Technical Manager – Learning from Incidents

The EI seeks an experienced project manager to oversee its Toolbox project.  Toolbox is an online platform for sharing learning from incidents in industry.

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum, depending upon experience, plus benefits

One year contract, with possibility for renewal

The Energy Institute (EI) is the professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together. We gather and share essential knowledge about energy, the skills that are helping us use it more wisely, and the good practice that keeps it safe and secure.  We articulate the voice of energy experts, taking the know-how of around 20,000 members from 120 countries to the heart of the public debate. And we’re an independent, not-for-profit, safe space for evidence-based collaboration, an honest broker between industry, academia and policy makers.

The EI seeks an experienced project manager to oversee its Toolbox project.  Toolbox is an online platform for sharing learning from incidents in industry.  Developed in partnership with seven major energy companies, the Toolbox project aims to pool learning from incidents information from industry and publish this on a single platform freely accessible to all – EI’s aim in 2020 is to source and publish 400+ pieces of content on Toolbox, translate the platform and content into multiple languages, promote the tool within industry, and secure funding and support to continue the project in 2021 and beyond.

This is the second year of the Toolbox project, and as such we are looking to employ an experienced project manager (‘Technical Manager’) to oversee the project in 2020 (and potentially beyond).  You will work closely with colleagues to deliver the project objectives.  You will manage the day-to-day activities of the project, including working with translation companies, digital developers, and industry partners.  You will be ultimately responsible for reviewing and approving content for publication on Toolbox, and therefore will be expected to have a good understanding of the oil and gas industry, as well as keen attention to detail and excellent written English ability. You will assist colleagues to identify opportunities to promote Toolbox, and identify additional sources of content and funding.  You will need to work to tight timescales and be able to manage competing priorities.

As well as a competitive salary, you will get to work closely with senior personnel in major oil and gas companies.  You will have a key role in the success of this project, and will have the ability to drive the project and shape its future.  You will be involved in a project that aims to make a big difference to improving the safety of frontline workforce globally.

Essential skills and experience

  • 2+ years project management experience.
  • Editorial and/or proof reading experience.
  • High standard of written English.
  • Working with committees or stakeholder groups.
  • Competent in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Ability to quickly learn other software packages as needed.
  • Degree in appropriate scientific discipline, e.g. Engineering, Chemical Engineering, etc.
  • Basic video and photo editing or ability to learn.
  • Keen attention to detail.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Good understanding of the oil and gas industries.
  • Minute writing.
  • Presentation/public speaking experience.
  • Fluency in a second language (French, Spanish, or other widely spoken language).
  • Understanding of incident investigation and/or workplace health and safety.

To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the post to Helen Sullivan, Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR, or e: by Monday 23 March 2020. Interviews will take place during w/c 30 March / w/c 6 April.

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