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Decommissioning Policy and Project Manager

Job summary

£38541 - £46599
Glasgow or Edinburgh
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
28 October 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

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.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
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.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
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.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Yvonne Brown who can be reached at Yvonne.Brown@gov.scot. 

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact HR Resourcing at recruitment@gov.scot.

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