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Project Environmental Specialist

  • Aberdeen, Scotland, GB
  • May 19, 2023
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Our oil & gas operator client is recruiting for a Projects Environmental Specialist on a 12-month PAYE contract basis based in Aberdeen

Each Projects Environmental Advisor supports the UK Projects &Development portfolio. This portfolio stretches across a broad range of Brownfield, Greenfield, Energy Transition, and Non-Operated opportunities in the UK; supporting the client's UK's ambitions to grow and thrive in the energy transition.

Purpose & Accountabilities

Ensure timely assessment of Project environmental risks using robust methodologies in accordance with Standards and UK offshore and onshore legislation (OPPC, PPC, ETS, etc). Advise on pragmatic and credible risk management solutions for priority environmental risks associated with Projects/Developments. Ensure identified risks and controls are transferred into Project Execute and Operate (including new permit conditions), including the inclusion of commitments made and agreed risk controls into the terms and conditions of contractor contracts. Develop scopes of work for contractor support. Manage contractors and consultants: preparing Permit applications, OPEPs, EIA, ESHIA and supporting studies & modelling, including baseline and monitoring studies and surveys and environmental management programmes. Fulfil the role of Impact Assessment Lead with support from Impact Assessment Subject Matter Expert. Engage with the environmental regulators on a project level; in liaison with the Operating side of the client in the UK. Conduct assurance activities on compliance with the client & Legal requirements. Facilitate incident investigations Support of Environmental internal and Regulatory reporting (e.g.EEMS, SERS, SPRI, IRS) for Projects & Development.

Skills & Requirements

Degree (or Industry) qualified in relevant subject Meets the clients JG4 Environmental competence profile (Practitioner) Experience in UK regulatory frameworks & requirements (onshore or offshore) Projects & Development support experience A good understanding of the Upstream business and how it works, including credible front-line experience of managing HSSE. Strong aptitude for Learner Mindset A genuine passion for Environmental Management. External lens and connectivity: able to understand how the client can influence the external world and how the client is influenced by the external world. Ability to engage and effectively communicate at all levels inside and outside and within different cultural settings. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to challenge and ability to build internal and external relationships based on trust and to integrate across multiple functions.

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