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Senior Environmental Advisor / Scotland

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Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Our client, a major energy company, requires a Senior Environmental Advisor to join the team on a long-term contract basis.

Purpose of Role:
•           This role supports the Project HSE Lead in the provision of a broad range of strategic environmental advice and delivery, onshore & offshore planning and development applications, environmental risk assessment, permit and consent applications and compliance, management system development, audit, and incident investigation

Critical Responsibilities (MAE/MATTE/HSES):

•           Ensuring that all activities are carried out in a safe manner complying with all regulatory requirements, legislation, and HSES Procedures

Areas of Accountability, Responsibility and Competence:

•           Accountable to provide advice to the project team on the interpretation of applicable UK environmental legislation, EU Directives, global treaties and other industry guidance.
•           Responsible to prepare and obtain environmental regulatory development approvals, permits and consents for the project activities, and support all other regulatory approvals with appropriate environmental input.
•           Responsible to demonstrate compliance with standards and applicable regulations and seek assurance from the environmental management team at regular points in the project schedule.
•           Responsible to productively engage with regulators and key stakeholders in a proactive manner, taking a lead in the relationship management with OPRED.
•           Responsible to deliver environmental risk management activities including environmental aspects identification (ENVID), EIA, planning and constructability assessment, procedures, and work instructions.
•           Responsible for advising on pragmatic and effective environmental risk management and impact mitigation solutions in support of project activities.
•           Responsible to identify, analyse, and report on project environmental baseline and related performance data.
•           Responsible to help identify, prepare and deliver training, including awareness training and specific training on environmental issues, risks, standards and processes.
•           Responsible to provide contract management for services required to deliver specified environmental deliverables.
•           Responsible to plan environmental inspections and audits, and support incident investigations as required.
•           Responsible to mobilise to site as required for delivery of environmental work programme elements; some element of UK travel is anticipated in this role.
•           Support the development of the project environmental management system elements, including the administration and continuous improvement.
•           Participate in emergency response support as required.
•           Any other reasonable duty as per instruction by your manager.

Critical Skills, Qualifications,  Experience, etc.:

•           Essential - relevant degree qualified Environmental professional with extensive onshore and offshore industry planning, development and operational experience
•           Essential - a member of a professional body (chartered status strongly preferred)
•           Essential - Experienced major projects professional, ideally with experience from Power, Infrastructure or Oil & Gas projects
•           Essential - self driven and results oriented individual with demonstrated evidence of strong interpersonal and influencing skills
•           Essential - excellent communicator, both orally and written
•           Essential - proficient and demonstrable experience of the following specific practices (onshore & offshore environments):
–          Environmental legislation
–          National infrastructure planning
–          Habitats regulations assessment
–          Cumulative impact assessment and impact mitigation
–          Baseline survey scoping, design and management
–          Lifecycle emissions and sustainability assessment
–          The UK emissions trading scheme
–          Emissions to air - venting, emissions control, monitoring data management, analysis and accounting
–          Chemical use and impact assessment
–          Water management
–          Waste management
•           Preferred - Audit and investigation experience, ideally able to carry out internal audits of the Environmental Management System and external contractor and vendor audits as required

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