Job Opportunity at CDM Smith, Enviornmental Specialist


We are now accepting applicants for Environmental Specialist candidates for water resource projects located throughout Africa.

Job Responsibilities:
Ensure overall compliance of CDM Smith’s contract as it relates to environmental issues including budget, scope, schedule, quality and reporting requirements on the assignment.
Leadership of the environmental components of the project
Oversee the health, safety and environmental activities of projects to achieve compliance with applicable health and safety laws and regulations
Provide oversight for the specific roles and responsibilities assigned by the project ESIAs
Coordinate all activities with Project Manager
Coordinate and report work activities to the Project Manager
Participate and assist in preparation of required reporting mechanisms (ie: monthly, quarterly, and yearly)
Regular reporting to CDM Smith, the project manager, local government institutions, and other stakeholders as required by the client, and CDM Smith
Adherence to CDM Smith’s quality management program
Oversee remedial actions to avoid or mitigate implementation delays, cost overruns, poor quality of studies, and unmitigated environmental impacts
Review contractors’ work programs and method statements recommended for approval, to ensure conformance with project requirements; adequacy of management and organizational arrangements, and environmental mitigation plans; sufficiency of personnel and equipment resources and of other facilities; and adequacy of quality assurance and quality control procedures.
Monitor and report on contractor compliance with the site specific Environmental and Social Management Plans and Health and Safety Plans
Participate in meetings with the client, CDM Smith project team and other key stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
15+ years of experience in the environmental impacts associated with the implementation of medium to large civil projects in accordance with international standards
A minimum of 5 years of experience in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, neighboring regions Previous experience on water and sanitation projects (rural and urban) with a preference for projects in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to prepare reports, presentations and briefing materials.

Local languages skills are preferred but not required
Ability to work as part of a high-performing and multi-disciplinary team, often operating under tight deadlines and timetables;
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.


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