Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Environmental Engineer, Environmental, Safety & Training, Regulatory Compliance
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: N/A
Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Environmental and Regulatory Compliance Advisor - Job Description

  • The role provides environmental and regulatory compliance support to the drilling and wells team to ensure compliance with UK legislations.
  • The key job responsibilities are to ensure environmental and regulatory guidance and support is provided to enable Drilling and Wells activities and drive improvements in environmental performance. The role is responsible for ensuring all Permits, Licences, Authorisations and Consents are submitted and approved on time to support Drilling and Exploration projects.
  • This is an influential technical position. Critical to success will be the need to provide practical support and intervention to the organisation and provide functional guidance.
  • You will also take part in the future development of our discipline and be enabled to make a difference in the ongoing development of our company. Within sustainability you will be exposed to a wide range of challenges and be part of a vibrant and skilled professional community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring and improving drilling and well environmental and sustainability performance and deliver operational follow up; including offshore visits
  • Delivery of key Permits, Licences, Authorisations, Notifications and Consents to ensure activities are delivered to schedule
  • Ensure effective implementation of the environmental element of the management system for drilling and wells operations and planning, to ensure work processes meet HSE best practice and ensure compliance with local legislation
  • Deliver asset stakeholder management, including authority relations according to assigned responsibilities
  • Ensure accurate recording and reporting of environmental performance data to meet internal and external requirements (EEMS)
  • Deliver support, advice and challenge the organisation in sustainability, climate and environmental related issues
  • Promote sustainability, climate and environmental performance improvement and lead and participate in improvement projects.
  • Lead or participate in drilling and wells incident investigations as required
  • Provide assurance that all drilling and wells environmental incidents are correctly reported internally and to authorities; ensuring all cases are followed up to ensure action closure
  • Analyse environmental incident and performance data to identify trends and improvement opportunities
  • Oil Spill Response and Preparedness for drilling and wells activities, including ensuring the effective implementation of OPEPs for drilling and wells activities and that effective exercises of the OPEP are undertaken on the any contracted drilling facility
  • Drive sustainability and environmental risk evaluations and participate in the functional risk management processes
  • Lead and participate in internal verifications and participate in regulatory audits
  • Support interfacing arrangements for contractors and 3rd parties as required
  • Take an active role in internal networks to ensure compliance with company initiatives
  • Take an active role within industry bodies such as Step Change and OGUK to ensure best practice is adopted
  • Assist in driving the changes and ambitions of our company within area of responsibilities
  • Some qualities are essential for client . You identify with our values; open, collaborative, courageous and caring, which guide our decisions and help us succeed and grow. You make safety your priority and contribute to our zero-harm culture. For this position, we are also looking for:


Personal Qualities:

  • You have a strong interest for and dedication to safety, sustainability and compliance
  • You have a wish to develop further competencies relevant to safety, sustainability and compliance
  • You have a solution-oriented approach and a pro-active attitude
  • You have excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • You are focused on and deliver continuous improvement
  • You promote a digital mindset
  • You promote innovation
  • Work related competence



  • Relevant degree or equivalent related to the position
  • Experience of working as Environmental Advisor in UK Oil and Gas Operations and Regulatory Regime essential
  • Experience of drilling and wells activities essential
  • A working knowledge of environmental management systems, ideally ISO 14001
  • Experience in auditing and performance review (Internal or lead auditor qualification is desirable)
  • Must be able to travel offshore, preferably hold MIT BOSIET and Medical. This is a onshore role with sporadic offshore visits.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.