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  • Job reference: RMS0176369

Environmental Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 17/02/2017
  • Duration: permanent

The Role:
This is a great opportunity for a dynamic individual to work as part of our QSHE team based in Norwich where you will report directly to our UK QSHE Manager.

The successful candidate will be an experienced environment professional who will provide Environmental Support to the Southern North Sea UK Operation. Responsibilities include ensuring compliance with all relevant environmental legislation, codes of practice, guidelines, industry standards and good practice throughout all stages (exploration, projects, operations and decommissioning) of the of the offshore and onshore business. Additionally this role will be key to driving consolidation and leading improvements in the environmental management system across the SNS operation and the wider UK business

Key responsibilities include
 Ensuring compliance with all legislative requirements from an environmental stand point (including external reporting, licenses, consents and notifications)
 Acting as focal point with relevant Regulatory authorities
 Ensuring client maintains its ISO 14001 standard and facilitating the certification audit process
 Providing advice and guidance to all operational sites on environmental issues
 Seeking to ensure a consistent approach to environmental management across all operational locations
 Supporting Projects (including decommissioning projects) to ensure that environmental issues are considered
 Identifying environmental training, competency and awareness requirements and supporting HR's role in the recording and tracking of competence
 Providing support to our site based HSE Advisors (HSEAs) on environmental issues and the Environmental Management System (EMS)
 Acting as custodian for the EMS elements of the BMS and helping to facilitate improvements to the BMS and EMS as necessary, so that they continue to evolve with the growth of the business in the UK
 Updating progress with the Annual QSSHE Plan (specifically with regards to environmental topics)
 Supporting the inclusion of environmental issues in the framework of the Annual QSSHE Assurance Programme. Assist other departments in the delivery of other audits relating to the QSSHE Assurance Programme
 Improving workforce awareness of environmental issues through presentations and coaching during site visits
 Undertaking regular site visits to ensure environmental standards are being maintained and line ownership of the environmental management system is in place
 Represent client at any industry or local environmental forums
 Cooperate with other members of the QSSHE Team and other Teams and individuals in delivering the QSSHE service
 Attending Team meetings as required and updating on developments within the EMS elements of the BMS
 Attending the QSSHE Steering Committee meetings and providing periodic briefings on performance and future developments/trends
 Participating (from time to time) as an incident investigation team member and/or providing environmental advice to other investigation teams
 Providing support to the SNS (S) Emergency Response Arrangements

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience/Qualifications
 Demonstrable experience working in on and offshore environmental regulatory framework applicable to the oil and gas industry.
 Professional qualification such and MIEMA or C.Env.
 Relevant environmental qualification to degree or post graduate level
 Trained environmental auditor

Ability to:
 Integrate technical information from a number of fields to assess the environmental implications of operations and new developments
 Evaluate environmental impacts as business risks
 Provide technical explanations to senior and operational staff
 Train, coach and enthuse colleagues as a member of a coherent

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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