Projects Environmental and Regulatory Advisor

Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, an ExxonMobil affiliate, has a vacancy for a Projects Environmental and Regulatory Advisor.

Article April 14, 2021

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Projects Environmental and Regulatory Advisor

Scope of work

The Regulatory Advisor maintains, updates, and stewards environmental and regulatory obligations with the use of the environmental monitoring, GIS, and compliance databases.  The position assists in ensuring that all obligations in the databases are stewarded to closure in a timely manner. The position also provides environmental and regulatory guidance to internal stakeholders to ensure that environmental and regulatory requirements are understood and fulfilled.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee the preparation and stewardship of compliance plans for project permits / licenses / approvals - where appropriate, interface and coordinate activities 
  • Conduct Environmental Aspects Assessment (EAA), Environmental Assessment and Management Plans (EAMP) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Recommend appropriate avoidance / mitigation measures for environmental, socioeconomic, regulatory, and/or health issues / risks and oversee their implementation 
  • Assist in the stewardship of EEPGL environmental data (e.g., Corporate reporting, Government reporting)
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement the project's Regulatory Compliance and Environmental Management processes, as described in the Project’s Integrated Safety, Security, Health & Environment (SSH&E) Plan 
  • Interface with project design and execution teams to ensure environmental, socioeconomic, regulatory, and health requirements / standards (in particular the ExxonMobil Upstream Environmental Standards) are properly integrated into project designs and implementation plans
  • Identify and obtain project permits / licenses / approvals in a timely manner; track / steward the project approvals process and the project's compliance status
  • Oversight and management of third party Environmental Consultants/Contractors as needed
  • Develop and support implementation of an environmental management program which includes performance monitoring procedures for environmental, socioeconomic, regulatory
  • Assist in coordinating the development of Environmental Business Plans
  • Assist with implementation of the Environmental and Socioeconomic Management Plan (ESMP)
  • Provide training and guidance to EEPGL operations as needed to facilitate awareness of the ESMP
  • Meet with regulatory agencies as needed to assist with reporting, licensing, and permitting needs that may arise
  • Support stakeholder engagement meetings as part of EIA public disclosure meetings, etc.
  • Support environmental monitoring and initiatives (e.g. produced water, flaring, biodiversity studies, etc.)
  • Facilitate the development and submission of regulatory applications for EEPGL
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable environmental and regulatory requirements
  • Interpret and apply regulations that impact the company and communicate requirements to affected functions
  • Support and participate in regulatory workshops with regulators and other stakeholders as needed
  • Work with EEPGL personnel to ensure compliance requirements are understood and plans are fully executed
  • Assist in evaluating new and proposed legislation; communicate the implications of new legislation to EEPGL
  • Assist in ensuring ongoing obligations to regulators are met in the compliance database
  • Interface with the Law Department, Public Affairs, and affected line management on setting priorities and communicating EEPGL positions regarding draft, new, amended or existing laws and regulations

Education / Experience

  • Possess an accredited University degree (Bachelors or Higher) in Engineering, Natural Sciences, Environmental Science,  or other technical field related to SSH&E 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of industry experience; preferably in the environmental or regulatory field
  • Experience working with government; interpreting and applying regulations; regulatory licensing / permitting

Core competencies / Skills 

  • Good team builder and self-directed
  • Good reading comprehension skills
  • Good interpersonal relationships with diverse workgroups, including government and other stakeholders; effectively interacts in office and field environments
  • Adaptable to changing priorities
  • Good organizational skills and proven ability to work in a positive team manner

If you have the educational background and skill competencies as mentioned, please submit your application and CV electronically, indicating which role/s you have an interest, through the following LINK

The closing date for applications is: April 30th 2020.

Only suitable candidates will be contacted.

ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.