Marine Scotland

Vacancy: Offshore Energy Environmental Advice Group Leader, closing date 24 October 2019

October 4, 2019 by No Comments | Category Marine Scotland general, Marine Scotland Science, Uncategorized, Vacancies

We are currently seeking applications for an Offshore Energy Environmental Advice Group Leader within the Marine Scotland Science based in Aberdeen. This is a permanent 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 lead the Offshore Energy Environmental Advice Group (OEEAG) at Marine Scotland Science (MSS), taking responsibility for ensuring the provision of advice by MSS relating to chemical permitting under the Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment & Decommissioning (OPRED), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). They will ensure the provision by OEEAG of advice to BEIS in relation to the potential effects of proposed marine oil and gas activities on marine fish and fisheries and other key receptors. The post-holder will also lead relevant research activity by OEEAG, and seek to take advantage of opportunities to secure additional external funding for research and other activities.

The post-holder will engage with key stakeholders including policy, regulators, industry and academia to identify collaborative project or funding opportunities. These should focus on allowing MSS and others to address key knowledge gaps relating to the potential environmental impacts of oil and gas or marine renewables marine infrastructure, including potential consequences resulting from their decommissioning. This includes interactions with other users of the marine environment e.g. fisheries, etc.

Qualifications Required:

For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a science degree.

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. An authoritative understanding of the environmental impact assessment process and of providing advice on potential environmental impacts resulting from the commissioning or decommissioning of substantial marine projects (e.g. oil and gas, marine renewables, infrastructure projects).
  2. A proven track record of successfully managing and delivering relevant science research projects to time and to budget.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to explain scientific concepts to varied audiences, in order to develop partnerships or secure funding.
  4. The ability to work independently with good organisational skills.

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 Peter Hayes on 0131 244 2904 or by email

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact

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