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Legal Team, Contracts and Compliance Support Manager

Location: UK / Southampton

Closing date: 31st December 2022

Oil Spill Response Ltd is looking to recruit into its Legal Department. We are  seeking an experienced Para-Legal/Legal Executive or equivalent, with a sound understanding of, and experience in, commercial contracts, to provide legal support to the Business Development Team and the wider business.

Oil Spill Response Limited is the largest international industry-funded cooperative which exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, by providing preparedness, response and intervention services. We are wholly owned by the most environmentally responsible energy companies, and our membership represents the majority of global oil production. We currently employ over 280 people across 11 locations around the world.

The legal department provides a comprehensive legal service to the organisation including advice on contract and commercial terms and conditions where required, oversees Compliance obligations for the global business including conducting staff training in compliance issues. The team also supports the Finance and Procurement Departments and various Business Units activities.


Job Description

The successful applicant will work alongside and report to the Group Legal Counsel in providing support to Business Units globally, with a particular focus on the Global Business Development and Sub-Sea Supplementary Services.  

Main Accountabilities

  • Proactively promotes best practice and continuous improvement in all health, safety, environment and quality matters relating to staff, sub-contractors and others with whom we have dealings.
  • Work closely with the Finance Team, Business Development Team and Sub-Sea Team to  ensure all tenders and proposals are issued with terms and conditions that are in accordance with the agreed framework for acceptable terms of business.
  • Work closely with above and Regional Directors with respect to legal and fiscal structures to ensure that Company operates in accordance with local rules and regulations whilst minimising the exposure of Company.  
  • Ensure consistency and quality of all commercial and contract issues across all sites. 
  • Support in the preparation of supply-side / sub contracts for the delivery of Preparedness services.
  • Assist the central Purchasing function in general contractual matters
  • Ensure all Company contracts are properly managed, stored and administered.


Compliance Accountabilities

  • Where required providing advice to the business on ABC matters, leveraging the knowledge of external legal and regulatory frameworks in the application of internal policies and procedures. 
  • Maintaining currency of Company due diligence program and support as required in risk-based due diligence process for agents, suppliers, consultants, and other third parties that perform services on the Company’s behalf.
  • Providing support to Group Legal Counsel in maintaining currency of the Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) programme, ensuring that the programme is adequate vis-a-vis the degree of risk associated with the transaction or location concerned.
  • Where required, supporting investigations of suspected or actual ethical incidents, ensuring that they are properly documented in accordance with the Bribery Policy.
  • Working with other support functions (e.g. Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Purchasing and Business Development teams) to provide ongoing Compliance support with respect to requirements that apply to those functions, as well as oversight to ensure ongoing procedures, controls and training are fit for purpose. 


Property Accountabilities

  • Coordinating storage of all contract/lease documentations, and monitoring renewal and/or extensions where applicable.


Requirements for the role:

Applications are invited from a Para-Legal/Legal Executive or equivalent with strong academic and technical abilities who must exhibit a comprehensive understanding of and experience in commercial contracts.  This position will suit someone who is comfortable being hands on and working on day to day tasks as well as taking on more complex and challenging work.  The role is varied and requires sound legal knowledge, good organisational, negotiation and time management skills.  

This position is suited to a commercially minded individual with a positive, proactive, get the job done attitude who will thrive in a friendly, relatively informal working environment.  The department serves the whole company and the position may present opportunities for occasional international travel.   


  • Thorough knowledge of Oil Spill Response legal and structural form and of the various agreed contract forms with absolute clarity on the limits terms that are acceptable to the Company. 
  • In depth knowledge of contract terms and conditions and the implications thereof. 
  • Experience of international project work ideally in contracting sector.
  • Knowledge of issues connected with operating in overseas locations.
  • Cultural awareness


Technical/Work-based Skills

  • Knowledge of commercial contract law 
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to produce clear and concise verbal and written input into tenders, proposals and internal approval papers. 
  • Ability to negotiate with external companies in a positive way


General Skills/Attributes

  • Strong communication and general managerial skills showing clarity and projecting credibility
  • Ability to plan workload to deliver required input/support to internal stakeholders on time and to quality
  • Deliver to targets following corporate policy and procedure
  • Rapidly assimilate new information and integrate into projects
  • Good networking / influencing skills



Proven record in similar role would be beneficial.



Legal Executive (or equivalent) with comprehensive experience & knowledge in commercial contract law. 


Working with OSRL 

A competitive salary with a generous benefits package, including: 

  • 10% Pension contribution 
  • Private medical insurance 
  • Income protection 
  • Health Cash Plan 
  • Hybrid working 
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays 


This is a great opportunity to become part of OSRL and to further develop your career. People are key to our success, and we are committed to ensure a fair and equal working environment for all staff. 



If you would like to apply for this position then please send you CV and ceovering letter to by 31st December 2022. Interviews will take place early in the New Year.


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Subsea Manager Americas

Location: USA / Houston, TX

Oil Spill Response Ltd is looking for an individual with a strong subsea /drilling engineering background to be the focal point for Business Development and Source control preparedness delivery within our Subsea Well Intervention Services Department (SWIS).

As the world's largest oil spill preparedness and response organisation, dealing with global emergencies 24/7, we are committed to serving our customers' varied response and preparedness needs swiftly and professionally. A career with us puts you in the company of over 280 dynamic individuals located in bases across Europe, the Middle East, Americas and Asia Pacific.


Job Description:

Stakeholder Engagement:

To be the focal point for OSRL subsea business in Americas based in Houston, USA. Support existing members as necessary including engagement in local industry groups and to regulators. Promote membership growth. Generate subsea consultancy revenue from existing and new members.

Business Development:

Initiate contact and develop opportunities for subsea consultancy.


Lead / deliver subsea related consultancy projects to meet a variety of client needs internationally (Source Control Emergency Response Planning (SCERP), training, exercises etc).

Equipment Oversight:

Oversight of the subsea equipment stored in Houston, USA (including Capping Ancillaries – Connectors, etc. / Water Column Monitoring / Dispersant Delivery System / Containment, etc) stored with and maintained by Trendsetter.

Potential Mobilisation Support:

In the unlikely event of a mobilisation request from a client to support mobilisation activities of the subsea equipment stored with Trendsetter in Houston, USA.

Main Accountabilities

Business Development:

  • Identify opportunities for the provision of subsea consultancy (SWIS Service related) on a global scale.
  • Develop relationships with and maintain a list of key contacts within the SWIS Subscribers for preparedness support by: calls, client meetings, face to face meetings, and attending industry and networking events.
  • Contact existing and potential customers involved in drilling activities and identify contacts responsible for preparedness services. Develop relationships with these contacts to the point where OSRL can tender for business (qualified leads).
  • Gather market, customer and project information from customer contacts, regional network contacts and other sources. Feed this information back into the OSRL business development process. Work with the broader Business Development team to assess this information and formulate plans to capture the identified opportunities.
  • Keep abreast of market and customer developments. Work with SWIS / OSRL delivery teams and external partners to assess the content and profitability of new subsea preparedness services.
  • Upkeep and maintenance of SWIS business development and contact information within internal systems.
  • Work with the OSRL Proposals Team for production and delivery of any joint proposals / tenders.
  • Contribute to seeking new business and liaise with clients to establish source control training/ consultancy/advisory needs and opportunities.
  • Work with SWIS Director, Commercial Director, and Marketing team to develop marketing strategies, collaterals, and channels.


Delivery / Consultancy:

  • Ensure that high quality subsea consultancy services are prepared and delivered.
  • Work with management and Alliance Partners in the development of new Source Control preparedness products and services.
  • To be the focal point for SWIS preparedness and ensure effective and efficient development and delivery of Source Control / Subsea projects.
  • Gather feedback from SWIS customers on existing service delivery, identifying opportunities for improvement and work with delivery teams to instigate improvements as required.


Equipment Maintenance / Response Readiness 

  • General high-level oversight of maintenance activities of subsea equipment stored in Houston, USA.
  • Work with the SWIS Maintenance Manager accordingly.



  1. Subsea technical background – Engineering degree qualified
  2. Detailed knowledge of oil industry with a strong subsea / drilling engineering background.
  4. International business development experience
  5. Able to work to tight deadlines 
  6. Ability to determine and meet customer needs
  7. Be able to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
  8. Excellent written and verbal English language.
  9. Report writing and consultancy skills.


Working with OSRL

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous benefits package
  • 27 days of holiday per year
  • Flexible working arrangements and international travel.

We provide full training and excellent career progression, including opportunities to work across the business in different departments and on secondments with our members.



We provide full training and excellent career progression, including opportunities to work across the business in different departments and on secondments with our members.

To apply please submit your CV and covering letter to 


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Aberdeen Representative

Location: Scotland / Aberdeen

Closing Date: 15th January 2023

Oil Spill Response Limited is the largest international industry-funded cooperative which exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, by providing preparedness, response and intervention services. We are wholly owned by most of the environmentally responsible oil and gas companies, and our membership represents the majority of global oil production. We currently employ 270 people across 11 locations around the world.

Job Description:

The Primary function of the Aberdeen Representative is to provide assistance to and be the first point of contact for Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) members located in Scotland.   As such candidates must live or be prepared to live within one hours drive of the Aberdeen base. 

The role requires maintaining and developing regional relationships with existing and new customers and other stakeholders.   In the response to a United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) mobilisation, the role would involve being a focal point: including, but not limited to, acting as a Technical Advisor.  Managing the content and updates to Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP) training courses and delivering training to delegates is necessary in the role.   This will enable the representative to source new business opportunities and to expand our Projects, Training and Consultancy Services and gain new Participant and Associate members. 

Main Accountabilities:

  • Be the first point of contact for members located in Aberdeen and the wider Scottish region.
  • To act as a Technical Adviser to members, during exercises and actual spills, reporting into the Duty Manager.
  • Deliver training projects in Aberdeen or at client offices as required.
  • Support consultancy projects in Scotland as required.
  • Establish and maintain good client / stakeholder relationships, dealing with client’s needs while competently promoting OSRL services.
  • Undertake client account management, building and maintaining effective ongoing client support processes, using CRM and other OSRL procedures.
  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of latest industry developments and related issues.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with contractors or hauliers who may be called upon to provide services in the event of an incident in the UKCS region.
  • Be responsible for understanding UKCS regulatory guidance and communicating any changes to legislation and guidance issued by the regulatory bodies to others in OSRL.
  • To build own professional and technical skills, actively seeking opportunities to extend personal knowledge and experience.
  • Instigate and building strong working relationships with OSRL Shareholders and customers to facilitate existing and repeat business.
  • Instigate and maintain a positive relationship with the regulatory authorities for the UKCS.
  • Provide excellent customer service by handling enquiries effectively, responding promptly and following up rigorously.
  • Represent OSRL at conferences, seminars and exhibitions. 
  • Initiate and respond to invitations to make conference presentations.
  • Identify and communicate potential opportunities for the provision of additional services to clients. 
  • Identify new business opportunities; winning new business; and conversion of “leads”, cold and warm, into contracts.
  • Enhancing the business profile of OSRL by marketing available services to prospective customers.
  • This list is not exhaustive, and the post holder may be required to undertake any other duties as may be reasonably expected.  



The successful candidate for this role will have a proven record of in – field response.  Experience of providing Training and Consultancy Services and a proven record of strong customer relationship management.  

Technical/Work-based Skills

  • Technical credibility in oil spill preparedness and response issues.  
  • In depth knowledge of Oil Spill Response’s mobilisation and response procedures 
  • Specialist knowledge of spill response typically demonstrated by accreditation to the Oil Spill Response Specialist Occupational Standard or equivalent. 


General Skills/Attributes 

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal 
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities 
  • Good networking/influencing skills 
  • Strong and effective team working abilities 
  • Ability to demonstrate versatility and adaptability in all areas. 
  • Good problem solving abilities in challenging environments 



  • Proven record of in-field spill response 
  • Experience of providing Training and Consultancy Services (e.g. train the trainer) 
  • Proven record of strong customer relationship management 


Working with OSRL

A competitive salary with a generous benefits package, including

  • 10% Pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Income protection
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Hybrid working
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays

This is a great opportunity to become part of OSRL and to further develop your career. People are key to our success, and we are committed to ensure a fair and equal working environment for all staff.



If you would like to apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to by Sunday 15th Janaury 2023.


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Oil Spill Responder, Southampton

Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

At Oil spill Response Ltd (OSRL) we believe passionately about unlocking your potential so that as an integral part of our Response Team you can help overcome the complex environmental challenges that oil spills present. For this reason we are seeking highly motivated team players who share our passion about safeguarding the environment to join us in Southampton, UK to begin a fulfilling career as an Oil Spill Responder.

OSRL is the largest international industry-funded cooperative that exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, by providing preparedness, response and intervention services. We are wholly owned by most of the environmentally responsible oil and gas companies, and our membership represents the majority of global oil production. We currently employ 270 people across 11 locations around the world. 

Job Description:

Your career with OSRL will begin with an intensive 12-week training programme to give you the skills needed to effectively support oil spill response operations on a global basis. As a Responder your typical day will focus on maintaining your readiness to respond, such as continuous training to hone your personal competence and supporting the maintenance and rehabilitation of our specialist oil spill response equipment. These activities are all designed to allow you as part of our response team to react safely, swiftly and with confidence to achieve a positive impact wherever in the World an oil spill occurs. Additionally, as your skills develop you will be given the opportunity to broaden your role to support others around the World to build their own preparedness. 

Main accountabilities: 

  • To provide safe, prompt and efficient support to spill incidents, exercises, preparedness projects and client engagement activities globally as required. 
  • Ensure that all activities are carried out with due regard to personal safety, the safety of others, and environmental considerations in line with company policies and procedures. 
  • Be on call as part of the duty team including supporting spill mobilisations and travelling globally at short notice. 
  • Undertake the efficient maintenance and rehabilitation of operational and support equipment to the highest standards and in compliance with safety requirements. 
  • Proactively develop and maintain appropriate knowledge and skills to aid effective performance in the role.  
  • Provide a source of expertise to other departments and assist them as directed by the relevant Team Leader or Response Team Manager.  
  • Act as a representative of the company to maintain the standing as a high-profile global leader in oil spill preparedness and response through industry forums, conferences and contact with external stakeholders. 
  • Provide input into the ongoing technical development of spill response equipment, strategies and techniques through internal technical forums, working groups and practical experience. 
  • Develop and update operational guidelines and maintenance procedures for new and existing equipment to ensure safe and effective operation. 


It is essential that all applicants can meet/demonstrate the following criteria: 

  • A tangible desire to make a positive impact
  • Clear aptitude for practical problem solving
  • A positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • A willingness to be on-call and to be sent anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice 
  • An ability to work long hours in the field in challenging environments 
  • Strong team-working skills 
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills 
  • A strong safety ethos 
  • Possess a full clean driving licence 
  • Live within one hour of our Southampton base or be prepared to relocate

Our team is purposefully made up of people with a wide variety of backgrounds so if you possess any of the skills, qualifications and experience from the following categories we would like to hear from you: 

Engineering (you can fix /build stuff)

Spill response is hands-on. We need people who can apply their practical ‘knack’ to operate our  spill response equipment which is largely made up of diesel-driven hydraulic plant and pumping systems.  An Engineering degree and/or experience in a hands-on mechanical engineering or marine engineering role would be valuable to us. 

Environmental (you care about the world around you and people within it)

Spill response is science based. We need people who can understand complicated trade-offs in choosing oil spill response strategies. Experience in an environmental role preferably with a degree in Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Oceanology or similar will be beneficial.  

Disaster Management/Logistics (you can get stuff done when nobody else can)

Spill response is difficult. In order to deliver an effective response, we need to mobilise our people and equipment at a moment’s notice to anywhere in the world.   Experience /knowledge of working in civil contingencies planning, disaster management or complicated international logistics in particular with the armed forces is of interest to us.     

Marine (you have worked in some of the most challenging environments)

Spill response is truly global. Although we respond to land-based spills our biggest challenge is often in the marine environment. Knowledge of seamanship and an understanding of tides, currents and charts are valuable.  A background as a deck officer in armed forces, coastguard or merchant fleets is of interest to us. 

Language Capability (you can work with anyone, anywhere)

Spill response is all about people. To be successful we must collaborate and connect. All candidates need excellent written and verbal English language skills. However, due to the global nature of our work, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic languages would be advantageous.  We would particularly welcome applications from fluent French and Spanish speakers. 


Working with OSRL

A starting salaryin the range of £27,500 - £34,187 (depending on experience), with a generous benefits package, including:

  •        10% Pension contribution
  •        Private medical insurance
  •        Income protection
  •        Health Cash Plan
  •        Hybrid working
  •        25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays

This is a great opportunity to become part of OSRL and to further develop your career. People are key to our success, and we are committed to ensure a fair and equal working environment for all staff.


To apply please submit a detailed letter of application that clearly demonstrates your suitability for the role and your CV (including interests) to 


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Location: Australia

Closing date: Open

We now have a fantastic opportunity for an Oil Spill/Marine/Environmental Consultant for our Perth based team. This position involves a range of environmental/oil approvals activities including development of Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (OPEPs), Oil Spill Risk Assessments, ALARP assessments and spill assurance/response readiness activities.

Job Description:

  1. Preparation of Oil Pollution Emergency Plans and other spill response documentation
  2. Oil Spill Risk Assessments
  3. Developing ALARP justifications
  4. Spill Technical Advisory support and Training delivery
  5. Workshop facilitation, Regulatory Liaison and Stakeholder Consultations
  6. Preparing project documentation such as proposals, estimates, budgets, schedules, and invoices


  1. 2-5 years of relevant experience
  2. Tertiary qualifications in Environmental/Marine Sciences, or similar
  3. Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams
  4. Good understanding of Australian Oil Spill Regulatory Framework and requirements
  5. Good report writing and presentation skills
  6. Flexibility to participate in response activities as required, including travel to national and international locations

Working with OSRL

This role will be with our OSRL Australia team based in Perth. This is a great opportunity to become part of a rapidly expanding business team within OSRL and to further develop your career. Our people enjoy competitive compensation packages and safe and collaborative working environment. People are key to our success and we are committed to ensure a fair and equal working environment for all staff.


CV and covering letter should be emailed to


OSRL offers competitive remuneration, a five-day work week, 21 days of annual leave, flexible working arrangements, international travel, training and development opportunities.


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Please note: OSRL does not accept unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies and/or search firms. Unsolicited candidates will not entitle an agency to a referral fee