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Golder Associates Senior / Principal Environmental Consultant in WATERFALL, South Africa

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture.

Golder has a dynamic and growing business in Africa and is seeking a Senior / Principal Environmental Consultant to join our Environmental Permitting Team.

The successful candidate will be an experienced consultant with a proven record building business and leading technical multi-disciplinary teams. They will be available and medically fit to travel to project sites, work in a team environment and apply a high degree of problem-solving in the execution of duties. This full-time position will be based in South Africa, although other office bases can be considered (Southern and West Africa).

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

The appointed candidate will be expected to lead ESIA projects and contribute to the successful execution of a variety of environmental and social projects servicing predominantly oil and gas and mining clients, as well as other sectors such as renewable energy, transport and infrastructure. Proven experience in working with International standards such as Equator Principles, World Bank EHS guidelines, AfDB and IFC Performance Standards will be required.

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

Preferred minimum qualifications and skillsets include:

  • Bachelor (Honours) or equivalent 4-year degree in environmental sciences or equivalent. A Master’s degree will be an advantage.

  • Demonstrable and progressive experience in environmental consulting and project management, including managing budgets, schedules and able to produce quality deliverables.

  • Experience working with project developers, lenders and an understanding of project financing processes and Environmental, Social and Governance elements will be an advantage.

  • Experience in mining, oil and gas, industrial, energy, and transport infrastructure sectors will be an advantage.

  • Applied understanding of, and proven experience in international and lender standards.

  • 10-15 years of progressive experience in the consulting field will be an advantage.

  • Progressive project ESIA experience in developing countries in Africa.

  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office suite of software, including MS Project or similar.

  • Additional experience

  • Own Vehicle

  • Valid Driver’s Licence

  • Must be medically fit and able to work in remote locations from time to time

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration package;

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment;

  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment;

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects; and

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialised engineering and consulting organisation with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialised skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

At Golder, we care about our people – we operate with integrity and embrace diversity. Our ownership structure affords us the opportunity to invest in our careers and take pride in something we truly own. All qualified applicants who meet the specific criteria outlined above are encouraged to apply for this role.

Please note: Golder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.

Title: Senior / Principal Environmental Consultant


Requisition ID: 21002094