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Risk and Regulatory Affairs Adviser Wanted

Risk and Regulatory Affairs Adviser Wanted

Published: 13 April 2022


Risk & Regulatory Affairs Adviser

Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)
Based: UK (Must have right to work in the UK, as no sponsorship provisions) Salary: Competitive, depending on experience

OCIMF holds non‐governmental status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). This position will lead the management and delivery of the organisations Risk Advisory process and function and external engagement across all IMO/Industry/Global conversations with Advocacy on Regulatory matters.

The role has two key components:

  1. Risk management, data management, and process governance within OCIMF
  2. Management of regulatory affairs, both internal and external

    The primary objective of this role is to remain current in IMO and regulatory topics and provide updates and feedback to the Secretariat on the current state of play on specific topics that may overlap with or affect OCIMF work.

This role is responsible for reviewing and analysing marine industry trends, incidents, and data, along with submissions to the IMO to monitor emerging risk to ensure the work in OCIMF is prioritised accordingly. This role will also manage and monitor the OCIMF risk bowties and Risk Advisory Function so that OCIMF member engagement and activity remains at the forefront of our vision, mission, and values.


The role will report back to members and the Secretariat in a systematic manner on emerging trends and important issues. The role would also assist in learning, guiding, and supporting updates to OCIMF publication’s portfolio. This role requires attendance at IMO, IOPC Funds and relevant international meetings, and interaction at relevant working groups throughout the year to support a broader, global outlook.


This role will lead and help coordinate regional regulatory affairs and represent OCIMF at meetings hosted by industry and regulatory bodies and other role‐related forums.

What’s the role?

Day‐to‐day, the duties will include:

  • Responsibility for identifying the key risks which OCIMF should be aware of in relation to its work with members.
  • Work with the OCIMF Managing Director to oversee Management of operational risk.
  • Be the key adviser on best practice solutions to management of risk.
  • Responsibility for the annual risk prioritisation review of data.
  • Working closely with the P&A Director to develop and implement OCIMF annual programme on IMO.
  • Monitor document submissions to IMO by all IMO member states and organisations with observer status.
  • Prepare pre‐meeting and post meetings briefings for OCIMF members.
  • Plan, manage and coordinate activities with members to develop OCIMF positions on IMO issues within required timescales, presenting these to IMO.

    The successful candidate will report into the Publications & Advocacy Director with a dotted line to the Managing Director for management of risk, along with working with internal colleagues and members to ensure the work of the IMO is at the forefront of OCIMF work activity.

    Candidates for this role will be required to have advanced technical specialist knowledge in the maritime field and an awareness of international maritime legislation, including the workings of International Maritime Organization (IMO). Along with:

  • Engineering or Deck certificate of competency (Management Level) or equivalent degree level qualification, or with marine or mechanical engineering, Naval Architecture, or advanced marine science qualifications.
  • Significant working experience in the marine and shipping with oil & gas industry.
  • Proven experience of developing policy, regulations, and positions through consultations.
  • Good working experience of the activities of IMO or international bodies of similar stature.

This is a standalone role and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate their excellent organisation and attention to detail skills as well as demonstrating being a team player.

This is a great opportunity to become part of an exciting, diverse and inclusive team, working with experts from across the membership and helping to shape continuous improvement in safety, health and environmental performance for the global marine industry.

The position will be offered as a permanent employment contract. For more information about OCIMF, visit www.ocimf.org.

How to apply

Visit https://www.ocimf.org/about-ocimf/vacancies-list/risk-regulatory-affairs-adviser-job for full details of the role, including the essential requirements and instructions on how to apply.

The closing date is 5pm Monday 9 May, with interviews planned provisionally for week commencing 23 May 2022.

OCIMF are unable to sponsor workers who are not legally permitted to work in the UK, so applicants must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.


OCIMF Vision: A global marine industry that causes no harm to people or the environment.

OCIMF Mission: To lead the global marine industry in the promotion of safe and environmentally responsible transportation of crude oil, oil products, petrochemicals and gas, and to drive the same values in the management of related offshore marine operations. We do this by developing best practices in the design, construction and safe operation of tankers, barges and offshore vessels and their interfaces with terminals and considering human factors in everything we do.