International Environmental Expert

Lusaka, Zambia
Apply by 14 September 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 14 June 2018

Job Description

We are now accepting applicants for the position of Environmental Expert for a major infrastructure development program in Zambia involving wastewater treatment.
The Lusaka Water & Sewerage Company (LWSC), with funding support from EIB and KfW, will engage a consulting firm to prepare functional designs and tender documents, procurement of design-build (D-B) works contractor, and supervision of the construction of two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) following the FIDIC Yellow Book form of contracting. This assignment is in two phases. Phase 1 will cover topographic and geotechnical surveys, prequalification of works contractors, functional designs (including Environmental Impact Assessment), tender documents, and the procurement of a design-build works contractor. Phase 2 will cover supervision of the implementation of the design and works of two (2) new WWTPs following the FIDIC Yellow Book form of contracting. Construction is expected to take two years plus a 1-year defects notification period (DNP) as well as operation and training assistance after completion of construction - lasting 36 months which includes the DNP. Phase 2 will also require overall project management (as will Phase 1), construction supervision, monitoring and quality assurance of construction works and accompanying measures.


Job Responsibilities:

• Ensure overall compliance of CDM Smith’s contract as it relates to environmental issues including budget, scope, schedule, quality and reporting requirements on the assignment
• Lead the environmental components of the project
• Oversee the health, safety and environmental activities of the project to achieve compliance with applicable health and safety laws and regulations
• Coordinate all activities with Project Manager
• Coordinate and report work activities to the Project Manager
• Participate and assist in preparation of required reporting mechanisms (ie: monthly, quarterly, and yearly)
• Regular reporting to CDM Smith, the project manager, local government institutions, and other stakeholders as required by the client, and CDM Smith
• Oversee remedial actions to avoid or mitigate implementation delays, cost overruns, poor quality of studies, and unmitigated environmental impacts
• Review contractors’ work programs and method statements recommended for approval, to ensure conformance with project requirements; adequacy of management and organizational arrangements, and environmental mitigation plans; sufficiency of personnel and equipment resources and of other facilities; and adequacy of quality assurance and quality control procedures.
• Monitor and report on contractor compliance with the site specific Environmental and Social Management Plans and Health and Safety Plans
• Participate in meetings with the client, CDM Smith project team and other key stakeholders
• Support the defects notification period (DNP), if required
• Adherence to CDM Smith’s quality management program (QMP) and anti-corruption policy (ACP)
• Short term travel may be required to Zambia
**Please note this position is contingent upon project award and funding.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering or equivalent related field
• 10+ years of experience in the environmental impacts on at least one (1) project with a value of over $50 million and containing multiple project components
• A minimum of 10 years of experience in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa
• Experience in start-up operation and optimization of WWTP treatment
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

About the Organization

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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