Environmental Manager

Requisition ID:  25076


Environmental Manager




  • To support business development activities in South Africa and the rest of Africa contributing to project delivery and management.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all projects remain compliant in accordance with all applicable legislation, codes, and guidelines in alignment with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the permitting for the pipeline projects is tracked and updated periodically.



Key Accountabilities

Key Activities

Environmental Permitting

  • Manage the EIA process from site selection to final approval to ensure compliance to relevant environmental standards
  • Management of EIA activities between consultants, landowners, governmental bodies, etc. to ensure the EIA process runs on time and within the prescribed budget
  • Renew and amend environmental authorizations to ensure permits remain valid and relevant to technological advancements
  • Prepare permit applications and agreements as needed by regulatory agencies to ensure projects follow local law

Bid Coordination: Environmental

  • Review bid documents to understand the requirement and deliverables of the tender.
  • Manage and appoint EAPs for bid submission and FC requirements. 
  • Develop a checklist based on environmental deliverables to track and delegate tasks and responsibilities through the team/consultants
  • Monitoring team deliverables to ensure all task are submitted on time to ensure the successful submission of the bid
  • Review and collate the various deliverables to ensure all bid requirements are provided.

Environmental Management of Construction and Operational projects

  • Assists with provision of Environmental input into EPC/ O&M Contractor’s contract to ensure that requirements are clearly stipulated
  • Maintain environmental permits and licenses to ensure project is operating within authorized limits and within ESMS
  • Investigate environmental accidents and propose corrective actions.
  • Manage the ECO during project construction phase to ensure compliance with environmental permits
  • Manage the LTA during financial close and construction on environmental related matters
  • Provide guidance and direction to onsite management to ensure environmental compliance and best practice measures are implemented
  • Prepare feedback reports and presentations to management.
  • Review and approve monthly ECO reports to ensure the report is accurate and reflective of site conditions.

Environmental Management of Construction and Operational projects

  • Review EPC contractor monthly reports to ensure activities and mitigations proposed are in line with environmental requirements
  • Monitor action taken by EPC contractor to resolve all open issues, take necessary contractual action if necessary.


  • Collates, analyzes and summarizes environmental information and trends for relevant projects for reporting purposes.
  • Prepare Environmental information for Steerco and ESG Subcommittee meetings
  • Report on environmental performance across various platforms and to various stakeholders
  • Prepare board slides
  • Provide input into steerco meetings
  • Contribute to monthly progress reports to lenders.




Essential Qualifications:

  • Degree in Environmental Management.
  • SAMTRAC or NEBOSH Certification.
  • ESMS Implementation and Auditing qualification at a recognized institution.

Experience And Skills:

  • 6-10 years working in the environmental, health and safety sector with a minimum of 3 years in the renewable energy sector where such experience has been obtained during the construction and operations phase.
  • Extensive knowledge of IFC Performance Standards, legislative requirements and the EIA process
  • Experience working with a multinational company would be desirable.


  • English Language
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.


Specific Knowledge / skills

  • Good knowledge of energy markets in South Africa;
  • Legislation, Policies, Procedures and Standards;
  • Familiarity with HSE Legislation and regulations, policies, procedures and standards, and the implementation thereof
  • Registration with South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) or South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions  (SACPCMP);
  • Project Management;
  • Records and Information Management.
  • Planning and Organizing.

Location / travel

  • Place of residence: Johannesburg, South Africa;
  • Frequent travel in South Africa and some travels internationally for Group seminars and meetings.


































  • Adheres to the Company Policies and Procedures
  • Behaves in a responsible way
  • Lives and uphold Engie’s values
  • Undertakes any other duties as may be requested within reason


ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. In accordance with the employment equity plan of ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups.  ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.

Business Unit:  GBU Renewables
Division:  REN AMEA - South Africa
Legal Entity:  ENGIE Southern Africa (Prioprietary) Limited
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Bachelor's Degree