Environmental Scientist/EAP

Company GIBB Engineering & Architecture
Reference # #HR2
Published 23/01/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Location Woodmead, Gauteng, South Africa
GIBB Environmental has a wealth of experience in planning, co-ordination, management and execution of a wide range of environmental projects. The sector aims to promote environmental sustainability, ensure legislative compliance and offer world-class environmental solutions to clients. Here you will find an environment conducive to helping you make the most of your abilities and skills.

GIBB Environmental is looking for another talented professional to complement their team, in the form of an Environmental Scientist. We welcome your application if you believe you meet the requirements for this position.
Job Functions Environmental Services
Industries Environmental / Horticulture / Agriculture

The core purpose of this role is to conduct environmental processes in terms of relevant legislation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for/should possess the following:

Conduct Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and other environmental investigations according to the new EIA legislation.
Interpret and apply environmental legislation with guidance of line managers.
Develop, plan and co-ordinate Public Participation Processes (PPP).
Client and authority liaison.
Compile project proposals and environmental reports.
Develop and implement Environmental Management Plans (EMP's).
Conduct environmental monitoring, reviews and audits.
Provide on-going assistance and support to line managers and rest of the environmental team.

Job Requirements:

Degree in Environmental Sciences / Environmental Management
EAPASA Registered

Minimum 5 years’ experience in EIAs, EMPs, PPPs and auditing.
Proven experience acting as an Environmental Impact Assessment Practitioner.
Data collection, research and report writing.
Site investigations for environmental projects

Person Requirements:

Core Competencies:
MS Office - Word, Excel, Projects and Power Point.
Conduct site investigations.
Conduct and coordinate a public participation process to avoid/minimise reputation risk and damage to GIBB and client.
Good report writing and review as well as presentation skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Co-ordinate all of the above activities and determine priorities in consultation with line managers.

Additional Competencies:
Securing relevant information and identifying key issues and relationships from a base of information; relating and comparing data from different sources; identifying cause-effect relationships.
Committing to an action after developing alternative courses of action that are based on logical assumptions and factual information and that takes into consideration resources, constraints, and organisational values.
The ability to conceive and introduce new ideas, embracing and using new technologies.
Identify and manage project and environmental risk.
Maintaining and promoting social, ethical, and organisational norms when conducting internal and external business activities.
Establishing a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal;
Planning proper assignments for personnel and appropriate allocation of resources
Making active attempts to influence events to achieve goals; self-starting rather than accepting passively; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
Proactively developing customer relationships by making efforts to listen to and understand the customer (both internal and external); anticipating and providing to customer needs; giving high priority to customer satisfaction.
Working effectively within a team/work group or those outside formal line of authority (e.g. peers, senior managers) to accomplish organisational goals; taking actions that respect the needs and contributions of others; contributing to and accepting the consensus;
Using appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to gain acceptance of an idea, plan, activity, or product from prospects and clientele

Job Closing Date 29/02/2020
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