High Risk Search Advisors

  • Ideally Royal Engineer/Advanced Search Advisor Qualified
  • High threat operational search experience strongly preferred

Accommodation: Based out of Company villa in Erbil
Pay Rate: Competitive
Leave Rotation: 9 weeks in country, 3 weeks on leave (leave unpaid)
Security: Armed Personal Security Detail (PSD) movements provided in armoured B6 vehicles between accommodation and work sites and PSD support whilst operational
Contract Terms: All flights (mobilisation, demobilisation, leave), meals, insurance provided by the Company


  • Assist in the design and delivery of initial Search and Clearance training for local national qualified deminers
  • Conduct detailed planning for all Search operations (specifically Route/Access, Compound, Disruptive Building, Defensive Area and Defensive Vehicle Search)
  • Able to conduct detailed Threat Assessments to inform Search and Clearance planning
  • Develop and deliver methods of work for Search and Clearance planning
  • Develop and deliver methods of work for Search and Clearance operations
  • Conduct task briefings
  • Command and control of Search operations
  • Manage the use of Search equipment
  • Conduct pattern and link analysis to provide detailed threat analysis to both the Client, other NGOs and Optima HQ
  • Be prepared to fuse various sources of information to support the mission and prevent future targeting of our assets
  • Maintain a safe system of work for all personnel under their control
  • Implement accident/incident procedures
  • Conduct liaison duties with Optima HQ staff, supporting agencies and the Client
  • Record and report the progress of Search and Clearance operations
  • Identify capability gaps within operational teams and develop continuation training as required
  • Conduct performance assessments of operational staff to maintain capability
  • Identify lessons learned and communicate them to operational staff and Optima HQ
  • Provision of advance to Optima for future project and programme planning

If you are interested in being considered for either/both roles, please send the following to Tom.Buckland@optimagroup.co:

  • Updated CV
  • Colour scan of current passport
  • Colour scan copy of all relevant qualifications