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Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist Vacancies

Posted on :

16 Sep, 2013

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Environmental Jobs in South Africa, Health & Safety Jobs in South Africa

A permanent position exists at IDC Head office in Sandton for a Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist in the EHS SBU reporting to the Head Environmetal, Health and Safety Department

 

Purpose of the job

To be responsible for ensuring that IDC’s exposure to Environmental and Social associated risks are avoided and/or maintained at an acceptable minimum level.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Key functions of the position include:

  • Provide guidance on Environmental and Social issues to the Business Units and the organisation
  • Ensure that the IDC leads through responsible environmental friendly and Sustainable investments, which reduce climate change impacts of industries.
  • Develop and maintain a good working knowledge of relevant legislation in South Africa and other countries where IDC operates.
  • Remain abreast of developments in EHS thinking and practice locally and abroad.
  • Contribute towards the organisation’s strategies on Environmental and Social issues which feed into sustainable development.
  • Ensure that IDC’s Environmental and Social policies, standards and procedures remain aligned with current legislation and best practices locally and internationally.
  • Review and update the IDC’s environmental policy to ensure alignment to the changing circumstances on a regular basis.
  • Monitor compliance with the IDC `s environmental policy by subsidiaries and existing clients.
  • Monitor environmental impact assessments conducted by the IDC, its subsidiaries and its clients.
  • Provide assistance in the development and implementation of environmental management plans (EMPs) and environmental management systems (EMSs) at subsidiaries of the IDC.
  • Asses Environmental, Health and Safety risk profiles of existing business partners and new projects under consideration for financing by the IDC.
  • Maintain contact with the regulatory authorities in areas of IDC operation.
  • Coordinate relevant capacity building interventions on environmental compliance.

 

Job Requirements

SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Planning and analysing
  • Entrepreneurship and commercial thinking
  • Writing and Reporting
  • Presenting and Communicating information
  • Managing self and Working with people
  • Learning and Researching
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Adapting and responding to change

 

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Extensive knowledge in Environmental Health and Safety field

Good understanding of formulating and implementation of EHS Strategies and related concepts

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors or Honours degree in a technical discipline, preferably general or industrial chemistry or chemical engineering, augmented by formal qualifications in environmental sciences. A master’s degree will be advantageous in the field.

 

EXPERIENCE:

7-9 years relevant experience in the Environmental, Health and Safety field, or related field.

 

How to Apply

Click on this link to apply online

 

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