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Environmental Advisor – VR/23986

Status: Temporary
Location: Aberdeen
Ref: VR/23986
Rate: Available Upon Request

Currently recruiting for an experienced Environmental Advisor on a contract basis for an Oil & Gas Operator based in central Aberdeen. It is a 12-month contract position and the company are only considering PAYE contractors for this particular role. Occasional offshore travel may be required as part of this role - therefore, applicants must be prepared to work offshore.


The Environmental Advisor will primarily be responsible for providing environmental advice and support to the operated asset and projects. 


Reporting to the Environmental Lead, the Environmental Advisor will have the following main duties and responsibilities:

  • Monitoring compliance with permit conditions (e.g. OPPC, ETS / PPC, chemical permits, radiation authorisations etc).
  • Managing elements of the Management System.
  • Contributing to ISO14001 certification and compliance activities.
  • Contributing to the preparation and delivery of HSE Department plans.
  • Maintaining effective relationships with Regulators and Government Agencies (e.g. OPRED, OSDR, Marine Scotland, SEPA, JNCC).
  • Assisting with project work, including the management of EIA / ES activities.
  • Participating in offshore platform visits as required.
  • Maintaining an overview of UK environmental performance – including emissions, discharges and incidents – and providing data to Asset and Operations Teams as required.
  • Contributing to relevant environmental risk assessments, responses and controls – including the identification of Major Environmental Incidents (MEIs).
  • Reviewing and providing input into annual environmental KPIs.
  • Undertaking permit applications and variations, and maintaining environmental content of authorisations, permits and consents register.
  • Conducting environmental incident investigations, where appropriate.


Experience / Qualifications:

  • A relevant Degree qualification in an Engineering / Science discipline would be preferred.
  • Previous experience in a similar Environmental Advisor type role, within the oil and gas industry, is essential.
  • Upstream experience is essential.
  • Previous experience of offshore asset PLANC management and projects is essential.
  • Experience in environmental permitting for projects is essential.
  • Experience with ISO 14001, environmental management systems and internal auditing would be desirable.
  • Previous experience of operational environmental permitting would be desirable.

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