OFFSHORE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER
Summary Information for vacancy - reference J0000328
Department of Energy and Climate Change
£25,261- £30,424 + Environmental Specialist Pay Enhancement £22,235
30 July 2010
16 August 2010
Full time,Part time,Job share
No of vacancies
Field of work
Within EDU the Offshore Environment Unit (OEU) is responsible for developing the environmental regulatory framework for the UKCS, and for administering and ensuring compliance with the regulatory regime relating to offshore oil and gas exploration and production. The regime consists of primary and secondary domestic legislation some of which implement international obligations, and has recently been expanded to include gas storage and carbon sequestration activities.
Within OEU, the Environmental Management Team (EMT) is primarily responsible for the assessment and approval of oil and gas activities, and gas and carbon dioxide storage activities, at the planning stage, prior to commencement of the activities.
The main responsibilities are:
• reviewing environmental impact assessments and approval of offshore energy-related activities (offshore oil and gas activities, gas unloading and storage activities and CCS activities. The work areas include:
o initial applications for licensed areas;
o applications for exploration surveys;
o applications for drilling and well intervention operations;
o applications for proposed developments;
o applications relating to marine discharges and atmospheric emissions; and
o applications relating to the final decommissioning of offshore facilities.
• providing advice to operators on legislative and procedural matters;
• liaising with statutory consultees and other environmental bodies; and
• the management of a number of environmental projects and research activities funded by DECC.
The most important areas are:
• Relevant knowledge of offshore environmental impacts;
• Proven analytical and judgement skills in relation to decision making that may need to take account of conflicting interests;
• Proven communication skills (both written and oral);
• Proven interpersonal and teamwork skills; and
• Proven ability to work under pressure.
In addition to the basic national salary, the post attracts an environmental oil and gas technical specialist pay enhancement. To qualify for the pay enhancement you will need a relevant degree or equivalent qualification, or a post-graduate qualification in one of the following areas:
• Biology, Bioscience, Biochemistry, Marine Biology, Microbiology or Zoology;
• Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Law, Marine Resource Development and Protection.
In addition, you will need:
• Experience (ideally at least 5 years) in relation to relevant offshore activities, or the environmental impact assessment or regulation of those activities (the level of experience and range of specialist skills will be assessed against the level of the post).
CRB check required - No
Regulated by OCSC - No
Reserved for existing civil servants - No
Reserved for UK nationals - No
How to apply
If you are an existing civil servant please complete the attached internal trawl application, accompanied by your last two appraisals and send to Sarah Pritchard c/o Jackie Gatland, DECC EDU-OED, 4th Floor, Atholl House, 86-88 Guild Street, Aberdeen AB11 6A
If you are a non civil servant please complete the external DECC application, achievement record and Diversity questionnaire. Details of the achievement record can be found on page 22 of the attached document entitled information for applicants.
For non civil servants please forward your applications to Peter Lockyers (contact details provided on the last page of the external application form)
080710120231_DECC Trawl App.doc
08071013910_Info for Applicants DECC.doc
08071013938_DECC Diversity Questionnaire.doc
08071014009_J0000328 OFFSHORE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER (DE038).DOC
08071013653_DECC External Application form.doc