Decommissioning Manager

The Role

  • The IOGP Decommissioning Committee is working to establish and maintain the group as the ‘global voice of decommissioning’ and actively lead the sharing of international experience and good practice and influence the development of policy or guidance of decommissioning worldwide
  • The Decommissioning Manager role manages the work and drives the programmes of the Decommissioning Committee and its associated Sub-committees and Task Forces, which includes technical work, regulatory advocacy, and communications and outreach
  • Also supports the Environment Director with decommissioning related regulatory advocacy activities and dialogue with international and regional regulators on behalf of IOGP

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree level (BSc and/or MSc or equivalent) in Engineering and/or Political, Environmental, Communication, Science related subject
  • Knowledge of current decommissioning challenges facing the upstream oil and gas industry at international, regional and local levels
  • Previous experience in decommissioning in the oil and gas industry

Knowledge and attributes

  • Proactive, takes initiative, keen to learn
  • A team player, attentive to team spirit also effective in diverse international virtual team of members
  • Broad knowledge of decommissioning issues and the forums in which these are discussed
  • Strong organisational abilities along with good writing skills and competence with current business software packages
  • Ability to handle several issues concurrently and effectively
  • Facilitation skills to support member companies in the committee to develop agreed common positions and draft consensus documents from a range of member positions, tailored to intended audience
  • Good representational, communication and presentation skills commensurate with an international audience including members, NGOs, regulators and governments
  • Positive attitude to working in a small office, including willingness to take on ad hoc tasks
  • An appreciation of efficient communications and industry advocacy
  • Adept at Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Fluent at speaking and writing in English


      • Work in a ‘manager’ role on Decommissioning issues under the guidance of the Environment Director of the Association, and providing essential support to, the Decommissioning Committee (and its sub­ committees and task forces) to support and co-create solutions to a wide range of challenging topics with the IOGP
      • Travel globally to committee meetings, industry events and regulatory meetings as required (20% of time)
      • Project management and contract management of committee technical work undertaken with 3rd party providers (consultants, scientists)
      • Preparations of meetings, including practical details, agendas, pre-read documents and presentations and the timely drafting of meeting minutes
      • Drafting of committee annual business plan and budget
      • Maintaining up-to-date committee member data and building relationships with the membership community
      • Regular communication with respective Chairs between committee, sub-committee and task force meetings
      • Committee budget quarterly review and forecast
      • Publications liaison (between committee/task forces and Secretariat’s publishing function)
      • Communications/ outreach liaison (between committees/taskforces and Secretariat’s communication function)
      • Participation as IOGP representative to regional or international regulatory meetings related to decommissioning topics where IOGP has ‘observer’ or ‘expert’ status – such as meetings of the OSPAR Convention, Barcelona Convention, Abidjan convention, or European Commission
      • Participation as IOGP representative at international industry conferences – to raise awareness and visibility of IOGP and its products
      • Exposure to international regulatory agencies that influence the oil and gas industry
  • Organisation
    • Reports to Environment Director
    • London based



To apply, please send your CV + cover letter in English by 31st December 2020 to Wendy Brown, IOGP Environment Director

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