Dorbe-Leit Consulting

Environment Impact Assessment Expert - Nairobi

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Active since 16-03-2017 Job category Project management
Location Nairobi Level Mid-Senior level
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 0 Salary Attractive Salary Package
Our client is a building and design consulting company offering services in architectural design, interior design, project management and Landscape Design having delivered projects in the areas of leisure and tourism, scientific and medical facilities, commercial buildings, technically oriented and residential schemes.

Are you project driven professional with a conscious of the impact of the projects on the socio-economic and environmental live hoods of the communities and biodiversity? Are you able to conduct surveys and analyse data that will guide the project cycle? If so then you are the person we would like to hear from right now. The jobholder will report to the Project Manager

Purpose Statement of the Position

The jobholder will conduct out research and investigations to identify, abate and advise on elimination of environmental hazard. Determines whether proposed projects requires an Environmental Impact Assessment or not.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Interpreting legal frameworks for the proposed projects.
• Thorough screening and scoping to identify the likely impacts of the project to the environment.
• Ascertaining project compliance to environmental legislations and regulations.
• Generating baseline data for monitoring and evaluation of the project’s impact.
• Contributing to the project appraisal processes by reviewing, analysing, and advising on social and environmental impact risk.
• Preparing budgets and work plans for the conduct and completion of environmental assessments.
• Advising on best practices and contributing to the supervision of the projects by providing oversight on the implementation of the environmental and social mitigation and monitoring arrangements.
• Analysing data and carrying out field based studies and site visits when required.
• Identifying anticipated environmental impacts for the proposed projects.
• Conducting public participation in order to sort public views of the proposed projects.
• Identifying mitigation measures to the anticipated impacts associated with the proposed project.
• Reviewing applicable environmental permits and permit conditions associated with projects.
• Developing environmental management plan to serve as follow up activity and monitoring strategy for Proposed Projects to comply.
• Assisting in the delivery of project documentations scoping reports, environmental statements and related technical studies in accordance with the project timelines.
• Developing an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of the proposed project and submitting it to NEMA.
• Reviewing of EIA reports for comments received from NEMA office.
• Researching on technical issues as part of the EIA process to provide ideas and potential solutions to the project team to improve project performance.
• Implementing project management principles and appreciating the need to work within project budgets.
• Writing environmental impact assessment report on potential biophysical and social impacts from proposed projects.
• Keeping up to date with relevant environmental legislation, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Ensuring health and safety issues are addressed throughout a project.
• Prioritising project actions and meeting commitments on an going basis while taking ownership and responsibility for the quality and execution of the project.
• Any other duties assigned by the Project Manager.

Minimum Requirements

• A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Urban Planning, Environmental Engineering, Natural Sciences or its equivalent.
• Having undergone a short course in Environmental Impact Assessment or EIA Unit during degree course highly desirable.
• 8-10 years of relevant experience in carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment within the oil and gas sector is highly desirable.
• Registered as an associate expert by NEMA.
• A member of Environment Institute of Kenya.
• Proven ability and experience in conceptualising, designing and implementing major projects and producing comprehensive reports or studies.
• Demonstrated technical knowledge of best available practices related to environment and social risk management standards and practices.

Competencies and Skills required

• Demonstrated professional leadership and ability to lead a team of professionals in the execution of major project components.
• Excellent report writing skills
• Project management skills
• Ability to engage with various stakeholders, effective influencing skills and demonstrated diplomacy.
• Strong leadership, organizational, and communications skills; ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions



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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Project management
Industry / Industries Construction
Region Kenya
Keywords EIA

Contact information

Name Dorbe Leit