Senior Environmental and/or Social Consultant

ConsultancyEnvironment SustainabilityWaterExperienced
  • Amersfoort |
  • Rotterdam
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Are you looking for the next step in your career? As our new Senior Environmental and/or Social (E&S) Consultant ESIA, you will play a crucial role in shaping the future of sustainable and socially responsible development with a special focus on the maritime sector (ports) and other water related projects. You will ensure that our clients are not only prepared for the challenges of today but also those that may arise in the next decade and beyond.

What you do as a Senior Environmental and/or Social Consultant

In your role as Senior E&S Consultant, you will assess and manage the complex web of environmental and social factors and the multiple stakeholders that intersect with infrastructure projects worldwide; with the aim of ensuring responsible, sustainable, and compliant practices, while raising the benefits for society. Your work has a direct impact on both the success of the project and the protection or enhancement of the surrounding habitats, environment and livelihoods of people. The services range from Feasibility Studies, (Strategic) Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, E&S Due Diligence for project proponents and lenders, Mitigation, Offset and Management Plans and roadmaps for improved E&S performance in operations.

Ports are critical components of global trade and commerce, but also playing a pivotal role in the energy transition. With these developments the potential for adverse environmental and social impacts need to be addressed in an early stage to inform project feasibility, design and management choices.  

Within our projects, you will take the lead in guiding our team of E&S experts and consultants, and also mentoring junior staff.

To do this, you will:

  • Advice clients (project developers, lenders and their consultants) on environmental and social performance.
  • Work closely with public, private and non-governmental stakeholders to ensure that environmental and social aspects are integrated in the projects in an effective and feasible way.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of experts and consultants. This involves working closely with engineers, environmental specialists, ecologists and social experts organization.

Where you will work

Royal HaskoningDHV is a global leader in engineering and consultancy, dedicated to creating sustainable solutions that enhance society and the environment. With a rich heritage of over 140 years, we pride ourselves on our expertise in delivering innovative projects across various industries, making a real difference in people's lives.

With over 1,200 engineering and consultancy staff worldwide, our Business Line Water & Maritime works on sustainable and innovative solutions at the forefront of climate resilience and maritime on a global scale.

As our new Senior E&S Consultant, you will become part of the advisory group Resilience & Maritime NL. This team works from the Offices in Amersfoort and Rotterdam.

Do you want to discover more about our team and the sustainable and innovative solutions that we are working on at the forefront of climate resilience and maritime? You can read more here.

What you bring

As a senior E&S consultant it is evident that you have a strong interest and experience in developing and executing projects worldwide focused on environmental and social management. That also means you are willing to travel to remote locations from time to time.

With your excellent interpersonal skills, you can effectively and independently lead E&S projects. You are culturally and political sensitive; you can work in multi-cultural context with a variety of stakeholders.

Furthermore, you have:

  • Proven experience (over 10 years) within international E&S projects.
  • Knowledge of IFC/ World Bank E&S requirements.
  • Good writing and speaking skills in English
  • Master degree in the field of environmental or social management

Knowledge and experience within the Dutch EIA processes and regulations would be an asset, as well as experience in the maritime industry.

What we offer you

At Royal HaskoningDHV, you can expect diverse projects as we are always at the forefront of new innovative solutions. This brings challenging and interesting work that encourages you to have a growth mindset. By working on new and exciting projects, you can stimulate your development and career aspirations. With us, you can craft your own career, with your own development path, across the diversity of domains the company is active in. By following your curiosity and own interest, you will discover new areas of expertise to dive in, new roles to grow in and new colleagues to learn from and with.

To facilitate an open-minded culture where people get inspired by and inspire each other to unlock our full potential, we stimulate you to open up, connect, and learn from each other's experiences and perspectives. We create a working environment where you feel at home and cared for. We help, educate and inspire each other and work as one team to make it happen.

And your primary and secondary conditions? Those are dependent on the country where you will join our team. But of course, we offer you a competitive salary package with profit sharing, enough days off and a good work-life balance, including flexible working hours.

Are you our new colleague?

We would like to meet you! Click on the apply button and upload your most updated resume and motivation letter. After receiving your application, we will contact you as soon as possible. The application process then consists of 2 interviews and a possibility of an assessment. Are we all enthusiastic after this? Then you will receive an offer from us, and we will be happy to welcome you on board!

For more information, you can always contact Eva Sciarone, Lead Recruiter Water and Maritime Netherlands, at [email protected].

Due to the privacy law, please submit your application via the apply button and not via email.

Acquisition for this vacancy by agencies is not appreciated and offered candidates will not be taken into consideration.

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