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Senior Environmental Advisor

  • Job reference: 923874
  • Location: Middlesex
  • Salary: GBP34 - GBP500 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, HS & E
  • Date posted: 11/02/2019

Job Title: Senior Environmental Advisor

Location: South East UK

The Environmental Technology team provides strategic science and technology expertise and associated commercial insight to support the low-carbon energy transition. This includes provision of techno-economic analysis of energy systems, leading the company approach to carbon capture and storage including low carbon technologies, and developing an environmental technology strategy that reflects the complexity of global sustainability challenges and is focused on the most important environmental issues associated with the energy transition.

This is a six month role for a senior environmental engineer or scientist to lead the environmental input to some key environmental technology programmes including:

  • Working with the climate science modeller, lead the approach and continue the development and deployment of climate modelling to help assess potential impacts from severe weather and climate change.
  • provide science based understanding of climate change related to our energy transition as relevant to key aspects of the environmental technology work programmes
  • support our key climate research programme with Princeton university by helping with communications, meetings and disseminating information
  • Finalise and implement the company approach to life cycle analysis to support our dual challenge of provision of energy and reducing emissions.
  • Provide technical support and manage robust environmental input to our business venture investment due diligence
  • Support ongoing work in the team to understand negative emission technologies, particularly those related to biological processes and help support key insights and possible opportunities for the energy transition.
  • Provide technical leadership in some key environmental areas and manage projects such as helping to understand the provenance and impact of poor urban air quality.
  • Link with the ongoing work on circular economy to provide environmental technical support and insights to maximise synergies with other environmental technology focus areas.
  • Ad hoc support to a variety of environmentally related work that might include an ongoing study into the circular economy and broader environmental issue evaluation.

The role will primarily be expected to conduct research and analysis and present findings to group technology and relevant businesses. When it is appropriate, the role will liaise between the internal requestors for information, source a suitable external consultant or research partner to undertake the work, and manage it through to completion including reviewing outputs and disseminating them back to the original requestor.

Educational Requirements

  • Relevant environmental engineering or science degree (e.g. Chemical engineer or environmental science) and /or relevant Masters

Experience and Job Requirements

  • Deep and broad working knowledge of environmental issues and impacts associated with oil and gas primarily but also experience of environmental issues associated with renewable energy and other energy vectors is desirable.
  • Proven history of managing and delivering technical work to a high quality that meets the needs of key stakeholders
  • Underpins insights and recommendations with sound scientific and technical data analysis and follows good quality control practices.
  • Experience of working successfully at senior level in a multinational corporation.
  • Strong communication skills with succinct report writing and presentation skills
  • A team player who bring business value through working with others collaboratively and grows capability by sharing information and developing others.
  • Self-starter, independent and quick learner who builds on feedback, adapts and delivers in an agile way.
  • Proficient user of word, excel and operating systems (Word 10, Microsoft office)
  • Experience of visualisation through tools such as Power BI would be helpful

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.