Environmental Control Officer at Rand Water

  • Agricultural Jobs In South Africa
  • Full time
  • 1 year ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 1000-2000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree
  • Number of vacancies 7 openings
  • Job experience 2 years
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

The role exists to provide assurance, advice, assistance and support to Rand Water Project Managers in the management of the environmental issues on the projects which includes ensuring compliance to the Environmental Authorizations (EA), Licenses and the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) with specific emphases on water courses

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions:

What you’ll do

Compliance enforcement – through intensive environmental monitoring programme. Assisting in ensuring necessary environmental authorization and permits are maintained. Monitoring and verifying that the Environmental Management Programme (EMPr)/licence/authorisation is adhered to and taking action for any compliance. Recommending of issuance penalties for contravention of the EMPr/licence/authorisation (e.g damage to “no go” areas). Monitoring of pollution and water courses by taking samples. Reporting to authorities for any non-compliance encountered during the implementation of the project

Project management- co-ordination of role players (project manager, authorities, EAP, specialist and IAP) and activities to archive seamless integration between construction and rehabilitation to achieve high compliance and minimal conflict. Liaising and providing feedback to all relevant disciplines in terms of progress, risks compliance and delays experienced

Technical environmental services- storm water management, basic rehabilitation principles, fauna, flora, specialist studies and ecological advice. Manage search and rescue operations. Take part in specialist activities on site. Take in situ water quality samples and be able comment and interpret on the results

Project Management Administration. Weekly, monthly, quarterly, six monthly and annually report writing. Minutes. Effective filling and intensive document control. Safe keeping of all documents throughout project life cycle. Thorough correspondence and paper trail between authorities, IAP, PM and RW role players. Compiling progress reports on sectional progress to clients as required. Management of records and information using computer software



Desired Experience & Qualification

Required Knowledge and Experience

We pride ourselves with having the best people, which are our most important assets. Our company has been recognized for having the highest ethics and strives for excellency through distinctly higher standards than the norm.

We therefore urge only candidates with these unique requirements and experience to apply for this stimulating position.

  • National Diploma in Environ Sciences or BSc in Environmental Management or equivalent
  • 2-3 years appropriate Environmental Control Officer experience and in field experience with monitoring of construction type projects
  • Participated in search and rescue operations of fauna or flora. EIA/BA/WULA/GA/Licences experience
  • Code EB (08) driver License (must pass internal RW K53 test)
  • Take in water quality samples and be able comment and interpret on the results. Be able to do mini SAS and or SASS 5


  • Project Management experience
  • SEMAs, Air quality management, Waste management, SAP Basics
  • Outdoor nature conservation work and exposure. Demonstrate specialist knowledge/skills in fauna, flora, pedology or reinstatement
  • Monitoring of pollution and ecological processes and sampling of water courses
  • Knowledge and certified courses of auditing and compliance monitoring
  • Professional scientific registration or obtaining a M.Sc. in an aquatic field
  • 4WD experience would be an added advantage

Mode of Application



How to apply: Interested and qualified? Rand Water South Africa

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