Company: Shell
Skills: Emergency Response
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
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Job Description

We're seeking a response expert with incident experience who can make sure we develop and deliver highly effective emergency management. This is a hands-on role within a small team, yet with plenty of scope to grow your career globally and across the business.

What's the role?

As Senior Response Specialist, you'll play a vital role, ensuring we respond effectively, speedily and safely across oil and chemical spill emergencies. That means, developing and supporting our regional response capability, and driving improvements where necessary.

We see you as someone who will be a confident core member of the regional team, ensuring your colleagues stay focussed on what happens when incidents occur. You'll provide guidance and support for the emergency response teams, helping them to develop and update response plans as well as emergency assessments. You'll also offer direct oil and chemical spill support and expertise when it's needed and facilitate incident management training.

More specifically, you'll be involved in:

  • Standardizing oil and chemical spill emergency plans for businesses.
  • Developing regional exercise plans and supporting planning and delivery of exercises.
  • Ensuring Incident Command System (ICS) roles are in place, and maintaining your own training and qualifications to serve in key ICS roles when required.
  • Providing Shipping & Maritime Emergency Response coverage via a duty system.
  • Identifying equipment, facilities and personnel needed for oil and chemical spills.

Your strong communication skills will be essential to the role. Alongside your support and expertise, you'll help to train teams and develop engagement strategies, nurturing close collaboration across a range of internal and external stakeholders, from Global Emergency Management and Legal, to government and environmental groups.

Our values

Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach. Join us and you'll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

Women's perspective

We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies, backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme.

People with an impairment

At Shell, we're all about top talent. End of story. We encourage anyone who may face an impairment to see Shell as a place where you'll be fully supported to grow and develop your career. It's as simple as that. If you'd like to apply, just let us know about your circumstances. We can support you throughout the process: from application, to interview, to your first day of a rewarding career with us.

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.


What we need from you

Working within a small team in a high-pressure environment, you'll need to thrive working independently with good influencing skills when dealing with business. Along with your Bachelor's degree, we naturally expect you to have experience of working in oil spill emergency management and incident response (experience in chemical spills is also preferable, but not essential).

Beyond being happy to travel regularly, we're keen to talk to men and women with as many of the following on your CV:

  • Experience in Vessel Emergency Response having held a senior role onboard a vessel.



  • Experience building and developing an Incident Command System (ICS) organization and responding to incidents/exercises in ICS roles.
  • Experience conducting Tier 3 response exercises.
  • Experience building and developing organizational capability and competence in oil spill response management.
  • Ideally, Subsea Well Intervention System (SWIS) experience, though it's not essential.



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