ITOPF has responded to over 750 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.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we have devoted efforts to developing 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. The five key services that we offer are spill response, claims analysis & damage assessment, contingency planning, training and information.

We currently have a vacancy for a Technical Adviser.


TECHNICAL ADVISER (Marine pollution)

We are seeking a Technical Adviser to join our small London-based team. Our work is varied and challenging. It involves giving advice world-wide on the most appropriate methods for cleaning up oil and chemical spills from ships, minimising their impact on economic resources and the environment, and providing advice on compensation.

Candidates should possess, as a minimum, a higher degree in a scientific, engineering or related discipline and also preferably have relevant practical experience of pollution control, and/or the effects of pollution on marine resources. Fluency in a language other than English would be a distinct advantage. The successful candidate must be willing to travel extensively, often at short notice, and be able to work under pressure. Good physical fitness, strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral presentation abilities, and computer literacy are all vital.

Click here to view the job description. If you need further information please contact Lucy Stocka (HR & Pensions Administrator).

Starting salary (circa. £50K) will be commensurate with experience and include a generous benefits package.

If you feel you meet the above criteria, please complete an application form and send it, along with a covering letter and curriculum vitae, to

Lucy Stocka,

ITOPF Limited, 1 Oliver's Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1HQ

Tel: +44 (0)20 7566 6999 Fax: +44 (0)20 7566 6950



Technical Adviser Job Description

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Vision & Mission Statement

"To be the maritime industry’s primary source of objective technical advice, expertise, assistance and information on effective response to ship-source pollution."

"To promote an effective response to marine spills of oil chemicals and other substances."