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Environmental Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: East England - Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/01/2014
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The Company:
Fircroft are working with an Operator based in the East of England and are currently seeking an Environmental Specialist for Offshore Assets in the North Sea.

The Role:
This position is responsible for the provision of Environmental Support to the Southern North Sea. The role is based onshore, with visits to offshore locations as required.

Key responsibilities include:
• Ensuring Operator complies 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 Operator 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 Operator BMS and helping to facilitate improvements to the BMS and EMS as necessary, so that they continue to evolve with the growth of the Operator 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 Operator 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

• Relevant environmental qualification to degree or post graduate level
• Knowledge of the on and offshore environmental regulatory framework applicable to the oil and gas industry
• 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 team

Offering competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits.
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