Senior Environmental Specialist (Sustainability)

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Saudi Arabia
SA - Jizan
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Technical Support/Technician/Scientific

Job Description:

3.     Major Activities Performed:  List the major job function(s) of the position

  • Lead and develop interdepartmental Project wide sustainability and environmental goals, objectives, initiatives and strategies, in collaboration with other Technical Divisions and Departments, to achieve the City’s Vision as a Smart and Sustainable City.
  • Introduce, implement and monitor sustainability initiatives, considering factors such as best practices, cost-effectiveness, and technical feasibility.
  • Chair / co-ordinate environmental workshops and committees such as the smart sustainable city committee.
  • Champion high standards of environmental performance within multidisciplinary engineering projects, influencing project development and delivering optimal environmental outcomes in line with the Client’s Master Plan Vision.
  • Provide technical and administrative support for environmental sustainability programs and challenges.
  • Project and track sustainability indicators, such as likely energy usage, natural resource usage, waste generation, and recycling etc.
  • Research and review regulatory, technical, and market issues related to environmental and sustainability practices globally and specifically in the Middle East.
  • Advise, develop and review environmental and sustainability proposals or policies.
  • Present best practice information about environmental and sustainability initiatives to inform senior management.
  • Develop reports/ presentations to communicate the effectiveness of environmental and sustainability initiatives.
  • Identify needed resources and partners to implement environmental and sustainability programs or projects.
  • Participate in marketing, such as brochures or websites, to communicate environmental and sustainability issues, procedures, or objectives.
  • Develop grant applications or project proposals to secure funding for environmental and sustainability initiatives.
  • Identify, modify or create new environmental and sustainability indicators suitable for JCPDI.
  • Champion the coordination and delivery of environmental initiatives being undertaken by Departments in Technical Affairs.
  • Provide technical planning advice including the development of Environmental management processes, procedures & guidelines suitable for key sustainability projects.
  • Meet with stakeholders and regulators and obtain statutory approvals for environment components of projects.
  • Deliver Environmental and Sustainability assessment across of range of topics and initiatives providing clear, well written reports.
  • Support the Sustainability Lead in his role in managing the team, providing technical support and covering when he is on leave.
  • Competently undertake own work to an excellent standard, and review the work of others.
  • Able to manage clients' needs and present well developed ideas in a confident, professional manner.

Experience and Qualifications:  List the background experience required for the position, number of years’ experience, in what fields.
Describe the desirable academic background.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • At least 10 years of related work experience including time dedicated primarily to sustainability, preferably with some time spent on projects in the Middle East region.
  • In depth knowledge of current Sustainability Standards such as LEED, Envision, Mostadam, BREEAM, Green Star, Estidama.
  • Master’s degree in Environmental Planning, Sustainability or related discipline preferable.
  • Accreditation of at least two of the following: with LEED (AP), Envision (ENV SP) and Mostadam SP/AP
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Environmental or related field.
  • Ability to professionally and effectively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Experience in leading and coordinating technical teams
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Adobe Professional, office automation products, and creating and manipulating environmental databases

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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