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Bachelors and Master's or higher degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Engineering, or a related field.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description/Requirements

Department: Environment, Occupational Safety & Health


Reports to: Technical Operations Director, Managing Director


Location: Nairobi


Type of Employment: Full-time


Brief on Client

Our client is an environment consulting firm that has efficiently established critical measures to provide excellent environmental services to its clients.


Role Summary

As the Technical Manager, you will lead critical departments in our Environmental Safety & Health Consultancy Company and oversee Environmental & Industrial Hygiene Monitoring in our in-house Laboratory. Your role spans leadership, compliance, project management, technical expertise, and client engagement in areas like ESIA/EIA Studies and Audits, Source Emissions, Ambient Air & Noise Quality, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety & Safety Audits & Trainings.

As the Senior Technical Manager, you are pivotal in strengthening our technical capabilities, operational efficiency, and global recognition in EHS, Sustainability & Climate Change. Join us in shaping the future


Responsibilities


Leadership and Management:

● Provide strategic leadership to our Technical Department and its activities

● Provide strategic direction and leadership to the ESIA/EIA Studies and

● Environmental Audits, Source Emissions, Ambient Air & Noise Quality, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety Audits & Trainings.

● Anticipate and proactively address client needs, epitomizing the company's ambassadorial role.

● Overall supervision, guidance, and delegation of technical operation team duties.

● Supervise and mentor our team of head of sections, environmentalists, health and safety professionals, including industrial hygienists, environmental & safety engineers and specialists.

● Foster a culture of safety, accountability, and continuous improvement within the department.

● Foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the department.

● Ensure that company policies and legal guidelines are clearly communicated to staff.

● Foster a culture of environmental stewardship, technical excellence, and collaboration within the technical department.

● Embrace autonomy while proactively engaging with senior management, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.

● Mentor and develop team members, organizing training sessions and workshops.

● Spearhead the attainment of technical excellence, operational efficiency, and exceptional quality standards within the organization.

● Evaluate technical staff, praise their accomplishments, and collaborate on goals to improve performance.

● Consistently adhere to stringent timelines and deadlines, displaying your unwavering commitment to deliverables.

● Emanate exceptional team collaboration and linguistic proficiency.

● Provide technical support to the Tenders & Proposals Department.

● Assess, manage, and resolve problematic developments and situations.

● Ensure meticulous adherence to the environmental & safety measurement QA/QC System, promoting accuracy and compliance.

● Uphold and champion the company's Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct in all professional interactions.


Data Analysis and Reporting:

● Oversee the collection, analysis, and interpretation of all activities in the Company Environmental & Industrial Hygiene Laboratory.

● Prepare accurate and timely reports for regulatory authorities and internal stakeholders.

● Conduct comprehensive reviews of emissions measurements and Environmental Assessment reports.

● Enforce rigorous quality control measures for data obtained from heads of sections.

● Safeguard the integrity and confidentiality of measurement data and essential documentation.


Project Management:

● Efficiently manage multiple EHS auditing & monitoring projects simultaneously, ensuring quality and timely delivery.

● Coordinate project teams, assign tasks, and monitor progress to achieve project objectives.

● Ensure compliance with project timelines, budget constraints, company set goals and client expectations.

● Manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely and quality delivery.

● Coordinate project teams, assign tasks, and monitor progress to achieve project objectives.

● Undertake a dynamic role in project execution aligned with the company's overarching strategic interests.

● Unwaveringly meet and exceed deadlines, attesting to your meticulous work ethic.


Regulatory Compliance:

● Stay updated on local and international health and safety regulations and standards.

● Ensure all activities and operations are conducted in strict accordance with applicable laws and guidelines.

● Ensure that all projects adhere to relevant legal and regulatory requirements.

● Liaison with the regulatory authority when required.

● Stay current with local and international Environmental, OSH regulations, guidelines, and standards.

● Ensure that emissions, air ambient & noise quality, industrial hygiene data are accurately reported to regulatory bodies – NEMA, DOSHS


Technology and Innovation:

● Stay abreast of emerging technologies and methodologies in ESIA/EIA, SEA, EHS auditing & training source emissions testing, ambient air & noise quality monitoring, industrial hygiene practices.

● Drive the adoption of advanced tools and techniques to enhance data accuracy and efficiency.

● Coordinate and execute advanced in-house lab testing, contributing to the development of innovative methodologies.


Technical Expertise:

● Provide expert guidance on Industrial Hygiene, Health & Safety, ESIA, EIA, Air & Noise Quality and auditing methodologies.

● Review and approve technical reports, assessments, and audit findings for accuracy and quality.

● Lead the conceptualization and implementation of cutting-edge in-house testing protocols.


Business Development & Client Engagement:

● Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, stakeholders, and regulatory bodies.

● Collaborate with clients to understand their needs, provide advisory services, and offer innovative solutions.

● Be proactive and liaise with the Client before the services due

● Identify opportunities for departmental growth and expansion of services.

● Contribute to business development efforts, including proposal writing and client presentations.


Training and Development:

● Mentor team members, fostering their professional growth and skill enhancement.

● Organize training sessions and workshops to keep the team updated on emerging trends and technologies.

● Development of the technical department in the Company and executive supervision of the works until the end product is delivered to the Client.

● Development and review of the Company's technical procedures and forms, ensuring proper communication and training for the technical staff.


Reporting and Documentation:

● Prepare comprehensive and accurate reports for internal and external stakeholders.

● Maintain detailed project documentation to ensure data integrity and security.

● Oversee the seamless generation of work records, field reports, and ancillary documents in a timely and effective manner.

● Optimize and streamline the process of report preparation to ensure optimal efficiency and clarity.

● Validate that all reports encapsulate the requisite level of detail to meet the highest industry standards.

● Implement Company the company procedure of product lifecycle

● Preside over the maintenance, security, and accessibility of complex measurement data and documentation.

● Maintain meticulous and comprehensive reporting records, enhancing accountability and transparency.


Equipment Upkeep and Maintenance:

● Develop and implement our laboratory equipment maintenance schedules to ensure accurate and reliable emissions testing, ambient air & quality and industrial hygiene monitoring.

● Coordinate routine inspections, calibrations, and repairs of monitoring equipment.

● Collaborate with the head of sections to promptly address equipment issues and minimize downtime.

● Ensure all equipment is in working condition, maintenance schedules are created and met, and all equipment is calibrated.


Qualifications


Experience:

● Accumulate at least 10 years of progressive experience orchestrating environmental emissions measurements, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental & Social Major Projects, ESIA/SIA/EIA, strong understanding in Environmental & Safety data analysis and reporting.

● Minimum 10 years of experience in industrial Hygiene, health & safety, with 5 years in a leadership or managerial role.

● Minimum 10 years of experience in ESIA, EIA as Lead Expert, and audit studies, with 5 years in a leadership or managerial role.

● 5 years of experience in Stack Emission Testing and Ambient Air Quality, with 2 years in a leadership or managerial role (Advantage).

● At least 10 years’ experience conducting ESIA/RAP for Dams/water supply/sewerage, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Energy and other major projects as an Lead Environmentalist/Environmental Expert and Team Leader (advantage).


Education, Qualifications & Memberships:

● Bachelors and Master's or higher degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Engineering, or a related field.

● Bachelors and/or Master's degree in Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, or a related field will be an advantage.

● Registered Lead Expert by the National Environmental (Minimum 10 years as lead expert) Management Authority with a valid practicing license. Registered with the Environment Institute of Kenya.

● Certified by NEBOSH or a similar body as an Industrial Hygienist, OSH Auditor, Air Quality Monitor (Advantage).

● Air & Noise Modeling Certification will be an advantage.

● Strong understanding of environmental and social impact assessment methodologies and regulatory frameworks.

● Thorough understanding of ambient air & noise quality & industrial hygiene regulations, emissions testing methodologies, and monitoring techniques.

● Display expertise in diverse industries & sectors, including Mining, Construction, Manufacturing, Power, Infrastructure, Oil, Petroleum, and Energy.

● Professional certification or membership in EIK, ECEA, NEMA, NACA, and other relevant associations.


Required Skills:

● Display consummate analytical finesse, transforming data into strategic insights.

● Demonstrate mastery of computer applications and software essential for EHS, Sustainability & Climate Change industry.

● Articulate with precision and uphold attention to detail, traits essential for high-level communication.

● Exemplify eloquence in written and spoken English, with an outstanding record of accomplishment in developing persuasive proposals and bids.

● Cultivate robust relationships with diverse technical experts and stakeholders, fostering cross-functional collaboration.

● Command proficiency in advanced software like Word and Excel, essential for comprehensive documentation and data analysis.

● Demonstrate proficiency in specialized document editing software, including PDF and electronic signature tools (advantage).

● Excellent project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

● Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, leadership, and teamwork skills.

● Proficiency in EHS & Sustainability and other relevant software and tools for data analysis, reporting and project management.

● Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire multidisciplinary teams.

● Strong analytical skills, with the ability to interpret complex Environmental & Industrial Hygiene Monitoring data.

● Ability to work under pressure and minimum supervision.

● Ability to think outside the box while solving complex problems and situations

● Interpersonal skills such as: Self-motivation, proactivity, taking initiative, creativity and ability of self-learning

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