Careers

ITOPF has responded to more than 800 incidents involving oil or chemical spills worldwide. Our highly skilled international team are ready to assist 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide impartial technical advice.

We operate on a not-for-profit basis and provide a wide range of technical services to promote effective response in the marine environment to back up our core role of responding to ship-sourced spills. Our five key services are spill response, claims analysis & damage assessment, contingency planning, training & education and information.

We are currently hiring for the following vacancies:


Technical Adviser (Marine Pollution) – Singapore based with extensive worldwide travel

Technical Adviser (Marine Pollution) – Singapore based with extensive worldwide travel

Technical Adviser (Marine Pollution) – Singapore based with extensive worldwide travel 

The Role   

This role involves emergency response and attending on site at oil and chemical spills globally, delivering advice to international governments and other parties. You will be assessing claims for compensation, undertaking regular presentations, and running workshops as part of our preparedness and education work.  

 Skills and Experience  

The key requirements of this role include, a higher degree in science, engineering or a related discipline, strong written and oral presentation skills and excellent interpersonal skills; as well as availability to travel at emergency short notice. 

An academic background in Chemistry, relevant practical experience in a scientific/technical role and pollution control experience are distinct advantages for this role.

Fluency in a second language to English is of interest, preferably Mandarin. Competency in Malay, Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese or Korean are also of interest.  

Interested?   

As well as a starting salary of 8500SGD per month (12 months), we offer a fantastic benefits package, including a monthly allowance of 260SGD working from home options, health benefits, flexible working options and an excellent continuous training and development programme.   

If you already have the right to work in Singapore, want to join a great team and think this role sounds like the job for you, then please email your completed application form and a covering letter explaining your reasons for applying for this role to ITOPF’s People & Culture team at: recruitment@itopf.org  

Find out what joining ITOPF was like for some of our most recent recruits here.   

If you have any further questions, please contact ITOPF’s People & Culture team at: recruitment@itopf.org   

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Technical Adviser (Marine pollution) - London based with extensive worldwide travel

Technical Adviser (Marine Pollution) - based in London with extensive worldwide travel

Technical Adviser (Marine Pollution) - based in London with extensive worldwide travel

The Role   

This role involves emergency response and attending on site at oil and chemical spills globally, delivering advice to international governments and other parties. You will be assessing claims for compensation, undertaking regular presentations, and running workshops as part of our preparedness and education work.  

Skills and Experience  

A key requirement of this role is a higher degree in science, engineering or a related discipline, strong written and oral presentation skills, and excellent interpersonal skills; as well as availability to travel at emergency short notice. Relevant practical experience in a scientific/technical role is important and pollution control experience is a distinct advantage, as is fluency in a second language to English.  

Interested?   

With a starting salary of circa £56,000 p.a, we also offer a fantastic benefits package including allowances, health benefits, flexible working options and an excellent continuous training and development programme.   

If you want to join a great team and think this role sounds like the job for you, then please email your completed application form and a covering letter, setting out which post you are applying for, with your reasons for applying for this role to ITOPF’s People & Culture team at: recruitment@itopf.org  

Closing date:  1 July 2024  

Find out what joining ITOPF was like for some of our most recent recruits here.   

If you have any further questions, please contact ITOPF’s People & Culture team at: recruitment@itopf.org   

Relevant documents:

Technical Support Co-ordinator (London or Singapore) Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Technical Support Co-ordinator (London or Singapore) Expressions of Interest (EOI)

We are looking for a Expressions of Interest (EOI) to join our team as a Technical Support Co-ordinator:

The role:

As a key part of the Technical Team at ITOPF, this role supports our involvement in the preparation and response to ship-source marine pollution. The functions of the role are varied, including modelling, monitoring and mapping services as required during our response to incidents, to assess claims for the costs of response activities and pollution damage, and to maintain our knowledge of pollution response resources globally

Skills and experience:

You will need a degree in a STEM subject, strong IT skills, excellent interpersonal skills and fluency in English. Relevant practical experience of pollution response resources, knowledge of GIS, numerical modelling, satellite imagery, databases, claims and fluency in additional languages are desirable.

(If you are applying for the role based in Singapore, candidates a second language to English – preferably Mandarin, or Malay, Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese or Korean are of interest due to the stakeholder engagement requirements in the Asia Pacific region. You should also already have the right to work in Singapore).

The role will include some planned travel to support this work.

Interested?

As well as a starting salary of c£40,000 p.a or c$5,600 SGD per month (plus monthly allowance of $260 SGD) (12 months), we offer a fantastic benefits package including, health benefits, life assurance, working from home options and an excellent continuous training and development programme.  

If you want to join a great team and think this role sounds like the job for you, then please email your completed application form and a covering letter explaining your reasons for applying for this role to ITOPF’s People & Culture team at: recruitment@itopf.org 

We are looking to recruit to the role in September/ October 2024, with interviews taking place in August 2024.

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If you’d like to find out what joining ITOPF was like for some of our most recent recruits, scroll down for a read and hear from our team. 

If you have any further questions, please contact ITOPF’s People & Culture team at: recruitment@itopf.org  

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Vision & Mission Statement

"To be a trusted source of objective technical advice worldwide on preparedness and response to accidental marine spills."

"To promote effective response to marine spills of oil, chemicals and other substances as a means of reducing impacts on the environment and affected communities."