Environmental Manager

Dar es Salaam , Tanzania

Job Reference 1242418

Location Dar es Salaam , Tanzania

Industry Oil & Gas - Pipeline

Function Health, Safety & Environmental

Job Type Contract

Date Added April 25, 2024

Environmental Manager
  • Location: Dar es Salaam (Office Based)
  • Work Scheme: 8/2 (8 weeks in/2 weeks off)
  • Language: Fluent in English
  • Contract Duration: 1 year (renewable).

Key Words: Environmental, Safety Practices, Oil and Gas, Onshore Pipeline, Codes & Standards

Job Description:
The Environmental Manager is the custodian of the Environmental responsibilities of the project. You will work closely with the other H3SE teams, project management, engineering, and construction teams, as well as other key internal and external stakeholders to support achieving the company’s environmental commitments.
You will ensure the work is carried out using safe working practices and is completed in accordance with the project codes, standards, drawings, and specifications and to ensure that the pipeline, AGIs, EITS and other facilities are constructed in compliance with the approved ESIA (Environment and Social Impact assessment), ESAP (Environment and Social Action Plan), BAP (Biodiversity Action Plan) and ESMPs (Environment and Social Management Plans), as well as the relevant national and international legislation and standards, and project’s policies/procedures.
Given that environmental monitoring of major construction projects including oil and gas pipeline is a developing field in in Uganda and Tanzania, it is expected that the Environmental Manager will be visiting construction sites in the field providing support, training, and capacity building to the site-based environmental teams.

  • Environmental management of the entire project to ensure the project is executed in accordance with Project Environmental Standards including Uganda and Tanzania regulatory requirements (where applicable), company’s standards, applicable international performance standards (IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles IV, World Bank EHS guidelines and other related best practice e.g., GIIP).
  • Interface with the Project Management Team to ensure that the Project’s Environmental requirements & commitments are well understood, and that necessary resources, process and mechanisms are available to enable compliance.
  • Act as lead interface between Company and Contractors team members regarding environmental management, compliance, audits, monitoring and associated activities, providing environmental regulatory advice as required.
  • Participate & provide input to the development of Contractor Control Plans (CCP), Contractor Implementation Plans and Procedures (CIPP), oversee contractor implementation of ESIA, ESMP, ESAP, BAP commitments and other related project documents.
  • Work with Contractors to ensure environmental plans, procedures and method statements are suitable, and monitor implementation to ensure compliance.
  • Provide environmental advice and solutions related to aspects such as environmental permitting/licensing, waste management, air quality, noise, hazardous materials management, soil management, erosion and sediment control, water quality, waste, and rehabilitation etc.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Project Environment Verification and Assurance Program and develop additional tools (if necessary) to support the implementation of such.
  • Build and maintain strong and solid working relationship & engage with management representatives and, construction team.
  • Participate in project Go/No-Go, and Environment reviews for project mobilization.
  • Review and approve of Contractor’s submitted project environmental documents, such as Method Statements, EMP, SOP’s and WMS etc.
  • Ensure any environmental design mitigations are captured in CONTRACTORS EMP and related procedures.
  • Actively participate in the company audit and self-assessment program for environmental compliance.
  • Attend regular scheduled project meetings as required and verify Environmental metrics and KPI’s table.
  • Support internal, government (NEMA and PAU for Uganda, and NEMC for Tanzania), private/third party, and lender Audits as necessary.
  • Owner of environmental data collected from the field. Establish and manage robust environmental data management systems.
  • Provide on-going QA/QC of environmental data and reports, e.g., contractor environmental monthly reports.
  • Environmental performance reporting as needed (e.g., daily field reports, environmental performance reports, verification, and assurance etc.).
  • Responsible for ensuring all environmental incidents are managed in accordance with project’s Incident Management System.
  • Provide Environmental inputs into local staff training and capacity building.
  • Ensure Environmental Optimum Requirements are integrated in the HSE-MS of company contractors.
  • Contribution to the emergency (Oil Spill) response preparedness during construction.

  • Master of Science degree (in Natural or Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, Natural Resource Management, or Environmental Engineering) with at least 15 years environmental management experience in the construction and extractive industries, preferably oil and gas, onshore pipeline & related facility scopes are essential.
  • Previous environmental experience in the construction industry is essential, for large scale projects for international clients.
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written) including the ability to articulate Environmental concerns and solutions with teams consisting of individuals with various technical and educational backgrounds.
  • Good environmental field experience and knowledge of company’s standards, applicable international performance standards (IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles IV, World Bank EHS guidelines and other related best practice including Uganda and Tanzania regulatory requirements (where applicable).
  • Good track record of working experience with lender financed projects e.g., WB, IFC, EBRD, ADB, AFD, KfW, AfDB, EIB, Standard Bank, Standard Chartered etc.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of ISO 14001, ISO 31000.
  • Knowledge of Uganda and Tanzania regulations desirable.
  • Experience working in African countries especially East Africa is desirable but not compulsory.
  • Experience in analyzing environmental data to report accurate KPI’s and potential non-compliance status back to the project management team.
  • Competency within industry applications such as Assure, OMIE, Aconex, SharePoint, Adobe, MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc.
  • Staff management experience (knowledge of mentoring, delegation, and motivation techniques).
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements such as environmental compliance regulations, and local permit requirements.
  • Knowledge of root cause analysis (RCA); data-driven decisions, Environment risk analysis and analytical reporting.
  • Previous experience working with multicultural contractors' and reporting their Environment performance.
  • Physical ability to work in the field and conduct inspection in difficult terrain.

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