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Environment Specialist

Job Title: Environment Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1096
Contact Name: Hawkara Ahmed
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Mselect is looking for Environment Specialist in Erbil for an international oil & gas operator. Minimum 4 years of experience in similar field with fluency in English, Arabic and Kurdish.


Role Description

The role, based in Erbil, and reporting directly to the HSE Manager, Erbil will be a permanent, full-time job developing and implementing the environmental programme within the annual and long-term HSE plans.

Key Objectives for the role:

  • Develop the environmental programme and long term plan.
  • Manage the requirements to be placed on operational contractors (e.g. seismic and drilling) including clear plans for self-verification, monitoring and auditing.
  • Lead the contracting of specialist environmental contractors as needed for:
  1. Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)
  2. Remediation Programmes
  3. Waste Management
  • Assess the feasibility of obtaining ISO14001 certification.
  • Interact effectively with other departments, such as Seismic, Drilling, Security and CSR (Community and Social Relations).
  • Construct budget and schedules for 2018 and 2019.
  • Represent the environmental programme, risks and performance to the HSE Manager, et al. leadership in Erbil, and the MNR.

Other Objectives:

In addition to the above the successful candidate will need to be willing and able to:

  • Integrate with the Health and Safety disciplines in programme development and execution.
  • Recommend and arrange relevant IT systems to support the environmental programme.
  • Deputise for the HSE Manager if requested.

Key Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • BSc or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. environmental sciences or engineering)
  • Additional qualifications in environment or HSE (E.g. NEBOSH)
  • Membership of professional HSE bodies
  • Environmental or HSE experience in the oil and gas industry
  • HSE auditing expertise
  • Front-line field experience in the environmental arena
  • HSE Management System implementation experience
  • Knowledge of IT systems to support an environmental or HSE programme

Other Comments

  • Local knowledge and experience in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region will be an advantage.