Terrestrial Consultant - Environmental Services


Sharjah, UAE

Ref: HP362-2108

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are WSP - Join us and make your career future ready!

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. Join WSP, and you'll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

The WSP Middle East Environmental team is currently seeking to recruit an experienced terrestrial ecologist with a background in EIA preparation to be based in WSP Middle East - UAE or KSA offices and provide expert ecological support and advice across a range of projects.

Your new role, what's involved?
* Providing technical advice, planning, and undertaking ecology surveys.
* Input into a range of ecological deliverables including; Ecological Management Plans, Protected Species Reports, Ecological Impact Assessments (EIAs), and biodiversity chapters of EIAs.
* Client liaison and project management.
* Project manage and author terrestrial ecology focussed large-scale environmental projects including (EIA, SEA, CEMP, environmental emergency response strategies, and pollution prevention frameworks) for major projects across the region with a particular focus on KSA projects.
* An excellent understanding of the EIA processes environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation in the Middle East.
* Good understanding and practical experience with international lender standards (particularly the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standard 6).
* Experience in undertaking studies such as Critical Habitat Assessment.
* Experience in analyzing and modeling ecological data.
* Focus on management of terrestrial ecology focussed EIA, ESIA, SEAs, and similar studies with day-to-day management and coordination across a range of projects.
* Managing the preparation of terrestrial ecology focussed EIA, ESIA, SEAs, and similar studies, including the technical review of specialist chapters
* Working collaboratively with design and planning teams to ensure environmental considerations.
* A detailed understanding of relevant environmental consenting and licensing requirements.
* Manage project financial performance and meet profit targets.
* Prepare and manage multi-disciplinary tenders and seek opportunities for new work.


We'd love to hear from you if you have:
* Degree in Ecology, Zoology, Botany or related subject.
* Independently deliver terrestrial ecology surveys and reporting such as baseline survey findings report, EIA (and similar) reporting and Strategy planning.
* Experience in designing and planning biodiversity surveys.
* Strong report writing skills, attention to detail and ability to write concise reports in English.
* Strong GIS skills.
* Team player, with the ability to work comfortably within multi-cultural teams.
* 10-12 years' experience.

What's in it for you?

What if we can have a work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP - we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important - be that our families, our friends, or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time, or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including first-class medical cover, generous annual leave, and paid professional subscriptions.

Apply now and be the future of WSP!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring.? Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

About the Company

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With 36,000 talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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