We are seeking highly motivated team players to join our oil spill response team in Southampton, UK. You will be trained to effectively support oil spill response operations on a global basis. Responders will also carry out the day-to-day response readiness activities, such the maintenance and rehabilitation of oil spill response equipment and continuous training to develop, maintain and hone personal competence. Additionally, as your skills develop you will be expected to assist with preparedness activities, such as training delivery and consultancy-based tasks.
It is essential that all applicants can meet/demonstrate the following criteria:
Our team is made up of people with a wide variety of backgrounds so if you possess any of the skills, qualifications and experience from the following categories we would like to hear from you:
We need people who can understand complicated trade-offs in choosing oil spill response strategies. Experience in an environmental role preferably with a degree in Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Oceanology or similar.
Our spill response equipment is largely made up of diesel-driven hydraulic plant and pumping systems. An Engineering degree and/or experience in a hands-on mechanical engineering or marine engineering role would be valuable.
In order to deliver an effective response, we need to mobilise our people and equipment at a moment’s notice to anywhere in the world. Experience /knowledge of working in civil contingencies planning, disaster management or complicated international logistics in particular with the armed forces is of interest to us.
Although we respond to land-based spills our big risks are at sea and knowledge of seamanship and an understanding of tides, currents and charts are valuable. A background as a deck officer in armed forces, coastguard or merchant fleets is of interest to us.
All candidates need excellent written and verbal English language skills. However, due to the global nature of our work, French, but also Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic languages would be advantageous. We would particularly welcome applications from fluent French and Spanish speakers.
Working with OSRL
A starting salary from £27,500, with a generous benefits package, including:
This is a great opportunity to become part of OSRL and to further develop your career. People are key to our success, and we are committed to ensure a fair and equal working environment for all staff.
To apply please submit a detailed letter of application that clearly demonstrates your suitability for the role and your CV (including interests) to firstname.lastname@example.org