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Environment & Social Coordinator

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    Steve Al-Bazy

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    about 1 month ago

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mselect is looking for an Environment & Social Coordinator for an international energy client in Basra, Iraq. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in Environment Social Impact Assessment. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

  • Ensure the Project is compliant with applicable regulation and standards all along its lifetime (local regulation, lenders’ requirements -IFC, Company standards and commitments towards E&S)
Lead E&S management for the SPV:
  • Adopt and deploy PROJECTs, Company’s E&S standards, ambitions, and commitments
  • Ensure PROJECT is compliant with applicable regulation and standards all along its lifetime (local regulation, lenders’ requirements - IFC, Company standards and commitments towards E&S)
  • Define and follow-up on the status of project’s E&S studies and plans, associated planning and budgets
  • Raise, report and resolve any E&S incident
  • Report the progress of E&S activities to the SPV HSE Management and support in reporting to the Company head office
  • Participate and be the SPV representative during meetings with key external stakeholders/ communities and during site visits (with Authorities/ Consultants/ Lenders/ Contractors),
  • Prepare, manage, and update project
  • E&S Management System and Plans (including Stakeholder Engagement Plan, Grievance mechanism, Biodiversity Management Plan etc.) in close cooperation with the GGIP Affiliate
Transversal coordination:
  • Be the project E&S focal point
  • Ensure close coordination with client affiliate E&S team
  • Ensure close coordination with REN E&S team
  • Gather and consolidate PROJECT E&S, reporting database (including sustainable KPIs) and ensure timely reporting as per PROJECT and other applicable requirements
  • Participate to various HSE and E&S coordination meetings where required
  • Participate in various environmental risks evaluation for audits or technical review for internal approval processes (project review, CORISK, others)
Supervise lenders E&S Due Diligence process:
  • Be the E&S focal point for the Lenders and the Technical advisor consultant through the ESDD process
  • Ensure E&S studies quality control and validate deliverables,
  • Request timely support from the E&S experts of the Company headquarter for the revision and validation of scope of work and studies deliverables
Ensure implementation of E&S requirements by Contractors:
  • Review and approve EPC Construction E&S management plans (CESMP) prior to EPC contract signature and commencement date (for both OHTL and PV)
  • Monitor and control good implementation of EPC CESMP
  • Ensure good coordination between EPC CESMP and SPV ESMS
  • Participate to HSE meetings with Contractors’ Env. Manager and CLRs, and ensure E&S topics are raised and taken care of
  • Conduct E&S site inspection on a regular basis
  • Bachelor’s / master’s degree in environmental engineering
  • Minimum 5 years in Environment Social Impact Assessment processing of solar projects
  • Experience in construction environmental and social management
  • Experience in local stakeholder management
  • High level of knowledge and understanding of the Iraqi HSE regulations
  • Demonstrate Good skills in transverse management
  • Ability to understand procedures and instructions specific to HSE topics
  • Demonstrate organization and agility
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in developing, implementing, and continuously improving health & safety, and environment management systems requirements
  • Competence in MS office software applications are necessary
  • Advanced level English and Arabic, both written and spoken
  • Conduct E&S site inspection on a regular basis

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.