Principal Social Consultant

South Wales
25 Apr 2012
23 May 2012
Adam Whitney
EIA / Planning
Full Time
Contract Type
Our client is a specialist consultancy to the resource industry. It is currently seeking a Principal Social Consultant to join its team based in Cardiff. This is a superb opportunity to work with recognised industry experts, on a diverse range of interesting projects.

You will provide competent consulting services to support projects and clients. Other aspects of the role include:
-Acting as project manager on social and/or other specialist environmental studies
-Providing expert social services to ensure the successful delivery of projects
-Managing the social and environmental aspects of multidisciplinary project development studies
-Representing the company professionally to clients and interfacing at all levels with management and operations
-Business development, including the generation of business from new and existing clients
-Managing and developing consultant and senior level staff

This role will involve frequent overseas travel, involving work in a variety of climatic and geographic terrains in addition to working in various mining and mineral processing operations. Extensive road travel will also be required, sometimes when road conditions are poor. There is also a physical element to the role which can include long periods of walking and standing, possibly some climbing and carrying.

You will have a degree or equivalent in a social or environmental subject with a higher degree in a social discipline and/or an extensive amount of experience gained internationally. You will have previous experience of undertaking large SIAs and contributing to project development studies, ideally for international (non UK) projects and for a variety of natural resource commodities, as well as evidence of exposure to various environmental disciplines (including air, water, geochemistry, noise, biodiversity/ecology) and an understanding of how these relate to socio-economic situations. Knowledge of the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards as well as other international best practice is required. You should also have a proven track record of bringing projects in on time, within budget and to the client's satisfaction. In addition, you will have:
-Excellent report and proposal writing skills
-Strong communication skills with knowledge of working with different communities and cultures
-Proven leadership and team building experience
-Business development skills
-Effective organisation and time management skills
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office

As much of the work is based in Africa, fluency in French would be ideal but not essential.

When applying for this role please ensure that you attach your CV in Word format including your full contact details and postal address. Failure to provide this information will significantly hinder our ability to assist you.