Principal Environment / Social Practitioner

Posted 29 days ago by Golder Associates
Contract Type Permanent
Sector Environment
Posted 29 days ago
Apply by Tuesday, 2 April 2019

At Golder, we thrive on challenges. 

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership. 

Golder has a new opportunity for a Principal Environment / Social Practitioner to join our Environmental Management team on a full time basis. This position may be based at any of the following Golder office locations: Edinburgh, Leeds/Tadcaster, Nottingham or Bourne End. 

This Terms of Reference for a Principal Environment / Social practitioner is based on an ideal workload split of 50% business development and 50% technical, specifically in the Energy, Extractives, and Infrastructure sectors. 

The objectives for the business development part of the role would be to create links with decision makers in the extractive and infrastructure sectors and assist in developing opportunities for environmental and social services. The role would involve working with the seniors in the group and with client facing colleagues in Mining, Oil and Gas and Infrastructure Sector roles to develop the E&S workload into a broader more sustainable experience in ESIA and ESDD projects, developing broader opportunities in IFC / EBRD and Equator Principle Institution driven projects. 

The objectives of the technical part of the role would be assisting the other senior members of the team to develop technical quality and innovation in ESIA and ESDD projects, providing ESIA project direction/management, Environmental & Social Due Diligence, providing technical input to projects (ideally with a sound background in a key technical discipline of water, biodiversity or socio economics) and client relationship management. 

The successful applicant would have a proven track record of developing client relationships, accessing opportunities, winning and delivering ESIA and ESDD projects in the Energy, Extractive and Infrastructure sectors. 

Key duties and responsibilities include: 
Developing relationships with environmental/social decision makers in the Oil and Gas and Renewables sectors 
Developing relationships with environmental/social decision makers in Financial Institutions 
Developing Golder’s strategic Environmental and Social services to the extractive industries. 
Project direction and project management of ESDD and ESIA 
Write proposals and business development plans for strategic planning services around Environmental and Social services for client targets 
Compile research on target clients and potential clients, markets, project and industry 
Bringing in revenues for ESIA and ESDD 
Development of complex Statements of Qualification, Expressions of Interest, in response to client opportunities, using the technical expertise of relevant team members; 
Work with business development leaders in assembling qualification and pricing details; 
Bid coordination at a global, regional and local level; and 
Achieve and maintain a chargeability target of 50%. 

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience: 
Qualified to MSc level (or equivalent) in appropriate subject 
Ideally at least 15 years’ experience of working for a professional services organisation 
Excellent coordination skills 
Previous experience of a client interfacing role 
Good time management and organisation skills 
Knowledge of current CRM systems and techniques 
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (in English) 
Command of a second language (ideally French, Spanish or Portuguese) 
High level of computer literacy, including a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook 
Good networking skills with the ability to gather contacts and lead opportunities 
Ability to work on own initiative 
Ability to undertake client research and communication with minimal management input 
Ability and willingness to travel 

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Option to purchase shares in Golder
  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result
  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching
  • Global projects and travel opportunities

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 40 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors. 

Golder is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Primary Location GB-SCT-EDINBURGH 
Schedule Full-time 
Employee Status Regular 
Job Posting Mar 5, 2019, 12:08:01 PM

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