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Mid-Senior Level Environmental Consultant (Infrastructure Planning Focus)

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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

An opportunity has arisen for a highly disciplined and experienced Mid-Senior Level Environmental Consultant to join our business in the UAE to help deliver infrastructure planning consultancy services for some of the regions giga projects.

The successful candidate’s duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare comprehensive environmental reports including, but not limited to, scoping reports, environmental, social and health impact assessment (ESHIA) reports, strategic environmental assessments, feasibility studies, environmental, social and health management plans (ESHMPs), audit reports, and environmental monitoring reports in line with national laws and regulation, and relevant international standards, guidelines, and best practices, where relevant
  • Undertake environmental audits and monitoring in line with the relevant procedures and protocols
  • Consultant with stakeholders and effectively manage sub-consultants
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and regulatory authorities
  • Support the wider team, including mentoring junior staff as and when required
  • Provide technical input, co-ordination, review, and direction on projects
  • Manage project financial performance and meeting profit targets
  • Prepare and manage multi-disciplinary tenders and seek opportunities for new work
  • Willingness to travel within the region, including travel to Oman, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iraq for short missions

Person specification:

  • BSc degree level qualified in a relevant environmental discipline (environmental planning, environmental management, environmental consulting, environmental engineering or related environmental or engineering subject)
  • Preference for an MSc degree in environmental planning, environmental management, environmental consulting, environmental engineering or related environmental or engineering subject
  • Over 6 years previous experience working in environmental consulting including providing permitting support, environmental monitoring, environmental management planning, compliance audits, and site assessments for infrastructure clients within the Middle East
  • Focus on a particular discipline – biodiversity, air quality, climate change, noise, soil and groundwater, marine etc.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body (i.e., IEMA, IEA or equivalent) and interested in achieving chartered status
  • Experience of working in an international consultancy would be beneficial
  • Excellent understanding of the ESHIA process, international environmental and social legislation, guidelines and standards, and international project financing mechanisms and implications
  • Experience of environmental impact identification (ENVID) workshops for infrastructure projects, either as a scribe or preferably as chair
  • Experience in providing technical alternatives and solutions to technical clarifications and design solutions to the clients in a planning setting
  • Experience in negotiating with regulators to achieve the best environmental outcome for the client
  • Significant proofing, editing and report collation experience
  • Excellent written English and verbal communication, presentation, and organisational skills
  • Experience of working on multiple projects, simultaneously
  • Robust project management, time management and financial management skills
  • Proactive networker
  • Full driving license.

Salary and benefits:

  • This is a full-time post with an employment package commensurate with experience
  • Regular training and development will be provided
  • Annual professional institution subscription.

Since we built the first fully integrated environmental and geotechnical ISO-17025-accredited laboratory in Iraq, we have continued to grow and expand our services in the region. RSK’s Middle East business is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with registered branch offices in Dubai, UAE, and Basra, Iraq. Through these established offices and a network of trusted local partners, we provide engineering, environmental, technical, and laboratory services to our local, international, and government clients across the full Gulf Cooperation Council region and Iraq.

We routinely undertake environmental and social impact assessments, environmental monitoring, and remediation programmes and provide waste-management services. By working with us, you can expect a challenging and rewarding career, accelerated experience, and the chance to make a difference in the natural environment. We are always looking for ambitious, enthusiastic, and driven people to join our team.

RSK Middle East is part of the RSK group, a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. Founded in 1989, RSK has evolved into a market-leading organisation. It is headquartered in the UK and has an established presence across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The group is growing fast thanks to its diverse operations, entrepreneurial spirit, and open management style. When you join RSK, you are connecting to a growing community of experts and specialists who regularly collaborate to deliver projects and support each other across business units.

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