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Principal Consultant - Contaminated Land/Geosciences

Company WSP Group Africa
Reference # WSP/ENV/BRY/09/2020
Published 15/12/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction

THE COMPANY:

WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. To further our strategic business execution plan, we are seeking leaders that share our guiding principles – we value our people and our reputation; we are locally dedicated with international scale; we are future-focused and challenge the status quo; we foster collaboration in everything we do and we have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.

Job Functions Environmental Services
Industries Consulting Services
Specification

KEY ROLE:

The incumbent in this position will fulfil the role of a Principal Consultant in the Geo&Water Team and will be focused on contaminated land and geosciences projects.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Management of key projects to be delivered nationally and internationally encompassing, inter alia, bidding, technical reporting, client, authority and stakeholder management, internal and external resourcing (e.g. specialists), budgeting and Quality Assurance.
•Projects will largely focus on the Contaminated Land discipline ranging from Phase I and Phase II investigations to development of remediation solutions. The incumbent will also be expected to be involved in a range of broader geosciences projects such as environmental monitoring.
•Project support role supporting consultants at all levels across the national team in terms of technical and environmental guidance; resolving complex and potentially challenging issues.
•Engagement and collaboration with colleagues to ensure first-class project delivery to a range of clients.
•Guidance and mentorship of Geo&Water team staff to support their career development.
•Contribution to the company business development in terms of identifying market and service opportunities & potential clients, as well as participating in business development initiatives.
•Undertaking of all required project and staff administrative functions in accordance with the company procedures and timetables e.g. financial reporting and forecasting, invoicing, assisting with the debt management process, expenses and timesheet submissions.


HEALTH AND SAFETY

•Role model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the company’s health, safety, environmental and quality vision and policies by influencing those around you
•Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm
•Embracing, displaying and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

•BSc (Honours) in geological sciences or related topic. MSc is strongly preferable.
•Minimum 8 years of consulting experience in contaminated land/remediation and geological sciences.
•Pr Sci Nat registration
•Valid driver’s licence and minimum 5-years driving experience.

KEY COMPETENCIES AND GENERIC SKILLS:

•Strong technical knowledge in geosciences discipline
•Critical thinking and reasoning skills; writing and presentation skills
•Strong mentorship and interpersonal skills

Job Closing Date 31/01/2021
   
   
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