Senior Environmental Consulting Specialist
Job DescriptionProSidian Seeks a Senior Environmental Consulting Specialist (Mining Industry) [541690 Contract Contingent] located in Cape Town South Africa to support an engagement for U.S. Govt. International Technical Assistance Program (ITAP) providing assistance on technical, regulatory, environmental, and financial management for national development on a range of energy and non-energy resources. Key Areas of Focus: 1) policy, legal, and regulatory reform; 2) technical, operational, and economic analysis; 3) financial mechanisms and market creation; 4) economic mgmt. , transparency and fiscal policy; 5) environmental impacts and social and community issues related to resource development. ProSidian provides technical assistance and training related to four Capacity Challenges: 1) TECHNICAL understanding of resources and new extractive technologies / techniques 2) FINANCIAL mgmt. of revenues from the sector 3) LEGAL best practices for international laws and regulations 4) ENVIRONMENTAL protectins for people and environment from sector impacts. Typical country stakeholders include: Govt. officials (national, municipal, regional and village levels); Legislators; national, state, and local regulators; communities (inc. vulnerable groups). Candidates shall work to support requirements as a Senior Environmental Consulting Specialist (Mining Industry) and Provide industry technical expertise, experience, training, and support with Energy, Extractives, and Renewable Energy concerns related to Environmental concerns covering the direct and indirect environmental impacts of energy acquisition, transport, production and use related to and resulting from the Mining Industry. This position requires comprehensive knowledge within various functional areas that meet objectives and ensure compliance with environmental processes, standards, and policies. This position may train and mentor Energy, Extractives, and Renewable Energy stakeholders and provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult and complex problems and support the implementation of overall Environmental Policy, Compliance, and Strategy constructs with tailored solutions that are imaginative, thorough, practical and consistent with the objectives for international, federal, state, and local environmental regulations for the industry.Work to effectively engage stakeholder/agency professionals and accurately communicate Environmental policy advice, assistance, training, and support goals and objectives. Provide consulting and support to help client stakeholders ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and provide Environmental policy advice, assistance, training, and support on a full range of matters related to the Mining Industry. Assist in the interpretation of applicable environmental regulations and assists in the development, review, and implementation of guidelines, procedures, and processes to ensure successful completion of projects in compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations.Assigned job duties may support stakeholder Environmental Science functional areas such as sampling, data capture, data analysis/decision support, documentation, report preparation, or related areasAssist in the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure awareness of and compliance with requirements of the projectConducts scientific studies and investigations in accordance with established procedures and apply precedent and standards in analyzing and interpreting data to provide technical guidance to stakeholder field personnelDevelop and oversee the use of appropriate procedures and guidelines, review documents for accuracy, and may act as a team lead or technical advisor on small projectsDevelops solutions to problems encountered and coordinates various technical aspects of work to ensure compliance with all contractual, statutory and regulatory requirements and proceduresPrepares, coordinates, or supervises the preparation/completion of technical environmental resource reports, resource agency consultations, environmental permit applications, and acquisition of applicable environmental clearances and approvals.Provide Environmental policy advice, assistance, training, and support for compliance programs through inspections of permitted projects, management of stakeholder Environmental Inspection staff, and/or submittal of requisite compliance reports.Provide Environmental policy advice, assistance, training, and support for project planning activities to assess and relay applicable environmental permit/approval requirements, and maintain project budgets and schedules.Provide Environmental policy advice, assistance, training, and support to assists in the development of, and facilitate presentations and training on, various environmental related topics to the Mining Industry. May train and mentor less experienced professionals.Provide technical and/or functional support to stakeholder Environmental Science Teams and prepare, interpret, and/or review correspondence, calculations, proposals, plans, specifications, investigations/studies, surveys, reports, structures, and/or systemsReviews and manages contractor work to ensure services are performed according to applicable environmental specifications, standards, and regulatory requirements.QualificationsLeadership, Communication, Government financial management, budgeting, financial modeling, reporting, presentations and at least (10) years Management in fields related to Oil, Gas, Extractives with specialty in management and operations, law, geology, policy, valuations, Corporate Finance, M&A, Energy Investments, environmental policy compliance, Energy Development, Energy Infrastructure, Commodities Management, or Natural Resource markets.The focus of this work shall be in priority regions countries across The Western Hemisphere [Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, and Suriname] | Europe And Eurasia [Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Albania, and Ukraine] | In Sub-Saharan Africa [Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Namibia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, and South Africa] | In The Middle East And North Africa [Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia] | and In Asia And The Pacific [India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Burma, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka]The Senior Environmental Consulting Specialist (Mining Industry) shall have Minimum of Ten (10) years of consecutive employment in a position with comparable responsibilities within the past five (5) years, Must be able to use a computer to communicate via email; and Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel/Power point) and related tools and technology required for the position.Bachelor degree in Environmental Science, Geosciences, Natural Resources or related discipline. Master’s degree or Ph.D. is desirable, but not required. A Ph.D. may be substituted for 4 years of experience with a Master’s Degree or 6 years’ experience with a Bachelor’s DegreeA training history of appropriate specialized courses and seminars is expected. Technical publications are valued but the in-depth practical experience is paramount.Ability to demonstrate a consistent commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations for the Mining Industry.Ability to demonstrate respect for all individuals, adhere to the ’s values and business practices, and do both consistently.Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information, work effectively under pressure, and exercise independent judgment and discretion in dealing with a variety of individuals and situations.Ability to travel up to approximately 25% of the time, including overnight stays, to work or field locations, and to attend meetings, training and conferences/seminars.Actively participates in Safety Work Groups"Demonstrated experience in the development of environmental permit applications and documents relevant to the development of Mining IndustryExcellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to competently represent a variety of settings and various media, including telephone, e-mail and written correspondence.Experience performing environmental permitting and compliance activities within the Mining Industry preferred.Familiarity or experience working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, such as ArcMap preferred.Maintain knowledge of and demonstrates the ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe mannerMust have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong problem solving and multi-tasking abilities and show attention to detail.Strong proficiency in the use of personal computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) software. Ability to quickly learn other software.Additional InformationAs a condition of employment, all employees are required to fulfill all requirements of the roles for which they are employed; establish, manage, pursue, and fulfill annual goals and objectives with at least three (3) Goals for each of the firms Eight Prosidian Global Competencies [1 - Personal Effectiveness | 2 - Continuous Learning | 3 - Leadership | 4 - Client Service | 5 - Business Management | 6 - Business Development | 7 - Technical Expertise | 8 - Innovation & Knowledge Sharing (Thought Leadership)]; and to support all business development and other efforts on behalf of ProSidian Consulting. CORE COMPETENCIESTeamwork – ability to foster teamwork collaboratively as a participant, and effectively as a team leaderLeadership – ability to guide and lead colleagues on projects and initiativesBusiness Acumen – understanding and insight into how organizations perform, including business processes, data, systems, and peopleCommunication – ability to effectively communicate to stakeholders of all levels orally and in writingMotivation – persistent in pursuit of quality and optimal client and company solutionsAgility – ability to quickly understand and transition between different projects, concepts, initiatives, or work streamsJudgment – exercises prudence and insight in decision-making process while mindful of other stakeholders and long-term ramificationsOrganization – ability to manage projects and activity, and prioritize tasks------------ ------------ ------------OTHER REQUIREMENTSBusiness Tools – understanding and proficiency with business tools and technology, including Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate is advanced with Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, and proficient with Adobe Acrobat, data analytic tools, and Visio with the ability to quickly learn other tools as necessary.Business Tools – understanding and proficiency with business tools and technology, including Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate is advanced with Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, and proficient with Adobe Acrobat, data analytic tools, and Visio with the ability to quickly learn other tools as necessary.Commitment - to work with smart, interesting people with diverse backgrounds to solve the biggest challenges across private, public and social sectorsCuriosity – the ideal candidate exhibits an inquisitive nature and the ability to question the status quo among a community of people they enjoy and teams that work well togetherHumility – exhibits grace in success and failure while doing meaningful work where skills have impact and make a differenceWillingness - to constantly learn, share, and grow and to view the world as their classroom------------ ------------ ------------BENEFITS AND HIGHLIGHTSProSidian Employee Benefits and Highlights: Your good health and well-being are important to ProSidian Consulting. At ProSidian, we invest in our employees to help them stay healthy and achieve work-life balance. That’s why we are also pleased to offer the Employee Benefits Program, designed to promote your health and personal welfare. Our growing list of benefits currently include the following for Full Time Employees:Competitive Compensation: Pay range begins in the competitive ranges with Group Health Benefits, Pre-tax Employee Benefits, and Performance Incentives. For medical and dental benefits, the Company contributes a fixed dollar amount each month towards the plan you elect. Contributions are deducted on a Pre-tax basis.Group Medical Health Insurance Benefits: ProSidian partners with BC/BS, to offer a range of medical plans, including high-deductible health plans or PPOs. ||| Group Dental Health Insurance Benefits: ProSidian dental carriers - Delta, Aetna, Guardian, and MetLife.Group Vision Health Insurance Benefits:ProSidian offers high/low vision plans through 2 carriers: Aetna and VSP.401(k) Retirement Savings Plan: 401(k) Retirement Savings Plans help you save for your retirement for eligible employees. A range of investment options are available with a personal financial planner to assist you. The Plan is a pre-tax Safe Harbor 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a company match.Vacation and Paid Time-Off (PTO) Benefits: Eligible employees use PTO for vacation, a doctor’s appointment, or any number of events in your life. Currently these benefits include Vacation/Sick days – 2 weeks/3 days | Holidays - 10 ProSidian and Government Days are given.Pre-Tax Payment Programs: Pre-Tax Payment Programs currently exist in the form of a Premium Only Plan (POP). These Plans offer a full Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan and a tax benefit for eligible employees.Purchasing Discounts & Savings Plans: We want you to achieve financial success. We offer a Purchasing Discounts & Savings Plan through The Corporate Perks Benefit Program. This provides special discounts for eligible employees on products and services you buy on a daily basis.Security Clearance: Due to the nature of our consulting engagements there are Security Clearance requirements for Engagement Teams handling sensitive Engagements in the Federal Marketplace. A Security Clearance is a valued asset in your professional portfolio and adds to your credentials.ProSidian Employee & Contractor Referral Bonus Program: ProSidian Consulting will pay up to 5k for all referrals employed for 90 days for candidates submitted through our Referral Program.Performance Incentives: Due to the nature of our consulting engagements there are performance incentives associated with each new client that each employee works to pursue and support.Flexible Spending Account: FSAs help you pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent day care expenses on a pre-tax basis. You determine your projected expenses for the Plan Year and then elect to set aside a portion of each paycheck into your FSA.Supplemental Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance: If you want extra protection for yourself and your eligible dependents, you have the option to elect supplemental life insurance. D&D covers death or dismemberment from an accident only.Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance: Disability insurance plans are designed to provide income protection while you recover from a disability.----------- ------------ ------------ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - See Below Instructions On The Best Way To ApplyProSidian Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.ProSidian Consulting has made a pledge to the Hiring Our Heroes Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the “I Hire Military” Initiative of The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) for the State of North Carolina. All applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of Veteran Status.Furthermore, we believe in "HONOR ABOVE ALL" - be successful while doing things the right way. The pride comes out of the challenge; the reward is excellence in the work.