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Site Environmental & Lead Social Officer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Baku
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/03/2014
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The Role:
Fircroft are seeking a Site Environment & Lead Social officer for an Oil & Gas Operator within Azerbaijan

Location: Baku
Duration: 12 months +
Rotation: 6/2
Accommodation/Flights: provided
Perdiem: Provided
Day Rate: Negotiable

The Site Environmental and Social Lead (Site E&S lead) Officer will assist Construction Management and the Onshore Pipelines Environmental and Social Advisor to ensure that Onshore Pipelines in Azerbaijan is constructed in compliance with the approved ESIAs & ESMMPs and delivered in accordance with the respective HGA and other requirements, relevant national and international legislation and relevant practices and procedures (E&S Group Defined Practice, Group Recommended Practice as appropriate, MPCP).
The Site E&S lead will manage, and act as an E&S coach to site construction supervision and the general workforce to raise the capability in all areas relating to good environmental and social compliance practice.
The Site E&S lead will manage the day to day activities/movements and provide site direction for the Environmental Field Officers (EFOs), Community liaison officers (CLOs) and cultural heritage officers (CHOs).


Manages the site based environmental officers, community liaison officers and cultural heritage officers.
Ensures construction contractor implementation of ESIA & ESMMP environmental requirements including providing on-site daily advice and assistance to site construction management and personnel on all environmental matters.
Support the implementation of environmental monitoring contracts.
Day-to-day monitoring of construction activities as they relate to E&S performance (pollution prevention, waste management, aggregate management, spill reporting, erosion control, reinstatement, community liaison, grievance management, community safety, recruitment and training, late finds protocol, etc.).
Daily and weekly reporting of construction activities as they relate to E&S performance.
Monitors action tracking and timely closure of actions.
Participate in Self-Verification and Assurance Plan relating to E&S verification, & compliance auditing and raising corrective actions as necessary
Support Integration of the E&S teams across the different work locations
Ensures Construction Methodology and Management of Change conform to ESIA requirements.
Raises environmental site awareness and supports training initiatives in all aspects of E&S practice.
Supports the delivery of relevant environmental and social internal / external performance and compliance reporting requirements.
Participate and provide input in emergency response exercises, as required.
Can lead a multidisciplinary team to undertake pre-construction due diligence E&S surveys

Fluent in English
Knowledge of Azerbaijani and Russian languages desirable
Ability to negotiate and reach consensus and/or compromise
Self-organizational skills - Ability to work effectively under pressure, and under minimum supervision.
Readiness for the frequent travel and working in the remote locations
Strong Performance Bias and able to work under own initiative as required for a Site based position
Ability to make good risk based decisions, including during times of stress
Demonstrates shared commitment to the success of the team and the wider organisation
Auditing and documentation management for compliance related to ISO 14001 systems
Liaison and consultation with local communities impacted by construction works
Reinstatement and erosion control device maintenance experience
Experience in biorestoration
Experience using environmental and social management systems (ESMS)

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science or related discipline.
A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in a similar pipeline role.
Effective communicator and willing to listen to other perspectives to facilitate the decision making process.
International pipeline and similar civil projects site experience.
Experience in training E&S personnel in site management.
Experience with site waste management infrastructure on similar projects.
Experience leading pre-construction baseline surveys and recommending construction avoidance and/or mitigation measures based on sound E&S practices.
Erosion control design and reinstatement implementation.
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