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Oil Spill Response
South East
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Job Description:

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. Main accountabilities: • To provide safe, prompt and efficient support to spill incidents, exercises, preparedness projects and client engagement activities globally as required. • Ensure that all activities are carried out with due regard to personal safety, the safety of others, and environmental considerations in line with company policies and procedures. • Be on call as part of the duty team including supporting spill mobilisations and travelling globally at short notice. • Undertake the efficient maintenance and rehabilitation of operational and support equipment to the highest standards and in compliance with safety requirements. • Proactively develop and maintain appropriate knowledge and skills to aid effective performance in the role. • Provide a source of expertise to other departments and assist them as directed by the relevant Team Leader or Response Team Manager. • Act as a representative of the company to maintain the standing as a high-profile global leader in oil spill preparedness and response through industry forums, conferences and contact with external stakeholders. • Provide input into the ongoing technical development of spill response equipment, strategies and techniques through internal technical forums, working groups and practical experience. • Develop and update operational guidelines and maintenance procedures for new and existing equipment to ensure safe and effective operation. • Requirements: It is essential that all applicants can meet/demonstrate the following criteria: • A passion for the environment • A willingness to be on-call and to be sent anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice • An ability to work long hours in the field in harsh environments • Strong team-working skills • A can-do, problem-solving attitude • Great communication and interpersonal skills • A strong safety ethos • Possess a full clean driving licence • Live within one hour of our Southampton base or be prepared to relocate 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: Environmental 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. Engineering 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. Disaster Management/Logistics 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. Marine 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. Language Capability 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.

Why work for
Oil Spill Response
This role is an excellent opportunity to become part of Oil Spil Rresponse Ltd and further develop your career. People are critical to our success, and we are committed to ensuring a fair and equal working environment for all staff.
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