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O&G - Decommissioning Environmental Engineer - Netherlands

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O&G - Decommissioning Environmental Engineer - Netherlands

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

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  • Contact:

    Andy Rowlands

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    January 2021

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Job description

Reporting directly to the QHSE Manager, the Decommissioning Environmental Advisor is
responsible for the co-ordination and provision of day-to-day and medium-term
environmental support for P&A (Plug and Abandonment) and Decommissioning
operations. The focus of this role is to ensure compliance with relevant environmental
legislation, codes of practice, guidelines, industry standards and good practice throughout
all stages of the decommissioning process as well as providing proactive support to the
company on environmental issues.

Job responsibilities include:

Providing guidance on environmental sensitivities, environmental impacts and the
fate of emissions and discharges from facilities to enable P&A / Wells Operations
activities to remain compliant with relevant legislation.
Managing all environmental related Permits, Licenses, Applications, Notifications
and Consents required for Decommissioning Operations activities in the UK O&G
Developing strong regulatory relationships in support of our Decommissioning
Operations activities and inspection programme.
Ensure company complies with legislative requirements from an environmental
standpoint (including external reporting, licenses, consents and notifications)
Major Accidents (MA) to the Environment and HSE Critical Responsibilities:
Understanding of key regulatory stakeholders and Government systems such as the
Competence Authority Portal (CAP) and Permits, Licenses, Applications,
Notifications and Consents (PLANC) management processes.
Understanding of Major Accident Hazard Risk Assessment to identify environmental
consequences associated with MA and if potential environmental consequence
could result in significant pollution / MEI (Major Environmental Impact).
Environmental / QHSE Incident investigation experience.

Areas of Responsibility Competence Level:

Experience of decommissioning activities and regulatory framework for well
abandonment operations
Preparation, review and submission of EIA's & OPEP Addenda (like CIP and TOOPEP),
where required: providing advice to the P&A / Well Operations team to ensure that
the P&A / Well Operations environmental requirements are met.
Managing all environmental related Permits, Licenses, Applications, Notifications
and Consents and ensuring sites comply with the requirements of all permitted
Managing (transport of) waste, radioactive substances and sampling & analysis
requirements for Decommissioning Operations activities.
Monitoring quality and accuracy of environmental related incident investigations,
actions and close out, reviewing asset Environmental performance, identifying
trends and proposing solutions.
Collation and reporting of environmental data for Regulatory & Corporate
Reporting, including yearly management review.
Supporting the evaluation of new contracts for P&A / Decommissioning Operations
related activities.
Ensuring company procedures are in place, maintained and applied across all
activities to allow all relevant legislation to be complied with; and support the
maintenance of a certified Integrated (Environmental) Management System.

Ability to:

Work in team environment with tight deadlines
Work automatously and self-prioritise, delivering against commitments
Interpret technical plans and assess their adequacy with regulations and
Evaluate environmental non-compliance as business risks
Communicate effectively with Regulatory Bodies via telephone and email
Provide support to offshore colleagues, on environmental issues
Improve workforce awareness of environmental issues through presentations and
coaching during site visits

Essential Skills / Qualifications / Experience:

Valid medical and BOSIET (and MIST) for regular offshore visits
At least 5 years working within the (UK) Oil and Gas industry. Prior proven experience
with a background in scientific research, industry or consultancy and with specific
experience of providing environmental support to operations, projects, drilling,
subsea, seismic, oil spill response, procurement, and legal (environmental
regulatory framework).
Relevant environmental qualification to degree or post graduate level
Membership of recognised body e.g. IEMA (is a plus)Proven excellent written communication skills
This position will require to travel offshore to in support of incidents, regulatory
inspections and (leadership) engagement visits