Principal Environmental Consultant

Job title: Principal Environmental Consultant
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Dubai
Reference: 6026145873
Contact name: Ashley Bennett
Contact email:
Published: 25 days ago

Job description

Is this you?

You provide dynamic and multidisciplinary environmental consulting and technical services to a wide range of businesses who service the property, manufacturing, oil, gas and energy industry. You have track record of providing high-level consultancy services as an environmental consultant to companies or projects based in the Middle-east. You are well experienced in managing and authorising large scale environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIA), strategic environmental assess (SEA) and environmental and social due diligence audits for major oil & gas clients in the United Arab Emirates. You pride yourself in your ability to provide technical leadership, co-ordination, technical analysis and direction on multiple projects. You also have the ability to manage project finances, maintain client relationships and represent the business both internally and externally.

What you’ll be doing

You will deliver high-level consultancy services to your employer mainly focusing on the oil & gas sector in the UAE. You will coordinate major tender submissions, working with other departments to ensure we have the best opportunity for winning tenders as well as manage projects for the entire region in line with local and national legislation, standards and guidelines and relevant international standards and guidelines. Apart from consulting, you will also provide permitting support, environmental monitoring, environmental management planning, compliance audits, modelling and site assessments for energy, oil, gas and infrastructure clients within the Middle East while leading multi-disciplinary teams working on a range of environmental inputs across those sectors.

Where you’ll be doing it

Your new employer is a globally recognised entity delivering environmental services across multiple sectors. They have over 150 engineering and environmental services businesses working towards a sustainable future committed to health and safety, research engineering, technical services and environmental science. You will be based in Dubai with 2-3 trips per year to Iraq.

What you’ll need?

  • B.Sc. degree (ideally a Masters) in either a relevant environmental discipline or engineering discipline (preferably chemical/environmental engineers) .    

  • ±10 years experience working in environmental consulting to Oil & Gas clients in the Middle East

  • Experience working in an international consultancy

  • Membership of a relevant professional body (i.e. IEMA, IEA or equivalent – chartered or working towards chartered status

  • Excellent understanding of the ESHIA process, international environmental and social legislation, guidelines and standards and international project financing mechanisms and implications

  • Experience in negotiating with regulators to achieve the best environmental outcome for the client

  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Robust project management, including scheduling, staff resource management and budget management

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proactive networker

  • Excellent written English and verbal communication, presentation and organisational skills


What you’ll get

You will be joining a company that believes in growth and building a sustainable future. You will be offered an attractive package, basic salary based on your experience along with benefits, an opportunity to work on new projects and exposure to teams working together across the globe.

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