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JOB TITLE Environmental Engineering Specialist
DATE POSTED 17/09/2010
INDUSTRY Engineering/Oil/Mining
LOCATION Middle East - Qatar

Key Result Areas

       To identify potential risks which could disrupt or terminate company operations or otherwise affect RasGas profitability. To develop and monitor the implementation of programs to minimise these risks.

       Liaises with concerned parties to ensure compliance;

       Reviews projects to ensure environmental risks are effectively identified through systematic assessment techniques and ensures that the good environmental technology/practices are infused into operations;

       Develops effective environmental protection programs - including air/water quality programs, waste management, and emergency response programs.

       Prepares appropriate environmental studies to ensure aspects are identified, potential impacts are accurately assessed and the correct control systems are implemented.

         To participate in environmental assessments that audit RG performance, identifies and prioritises areas for improvement and internal controls to evaluate progress.

         To provide professional environmental engineering support to all functions.

         To develop, communicate and update environmental standards - ensuring effective implementation and compliance.

       Ensures associated monitoring systems are in place;

       Evaluates the compliance requirements of existing EHS laws, regulations and obtains required government approval and permits.

         To train and develop RasGas staff and provide direction as appropriate.

         To participate as a subject matter expert in the investigation, reporting, follow-up and tracking of incidents that include non-compliances, spills and releases.

         Represent RasGas with local industry associations.

         Carries out other and similar duties at the request of the Environmental Affairs Manager or ESE Manager.


Operating Environment, Framework and Boundaries

        External EHS authority laws and regulations continue to be developed. Internal EHS procedures require maintenance and updates as part of the RG EHS management system (RGEE).

        Needs to promote awareness and support for the execution of EHS processes within RG.

Has a degree of freedom in the execution of his function to prescribe processes that achieve EHS business objectives.


Communications and Working Relationships


        Regular meetings with the Environmental Affairs Manager and ESE Manager

        Regular meetings with operations managers and other section heads.

        Periodic meetings and presentations to members of the top management team.


         Occasional meetings with the shareholders representatives

         Regular meetings with EHS authorities and other representatives of the community.

Regular meetings with EHS personnel from other companies within Qatar and region.


Problem Solving

        Brings together planning of individual functions to an optimum balance if EHS issues present conflicts with need to maximize production and minimise costs.

        Sets priorities by assessing risks and hazards.

Plans for realistic incident scenarios, documenting level of risk, controls and mitigation.


Decision Making Authority and Responsibility

        Determines environmental quality standards for emissions, waste management and establishes monitoring programs.

Prepares recommendations to the management team that could have an impact in excess of US $10 million in terms of liability and plant availability.


Knowledge Skills and Experience

        Appropriate engineering degree (chemical, mechanical, civil) from a recognised university.

        Post graduate study leading to licences / certification from professional EHS institutions or 

        Masters degree in a related subject an advantage.

        Broad technical and commercial knowledge related to the oil and gas industry both onshore and offshore for at least 10 years.

        At least 10 years experience with world-class organization in EHS area at a senior level.

        Familiar with working and making timely, accurate assessments in a multi national setting.

        Able to use good communication skills in motivating / influencing people to achieve results.

        Able to analyze complex technical data.

        Computer literate in environmental models, spreadsheets, word processing, graphics.

Able to influence attitudes and behaviours toward Environment priorities in work situations.


CONSULTANT Warren Gibson


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