Environment, Health and Safety Specialist

London-based with frequent national travel, occasional international travel
Highly competitive salary + excellent benefits
09 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

The UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) is the leading trade association that represents major oil refining and downstream marketing companies operating in the UK.

Our members and associates play a vital role in the supply of petroleum products used as road transport, aviation, marine and heating fuels, for power generation and as feedstocks for the petrochemicals industry.  Millions of consumers, including thousands of businesses, hospitals, schools, the emergency services, maritime and aviation customers depend on these supplies for mobility, power and heating.

As the energy landscape in the UK transforms, the refining and downstream oil sector will continue to adapt and provide innovative solutions to meet the challenges posed by this transformation.  UKPIA is striving to secure the right conditions to support continued investment and a safe, competitive and resilient sector, to deliver an orderly transition to a growing, low-carbon economy in which the sector thrives.

UKPIA offers a generous benefits package, including a flexible working environment, and welcomes diverse views from across the team to ensure we deliver through our shared values: working together with integrity to deliver excellence.

Role overview

UKPIA are seeking a subject matter expert who understands international, EU and UK environmental, health and safety policies and is able to translate and communicate these into clear, pragmatic industrial positions, consistent with our members’ views.

In this role, working with other members of the UKPIA team, member company experts and other stakeholders, you will help answer the following questions:

  • What is the refining and downstream oil sector likely to look like in 2050?  How will the sector adapt and transform itself to continue playing a key enabling role for the UK economy and an attractive return for investors?
  • What part are new technologies likely to play, for example:  low-grade waste heat recovery; carbon capture, utilisation and storage; artificial intelligence; use of biomass and waste feedstocks and captured CO2 for manufacture of low-carbon liquid fuels and petrochemicals?
  • What is this transformation likely to deliver in terms of reduced emissions and improved energy efficiency, both for refineries and from use of liquid fuels?

The Specialist will steward a number of UKPIA’s industry committees and working groups, providing leadership, developing clear, robust and agreed policy positions for engagement with Government and other decision makers and to support member companies and associates.  Reaching consensus among members, often with diverse viewpoints, will be crucial to the success of this role.

A key component of the role will be facilitating the sharing of good practice on management of process safety and environmental issues between member companies and developing guidance on interpretation of key legislation.  This will require development of strong, purposeful relationships with Competent Authorities, government departments and other stakeholders.

This role will report to UKPIA’s Director of Downstream Policy.

Desired technical knowledge and experience

  • A broad understanding of sustainable development goals, climate change, air quality and other environmental policies, process, product and personal safety legislation.
  • A leader with strong influencing skills and experience of working with a diverse range of external stakeholders.
  • Track record of success in management of technical issues in environment, health and safety in a downstream oil and/or refining setting.
  • Adaptable and able to drive change in both internal and external environments.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, with excellent numerical and data handling skills.
  • A strong track record in project management and delivery, including written reports and delivery of presentations.
  • Willingness to travel to undertake relevant stakeholder engagement.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to support colleagues, where necessary, across the association.

A full job description can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

How to Apply

For all applications please email your CV along with a supporting statement, including your salary expectations to Dr. Andrew Roberts.

All candidates must have the right to work and remain in the UK.

The deadline for applications is 25th October 2019.

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