• Type: Contract
  • Job #12397

Job title: Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Advisor
Duration: 1 year (rotational status)
Sector: Oil&Gas
Location: Luanda (Angola)
Starting date: ASAP
Languages: English

The position is rotational and is based in Luanda, Angola, with occasional visits to offshore installation and Sonils industrial base.

  • Provide expertise for the implementation of the Oil Spill Preparedness and Response system
  • Proposal of suitable oil spill response strategy offshore and onshore and required equipment
  • Development and implementation of oil spill contingency plans and response organization
  • Development of specific instructions for the set-up and management of oil spill response operations on the field (offshore and onshore) and for the operation of the equipment (boom, skimmer, power pack, etc.)
  • Development of coastal sensitivity maps and coastal sensitive site protection
  • Keep up to date the list of all oil spill preparedness and response resources (people equipment)
  • Ensure maintenance of all oil spill equipment
  • Provide data for the periodical oil spill preparedness and response reporting
  • Provide expertise for the choice and use of oil spill response equipment
  • Proposal of the most suitable technical solutions to implement oil spill response strategies
  • Purchasing of oil spill response equipment and materials: scope of work, call for tender, etc.
  • Proposal Storage, maintenance and test of oil spill response equipment: program definition, supervision of maintenance, storage improvement and condition to maintain and improve oil spill response readiness
  • Train in Oil Spill Response, especially according to IMO1, IMO2 and IMO3 standards.
  • Training program of all personnel involved in the oil spill response strategy
  • Involvement in the ACP (Advanced Command Post) and the ICP (Crisis management Unit) training sessions
  • Involvement in the company’s E&P Angola annual Full Scale Exercise (FSE)
  • Involvement in the “pollution related” incident analysis
  • Provide technical expertise for the definition and set-up of specific tools for managing oil spill incidents: Environmental Sensitivity Maps, GIS
  • Oil spill modelling and behaviour
  • Oil slick surveillance
  • Contacts and available equipment databases (Tier 2)
  • Maintenance of ICP dedicated tools for Oil Spill Planning and management tools.
  • Assist for the Tier 2 & 3 preparedness
  • Assistance to company’s E&P Angola for contacts with members of ANG-212 (Angolan oil operators mutual assistance agreement)
  • Participation in ACEPA meetings (Association of Angolan E&P operators) if and when required
  • Assistance to company’s E&P Angola for contacts with Angolan authorities for the implementation of the “National Oil Spill Contingency Plan”
  • Assistance to with contacts with Tier 3 oil spill response service providers (e.g. OSRL and others).
  • Set-up of the Tier 2 & 3 external assistance mobilization and coordination mechanisms.
  • Assist during real oil spill events
  • Assist to proceed, through the Head of Department Environment and Health or HSE Director in his absence, to the information of the national authority (HSE Director of Cabinet of the Ministry of Petroleum) in case of pollution by more than 1 barrel.
  • Provide technical expertise, during a crisis involving accidental oil pollution, to the ICP (crisis management unit, in Luanda).
  • Where appropriate and required, ensure, on the field (offshore and onshore), technicaladvice, in assistance to the “On Scene Commander” for the management of oil spill response operations.


  • Advanced expertise in oil spill
  • The language of the service is english
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