The Public & Regulatory Affairs Supervisor coordinates the process to seek and obtain all permits and agreements required to allow the execution of all operational company activities, in good cooperation with governmental agencies, local authorities and relevant stakeholders in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and achieving results in accordance with planning.
Specific tasks are:
Management of Permit Advisors
- Coordinate all Permitting activities within the team and ensure an even distribution of the workload. Utilise external contractors to support requirements when needed;
- Develop individual team members through training, stretch assignments and provide and ask for constructive feedback.
- Coordinating all permitting and government relation activities within the Permitting team;
- Negotiating with and obtaining licenses, permits and agreements from authorities.
- Pro-actively approaching authorities, NGO’s and stakeholders. Develop, maintain and implement network with relevant governmental parties and stakeholders.
- Ensuring all legal requirements for marine surveys, drilling rigs, facilities for production and pipeline routings are met;
- Monitoring and providing advice to the organisation on new and changing legislation and legal requirements, i.e. mining law, environmental law, nature conservation, EU Directives, international law and regulations (OSPAR etc.);
- Feedback on permit conditions and legal requirements related to licences, permits and agreements to relevant departments and contacts;
- Reviewing of feasibility of preferred locations, pipeline routings and survey line routings;
- Organizing and follow up environmental impact assessments for projects;
- Membership of relevant NOGEPA Workgroups and / or committees.
The candidate should have a Legal bachelor’s degree or a Chemical/Technical/Environmental bachelor’s degree with a strong interest in and proven experience with permitting and legal issues. Expert knowledge and understanding of operational activities related to the E&P Industry. Also, strong communication and negotiations skills are essential, as well as a good command of written and verbal English.