Principal Environmental Advisor

Oslo, Norway

Job Reference 1240729

Location Oslo, Norway

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Health, Safety & Environmental

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 28, 2024

Principal Environmental Advisor

Key Skills: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Regulations & Project Management
Location: Oslo Or Stavanger
Contract: 24 months, with possibility of extension
Salary / Package: Hourly rate
Timeframe: ASAP

Recruitment Partner: Airswift                Account Manager: Robert Caldwell

Key words: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Regulations & Project Management

Our business
Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled.
Airswift is supporting a green energy metal mining company with offices in Oslo as well as Stavanger.

We are seeking an experienced Principal Environmental Advisor to work collaboratively with the wider environmental team, as well as project development teams and consultants to ensure environmental studies and environmental impact assessments are completed to national and international standards.

Key Responsibilities and background:

  • Ensuring all internal and external requirements are met in relation to:
  • Environmental impact assessments, environmental baseline studies and environmental management, for all projects in the region, in collaboration with the project team, corporate support teams, and regional leadership.
  • Environmental stakeholder management / relationship management as it relates to projects.
  • Providing strategic advice on “good international industry practice” for environmental performance
  • Ensuring projects are compliant with lender environmental and standards such as IFC, Equator Principles, World Bank, the Green Hydrogen Standard and internal environmental requirements.
  • Overseeing the implementation and management of environment risk registers across the region.
  • Performing ad hoc assurance reviews of the projects in the region, monitoring compliance to the various applicable required standards.
  • Internal environmental reporting.
  • Conduct environmental constraints assessments for early-stage project phases.
  • Developing and managing project related environmental scopes of work (I.e., Flora, fauna)
  • Manage consultants and contractors over multiple varied projects and locations.
  • Communicate environmental standards and policies internally.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned

Critical Skills & Personal Attributes:
  • A degree in applicable discipline e.g. Environmental Science.
  • Experience leading and successfully delivering ESIAs covering marine and terrestrial environments for large-scale projects in Norway and/or the European Region. Preference having worked on energy development projects in the region.
  • Experience in working with international lender performance standards such as IFC, Equator Principles, World Bank, would be an advantage.
  • Experience with negotiations involving various government stakeholders eg applicable Government Ministries, environmental bodies (e.g. Norwegian Environment Agency)
  • Project management experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Norwegian.
  • Flexible and cooperative with a well-developed team spirit.
  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours and to travel across the region as and when required by the role.

The next step
We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business. We are aware that you may not ‘tick all the boxes’, but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please in the first instance contact our recruitment partner Airswift, and the account manager, Robert Caldwell.

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