An opportunity has arisen for a highly disciplined and experienced Principal Environmental Consultant to join our business in the UAE to help deliver high-level consultancy services.
The successful candidate’s duties and responsibilities will include:
Project manage and author large scale environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIA) and strategic environmental assessments (SEA), and oversee environmental monitoring and baseline survey projects for major energy, industrial and infrastructure clients in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iraq, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the wider region
Support the environment team leader by providing oversight to the wider team, including mentoring junior staff as and when required
Provide technical leadership, co-ordination, technical review, and direction on projects
Develop and maintain relationships with clients and regulatory authorities
Manage project financial performance and meeting profit targets
Prepare and manage multi-disciplinary tenders and seek opportunities for new work
Consultant with stakeholders and effectively manage sub-consultants
Willingness to travel within the region for short missions
BSc degree level qualified in a relevant environmental discipline or engineering discipline (preferably chemical/environmental engineers)
Preference for an MSc degree in environmental consulting, environmental management, environmental technology, ESHIA, environmental engineering or related environmental or engineering subject
Over 10 years previous experience working in environmental consulting including providing permitting support, environmental monitoring, environmental management planning, compliance audits, modelling and site assessments for energy, industrial and infrastructure clients within the Middle East
Specialist in a particular discipline – biodiversity, air quality, climate change, noise, soil and groundwater etc.
Membership of a relevant professional body (i.e., IEMA, IEA or equivalent) – chartered or working towards chartered status
Experience of working in an international consultancy
Excellent understanding of the ESHIA process, international environmental and social legislation, guidelines and standards, and international project financing mechanisms and implications
Experience in chairing environmental impact identification (ENVID) workshops for energy, industrial and infrastructure projects
Experience in providing technical alternatives and solutions to technical clarifications and design solutions to the clients in an energy, industry and 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
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.