Principal Environmental Consultant

RSK Group

An opportunity has arisen for a highly disciplined and experienced Principal Environmental Consultant to join our business in Tanzania to help deliver high-level consultancy services.


The successful candidate’s duties and responsibilities will include:


  • Project manage and author large scale environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIA) and strategic environmental assessments (SEA), and oversee environmental monitoring and baseline survey projects for major energy, industrial and infrastructure clients in East Africa and the wider African region
  • Support the environment team leader by providing oversight to the wider team, including mentoring junior staff as and when required
  • Provide technical leadership, co-ordination, technical review, and direction on projects
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and regulatory authorities
  • Manage project financial performance and meeting profit targets
  • Prepare and manage multi-disciplinary tenders and seek opportunities for new work
  • Consultant with stakeholders and effectively manage sub-consultants
  • Willingness to travel within the region


Desired experience:


  • BSc degree level qualified in a relevant environmental discipline or engineering discipline (preferably chemical/environmental engineers)
  • Preference for an MSc degree in environmental consulting, environmental management, environmental technology, ESHIA, environmental engineering or related environmental or engineering subject
  • Over 10 years previous experience working in environmental consulting including providing permitting support, environmental monitoring, environmental management planning, compliance audits, modelling and site assessments for energy, industrial and infrastructure clients within the region
  • Work experience from Tanzania and/or other East African countries is preferred
  • Robust project management, time management and financial management skills
  • Specialist in a particular discipline – biodiversity, air quality, climate change, noise, soil and groundwater etc.
  • Registration with NEMC
  • Experience of working in an international consultancy
  • Excellent understanding of the ESHIA process, international environmental and social legislation, guidelines and standards, and international project financing mechanisms and implications
  • Experience in chairing environmental impact identification (ENVID) workshops for energy, industrial and infrastructure projects
  • Experience in providing technical alternatives and solutions to technical clarifications and design solutions to the clients in an energy, industry and planning setting
  • Experience in negotiating with regulators to achieve the best environmental outcome for the client
  • Significant proofing, editing and report collation experience
  • Excellent written English and verbal communication, presentation, and organisational skills
  • Experience of working on multiple projects, simultaneously
  • Proactive networker
  • Full driving license.


Salary and benefits:


  • This will be a full-time post with an employment package commensurate with experience.
  • Regular training and development will be provided

RSK is a global leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions. Our family of over 175 environmental, engineering and technical services businesses works together to provide practical solutions to some of the greatest challenges societies have ever faced. These challenges, and the responses to them, are perhaps best captured by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future”.

We must achieve a truly sustainable future, and to get there, all nations, businesses, organisations and individuals must play a role. RSK is enabling clients around the world to do their bit. We operate in most sectors of the economy, including many of those most critical to future global sustainability, such as water, energy, food and drink, infrastructure, urban development, mining and waste. With our integrated offering across research and development, consultancy and on-the-ground application, we can deliver a complete solution that is unrivalled in the market.

We need an outstanding workforce to help us achieve this. Do you have what it takes?

RSK was founded in 1989 and, now working in more than 40 countries across 6 continents, is a truly global business. We plan to keep growing and are looking for professionals who have the passion, skills, and spirit needed to grow with us.

Since the beginning, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and reward talented individuals. People are at the heart of our business, and we know that our success is founded on the development of our colleagues. At RSK we want you to share in our achievements and we want to support you in achieving your professional goals.  RSK prides itself on providing employees with a rewarding and challenging career by encouraging continuing development and enabling people to reach their full potential. Despite our rapid growth, we are determined to maintain the people-centric culture that RSK was built on, fostering entrepreneurialism, and applying a caring and compassionate approach to working together.

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