Decommissioning Policy and Project Manager (IRC85261E)
Location Edinburgh, Glasgow About the job Summary We are currently seeking applications for a Decommissioning Policy and Project Manager within Energy and Climate Change based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.
Energy and Climate Change Directorate leads the Scottish Government’s work to develop a thriving decarbonised economy, with world class public utilities and the best outcomes for Scottish consumers.
Scotland’s Energy Strategy recognises that a strong domestic oil and gas industry is not only essential to providing energy security during the energy transition process but can, and should, play a positive role in supporting Scotland’s transition to net zero by 2045.
The Decommissioning team within the Energy and Climate Change Directorate is responsible for developing policy, and engaging with stakeholders to help establish Scotland as a thriving centre for responsible decommissioning activity. The decommissioning of North Sea oil and gas infrastructure, at the end of its current life cycle, presents great potential for Scotland to capitalise on a market that is forecast to reach £15 billion by 2025.
In addition, the decommissioning industry has an essential part to play in Scotland’s transition to net-zero through the re-use of oil and gas assets for new industries such as carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and offshore wind. Job description • Lead the Scottish Government commitment to establish an ultra-deep water decommissioning
port in Scotland. The post-holder will, working closely with key stakeholders, support
development of the evidence base, and lead on the policy development of the UK’s first ultradeep water port at Dales Voe in Shetland. This includes financial management of the teams
allocated funding budget to support this commitment.
• Lead ongoing work on the Decommissioning Challenge Fund, including taking forward work to
evaluate the Fund and assisting ongoing projects, including financial administration of funding.
• Actively support Energy Transition Fund work within the team, including the programme
management and project engagement.
• Develop and maintain important stakeholder relationships: across government and with
enterprise agencies to maximise the economic opportunities in Scotland from decommissioning;
and with UK Government, regulators and industry to enhance Scottish Government’s policy and
role within decommissioning.
• Lead role in enhancing decommissioning policy in line with the enterprise agency led
Decommissioning Action Plan and in line with SEPA and the Scottish Government’s environment,
waste and circular economy policies.
• Contribute towards work towards developing policy work covering environmental and
sustainability issues, and synergies with other her energy uses, such as carbon capture and
• Assist with handling of FOI requests on behalf of the wider Directorate. Responsibilities 1. Good analytical skills and ability to gather information from a range of sources to support the development and delivery of evidence based policy making.
2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships at senior levels with internal and external stakeholders.
3. Strong organisational and project management skills.
4. Knowledge of working within a funding environment, including high degree of commercial awareness and understanding of State Aid rules. Benefits • Learning and development tailored to your role
•An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check. People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks. Medical Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical. Selection process details In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.
In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here. Working for the Civil Service The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles. The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available.
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Salary £38,541 - £46,599 Grade Senior Executive Officer B3 Contract type Permanent Business area Other Type of role Policy Working pattern Full-time Number of posts 1
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