Soil Erosion Field Officer

Purari River, Papua New Guinea

Job Reference 1193780

Location Purari River, Papua New Guinea

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Health, Safety & Environmental

Job Type Contract

Date Added September 7, 2023


Position in the Organization Chart: Reports to the Environmental Field Coordinator (N+1), Environmental Manager (N+2)

Job Dimensions
  • Relationships: BSE-ENV team, Environmental and Biodiversity Field Officers, Environmental Waste Officer, Environmental Training Officer, Field Social team, Health, and Safety personnel and RSES.
  • Rotational position (back-to-back position with systematic 1 day overlap at the beginning and at the end).
  • The Soil Erosion Field Officer primarily works outdoors, conducting field assessments, overseeing implementation, and engaging with stakeholders. This position involves on-site fieldwork, data collection, analysis, collaboration with stakeholders, and implementing erosion control strategies to safeguard soil health and prevent environmental degradation.
  • Provide assessment and compliance assurance of erosion and sedimentation controls construction and
  • management in accordance with the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Controls.
  • Field Assessments: Conduct thorough field assessments to identify areas prone to soil erosion, assess erosion severity, and understand underlying causes. This may involve using GPS equipment, aerial imagery, and physical observations.
  • Data Collection: Gather relevant data on soil types, land use practices, rainfall patterns, and other relevant environmental factors that contribute to erosion. Maintain accurate records of collected data for analysis.
  • Erosion Monitoring: Monitor field work to determine erosion rates, identify potential sources of erosion, and evaluate the impact on soil quality, waterways, and surrounding ecosystems.
  • Erosion Control Planning: Develop erosion control plans tailored to specific sites, considering factors such as vegetation, contouring, terracing, and other engineering solutions. Design erosion prevention strategies that minimize the impact on the environment.
  • Implementation: Oversee the implementation of erosion control measures, which may involve supervising construction crews, monitoring progress, and ensuring that strategies are executed effectively.
  • Reporting: Prepare detailed reports on erosion assessments, mitigation efforts, and outcomes. Present findings to relevant stakeholders, including management, government agencies, and community members.
  • Training and Outreach: Participate to Erosion workshops, participate of the training sessions, and public outreach programs to raise awareness about soil erosion, its consequences, and the importance of adopting erosion control practices.
  • Data Management: Maintain accurate records, databases, and digital mapping systems to track erosion trends, effectiveness of interventions, and changes in soil health over time.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay informed about local, regional, and national regulations related to soil conservation and erosion control. Ensure that all activities adhere to relevant environmental standards and guidelines.
  • The Soil Erosion Field Officer plays a critical role in assessing, managing, and mitigating soil erosion within a designated geographic area. The Soil Erosion field Officer should be fit to work as this position requires a large amount of physical activity, including walking, hiking, and potentially working in challenging terrain and difficult physical environment into account.
Required Qualifications / Experience
  • Relevant Tertiary qualification in Agricultural Science or Environmental Science, and O&G professional trainings
  • Experience on erosion field management related to construction or operation in O&G projects.
  • Undertaken training in IECA guidelines or equivalent erosion and sedimentation control training.
  • Good management skills
If this sounds like you, register below and APPLY NOW! 
This position is open to PNG Nationals only. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and if you do not hear from us after two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application not successful. However, we will keep your CV for future suitable roles.  
Application closes on Tuesday, 19th September 2023.

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