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The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are looking for an Offshore Energy Support Officer to join their busy Aberdeen Coastguard Operations Centre.

This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Offshore Energy Staff Officer to provide technical and professional advice to a vast variety of agencies and companies specifically focussed on Offshore Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy industries.

This is a highly varied role where you will not only be a focal point and link between the MCA and the offshore energy industry, but you will also provide training support to HM Coastguard. You will assist the Offshore Energy Staff Officer by preparing and delivering training in Search and Rescue (SAR) and Emergency Response (ER) procedures to key personnel from the Offshore Oil & Gas and Offshore Renewable Energy Industry. It is therefore essential that you have experience in emergency response or emergency planning to be able to fulfil the role effectively.

This role will allow you to develop a vast array of skills and experience and you will have the opportunity to support the Offshore Energy Staff Officer in formulating and developing policy in this specialist area which is a unique opportunity.

Due to the nature of the role there may be a requirement to travel throughout the UK as you may need to attend workshops and deliver training at different locations. There may also be a requirement to attend meetings with key stakeholders throughout the country. This will require time away from home and your normal workplace therefore you must be prepared to travel.

Responsibilities

The role responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the Offshore Energy Staff Officer as part of a team who act as the focal point and routine link between the MCA and the offshore energy industries
  • Providing backup to the Offshore Energy Staff Officer in representing the MCA at offshore energy Industry groups ensuring core values are upheld and relationships are established and maintained
  • Responding to internal enquiries and provide the Offshore Energy Staff Officer with advice on suggested improvements, assisting in delivering these improvements ensuring CG operations has all the required training and tools to effectively respond to industry emergencies
  • Supporting the Offshore Energy Staff Officer in developing policy in this specialist area as it affects HMCG operations and the wider MCA
  • Supporting the Offshore Energy Staff Officer and national network, as required, during SAR or CT incidents involving the offshore energy industries
  • Collating statistics for medical evacuations and incidents relating to the offshore energy industries
  • Assisting in preparing, delivering and reviewing training in SAR and Emergency Response procedures to key industry personnel, including the Offshore SAR Management courses, and for delivering specialised training to MCA personnel and other SAR providers, to a consistent high and professional standard
  • Reviewing offshore energy industry emergency response plans to ensure they reflect agreed procedures and interface with the UK national response requirements. Act as a point of contact for enquiries on Emergency Response Cooperation Plans ensuring each development has the required documentation
  • Liaising with the offshore energy industries plus relevant stakeholders in the planning and facilitating of SAR & ER exercises to test and develop procedures
  • Providing training support to HM Coastguard assisting Training & Standards Officers as required, with agreement of the Offshore Energy Staff Officer
  • For further information please see the attached role profile.

    About you

    For this role you will be required to support the Offshore Energy Staff Officer and national network during Search and Rescue or CT incidents involving the offshore energy industries. Therefore, it is essential that you have experience in emergency response or emergency planning to be able to fulfil this crucial role and provide the required support.

    You will prepare and deliver training in Search and Rescue and Emergency response procedures, so you must have previous training experience. This will ensure you deliver this essential and vital training effectively and efficiently through workshops and meetings.

    You must have demonstrable experience or knowledge in either HMCG operations, offshore oil and gas, or renewable industry. This will include having the technical knowledge to be able to provide professional and robust advice to key stakeholders.

    We are also looking for an excellent communicator who can express themselves in a confident and concise manner with colleagues at all levels. You will professionally represent the Agency ensuring key messages are delivered to both internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner. You will have a range of communication skills with the ability to tailor these for maximum impact.

    You will be someone who naturally enjoys working collaboratively with different business areas and likes the challenge of influencing others to achieve business outcomes. You can build rapport quickly with a variety of both internal and external stakeholders which enables you to build solid working relationships.

    We would love someone who is highly adaptable and flexible and can adjust to the requirements of the role. You will be someone that can be relied upon to do a thorough job even when under pressure and can be trusted to deliver results.

    Please note: Due to the nature of the role you will be required to pass a medical.

    About us

    The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) implements the government’s maritime safety policy in the United Kingdom and works to prevent the loss of life and occurrence of pollution on the coast and at sea.

    Safer lives, Safer ships, Cleaner seas.

    Our vision is to be the best maritime safety organisation in the world.

    Find out what it’s like to work at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

    We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

    You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.
    Behaviours

    We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Technical skills

    We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • HM Coastguard – Technical Competency Framework – 2. RESPONSE & CO-ORDINATION
  • HM Coastguard – Technical Competency Framework – 4. EMERGENCY PLANNING – All
  • HM Coastguard – Technical Competency Framework – 9. CP, SALVAGE, WRECK & COASTAL PROTECTION
  • HM Coastguard – Technical Competency Framework – MARITIME – 11. VTM
  • HM Coastguard – Technical Competency Framework
  • Benefits

    Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

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