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Environmental Scientist

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: HS&E
  • Date posted: 26/10/2017
  • Job reference: VR/43303
Our client now has an immediate requirement for an experienced environmental scientist to join their team for a 12 month contract role.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years oil & gas operator experience in an Environmental Scientist role

Purpose:
To ensure Compliance with UK environmental regulatory requirements and to support efforts to minimise the environmental impacts from the UK business.

Accountabilities and End Results:
Provide support to the UK Business on Environmental matters by:
Assessing the risk of interactions of UK activities with the Environment.
Managing all environmental applications and permits required by UK facilities and any projects associated with them.
Supporting activities required to maintain the certified Environmental Management System.
Collation and Reporting of environmental emissions data.
Reporting and investigation of environmental incidents.
Primary Functions & Dimensions:
Managing Chemical, Oil Discharge, Offshore Combustion and emissions trading permits.
Environmental Impact Assessments of activities including increased production, seabed impacts and noise assessments.
Managing waste issues
Managing sampling and analysis requirements for offshore discharges to sea and solid wastes.
Managing Radioactive Substances issues and permitting.
Internal and external reporting of environmental emissions data and information.
Assisting in the preparation, review and submission of Environmental Statements, where required: providing advice to the project team to ensure that the project environmental requirements are met.
Preparation of Oil Pollution Emergency Plans
Maintaining and reviewing environmental processes and procedures
Providing environmental training/ information to both offshore and onshore staff
Evaluating and providing technical advice to bids for new contracts.
Conducting environmental audits.
Reporting environmental incidents to regulators.
Involvement in Incident Investigations and liaison with regulators, accompanying their Inspectors during offshore inspections.

Critical Technical Experience required
Previous experience working as a research scientist or in an analytical laboratory or with experience in providing environmental support within the oil and gas business.

2. Qualifications
Minimum Requirement: BSc in Biological or Chemical sciences (if a more generic science degree is held then biology and chemistry at A/Higher level must be demonstrated).
Optional Requirement: Higher qualification in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. MSc).