Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) is an independent company with headquarters in Houston, Texas. Since 2011, MWCC has been the leader in well containment in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico; providing well containment equipment and technology. The organization is continuously ready to respond with dedicated equipment, a capable organization and the robust training necessary to mount an effective response. Position Overview & Responsibilities
Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) was founded after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon well control incident to provide the response capabilities needed if a similar event occurs in the future. MWCC is a Limited Liability Corporation that is owned by ten (10) of the most active drillers in the Gulf of Mexico.
Serve as the External Affairs Manager in the Administration Staff of the MWCC Response Team.
Mobilize additional supporting resources required at MWCC’s Operations Center and shore base locations from MWCC’s crisis management agency.
Monitor the external landscape during the incident and escalate any major potential issues identified to the Response Team Leader for appropriate disposition.
Support the CEO in his role as MWCC’s primary spokesman during an incident, including traveling with him as needed to Incident/Unified Command sites and preparing him for external engagements.
Establish communication lines with public affairs contacts within the responsible party (RP).
Upon request by the responsible party (RP), embed in the Incident Command’s Joint Information Center to provide advice and counsel on MWCC related communications.
Background, Qualifications, & Experience
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism, public affairs, public policy, or related field.
8-12 years of related professional experience.
A diverse set of experience spanning all aspects of corporate communications and public affairs.
Specific expertise in crisis management.
Familiarization with and previous support to the oil and gas industry.
A proven ability to formulate and articulate clear messages about complex and sometimes highly technical subjects.
Location: Houston, TX (Headquarters)
Travel: 5 – 10%
Schedule: Eligible for 5/40 or 9/80 schedule
This position requires meeting the physical demands of both the Office Based Jobs role and Shore Base/Non-Office Jobs role as described below. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Office Based Job
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb stairs, use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms close to and overhead of their body. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move items up to 25 pounds.
Shore base/non-Office Jobs
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to harsh environmental conditions (heat and cold), fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration, congested work environments, and heavy equipment operations. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is regularly active and requires being able to manipulate components such as valves and other mechanical equipment, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing stairs and access ladders on a routine basis. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Marine Well Containment Company provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.