Senior Environmental Specialist at McDermott

Job Description

Job Overview:

Co-lead a proactive business enabling function that is recognized as best in class in its delivery and deployment of Environmental, Sustainability and Biodiversity methodology.  The role applies functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform at a high level in understanding the market.  Possesses knowledge of HSE Management systems with a view to extending that knowledge to others.  Demonstrates understanding of best practice Environmental Management techniques and liaises with wider project team to deliver positive environmental performance outcomes for the business.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide Environmental information and training to contractors and Project personnel
  • Monitor all activities at the construction site that are potentially harmful to personnel and the environment and determine methods to improve or prevent them
  • Investigates environmental incidents to review causes, recommending action for elimination of hazards or changes to work practices
  • Promote safe working practices and environmental protection awareness in all Project personnel and contractors
  • Oversee all environmental affairs, including ensuring regulatory compliance, developing site environmental protection programs, conducting environmental monitoring programs and liaising with government agencies and community relations groups as required
  • Conduct regular inspections of facilities and work areas to assess compliance with Project’s legal and contractual environmental management specifications.  Record findings and facilitate implementation of any corrective and/or improvement actions required to ensure Environmental and Social compliance of site and work activities is maintained in accordance with legal and contractual requirements
  • Ensure the Environment Manager and Resident Superintendent(s) remain regularly informed of environmental and social compliance status and issues as and when they occur
  • Training of Project employees in environmental awareness topics programs and in onsite practices to be implemented in order to maintain compliance with the Project’s Environmental and Social management requirements
  • Uses best practices and knowledge of internal and external issues to improve Project environmental and social performance standards
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience


Essential Qualifications and Education:

  • Degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8-years of experience working within the construction industry major infrastructure projects, ideally oil and gas.  At least 6 years of this experience must be in a role primarily responsible for implementing environmental management requirements on a site
  • Experience of major construction and/or mining processing operations
  • Knowledge of environmental site investigation and remediation practices, including clean-up evaluations, and technical practicability determinations
  • Experience of QHSES systems
  • Understanding of local and international environmental laws, regulations and norms
  • Maintain key competencies associated with the QHSES function
  • Communication and presentation skills, both written and spoken
  • Solves complex problems, takes a new perspective using existing solutions
  • Has knowledge of best practices and how Environmental specialist integrated with others

Company Overview and Core Values:

McDermott is a premier, fully-integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century, customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutions—from the wellhead to the storage tank—to transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today.

At McDermott, we hold all employees accountable to follow our 5 core values.

  • Integrity – we maintain a firm adherence to legal and ethical conduct
  • One Team – we are one company, where everyone is equally important
  • Go Beyond – we seek courageous and creative solutions
  • Well-Being – we promote all forms of well-being
  • Commitment – we are reliable and dependable in delivering quality solutions



At McDermott, we proudly work together to create and deliver innovative engineering and construction solutions for the energy industry. Our customers trust our technology-driven approach to design and build infrastructure solutions to responsibly transport and transform natural resources into the products the world needs today. Because we’re powered by the most innovative minds, we rise to every challenge to make what was once just an idea a reality.