Company: Shell
Skills: Risk Management, Emergency Response, Environmental, Safety & Training
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: London, England, United Kingdom

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 an exciting opportunity for you to grow and progress globally or across business, working with different cultures and backgrounds.

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:



  • Developing personnel within the framework of the Incident Command System o achieve and maintain a high degree of preparedness for oil and chemical spill Emergency Response
  • Acting as a regional focal point for large scale regional exercises and support central and business response teams in planning and delivery of exercises
  • Providing technical guidance on vessel related issues
  • Identifying equipment, facilities and personnel needed for oil and chemical spill Emergency Response
  • 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.


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.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we're nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential.





  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we'll take it from there.
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.


A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


We're keen to speak from passionate individuals with excellent engagement, leadership, organizational and communication skills and capabilities - working with a variety of internal and external customers and stakeholders.

Along with your Bachelor's degree, we naturally expect you to have experience of working in oil and chemical spill emergency response and incident management.

As many of the following as possible:





  • 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.
  • Experience in Adult Education would be considered an asset.



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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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