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Environmental Adviser Job Re-Advertisement

Our client, a large independent oil and gas exploration company with interests across many continents, is looking to recruit the Environmental Adviser.

Job Purpose:

Advise in-country operations on all aspects of environmental compliance by developing and managing an operational and environmental permitting and licensing plan to enable the activities of the company to proceed in full compliance with national, international and industry based standards; and by establishing, documenting, implementing and maintaining an EMS that fulfills the requirements of ISO 14001:2004.

  • Establish regulatory and permitting requirements; develop legal compliance register (with emphasis on environmental legislation & implications of new Kenyan Constitution) and a regulatory and permitting management plan to ensure compliance.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationship with regulatory authorities.
  • Manage compilation of environmental reports (EIA’s) and submission of environ-mental permitting and licensing applications to relevant Government authority/agency
  • Compile, collate and disseminate permitting/license status reports to all relevant internal and external parties
  • Compile, collate and maintain all relevant records relating to environmental permits and license applications, and status thereof
  • In collaboration with Group Environmental Manager, establish, document, implement and maintain EMS for the Kenyan operations that fulfills the requirements of ISO 14001:2004.
  • Manage field officers to implement environment management plan and ensure compliance with all legislation.
  • Establish, document, implement and maintain project specific environmental management, waste management and oil spill response plans.
  • Support local management by establishing and maintaining relationships with Government agencies and departments (e.g. NEMA), NGO’s, CBO’s and other appropriate environmental stakeholders, managing expectations and promoting the business operations.
  • Provide assistance and support to Local Management for the identification of stakeholders and resolution of stakeholder issues, including consulting with public bodies as appropriate; support the management of field CLOs; and support the identification of sustainable community development projects
  • Take lead position in ensuring organization compliance with all applicable environmental legislation within the organisation and contractor operations by way of inspections, audits, monitoring, reporting and being accountable for closing audit findings/actions.
Qualifications and experience:
  • A degree in Environmental Sciences or related field with 5-8 years working experience in environmental related practices, preferably in the oil and gas industry;
  • working knowledge of the Kenyan environmental legislation and Kenyan ESIA assessment and approvals process;
  • active personal network at relevant levels in the Kenyan environmental society, including the Ministry, NEMA, practitioners;
  • skills in environmental compliance auditing and monitoring;
  • demonstrated knowledge and experience on the development and roll out of environmental management systems in accordance with recognized international standards; good written and verbal communication skills.
This is a re-advertisement; we wish to invite all applicants to apply afresh for this position.

Your application must include a covering letter highlighting relevant experience and key achievements, a detailed CV, a daytime phone contact, valid email address, and the names and telephone contacts of three professional referees

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
Off Muthithi Road, Tausi Court, 3rd Floor
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Closing date: Wednesday 22nd February 2012

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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