Environmental Consultant


We have an urgent requirement for both an Environmental Consultant and a Lead Environmental Consultant to join our Industry Leading Compliance Team. Reporting to the Compliance Lead you will be a member of the global Environment Division. Both roles will be based in one of our four Scotland offices. Primarily you will be working for a number of clients in the UK preparing and delivering a range of UKCS oil and gas permits and consents.  You will also be responsible for the project management of several compliance projects and therefore in a client facing role.  Xodus Group is a people focused company and whilst striving to achieve the best results for our clients we encourage employees to continually learn and develop themselves as part of our learning organisation focus.  It is important that the individual is able to work in a fast-paced environment and is focused on delivering work to a high standard.


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Overall Purpose of the Role

Reporting to the Compliance Lead you will be a member of the global Environment team reporting to the Compliance Lead.  You will be responsible for preparing a range of UKCS oil and gas permits and consents primarily in the oil and gas industry as well as undertaking quality assurance of permits in line with Xodus Group procedures.

Primary Duties

  • Has a thorough understanding of the type and range of permits and consents required in the UKCS oil and gas industry and keeps up to date with the associated legislation relating to these applications.
  • Responsible for the Project Management of a range of compliance projects.  Project Management duties include provision of a day to day contact with the relevant operator; monitor project quality, man-hours and costs and prepare progress reports to clients as required.  These duties will include undertaking weekly progress reporting and updating the Compliance Lead on relevant KPIs.
  • Ability to prepare a range of UKCS oil and gas permits, including wells, pipeline, production, marine licenses and geophysical permits.  Has experience with the management of complex permits and has a thorough understanding of the key issues, tools and processes, including a good understanding of guidance and information available.  Specifically, undertake the following tasks with ease:
    • Understanding HOCNF and applying this information to undertake CHARM and Osborne-Adams calculations;
    • Writing chemical justifications;
    • Writing project descriptions;
    • Writing environmental descriptions; and
    • Writing environmental impact assessments. 
  • Develops an area of technical expertise within compliance management remit and maintaining regular contact with relevant stakeholders, ensuring that deliverables continually meet regulatory requirements.  Ensure relevant guidance notes and tools are up to date and rolled out to the team as required.
  • Undertakes technical and high-level Quality Assurance (QA) of permits to Xodus procedures.
  • Development, including coaching and supervision of less experienced team members as required.
  • Responsible for management of preparation and delivery of PQQ and proposals in the Compliance team as required.
  • Ability to convey the Company’s capabilities, vision and values to internal and external clients.  Awareness of the commercial targets associated with tasks and delivering within them is required.
  • You will perform work in accordance with our Company’s quality procedures and assist, where necessary, in preparing proposals by providing technical support.
  • Although primarily involved with compliance support, Xodus encourages the involvement in other technical areas within the environment team. 

Continually strives to look for ways to improve and enhance efficiency of Xodus tools and systems which are used to prepare permit applications.

Application information:


Salary/Benefit Information

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Benefits - Private Medical Insurance, Cash Plan, Life Assurance, Group Income Protection, Pension, Childcare Vouchers and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • 33 holidays per annum
  • Focused learning and development opportunities

To apply for the role please submit your CV and Cover letter, detailing what experience you will bring to this role, to by 23 January 2018, with ‘Environmental Consultant or Lead Environmental Consultant’ as appropriate in the subject line.

ICT Projects Technician


Xodus Group has an exciting vacancy for an ICT Projects Technician to work in our Aberdeen office as part of a small IT team.  The department supports approximately 500 workers in several Xodus offices in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe.  This is a varied role working on IT projects in a fast-paced environment.  The individual should have strong problem-solving skills and be able to prioritise effectively to provide a high level of service to the business.  In this role you will be encouraged to put forward your ideas for improvement to continually seek efficiencies and ensure minimum downtime.

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The Role:

Reporting to the Group IT & Communications Lead, you will work as part of a small team and will be responsible for planning, managing and delivering ICT projects.  This position will be based in our Aberdeen HQ with the potential to work in other Xodus offices worldwide as required.

Primary Duties

  • Maintain and monitor the companies VMware architecture

  • Setup and deploy software via SCCM

  • Identify and manage software and Operating system updates and patches

  • Maintain antivirus, firewall and content monitoring software

  • Monitor server health, SCOM, SCCM, backup systems and data replication.


    Person Requirements/Experience:


  • The ability to work under pressure and effective time management

  • Customer and business focused

  • Integrated team player, working within a geographically dispersed team

  • Excellent communicator

  • A preference for simplicity over complexity

  • Ability to resolve issues in a methodical timely manner

  • Proactive working attitude

  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft environments including Active Directory, Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, Microsoft System Centre Operations Manager, System Centre Configuration Manager, Office 365 Admin (Hybrid Exchange, Skype for Business, Intune etc), System Centre servers and Azure

  • Experience with the management of VMware, Hyper – V and associated technologies

  • Experience of backup and replication technology including Veeam and Microsoft DPM


    Preferred/Additional Experience/Skills:


  • Experience in working within Cisco, Citrix, SharePoint, IIS, SQL

  • Experience working with HP Proliant servers and HP Lefthand SAN systems, Synology NAS

  • Strong problem solving skills
  •  Networking basics (IP addresses, DHCP configuration etc)

How to apply

Salary/Benefit information

  • Salary for this role is circa £30,000 per annum
  • Company Benefits - Private Medical Insurance, Cash Plan, Life Assurance, Group Income Protection, Pension, Childcare Vouchers and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • 33 holidays per annum
  • Focused learning and development opportunities

To apply for the role please submit your CV and Cover letter, detailing what experience you will bring to this role, to by 23 January 2018, with ‘ICT Project Technician’ as the subject

Facilities Administrator


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Facilities Administrator based in our London office. In this role, you will be responsible for all reception duties and facilities services and will report directly to the local Operations Director. Xodus has a fast-paced environment and we are looking for an individual who can conduct themselves with a high level of tact, diplomacy and has a 'can do’ attitude. It is important that the individual is able to work in a high-pressured environment, is well organised, able to prioritise workload and thrives on autonomy.

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Primary Duties:

  • Welcoming clients and visitors on arrival and undertake safety briefing
  • Conduct office inductions for new starts
  • Answer, direct and screen telephone calls appropriately, conveying messages
  • Booking travel, accommodation and company flat
  • Management of company flat: 

    • Undertake Monthly and Annual checks
    • Arrange running repairs with landlord 
    • Rent review/ Renewal 
    • Utilities - meter reading 
    • Cleaner organisation 
    • Rates/bills 
      • TV licence 
      • Wi-Fi 
      • Electricity 
      • Council Tax
  • General facilities and building maintenance - ensure the office is maintained to a high standard and meets all statutory requirements; liaise with landlord and handyman to make any repairs
  • Monthly Office Safety Inspections
  • Annual Location Risk Assessment and Fire Risk Assessment
  • Acts, and ensures others act, in accordance with all relevant Health & Safety, environment, statutory requirements, SIA (Security Industry Authority) guidelines (manage key fobs and security of office), industry standards, Xodus quality standards, processes and procedures.
  • Monitors and maintains HSE performance of work activities under their control using RAMS, and takes appropriate and timely action to control risks, escalate issues they cannot resolve and promote positive HSE behaviours to all stakeholders.
  • Ensure all workers have an up to date DSE assessment and arrange Occupational health assessments if required
  • Ensure office has adequate First Aid Provisions, book renewal of first aiders and ensure fire wardens have appropriate training
  • Keep a record of office fire drills including staff performance and feedback
  • Establish effective service audit regime, owning the delivery of action plans to remedy or improve service
  • Manage all suppliers and maintenance contracts, reviewing often keeping all costs effective in accordance with the Xodus approvals matrix
  • Booking internal and external meetings, ordering lunch and refreshments
  • Ensuring conference rooms and communal areas are presentable and supplies replenished
  • Stationery and office supplies ordering and stock control
  • Processing all incoming and outgoing post including arranging couriers as requested
  • Oversee seating plan and manage office moves
  • Assist with managing any sub-tenants
  • Ensure all appropriate alarm and equipment testing is carried out
  • To seek constant improvement of the office service line through service delivery and financial savings
  • Log any accidents or near miss incidents on internal XACT system and carry out investigation

Supplemental Duties:

  • Work with contacts manager to ensure insurances are displayed as required
  • Assist in arranging company events and client entertainment
  • Support HR with taking copies of Right to Work documents
  • Ad hoc support to office based workers with administrative duties such as filing, photocopying, printing and binding as required
  • Project Manage office expansions, including procurement of new furniture and décor
  • Assist accounts with maintaining office petty cash


  • Previous experience in a front of house role, providing a professional and effective reception service
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills, with a strong focus on delivering excellent customer service in all interactions
  • Initiative and drive, with a positive and confident, 'can do’ attitude, able to manage own work load autonomously
  • The ability to multitask, maintain focus under pressure and ensure accuracy and attention to detail at all times
  • Good IT and administrative skills, including Outlook, switchboard management, and experience booking shipping and courier requests and making travel bookings.
  • Ability to work on your own and as a part of a team
  • Fully conversant with all relevant HSE and environmental requirements and their effective application
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • HSE training such as IOSH a bonus but a willingness to learn on the job essential

Some of the benefits of working at Xodus are:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Company Benefits - Private Medical Insurance, Cash Plan Life Assurance, Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Training & Development
  • 33 holidays per year
  • Central London location within walking distance of St Pauls
  • Walking distance to both tube and rail services

To apply for the role please submit your CV and Cover letter to by 12 January 2018, including ‘Facilities Administrator’ as the reference.