Principal International Environmental Consultant

Region:
London
Vicinity:
London Central
Industry Sector:
Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Science/Scientist
Job Type:
Full Time
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
03/06/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:
217488BR

AECOM’s UK Environment team is looking to recruit an ESIA professional with good international experience to join our London-based team. In particular, we are looking for an individual experienced applying international lenders’ standards (e.g. IFC Performance Standards) to ESIA in a range of sectors, including extractives, infrastructure and power. Ideally, the successful candidate will also have experience supporting project finance, undertaking environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) and monitoring.

The successful candidate will have a track-record of successful project delivery and client management, strong technical skills.

AECOM’s reputation in ESIA is second to none and we are involved in some of the world’s most challenging and complex projects. We are looking for someone that will be able to take a key project delivery role within a vibrant and diverse team; helping us to continue to deliver a high-quality service to.

Our work helps clients deliver their projects in socially sustainable ways, leading to better outcomes for projects and communities. Our staff gain experience on some of the world’s largest and most challenging projects, working with a diversity of clients and communities in different countries, and across many sectors including infrastructure, oil and gas, power, and mining.

Working as either a member of a multidisciplinary team, or directly for clients, you will take a lead in the coordination and delivery of ESIAs. This might include management of teams involved in baseline surveys, assessments of E&S impacts, defining mitigation measures, determining permitting and regulatory compliance of proposed and/or existing operations, and assisting clients to meet the standards of international lenders. You will also be engaged in ESDD-related projects, for project sponsors and lenders covering a range of activities from initial due diligence to ongoing project monitoring and / or implementation of environmental and social management systems.

Our UK Environment & Planning (E&P) business comprises over 200 people across approximately 20 offices. In London and the South-East we have offices in Aldgate, Croydon, St Albans, Cambridge and Basingstoke.

Job Responsibilities

Working as either a leader of a multidisciplinary team, or directly for clients, you will be engaged in the delivery of ESIAs as well as provide mentorship and guidance to more junior staff. Responsibilities include:

  • Lead an ESIA team, with a client-facing role:

  • Manage the delivery of ESIA projects to ensure projects are delivered on time and to the highest standard

  • Understand and implement project management principles and fully appreciate the need to work within project budgets

  • Lead preparation of project documents including Scoping Reports and related technical studies in accordance with project timescales

  • Evaluate compliance of projects with both National Standards as well as those adopted by major international lenders (eg IFC and EBRD).

  • Coordinate and conduct ESIA workshops with technical specialists

  • Assist clients to meet the standards of international lenders

  • Coordinate and manage technical specialists in their assessment activities, coordinate their contributions to ESIA and prepare and deliver clearly written ESIA reports,

  • Be a proficient project manager, including coordination and financial management of projects

  • Support business development through leading the production of Expressions of Interest and tenders, and to continuously improve our service offering for our clients

Understand and comply with quality and health & safety requirements and ensure these are addressed throughout a project

Minimum Requirements

  • You must have international experience in ESIA, and/or ESDD including experience in project assessment and evaluation against international standards, such as the IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles, World Bank Safeguard Policies, and/or European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Performance Requirements.

  • You will have good communication skills both verbal and written, including demonstrable experience developing comprehensive written reports.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The successful candidate would ideally have a post-graduate qualification in Environmental Management or social development.

  • Candidates with a relevant under-graduate degree and a comprehensive level of practical experience will also be considered.

Closing Date:
03/08/2019

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