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  • Job reference: RMS0149864

Site Environmental and Social Lead Officer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Tibilisi
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/10/2014
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The Company:
A global Oil & Gas operator with extensive operations in the Caspian Region. The Site Environmental and Social Lead Officer is required to work on 6/2 rotation in Georgia.

The Role:
The Site Environmental and Social Lead (Site E&S lead) Officer will assist Construction Management and the PROJECT Onshore Pipelines Environmental and Social Advisor to ensure that PROJECT Onshore Pipelines in Georgia 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 CLIENT’s 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
• Support the implementation of an ESMS consistent with CLIENT’s OMS and ISO 14001 and ensure contractor continual improvement.
• 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

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.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Fluent in English
• Knowledge of Georgian 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 bio restoration
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