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Environmental & Sustainability Lead

United Kingdom,--Aberdeen
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Environmental & Sustainability Lead - UK

Main duties & responsibilities

Primary Environmental and Sustainability focal point for all Operational, Drilling & Wells, Projects and other functional requests relating to environmental and sustainability matters (e.g. operational, project and wells environmental permits, Emissions Trading Scheme reporting etc.)

Develops appropriate proactive objectives and ensures they are incorporated into, and managed to completion within, the UK HSEQ Plan

Develops, oversees and actively participates in environmental audits, both internal and supporting external audits, including completion of regular offshore audits, whilst ensuring direct reports also undertake regular auditing (including offshore)

Manages and facilitates regulatory inspections, and ensures corrective actions are adequately closed out so as to prevent reoccurrence

Ensure implementation and compliance of the Energy and Environmental Management systems on the local assets & operations

Act as focal point for the Certification Body relating to the Energy and Environmental Management Systems

Ensures timely reporting of accurate data, complying with external regulatory and internal reporting requirements and deadlines

Ensure appropriate management of the company’s UK’s emergency response and security arrangements, including completion of exercises specific to environmental scenarios

Proactively work to identify and drive implementation of improvements (e.g. emissions reduction plans) and liaise with the HSEQ dept., locally and corporately, to resolve

Provide environmental and sustainability support to other regions as appropriate

Ensure regulatory and internal reporting requirements are complied with, and issues managed, with respect to the assets, operations, and technical functions

Ensure appropriate selection and management of contractor companies, taking account of environmental considerations

Ensure industry Environmental best practices and standards are followed/implemented, in conjunction with the relevant Technical Authorities and Business Process Owners

Monitor & facilitate management of assets, operations and technical functions’ environmental performance, and their environmental plans and objectives

Assist with development & implementation of environmental competency management framework and training

Ensure all incidents & near misses are reported, investigated, remedial action taken, and lessons learned

Work to ensure timely close out of all Synergi actions and ensure IMS documentation is maintained up to date

Ensure that all relevant governance is in full compliance with applicable regulations and GOIMS requirements

Ensure that all relevant governance is in full compliance with applicable regulations and the requirements of GOIMS element 8 - Environmental Stewardship

Act as the focal point for liaising with the Environmental regulations (OPRED and the Environment Agency)

Represent company at relevant Industry Forums (e.g. Oil & Gas UK, Energy Institute)

Support the Emergency Response Organisation by filling a role on the ER duty rota

Supervise and mentor environmental team personnel and ensure they fulfil objectives

Required Competences/ Qualifications / Experience / Profile

Possesses a relevant University degree or relevant work experience which may compensate for limited formal education

Have related experience in Environmental roles supporting and managing offshore operations and with Energy and Environmental Management Systems

IEMA Membership or equivalent (e.g. Energy Institute)

Comprehensive understanding, good working knowledge of, and experience in implementing and complying with environmental related legislation (on & offshore), corporate, national & international standards, and industry best practices are essential

Offshore medical and survival/MIST training certificates are necessary

Supervisory experience, ideally within an environmental department of an Oil and Gas Operating company

Is an efficient self-starter with an ability to work alone and as part of a team, prioritise tasks, and deliver against deadlines

Exhibits excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

Ability to communicate highly specialist discipline guidance/advice to others in an understandable way

This is the senior level of work and expected to have very deep and broad knowledge applied to solving highly complex issues

Skills in initiating and managing projects

Strong analytical and problem-solving (pro-active) ability

Senior Recruitment Specialist

Jan Kriel
01224 628 227
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