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Environmental & Social Advisor

Environmental & Social Advisor

  • Location Egypt - Cairo Governorate - Cairo
  • Travel required Yes - up to 25%
  • Job category HSSE Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 138261BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

We recognise that there is a need for organisations like ours to think about sustainability holistically, encompassing climate and environmental concerns as well as a broader set of issues that impact society. There is also the need to follow through on our commitments and aims with timely efforts and transparency on progress. In 2020 we launched a new sustainability frame that helps us to do that.
The frame includes our net zero ambition and aims and our wider approach to environmental and social issues. It also helps to concentrate our efforts and resources where we believe we can make the most difference. It has three focus areas: get to net zero, improve people’s lives, care for our planet. These include prioritised themes linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

This position will play a key role in operationalising this sustainability frame in bp Egypt

The Environmental & Social Advisor will also manage regulatory compliance and environmental requirements for various bp activities including operations, wells, subsea, drilling, and exploration activities. The successful candidate will have day to day responsibility for agile way of working as a member in one or more of the region’s agile squads.

Would you like to discover how our diverse, hardworking people are leading the way in making energy cleaner and better – and how you can play your part in our world-class team?

Join our team and advance your career as an

Environmental & Social Advisor
Egyptian nationalities only!
In this role you will:
  • Participate in development of ESIAs according to Egyptian regulations and best practices.
  • Assist the region progress the Sustainability and Carbon agenda.
  • Manage social accountabilities and associated programs and risk/impact reduction measures and coordination of all related activities in various bp sites.
  • Contribute to the activities necessary to Manage Environmental and Social Performance
  • Manage regulatory inspections and relationships with key external stakeholders.
  • Proactively promote environmental best practice to site through operational guidance
  • Lead site and system self-verification activities and environmental risk assessments as required.
  • Support ongoing environmental monitoring and reporting requirements.
  • Manage regulatory, environmental, and social requirements.
  • Identify and manage the risks arising from a regulatory, environmental and social perspective.
  • Support engineering with the identification and evaluation of low carbon options
  • Provide environmental and social support as required in bp’s group defined practices, group guides, HSE&C guidelines and local regulations.
  • Utilize bp’s tools such as screening, ENVID, AIRO to identify and manage Environmental and social risks in the region.
  • Maintain a compliance management system in the region
  • Identify regulatory applicability to the various bp activities in the region.
  • Work with regulators and concerned stakeholders to support bp’s activities in the region
What you will need to be successful?
  • 10+ years of environmental and social management experience.
  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent in engineering, geosciences, environmental or related degree.
  • Broad understanding and experience of Egypt’s regulatory system and detailed knowledge of regulatory systems and reporting requirements.
  • Hands-on experience in ESIA development for different ESIA types.
  • Track record of influencing teams and building and maintaining productive internal and external relationships with key stakeholders
  • Proven experience in implementing environmental performance improvement; willingness to challenge status quo where appropriate to make change happen.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize work on a continual basis.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills across all levels of the organisation
  • Relevant experience in operations or projects HSE roles.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in environmental and social risks identification and management.
Desirable Criteria
  • Knowledge of subsea, drilling and/or exploration operations.
  • IEMA or equivalent chartership

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