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Regulatory Lead Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/08/2012
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The Company:
Is a major oil & gas operator

The Role:
• Provide overall leadership for environmental and regulatory support associated with progressing regulatory approvals for the project
• Lead activities of, and provide support to, assigned project E&R resources (e.g., contractors and staff)
• Coordinate interfaces with Government agencies regarding the project's regulatory compliance issues, and E&R performance Regulatory Compliance - Environmental Management Plan (RC-EMP) implementation
• Ensure roles and responsibilities for project permitting and approval activities and RC-EMP implementation effectively
• Ensure that construction, commissioning, and start-up activities and the transition to operations fully comply with applicable federal, state and local regulatory requirements and the project's obligations/commitments appearing in the RC-EMP
• Ensure the proper investigation, recording, and reporting of identified E&R compliance initiatives and non-compliance situations regarding environmental and regulatory
• Participate in the Management of Change process for E&R-related documents and deliverables that is consistent with the project's (overall) MoC process
• Ensure stewardship and reporting of E&R performance indicators regarding environmental and/or regulatory to meet project and Corporate requirements
• Communicate with, and (on an as-needed/scheduled basis) coordinate presentations to, the PT on the project’s issues regarding environmental and/or regulatory matters
• Ensure effective communications/coordinate the flow of information between field locations and the PT office regarding environmental and regulatory matters

• Work with the project approved Regulatory Compliance Matrix to ensure all areas of the project are in compliance with government, Class, IMO and Flag State requirements.
• Provide work direction and monitor progress of Regulatory Consultants engaged by the project.
• Primary interface with ABS and USCG to ensure project approvals and issues are being resolved in a timely manner.
• Oversee completion of a fit for purpose Deep Water Operations Plan for submission to BSEE by October 2012.
• Oversee completion of a Functional Specification detailing the operational parameters of the Modular Capture Vessels.
• Oversee submission and approval of 30 CFR 250 subpart H documentation to BSEE.
• Work with ABS to ensure all documentation for EPC1/EPC2/SO2 is submitted in a timely manner that allows for time to make changes to the vessel before it departs the shipyard.
• Work with ABS and DNV to ensure all Certified Verification Agent (CVA) issues they raise are being addressed timely.

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
• Senior level position with broad technical and Marine and/or regulatory skills and a working knowledge of project management, construction and operations
• 10+ years broad-based experience preferred, with prior experience in one or more Marine and/or regulatory discipline
• Proven management and leadership skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; persuasive with strong business perspective
• Adaptable to changing priorities
• Ability to assess and act on project resource needs
• Experience with interacting with government officials (USCG and BSEE)
• Experience with Classification Societies e.g. (American Bureau of Shipping (ABS))
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