Senior Social Consultant - ESIA expert (Mid Senior Level)

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Loopt af op: 31/05/2023

ERM is a global pure play sustainability consulting company, operating from over 40 countries worldwide. ERM has been working in sustainability business for over 50 years and we look forward to seeing our contributions continue to grow at a time where companies are increasingly placing sustainability at the heart of their business considerations.

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Impact Assessment Consultant to join our team in the Netherlands or Belgium with extensive opportunities to travel internationally. It is requested an environmental and/or social consulting background to manage and deliver environmental impact assessment (ESIA) and environmental and social Due Diligence (ESDD) projects. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record on delivering ESIA and ESDD projects in compliance with international best practice for multinational clients.

Enjoy a rewarding professional life  

This is a great opportunity for a professional looking to advance his/her career with a global sustainability leader, while managing project teams that deliver world-class ESIAs and ESDD projects across the globe. The candidate will work on international challenging and demanding projects, as part of an experienced, motivated, robust and dynamic team.

Our Values

ERM has enduring values, which are fundamental to our business conduct. We are passionate about our people, their safety, well-being and development. ERMers take accountability, are client focused, and collaborate willingly with colleagues across geographies. 

Being a successful, sustainable business also goes hand in hand with leading on diversity, equality and inclusion, and as we individually embody these values through supporting and driving initiatives within the business.

The Role

The Senior Consultant will be based in the Netherlands, and operate within our broader Capital Projects Delivery within the Southern Europe business unit. Will work in collaboration with other (senior) consultants and partners in international teams, as well as collaboratively with corporations, multilateral finance institutions, and other private and public sector clients to assess a wide range of corporate environmental, social and ethical issues, communicating with stakeholders at corporate and operational level. Project delivery will be the core of the expected role.

Main responsibilities and tasks will be:

  • Contribute to the delivery of ESIAs and associated management plans in compliance with international best practice standards (e.g., IFC Performance Standards, World Bank ESS, Equator Principles) as well as country-specific requirements and general best practices where these specific standards do not apply.
  • Expected project delivery activities include report writing, undertaking and organizing data collection and survey field work, data and literature review, impact and risk analysis, management and mitigation planning, and development of recommendations for clients.
  • Prospectively, direct and monitor project management activities related to ESIA/ESMP/ESDD projects.
  • Collaborate with other ERM global practitioners to execute impact assessment and management projects. Participate on teams comprised of Impact Assessment Practitioners (IAPs) from multiple offices around the global ERM organization.
  • Contribute to proposal development, including development of technical scopes and cost estimates. Maintain client relationships to support repeat business.
  • Work with other global ERM resources to deepen relationships with ERM key and high growth / high value clients to expand ERM’s profile and market share in the global IAP market (through a combination of excellence in technical delivery and business development support).

Profile sought

  • Bachelors Degree in environmental science/engineering or similar; Masters or PhD beneficial.
  • Relevant experience of environmental and social consulting experience, including successfully managing projects and teams on ESIAs/ESMPs and ESDD activities.
  • Strong technical E&S experience linking to priority sectors including energy, infrastructure and extractives.
  • Understanding of relevant international E&S Safeguards and Standards, i.e. IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles, World Bank ESS.
  • Commitment to health and safety excellence.
  • Experience using data and technology to solve clients E&S challenges.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Fluent in English and French, capable of excellent report writing. Other language capabilities is not compulsory, but certainly an advantage to the applying candidate.
  • This is a full time staff role, subject to a six month probationary period.

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