Marine Scotland

Vacancy: Offshore Chemical Risk Assessor – closing date 10 September

August 13, 2019 by No Comments | Category Marine Scotland general, Vacancies

We are currently seeking applications for an Offshore Chemical Risk Assessor within the Directorate for Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen. This is a 18 month fixed term and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The post-holder will work within OEEAG at MSS to contribute to the requirements of the SLA. This will be achieved through the provision of recommendations, and the assessment and evaluation of chemical permits relating to offshore oil and gas exploration and production with regards to their physical and chemical impact on the marine environment

To underpin this advice, the post-holder will ensure that the best available information is included in assessment decisions, through maintaining a working knowledge of best practices and technologies developed in the oil and gas sector and by application of appropriate modelling techniques.

The post-holder will need to be able to maintain and develop good working relationships with relevant staff in external organisations, including BEIS, Cefas, and the Oil & Gas Industry and consultancies. There will be a requirement to ensure that the post holder continues to develop their skills and knowledge through understanding the relevant literature and continuous professional development. This will be a varied and interesting post in a highly applied scientific field, which will be suited to someone who has the ability to successfully handle competing priorities.

Qualifications Required:

Applicants must hold a scientific based degree or equivalent

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria:

  1. Demonstrable ability to interrogate and assess information provided in applications to identify discrepancies and provide solutions.
  2. The ability to work independently with good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain scientific concepts to varied audiences, maintain good working relationships and proactively support colleagues.
  4. Experience of reviewing and summarising environmental data/information with a good working knowledge of standard scientific computer packages (e.g. Microsoft Office) and spreadsheets.

Further Information:

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Margaret McCann who can be reached at or 0131 244 2623.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact The Resourcing Team on 0131 244 5739 or via

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