Environmental Scientist


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Cape Town 


Mining, Other

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Employment Type:

Full time



Job Description:

Description of Responsibilities: 

The candidate should have the following competencies:

-Very well developed knowledge of environmental legislation and policy;
-Competent written and verbal communication skills in English - an additional South African language or French/Portuguese 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.
Essential Requirements:


A qualified individual with experience in consulting and EIA processes is essential. The candidate should be a suitably qualified individual who is able to provide support and leadership 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 3 - 4 years` experience and be very familiar with NEMA, NEM:WA, WULA and the SEMA processes and associated legislation. The candidate should have experience in undertaking EIA in South Africa, preferably having coordinated at least one full EIA from scoping to receipt of Environmental Authorisation. The candidate will provide support to SRK`s Senior consultants (each with 5 - 7 years` experience), as well as guidance to more junior consultants (each with 1 - 3 years` experience).

Experience and Skills:

The candidate must:

-Have a BSc in Environmental Management (Honours) or higher / other relevant degree;
-Have Pr. Sci. Nat or CEAPSA or be registered as a candidate;
-Have 3 - 4 years` experience.

General Requirements:

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

-Liaison with specialists;
-Preparation of terms of reference for specialists;
-Coordination of specialist inputs to projects;
-Coordination of project schedules;
-Budget tracking;
-Preparation of stakeholder engagement documentation;
-Filing and document control;
-Project administrative support to project managers;
-Prepare proposals, letters and reports, or sections of reports under the direction of a project manager or senior consultant;
-Client liaison under the direction of the project manager or senior consultant;
-Undertake site visits and field work as required on the project and travel within and possibly outside of South Africa, especially in Africa for short, and occasionally extended, periods of time;
-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, stakeholder engagement and other projects as assigned.

This position involves working in multi-disciplinary teams on a range of projects and may include international travel.

In return for considering a future with us, we offer:

  • An attractive compensation package.
  • Diversity of projects and clients within a non-hierarchical consultancy environment.
  • Opportunity to purchase shares in the company; the SRK Group is an independent group, owned by its employees.
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