Health, Safety and Environment

Environmental Advisor

Environmental Advisors provide support, advice and guidance to companies in relation to environmental concerns and issues.  A primary responsibility is for ensuring all aspects of Environmental compliance, and reporting and liaison with the relevant regulatory bodies and other key stake-holders.

About this role

Typical duties

  • Identifies, evaluates and assesses environmental risks associated with day to day production operations for a production installation, and where appropriate, any subsea fields
  • Reviews work permits which have an environmental implication to ensure that the risks are reduced to a tolerable level
  • Conducts environmental assessments, site visits and audits and assesses the environmental impact of potential project plans
  • Maintains accurate records of activities to ensure compliance
  • Ensures that the environmental standards are being adhered to by all personnel
  • Provides support and advice regarding relevant legislation and considerations for projects and activities
  • Liaises with regulatory bodies e.g. Department of Energy and Climate Change, Health and Safety Executive, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Carries out environmental incident investigations, recording, and reporting all incidents to identify causes and provide recommendations to prevent recurrence
  • Report writing Reports any breaches of safety procedures to supervision / management
  • Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times

In the industry

The Environmental Advisor fulfils a critical a role in ensuring that an organisation meets all statutory requirements and industry and Company standards with regards to the environment. This role ensures that the environmental impact of technical and engineering project design and ongoing production operations is fully considered and minimised. Environmental Advisors are found in a variety of organisations including the Operators who own or manage production installations, major Engineering Contractors, Engineering Consultancies and specialist Safety Consultancies. They may work as part of a dedicated production installation support team, or as part of a specific project team. They will have the requirement to regularly travel to production installations.


  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Offshore


  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

What do I need?

Key Skills

  • Team working
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing
  • Planning
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Numerical
  • Practical
  • Flexibility


Entry requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent in related subject e.g. Environmental sciences
  • Must hold or be working towards a professional qualification in environmental management e.g. NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management, IEMA etc.
  • Basic offshore induction and emergency training (BOSIET)
  • Offshore Medical Certificate
  • OPITO Minimum Industry Safety Standards (MIST)

Employers might also look for:

  • Post graduate qualification in related subject
  • Relevant work experience through summer work, internship in a similar role gained during University/study
  • Good knowledge of offshore operations/ facilities
  • Good knowledge of offshore HSE/ regulations