Emergency Response and Security Manager

Essar Oil
Ellesmere, Shropshire
Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
19 Mar 2021
09 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Emergency Response and Security Manager
Ellesmere Port
Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits

About the Company

Essar Oil UK is a leading UK-focussed downstream energy company whose main asset is the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, one of the most advanced refineries in Europe and situated close to the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester.  Stanlow is a key strategic national asset, annually producing over 16% of the UK’s road transport fuels, while playing an important part in Britain’s petrochemical industry by providing key feedstocks.   

The business is a major supplier in the North West and beyond with customers including most of the major retail brands operated by international oil companies and supermarkets, Manchester Airport, leading commercial airlines and the region’s trains and buses.

The business covers crude and product trading, refinery operations, HSE implementation, maintenance support and technological services, together with marketing and retail activities.  Our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy working conditions and following the best operating practices to protect the environment underpins everything we do.  

We employ over 900 highly trained and loyal staff, who are at the heart of everything we do.  The company has an embedded safety culture, technically challenging work across the different parts of the business and some of the best training available in the energy industry.

The Role
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Emergency Response and Security Manager to join our dedicated team based at Stanlow.  The role will lead and develop Essar’s Emergency Response and Security Policies, strategies and improvement plans, working with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the highest level of performance.

Key areas of focus and accountabilities include:
The successful candidate will be responsible for training and leadership to ensure best practice, whilst building key relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.  You will be a subject matter expert for the relevant aspects associated with emergency preparedness and response, including the security and visitors section of the organisation’s integrated management system.  You will also be a member of multiple internal and external forums, which will include both local authorities and national agencies.  Accountabilities include:

To manage the Emergency Control Centre during incidents, together with supporting and training the management team for site emergencies. Carrying out a review of all significant emergency responses by way of debrief, using any learning to develop Pre-Incident Plans
Delivering agreed services based on Stanlow plans and strategies and managing the budget
Assuring compliance with relevant HSE legislation
Supporting standards and helping set boundaries for shift advanced first aiders (AFAs)

About You
Our ideal candidate should have substantial experience of working in refinery operations or an upper tier COMAH site, with extensive knowledge of COMAH regulations and dealing with external regulators and stakeholders.  Significant experience of working in an Operations/Emergency Response and Security environment would be advantageous.
Proven experience at both an operational and tactical level, particularly in a range of emergency situations, as well as designing and leading training for practical and planning aspects of Emergency Response is required. Knowledge and a proven ability to manage key emergency response equipment is expected. The role will also include the management of budget and line manager responsibility.

The successful candidate will need to possess excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, due to the multifaceted aspects of the role. 


The closing date for these vacancies will be Friday 26 March 2021 at midday. Interviews for appropriate candidates will follow shortly afterwards.

Please Note, we work with a carefully selected set of recruitment agencies and we are not looking to add to the current preferred suppliers list. We are unable to accept representations from agencies that are not on that preferred supplier list.