Senior Environmental Consultant

Atkins Middle East

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP331-2256

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world's most respected design, engineering, and project management consultancies. Atkins Strategic Advisory team combines management consulting, advisory and technical capabilities to help clients solve complex front-end problems in the built environment.

The Role:

There is an increasing demand for environmental and sustainability consultancy services within the GCC, to support the growth of community development and infrastructure projects in real estate, government, utilities (energy, water and waste) and transport sectors. Our clients in these built environment sectors need Environmental strategies not only at the project level, but also at the corporate portfolio and organisational levels.

Our Strategic Advisory team requires an experienced Environmental Consultant to join our centre of excellence in UAE. The successful candidate will have proven experiences in Environmental Consulting on large-scale international projects and ideally in UAE, KSA and the wider GCC region. The role will require experience in the coordination and delivery of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies, environmental inputs to master planning, preparation and implementation of construction related environmental management plans (including site monitoring and auditing) and submitting environmental permit applications.

This is an excellent career development opportunity for the right candidate who is looking to progress their career to the next level and in a fast-paced and exciting field of work. You will join an international team of Environmental experts located locally and across the globe and you will support our key clients by working on mega projects. You will work collaboratively with a range of technical specialists on a broad range of projects, lead and coordinate Environmental services and related deliverables, work closely with clients, develop new areas of business and mentor others in the team.

The right candidate will be based in UAE but will be required to work across the broader GCC region. Whilst directly reporting to the Strategic Advisory Business Unit, the individual must be able to develop a successful working relationship with the discipline leads of other Business Units within the GCC, as well as the technical specialists in the UK.

Key responsibilities:

The role will be varied and will require project management, client and stakeholder liaison, coordination with design and site teams and technical inputs to EIAs and other studies. The candidate will also be expected to carry out associated environmental investigations and reporting, including contributions to design and contract documentation. The role will cover projects from conception through to delivery on site, so there is likely to be a requirement to support/monitor the work of contractors and to undertake environmental inspections and audits at construction sites, or to support others undertaking these tasks.

The priorities of this role include:
- Supporting bids for new work and business development
- Supporting environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and providing inputs to master plans and feasibility studies in support of the delivery of major infrastructure.
- Supporting client and stakeholder requirements while facilitating project delivery.
- Supporting the Atkins infrastructure and property delivery teams for environmental mitigation, enhancements and to promote sustainability.
- Providing environmental audits of construction sites, to ensure compliance with construction environmental management plans.
- Supporting specialists in developing high quality project deliverables within proposed schedule and budget constraints.
- Liaison with environmental, planning, urban design and landscape teams in the U.K. and in other GCC offices (especially KSA) and providing assistance with the delivery of assignments in those countries, as required.

Required qualifications and experience:
- Degree qualified in a relevant field.
- Master's degree in EIA or Environmental Science.
- Along with strong general EIA coordination skills, a specialism in sustainability, marine/coastal, contamination/geo-environmental science, or groundwater/surface water, waste, noise, air quality, ecology would be considered advantageous.
- Proven experience (5-10 years) in the delivery EIA and understanding its application to infrastructure projects in the GCC region and internationally.
- Good working knowledge of EIA legislation in GCC and preferably UAE and KSA.
- A combination of technical skills in the environmental and engineering aspects of urban planning and development and of strategic advisory services.
- Personal commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills; capable of presenting detailed subject matter to a variety of stakeholders.
- Excellent organizational abilities.
- Willingness and ability to interact with regulatory agencies, stakeholders, clients and develop effective teamwork relationships.
- Fluency in written and spoken English - knowledge of Arabic would be helpful.
- Excellent report writing skills.
- Flexibility with willingness and ability to work independently, or as part of a team.
- Willingness to travel within UAE, KSA and the GCC region.
- Membership of Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA/CIEEM/CIWEEM) or similar professional institute would be advantageous.
- Construction site experience desirable.

Salary and benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:
- A competitive salary.
- Accommodation allowance.
- Transportation allowance.
- 22 working days annual leave.
- Local public holidays.
- Medical and life insurance cover.
- Company gratuity scheme.
- Discretionary bonus scheme.
- Annual flight allowance to point of origin.

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About the Company

Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services to the industry, commerce and governments in all of the worlds major economies. With over 17,000 staff operating in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Atkins has a broad range of skills and resources and provides Clients with a comprehensive service throughout the entire life cycle of the projects in the built environment.

We aim to be the international first choice supplier of technical and integrated services. Shaped by our customers' needs, our vision is to:

  • focus on quality
  • seek world class design and excellence
  • strive to add value
  • be flexible to the evolving needs of a changing society

Atkins first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. From its regional head office in Dubai, U.A.E. Atkins Middle East now employs over 2000 staff located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman (Muscat ), Qatar (Doha) Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City) and India (Bangalore).

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