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Environmental Specialist

Reference PE001859/DW
Sector Manufacturing / Engineering & Technical
Location Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth
Salary Interval Monthly
Package None-negotiable
Description Our client in the Auto Component Manufacturing Sector, based in Port Elizabeth, is currently looking to employ an Environmental Specialist.

Job Purpose:
To ensure the company complies with environmental regulations and standards by rendering assistance in conducting tests and field investigations to obtain data for use by environmental, engineering and scientific personnel, in determining sources and methods of controlling pollutants in air, water, soil and ventilation.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or related fields (NQF 7). Post Graduate qualification in Environmental Science or related fields (NQF 6) will be advantageous.
  • Certificate:
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar role in within a Manufacturing Environment.
  • Computer Literacy (MS Office Suite; and other job-specific software systems).
  • Knowledge on environmental assessment, monitoring, reporting, policy making, and planning.
  • Project management skills and know how to write project proposals.
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements, interpretations, and health and safety programs.
  • Excellent understanding of environmental and natural sciences principles.
  • Excellent Analytical skills (with the added natural ability to understand and interpret data).
  • Conflict management skills.
  1. Environmental Monitoring and Control:
  • Oversees, and conducts regular environmental, field and site inspections and examinations to assess conditions, determine pollution level and report hazardous locations/ materials.
  • Arranges sampling of food, soil, air, soil, and water at facilities for further analysis/ testing at the Laboratory.
  • Identifies and addresses environmental violations by developing and recommending solutions to eliminate pollution and environmental hazards.
  • Inspects and test the output of the company’s equipment using variety of tools and methods, depending on the contaminant.
  • Ensures that relevant environmental and waste policies, processes, practices, and procedures are implemented and enforced.
  • Checks that waste management, waste bins, housekeeping and pollution control equipment are in working order.
  • Makes recommendations to assist in reducing environmental impact such as recycling or making energy-efficiency improvements.
  • Works with emergency response team to address environmental incidents such as chemical leaks and spills.
  • Maintains management information systems that identify the location of hazardous sites, chemical inventories, and complaint investigations.
 2. Compliance:
  • Keeps abreast with local, national, international and industry body environmental regulations.
  • Ensures compliance with local, national, international and industry body regulations related to hazardous environments.
  • Reviews and recommends improvements to existing environmental programs for compliance assurance.
  • Obtains, maintains, modifies, and renews environmental permits and licenses.
  • Prepares permit applications and agreements as needed by regulatory bodies.
  • Ensures that waste is disposed of at the legal landfill site and transported in a legal manner.
  • Operates within controls and procedures in order to ensure the integrity of the company.
  • Identifies and reports risks or areas of concern to management within own department and area of responsibility.
  • Ensures compliance with all relevant regulations and procedures to prevent fruitless, wasteful, and irregular expenditure.
 3. Environmental Awareness:
  • Represents the business by visiting hazardous areas such as dump sites, and attending environmental seminars etc.
  • Oversees waste disposal and pollution control programs.
  • Implements spill prevention programs and hazardous waste regulations.
  • Educates workers on environmental health and safety procedures, as well as to raise awareness on Environmental matters.
  • Designs and implements effective employee training programs.
 4. Reporting:
  • Prepares findings reports and shares results with the businesses, agencies and the SHEQ Manager.
  • Prepares clear and detailed written reports about field inspections.
  • Performs research and reports findings on current environmental conditions.
  • Generates environmental reports as requested by regulatory bodies, shareholders, and management.
  • Checks incident reports to ensure they have been closed out.
 5. Customer Service:
  • Maintains effective working relationships with customers (both internal and external) towards rendering highest quality of services.
  • Provides guidance and direction to management for ensuring environmental compliance.
  • Represent the company in meetings with relevant stakeholders.
  • Identifies and solves problems creatively whilst demonstrating a high level of integrity in line with the company’s core values.
 6. Cost and Financial Control:
  • Contributes to the budget preparation process.
  • Promotes and communicates the effective, efficient, economical, and transparent use of financial and other resources.
  • Assists in developing project proposals and statement of work and determine overall budget and schedules.
  • Monitors and controls expenditure against budget and ensures spending occurs within budgetary limits and the company’s financial guidelines, report deviations to direct Manager.
  • Explores opportunities to control and reduce costs.
Should you not receive a response within two weeks of submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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