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Environmental & Regulatory Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/02/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (04/03/14)
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The Company:
A major operator is seeking a 12+ months contract Environmental and Regulatory Advisor based in Houston, Texas. Ideally, the candidates need an engineering discipline (preferably petroleum engineering). Their tasks would include interfacing with the EPC’s, Russian design institutes, Moscow and Y-S E&R teams, help prepare engineering design and/or drilling permits, etc. Russian language is mandatory.

The Role:
• Work with environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health consultants and the PT, as necessary, to oversee the preparation of the project
• Develop, coordinate functional endorsement of, and implement the project's Regulatory Compliance Plan and Environmental Management Plan, including preliminary versions of these plans
• Assist the project's SHE Manager in supporting project-related E&R activities, identifying/implementing appropriate/best environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health practices and lessons learned, and providing input to the Environmental Business Planning process
• Obtain identified project permits/licenses/approvals in a timely manner; track/steward the project approvals process and the project's compliance status
• Oversee the preparation and stewardship of permit/license/approval compliance plans - where appropriate, interface and coordinate activities with the existing Production Company affiliate/Venture Office
• Interface with project design and execution teams to ensure environmental, socioeconomic, and health requirements/standards (in particular the Upstream/Environmental Standards) are properly integrated into project designs and implementation plans
• Provide input to the SHE&S-related Coordination Procedures for EPC Contractor ITT packages regarding environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health matters
• Provide (to the project's SHE Manager), input for cost and schedule estimates related to the regulatory approvals/compliance process and the development and implementation of the project, Health Plan, and other E&R deliverables
• Recommend appropriate environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health issues/impacts avoidance/mitigation measures and oversee their implementation
• Work with contractors to ensure the development of appropriate and acceptable E&R plans (e.g., Environmental Management Plans, Waste Management Plans, Spill Response Plans, Socioeconomic Action Plans, Health Plans) applicable to their scope of work
• Review EPC contractor E&R plans and other deliverables for comprehensiveness and acceptability regarding environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health matters, as prescribed in the project's Coordination Procedures and other contractual documents
• Provide guidance to the PT and EPC contractors related to overall regulatory compliance and E&R performance as required by applicable host-country regulatory requirements, project obligations and commitments, and/or loan agreements
• Develop and ensure the proper implementation of effective EMP implementation/E&R performance monitoring procedures regarding environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health matters
• Coordinate implementation/E&R performance monitoring activities regarding environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health matters with Site Construction Managers and/or Supervisors
• Provide assistance to the PT and EPC contractors regarding implementation and E&R performance regarding environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health matters
• Conduct routine inspections/assessments of EPC Contractors' work sites regarding environmental, socioeconomic, and/or health matters
• Investigate, record, and report identified E&R compliance initiatives and non-compliance situations regarding environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health matters
• Receive and review/synthesize implementation/E&R performance monitoring data/observations regarding environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health matters, data from analytical laboratories, and other data/information
• Ensure the proper and timely completion and submission of implementation/E&R performance monitoring/reporting forms and documents regarding environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health matters
• Prepare project/internal E&R and regulatory compliance stewardship reports regarding environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health matters, as well as external reports required to satisfy Government or Lender requirements/requests
• Coordinate the activities of environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health technical experts hired to undertake specific E&R-related tasks
• Assist the PT, as appropriate, regarding special tasks, studies and reports related to overall E&R topics and regulatory compliance requirements regarding environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health matters
• Oversee communications/the flow of information between field locations and the Project SHE Manager regarding environmental, socioeconomic, and/or health matters
• Coordinate and participate in project worker and PT E&R performance implementation-related and other environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health matters training/awareness sessions

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Applicants must possess a University degree in Natural or Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Social Sciences (e.g., anthropology, sociology), Engineering or some other technical field related to E&R management regarding environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health matters
• Candidates should have a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience regarding the environmental and/or socioeconomic and/or health field(s) preferably related to a construction or extractive industry project
• Knowledge of external project financing desirable
• Knowledge of (specific country) regulations desirable
• Excellent English speaking and writing skills required
• Familiarity with the predominant in-country language(s) is desirable
• Russian language is mandatory.
• Candidates should have good interpersonal skills, some supervisory/organizational talents, and proven ability to work in a positive team manner
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