IAIA South Africa
Company: Digby Wells Environmental
Job Type: Permanent
Location: South Africa
Closing Date: 15 April 2023
At Digby Wells Environmental, we are passionate about what we do and are extremely fortunate to be able to Make A Difference in the lives of our colleagues, our clients, the communities we work in and the environment.
We are looking for someone who will be responsible for managing and developing the Social Sciences team and capabilities.
Provide strategic growth and direction for the department.
Effectively manage and review projects using the organisation’s methodology and principles ensuring they are delivered on time, within budget and against our quality standards.
Act as a key accounts manager for designated clients through regular meetings, networking, and fulfilling a project sponsor role.
Provide project reporting and analytics to relevant stakeholders on department’s progress.
Effective financial management of department’s operations, this includes budgeting, forecasting, analysis etc.
Effective people management this includes, development, recruitment, coaching and mentoring, disciplining, succession planning and performance management.
Grow our market share through upselling and cross-selling the organisation’s services to new and existing clients.
Build and maintain relationship with internal and external stakeholders.
Management of workload schedules for the department thereby ensuring effecting workforce planning can be undertaken.
Research new technological and legal developments and trends and communicate this to relevant stakeholders.
Manage the development, growth and technical output of the Social Sciences Services departments.
Provide specialist studies that integrate into the ESIA process as well as standalone specialist products.
Carry out field work under strenuous conditions.
New Business Development
Develop a business plan for the department which includes services and selling opportunities.
Act as a key account manager where required, identifying business opportunities and ensure that a client centric approach is maintained at all times.
Identify leads within the department and organise, plan and track proposals in response.
Co-ordinate and submit proposals.
Carry out legal audits with regards to relevant legislation.
Compile and write reports for submission to the client and necessary authorities.
Actively participating in business development and marketing activities.
Qualifications, experience and requirements:
A Post Graduate degree in the relevant field.
Project Management Certificate would be beneficial.
8 or more years’ experience in the relevant field, preferably within the consulting environment would be beneficial.
At least 8 years conducting specialist studies.
At least five years working in the resources industry.
8 or more years’ experience in developing or project managing the following services:
Socio-economic impact assessments,
Resettlement action plans; and
Local economic development plans.
Must have a driver’s licence.
Specialist studies relating to ESIA processes.
People Management principles.
Financial Management (Such as budgeting, forecasting etc.).
Strong Report Writing.
Excellent mentorship and coaching skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
Salary: Market Related based on experience.
Contact Person: Bulelwa Tole
Contact Phone No: +27 11 789 9495
Contact Fax No: n/a
Contact Email: [email protected]
Advert end date: 15 April 2023