Principal Consultant, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services(Mid-Senior Level)

PT. ERM Indonesia (Jakarta JK, Indonesia) 3 days ago

Our ecology team is growing and ERM is recruiting Principal Consultants to join our high performing Southeast Asian team. This is an excellent opportunity based in an office in Vietnam/Indonesia , to be involved in a leadership role for ecological assessments in  large-scale capital development projects, including for mining, oil and gas, renewables and infrastructure sector clients.  As Principal Consultant , you will contribute your technical expertise , client relationship, and technical consulting skills to support the delivery of projects for ERM’s business.

We have a diverse client base and your projects will encompass the full project life-cycle.  As ERM is the leading provider of ecological services to the renewable energy sector, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our multi-disciplinary teams to deliver best practice across this rapidly evolving sector.

Role Responsibilities: 

  • Provide senior technical support to the growing team of consultants in Indonesia/Vietnam for biodiversity and ecosystem services impact assessment and management planning  with emphasis on renewable energy that include wind, solar, hydropower and other current technologies

  • Senior technical support  on implementation of  the International Finance Corporation Performance Standards (PS), with emphasis on PS6 and allied standards such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) and World Bank Environmental  and Social Framework  (ESF)

  • Technical Support on  the development of biodversity management and action plans with emphasis on addressing residual impacts through compensatory action such as biodiversity offsets

  • Business development through client facing (in consort with commercial teams), proposal design and development and follow through for project delivery

  • Technical support  on the development and implementation of projects for climate adaptation and mitigation through means such as Nature Based Solutions

  • Supporting thought leadership both internally in ERM and externally for clients on latest trends in biodiversity and ecosystem assessments and management based on state of art  scientific knowledge.

If you have the following, we want to hear from you:

  • 7 + years experience in biodiversity and ecossytem  impact assessment and management planning, environment and social due dligences involving biodiversity and ecosystem services risk screening

  • At least 5 years experience with IFC PS6 and/or allied standards

  • 5 years of experience in wind farm and hydropower assessments with expertise on impact assessments for birds and bats,  collision risk modelling and potential biological removal for the former and biodiversity baseline establishment and impact assessment preferably for aquatic biodiversity,  for the latter

  • Good working knowledge of current commerical  trends in both technologies and environmental safeguards needs in Low Carbon Economic Transitions for the Southeast Asian region

  • Excellent experience in the Vietnam/Indonesian consultancy market, with a strong external-facing, client-orientated approach

  • Excellent understanding of Vietnam/Indonesian  ecosystems and Asian country specific  frameworks and policy

  • Proven track record in winning work

  • Willingness and/or experience in managing and training junior staff

  • Willingness to travel extensively across the region


Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status or disability status.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

Principal Consultant, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services(Mid-Senior Level)

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