Senior Environmental Consultant

 (via Indeed)
The MSA Group
Johannesburg, South Africa
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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  • Manage projects from cradle to grave, including budget management, with a professional project management approach.
  • Compile proposals for simple to medium complexity projects.
  • Active liaison with clients to culture relationships and encourage ongoing work.
  • Clear and accurate report writing, evaluation of reports and verification of data and input received from specialists.
  • Able to provide accurate and professional technical advice internally and externally.
  • Sound knowledge in environmental legislation including mineral tenure and process understanding – not limited to South African Legislation.
  • Extensive knowledge on Water Use License Applications and the generation of supporting documentation required including, but not limited to water balances, monitoring and Integrated Waste and Water Management Plans.
  • Extensive knowledge on mine rehabilitation and closure planning (Financial evaluations, assessments, plans & risks).
  • Contribute to and where required manage EIA’s and EMP's through the full process as well as assist with Prospecting and Mining Right/Permit Applications.
  • Internal systems (MSA Way) expert and a diligent applier, improver and facilitator of these systems / processes.
  • Assist clients with Environmental Strategic Development – risks & optimal mitigating measures.
  • Be able to conduct environmental audits, inspections and reviews.
  • Experienced in Due Diligence processes and be able to materially contribute/participate.
  • Have an understanding and experience base in the Mining and the Oil and Gas sectors (is an advantage).
  • Working knowledge of Equator Principals, World Bank standards, International Finance requirements (IFC), ISO14001management systems.
  • GIS understanding and basic operation and application.
  • Knowledge of and how to conduct community consultations and liaise with government.
  • Strong ethical position regarding conflicts of interest.
  • Provide input with regards to strategic planning initiatives – environmental and companywide.

The candidate must possess the following attributes:

  • 7+ years of environmental consulting experience
  • Must be a registered professional (SACNASP or other)
  • Post graduate degree in Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Earth Science/Water or similar required
  • Additional studies in Business Finance/Administration/International Finance requirements additionally preferred.
  • EAP (Environmental Assessment Practitioner), ISO 14001 capability strongly preferred,
  • Work experience: Within an environmental consulting firm a must
  • Demonstrable thought leadership and understanding of environmental consulting topics, including:
    • Land use planning, development, rehabilitation and mine closure
    • Water resource management, conservation and utilization
    • Waste management and pollution control
    • Mining environmental management
    • Health and Safety environmental factors
    • Environmental Risk Assessment & Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA),
    • Environmental Management systems i.e. ISO 14001
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills and experience, ideally gained in the consulting sector although other sectors could be relevant.
  • Experience in leading multiple projects from inception to completion with high quality of delivery in a complex and challenging environment.
  • Smart, collaborative, relationship and outcome focused with the ability to make decisions where ambiguity exists.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in the prioritization of competing work assignments, escalation of issues and the formulation of solutions.
  • Effective organization skills with attention to detail and delivery of high-quality documentation with the ability to implement/influence change.
  • Strong sense of business ethics and principles.
  • Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written with the ability to communicate technical matters to a non-technical audience.
  • Occasional travel required.
  • Preference will be given to EE candidates.

Qualifications, experience and requirements:

  • Minimum Post Graduate Qualification in the relevant field (i.e Environmental Sciences)

Salary Range: Market related

Contact Person: Zakiyya Gani

Contact Phone: 011 880 4209

Contact Fax: N/A

Contact e-mail:


Advert End Date: 14 March 2019