Lead Environmental Advisor

Job title: Lead Environmental Advisor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Perth, Australia
Salary: $1300 - $1400 per day
Reference: BH-114846
Contact Name: Ben Hyland
Phone Number: +61 8 9426 7400
Job Published: 20 days ago

Job Description

Purpose & Accountabilities:

The role of this position is to ensure that the Environment content of the Contract scopes of work are right for the associated scope risk profile and provide the necessary, fit-for-purpose content to deliver the environment scope throughout all phases, including Operate.

The Senior Environment Advisor will provide all aspects of environmental support/advice/project management to the project execution team within the company and associated contractors and 3rd party environmental consulting organisations and the accountabilities during the Define and Execute phases will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Project manage the delivery of all required environment plans (and supporting OPEP) for the execute phase (excluding production drilling) including any interface with relevant internal functions and the NOPSEMA.
  • Establish, implement and assure (as appropriate) required project environmental management systems which is integrated into broader HSSE Management Systems.
  • Oversee required 3rd party studies to support impact assessment and risk assessment activities (i.e. environment plan supporting studies).
  • Interface focal point for project environmental assurance and peer assist activities such as LOD2 and 3 audits as required with the business.
  • Provide oversight and assurance of delivery of the environment validation scope is executed as a part of the overall safety validation process.
  • Establish and integrate within the established safety validation process, an environmental validation process which will provide assurance and independent review of design, construction and operation of all environment critical equipment.
  • Provide design assurance of appropriate environment in design considerations by the company and its contractors. Input and review design deliverables as appropriate.
  • Communicate and rollout EP/OPP requirements to relevant company personnel.
  • Experienced environment practitioner in the execution phases of offshore platform (including drilling) and pipeline facilities.
  • Ensure appropriate implementation of relevant common HSSE processes such as MOC and contractor HSE management as required for the environment discipline.
  • Provides understanding and support in guiding the company and its EPCI Contractors through the environment related content of the Execution Contracts;
  • Monitor and review environment performance across the different phases and project locations to achieve the performance commitments and drive continuous improvement in the project environment activities to ensure activities are being managed to ALARP and acceptable levels on an ongoing basis;
  • To support the development of the project exhibiting the required behaviours of the company approach;
  • Be capable of leading environmental audits with, preferably, an internationally recognized Lead Auditor qualification;
  • Maintain strong link with the company and P&T environment networks to enable application of Group resources and knowledge relevant to Execution environmental requirements and eventual project to asset handover.
  • Supports an effective and satisfactory engagement with a broad range of internal & external stakeholders, including Government and Regulatory bodies as appropriate;
  • Knowledgeable in the application of incident investigation techniques, incident classification and root cause analysis (RCA); Key accountabilities detailed below:
  • Assists the evaluation of ITT tender documentation, support the award recommendation process and then assist Contract Owners and Contractor Groups to deliver on their commitments.

  • The incumbent reports directly to the project HSSE Manager.
  • Lead advisor interacting with a broad team of experts geographically dispersed.
  • No direct reports but multiple stakeholder interfaces.
  • The project is located in a harsh, remote and cyclonic environment:
  • Being in a stable, heavily-regulated regime, compliance with Safety, Environmental, and Local Content requirements is expected to require significant effort, planning and government and external stakeholder engagement.
  • Limited local markets, that is expected to result in international mobilization of major resources in a potentially “hot” market during the expected time of Execution.
  • The overall project scope has a large degree of interface complexity, with five major scope elements, each having unique challenges and drivers to manage and integrate: (1) Not Normally Manned Topsides facilities; (2) a large Jacket in challenging foundation soil conditions; (3) Dry-tree Wells with significant Topsides and Jacket interfaces; (4) a long export pipeline; and (5) riser and other process tie-ins to an operating FLNG facility and the associated brownfield FLNG topsides modifications.
Skills & Requirements:

  • A degree(s) or equivalent in any technical, or relevant environmental science or engineering discipline.
  • Proven track record in similar roles (during Design and/or Execution phases including managing 3rd party contractors).
  • A strong understanding and familiarity with the Australian offshore regulatory framework for Environment Plans is essential.
  • At least 15 years of experience in oil, gas or petrochemicals business and processes is essential, with extensive environmental risk management experience in both the development/projects and operating phases.
  • Extensive experience in the application of environmental conditions outlined in environmental authorities, permits and approvals, policies and procedures and management plans to major industrial facilities and projects.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills working with the multiple and complex stakeholder engagements and at all levels in both the company and Contractor’s organization.
  • Solid understanding of company HSSE & SP Control Framework requirements will be an advantage.
  • Team player in order to identify and understand (business) project requirements and translating these opportunities into delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to projects and stakeholders
  • Sound working experience with key regulators (state, federal and international) and approval frameworks.
  • Broad awareness of key environmental federal and state legislation and how it applies to Upstream related activities both onshore and offshore (EPBC Act and OPGGS Act).
  • Excellent work ethics and the ability to self-manage tasks and work with limited supervision within virtual teams.
  • Capable self-managing, and independent contributor, who recognises when to call on and use expertise where appropriate.
  • Prepared to challenge the ‘status quo’ to move toward exceptional HSSE performance.
Key Competencies:

  • Be a HSSE leader, hold safety as a personal value and be ready to intervene to drive HSSE performance to top quartile.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills to work effectively in/and across multi-functional teams and interface with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Effective organisational, networking, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent report writing, auditing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to lead environmental management change processes under changing circumstances.
  • Passion and courage to drive environmental excellence to top quartile performance.
  • Clear understanding and experience of Australian approaches in the application of environmental standards, guidelines and expectations defined by formal regulatory environments and in relation to the demands of stakeholders and society, including experience in impact assessment for large scale industrial infrastructure.
  • Strong project management skills, particularly in HSSE assessments involving multi-disciplinary teams.
Additional Information:

  • Ability to undertake domestic and international travels as required.
  • Key challenges include:
  • A successful outcome for the Project is ultimately achieving safe, highly reliable Not Normally Manned operations with minimum maintenance, fulfilling the requirements set out in the Basis for Design with a strong culture to avoid changes. Setting and firmly executing the Not Normally Manned vision, culture and ethos within the entire project team (Owner’s team and Contractors) through Define and Execute Phases is essential.
  • Efficient Execution practices are to be applied with a fit-for-purpose Owner’s Team, collaboratively working with the contractors to implement efficient ways of working inclusive of the intent of Project Vantage (or digitalization), Work Face Planning (WFP), and Contractor Performance Management leveraging on the Project Delivery Model.
  • Creating strong and effective partnerships across multiple contributing organizations/ functions/ locations such as the Asset, Wells, and Projects & Engineering organizations.
  • Multiple delivery locations and numerous stakeholder interfaces. Efficient communications and clear team interfaces across locations and work fronts.
  • Driving cost effective implementation C&P strategies & implementation and best practices, systems and tools into the project.
  • The successful candidate should be able to show an ability to drive timely decision-making and implementation by the execution team through appropriate command, influence and respectful persistence.
  • Given the length of the Project and importance of continuity of staff throughout all phases, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate endurance and resilience in lengthy tenured. Dependent on the selected contractors in the Execution phase the successful candidate should be prepared to follow the project to EPCI contractor’s sites.

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