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  • Job reference: RMS0156847

Senior Environmental Specialist (Site)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Peace River
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/06/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (15/06/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is a large Owner/Operator with their Canadian operations based out of Calgary, AB. They are one Canada’s largest integrated oil companies focusing on the exploration and production of oil, natural gas and sulphur. Their projects are located throughout Canada focusing on the Oil Sands, as well as Natural Gas extraction throughout Alberta and BC.

The Role:
Provide environmental expertise for the Carmon Creek Project from planning through to execution to commissioning phases for drilling of wells, installation of pipeline and construction of facilities based primarily in Carmon Creek with periodic travel to Calgary.

- Provide environmental expertise to P&T Onshore Projects (current area of responsibility will be Carmon Creek) from design through to execution activities to ensure environmental risks are identified, assessed and managed effectively.
- Manage overall environmental and local community permit preparation, revisions, submission, approval, variation and reporting process in line with regulatory requirements. Become the CTSE Gatekeeper.
- Represent the Carmon Creek team on all aspects of environmental affairs including environmental management programs, field implementation of environmental protection programs, field inspections, environmental reporting etc. Provide direction, leadership and coordination for development and implementation of environmental management plans.
- Focal environmental project point for regulatory liaison with AENV, their advisors, other stakeholders and HSSE for P&T, and key role in maintaining positive reputation management interfaces during execution.
- Provide input to annual HSSE Plan improvement areas and Management Review process.
- Responsible for development and review of Environmental Management System documentation for Carmon Creek in line with local and Shell requirements.
- Key role in simplification of environmental guidance to Carmon Creek supervisors, providing awareness training on legal and internal environmental requirements to Project staff.
- Monitor compliance with Legal and internal environmental requirements through participation in regular audits and site visits. Participate in project management regular formal HSSE inspections, meetings and audits and assist with follow up / closure of open items. Develop standard audits and requirements specifically related to environmental performance and in line with project guidelines.
- Investigation of environmental non-compliances, analysing trends to determine areas for improvement and sharing of best practices within the Shell community.
- Provide environmental input to Emergency Response requirements for P&T activities.
- Establish effective working relationship with Contractor, Asset and Project Environmental Specialists to align on key environmental improvement areas in P&T.
- Oversee and optimize design of environmental projects
- Establish initial environmental requirements for the construction team on behalf of Project management team as construction forces are mobilized.
- Work with the Project Team to ensure that:
o contractors have an approved environmental protection plan in place, that aligns with the project specific requirements, prior to the commencement of work.
o protective measures are installed as required to protect against soil erosion, groundwater and surface water contamination.
o environmental aspects relating to air, water and land are managed appropriately.
- Initiate and implement Environmental awareness campaigns and any related incentive schemes.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Professional qualifications in environmental or chemical science (at least BSc or equivalent).
- Prior environmental supervisory and field experience (7-10 years) on an industrial site.
- A thorough understanding of the ISO 14001 requirements and proven related implementation experience.
- Good interpersonal skills and aptitude for coaching others.
- Leadership skills, including the ability to influence without authority.
- Prior experience and involvement in interfacing with regulatory bodies will be considered an asset.
- Experience in soil remediation.
- Working within and knowledge of environmental regulations pertaining to the Oil and Gas Industry will be considered an asset.
- Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills – requirement for presentation and report writing skills.
- Self-motivated team player with ability and desire to take responsibility and drive workloads to effective resolution.
- Ability to work in a team environment but equally work independent
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