SRK Consulting South Africa Vacancies 2022 – Environmental Scientist

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A qualified individual with some experience in consulting and EIA processes is essential. The candidate should be a suitably qualified individual who is able to provide support in the field of sustainable development, including environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental planning and a wide range of other environmental management fields.

The successful candidate will have 2+ years’ experience and be familiar with NEMA, NEM:WA, NEM:AQA, WULA and the SEMA processes and associated legislation.  The candidate should have experience in undertaking EIAs in South Africa. Experience in a specialist sub-discipline (e.g. terrestrial/aquatic ecology, climate change impact assessment) will be an added advantage.  The candidate will be expected to provide support to SRK’s Senior and Principal consultants.

Experience and Skills:

The candidate must:

  • Have a degree in Environmental Management (Honours) or higher / other relevant degree;
  • Be working towards registration as an EAP or Pr.Sci.Nat;
  • Have 2+ years experience.

General Requirements:

Undertake project coordination duties and provide support to EIA project managers, including:

  • Preparation of terms of reference for specialists and coordination of specialist inputs to projects;
  • Coordination of project schedules;
  • Budget tracking;
  • Preparation of stakeholder engagement documentation;
  • Preparation of proposals, letters and reports;
  • Client liaison;
  • Site visits and fieldwork as required on projects and travel within and possibly outside of South Africa (code 8 drivers’ licence with own vehicle and willingness to undertake project-related travel);
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and on multiple projects;
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team;
  • Work on various project types including EIAs, environmental audits, AELs, WULAs, IWWMPs, stakeholder engagement and other projects as assigned.

The candidate should have the following competencies:

  • Knowledge of environmental legislation and policy;
  • Competent written and verbal communication skills in English – an additional South African language or French would be an advantage;
  • Ability to analyse and integrate environmental and social specialist information and communicate this information simply as well as in technical terms;
  • Ability to think holistically and deal with complex and interrelated information;
  • Good interpersonal skills.

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