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IPIECA is looking for a Project Coordinator-Environment


Title: Project Coordinator – Environment
Reports to: Senior Manager – Environment
Location: IPIECA London office, City Tower, 40 Basinghall Street EC2V 5DE

IPIECA background

IPIECA is the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues. It develops shares and promotes good practices and knowledge to help the industry improve its environmental and social performance. Founded in 1974 following the establishment of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), IPIECA provides a principal channel of communication for industry to the United Nations.

Through its member led working groups and executive leadership, IPIECA brings together the collective expertise of oil and gas companies and associations. Its unique position within the industry enables its members to respond effectively to key environmental and social issues including: oil spill response; global climate change; fuels and products; health; biodiversity; social responsibility; human rights; water and sustainability reporting.

IPIECA members are drawn from private and state-owned companies as well as national, regional and international associations, representing over 60% of global oil and gas production.


This is an entry level role in which the incumbent provides support primarily to IPIECA’s environmentally focused Working Groups (Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (BES) and Water) as well as other IPIECA Working Groups (Social Responsibility and Health Working Groups). This role will involve a wide range of coordination and administrative tasks covering the spectrum of issues associated with the integration of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service management and the effective management of water in oil and gas operations, as well as the management of other social issues or potential risks for the industry.

The primary responsibilities of the Project Coordinator will be to support the organisation of the BES, Water working groups and the delivery of each group’s annual business plan, as well as carrying out other ad hoc tasks as they arise to support other Working Groups and other IPIECA activities.

Key activities will include:

  • Supporting primarily the BES and Water Working Groups by coordinating and liaising with stakeholders, consultants and members to facilitate the timely development of guidance, reports and publications. Supporting other IPIECA activities or Working Groups (Social Responsibility and Health Working Groups) as the need arises in taking minutes and liaising with members to facilitate the development of guidance and other material.
  • Monitoring and coordinating IPIECA’s involvement with external initiatives; sometimes providing ad hoc briefings on emerging industry topics through attending meetings and follow up desk-top research.
  • Keeping the website and member’s area up-to date with environmentally and climate focused activities and developments.
  • Organising and supporting teleconferences, meetings and external workshops/webinars. This will involve preparatory work (event scheduling, developing presentations, agendas and pre-reads), taking minutes, and assisting with event logistics.
  • Supporting the development of external communication materials.
  • Conducting research on relevant topics and providing succinct summary briefings, often with minimal supervision.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmentally focused subject – minimum grade 2:1.
  • Interest and understanding of environmental issues for the oil and gas industry.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office applications, specifically Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to organise own work load and prioritise multiple tasks in a busy work environment.
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively in an intercultural environment, often with minimal supervision.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work with senior individuals.
  • Willingness and availability for occasional international travel.

Preferable Qualifications and Experience

  • Post graduate degree in related environmental subject.
  • Experience writing proposals, internal meeting reports and news items.

All candidates must have a right and ability to work in the UK and this must be stated on the covering letter.

How to apply: Please send CV and 1-page (max) covering letter to

Deadline for application: Friday 22 July 2016

Salary: £21,000 - £23,000 – depending upon experience and qualifications

Interviews: 1st interviews – W/C 1 August OR W/C 8 August, 2nd interview – W/C 15 August

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