Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist Vacancies

Posted on :

16 Sep, 2013

Category :

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.



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


  • 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



Extensive knowledge in Environmental Health and Safety field

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



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.



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


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