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SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST POSITION

Date Listed: 10 May 2021

Address: Pretoria

Job Type: Full time, permanent position

Salary: GPT salary structure

Start date: As soon as possible                                                                            

 

GPT requires the services of a Senior Scientist to be stationed at the Pretoria office.

 

Essential skills

Business aspects:

  • Effectively follow strategies developed by management to reach targets and ensure productive hours are achieved
  • Prepare accurate budgets and monitored progress to ensure projects completed within budget and allocated professional time
  • Ensure work quality meets and exceeds client expectations
  • Plan and designate project resources within timeframes
  • Keep stakeholders informed during the entire project, from kick-off to completion
  • Ensure GPT and client SHEQ strategies implemented across unit
  • Manage change if and when change arisen using both client’s and GPT’s management of change procedures

Professional aspects:

  • Groundwater assessments and monitoring – more complex projects can have appropriate teams from other offices involved
  • Provide reliable interpretation of complex field data to formulate conceptual site model, with proof of originality, clear insight, and depth of understanding
  • Plan and review fieldwork on complex projects, including remediation sites, emergency call-outs, problem identification and rectification.
  • Prepare proposals for all routine types of work for any client, prepared technical input and costing for tenders
  • Serve as senior technical leader of environmental projects of medium to large scope and complexity, take part in strategy development – substantial technical expertise
  • Writing and reviewing of scientific reports ranging from medium to higher level reports for contaminated land assessments – display an authoritative coverage and interpretation of the field data and well able to defend scientific principles
  • Assisting with execution of site assessment and remediation activities at contaminated sites
  • Investigate and assess contamination levels and remediation options at a variety of chemical and petrochemical sites

Qualification and minimum requirements:

  • Experience in the writing of scientific reports is a pre-requisite
  • Honours Degree in Geology / Hydrogeology / Environmental Science with 5 years’ experience in petroleum hydrocarbon contamination assessments
  • Preference will be given to a registered professional scientist (earth sciences)
  • Experience in environmental consulting, client interaction and dealing with clients directly
  • Proven track record of budgeting, managing subcontractors and completing projects profitably
  • Provide credible references

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and technical writing skills
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently (with minimal supervision) and to manage a team
  • Planning, organising and execution
  • Be motivated to succeed financially

 

To apply submit your CV to cv@gptglobal.com. If we do not contact you within 14 days your application was unsuccessful.

GROUNDWATER MODELER POSITION

Date Listed: 27 October 2022

Closing date: 30 November 2022

Address: Pretoria

Job Type: Full time, permanent position

Salary: GPT salary structure

Start date: As soon as possible                                                                               

 

GPT requires the services of a Groundwater Modeler to be stationed at the Pretoria office.

 

Essential skills

 

Qualification and minimum requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Geology / Hydrogeology / Environmental Science
  • Mathematical background – must have a working knowledge of elementary mathematics, especially linear algebra and matrix algebra
  • Chemistry background – must have a working knowledge of elementary chemistry, especially chemical reaction rate constants
  • Modelling insights – must have a working knowledge of the different types and use of modelling boundary conditions and available modelling packages
  • Modelling experience – must have completed at least 50 models with more than one software package
  • 10 years’ experience in environmental consulting
  • Valid driver’s license and own transport
  • Conversant in MS Office
  • Provide credible references

 

Professional aspects:

  • Provide specialist inputs in terms of formulating the conceptual site model
  • Provide reliable interpretation of complex field data
  • Involve in and develop and drive data management and presentation strategies
  • Prepare technical input and costing for tenders and provide specialist input in complex tenders and non-routine proposals
  • Develop templates and/or guidelines for data management implementation
  • Implement quality assurance and quality control protocol and review remediation projects and modelling reports
  • Provide specialist inputs to project management and execution
  • Provide reliable interpretation of complex data sets, i.e. complex site conceptualisation, interpretative report writing, high quality scientific reports
  • Attend client meetings at executive/decision-making level
  • Provide planning and technical direction for project managers/responsible persons
  • Recognised as expert in the field
  • Compile presentations to clients and present at conferences
  • Attend public participation meetings and IAP/regulator engagement

 

Business aspects:

  • Effectively follow strategies developed by management to reach targets and ensure productive hours are achieved
  • Ensure projects are completed within budget
  • Ensure work quality meets and exceeds client expectations
  • Plan and designate project resources within timeframes
  • Keep stakeholders informed during the entire project, from kick-off to completion
  • Ensure GPT and client SHEQ strategies implemented across unit
  • Manage change if and when change arisen using both client’s and GPT’s management of change procedures

 

Inherent requirements of the job:

  • Ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at a time while paying attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and technical writing skills
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently (with minimal supervision) and in a team
  • Planning, organising and execution
  • Be motivated to succeed

 

To apply submit your CV to cv@gptglobal.com. If we do not contact you within 14 days your application was unsuccessful.

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