECA JIP 9)
  • Contributes to business improvement programs
  • Participates in Industry groups and committees to deliver operational improvements and change in hydrocarbon spill preparedness.
  • Applies continuous improvement process to oil spill ALARP in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Documents and aligns the company’s spill plans, capability, capacity and competence and ensures alignment with identified risks.
  • Delivers operational and tactical response plans, across land, sea, subsea and air and maintains the Capability Calculator to demonstrate capability and logistics.
  • Ensures response plans and arrangements integrate with national and international arrangements for hydrocarbon spill events.
  • Cultivates external relationships within Australian and international jurisdictions to enable the company to achieve its performance outcomes
  • Determines and coordinates levels of capability (resources, services, contracts and expertise) for each area of operation to mitigate risk in line with Licence to Operate requirements.
  • Establishes and maintains First Strike equipment stockpiles in designated locations and analyse required capability by applying a First Principles methodology.
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