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  • Job reference: RMS0120632

Quarantine operational Scientist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Western Australia - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/01/2013
  • Time left:
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    (06/02/13)
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The Company:
Our Client is an International Oil and Gas Operator involved in 2 of Australia's largest LNG Projects based in Western Australia.

The Role:
Provide guidance and advice for the effective implementation and functioning of the Quarantine Management System (QMS) to prevent the introduction, establishment or spread of non-indigenous species onto the island or in the waters surrounding the island.
• Assist in the preparedness for potential non-indigenous species incursions on the island by ensuring the Project’s on-Island capability to implement the Incursion Response Plan, Species Action Plans for vertebrates, invertebrates, plants and invasive marine pests, and coordinate incursion response training and exercises.
• Assist with collation of intercept data and assess risk of organisms to the island. Process documentation associated with border breeches, including notifying stakeholders, analysis of causes, and develops recommendations for risk management.
• Assist with the engagement and coordination of a network of scientific resources, research institutes and contractors both internal and external to the company to provide scientific services, implement detection surveillance, conduct eradication or control activities and undertake research to test or improve the Quarantine Management System. Assist with the preparation of documentation to support findings and recommendations.
• Provide technical support ensuring relevant scope of works, contractor liaison, reviewing reports and prioritising work. Prepare and provide technical information to the Environment and Quarantine Superintendent to support compliance with Ministerial Conditions and project requirements. Assist with commissioning and implementation of diagnostic techniques, structured and unstructured survey apparatus and methods. Review and assess performance of the QMS on the island.
• Present Quarantine Awareness to on-site contractors.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The position requires a person with a degree in Zoology, Botany, or Environmental /Natural/Conservation Science or equivalent experience in these areas.
• The position requires the ability to provide technical support on identification of quarantine risk material / specimens. Additionally, the position requires a broad understanding of the full range of quarantine activities; encompassing pre-border, border and post-border operations. It requires an understanding of the science underpinning the identification and preservation of quarantine risk material , mitigation, control, eradication and rehabilitation strategies coupled with an ability to interpret scientific reports
• Ability to gain rapid familiarity with Company’s administrative systems and procedures;
• Good communicator and a team player.
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