Environmental & Social Advisor
Boskalis
Papendrecht
4 dagen geleden

How you can make your mark

You can make your mark as an experienced environmental & social (E&S) advisor at Hydronamic, Boskalis’ in house design, engineering and environmental department.

The role offers a unique opportunity to integrate sustainability principles into the design and construction processes of some of the world’s largest and most challenging marine infrastructure projects.

In your role you will be responsible to provide strategic and context specific social, environmental and community stakeholder management expertise to tender teams and projects in execution.

A good example of our Way of Working on E&S management is described in Boskalis’ 2018 CSR report on the Turkstream project.

As Boskalis is a contractor, your main focus will be on the tender and construction phase of projects. This brings a specific challenge, because of contractor’s position, leverage, time of involvement and responsibility.

You need to perceive social impact not only from a risk mitigation perspective, but equally as an opportunity.

Your responsibility as an E&S Advisor is to :

  • Providing project management with authoritative advice on E&S risk and opportunity management.
  • Undertaking social and environmental due diligence and review of projects according to applicable (international) standards and Boskalis codes.
  • Scoping and supervision of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), baseline studies, management and monitoring plans and consultation processes.
  • Collaboration with and coordination of input from other internal E&S specialists where needed to enable a single point of contact for project support.
  • Management of external consultants.
  • Support workshops and awareness raising activities for internal stakeholders as needed.
  • Your qualities

    You can make your mark as E&S Advisor if you have :

  • Relevant academic degree in e.g. Sociology, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Land and Water Management.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience with : Stakeholder management; Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA);
  • International sustainability frameworks such as OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and IFC performance Standards.

  • Affinity with the dredging / offshore / construction industry, experience outside Europe is an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal and advisory skills to e.g. senior management, and excellent project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • A process, problem solving and action orientated mind-set, hands-on mentality, with ability to draw quick but steady conclusions in tight timeframes.
  • Fluency in English. Spanish, Dutch or French is an advantage;
  • Ability to be based in the Netherlands and willingness to travel.
  • About Boskalis

    Working at Boskalis is about creating new horizons and sustainable solutions. In a world where population growth, increase of global trade, demand for (new) energy and climate change are driving forces, we challenge you to make your mark in finding innovative and relevant solutions for complex infrastructural and marine projects.

    Within a vibrant company culture you will be working as part of a diverse, international team of experts. We offer you the opportunity to realize your full personal potential and expand your professional career by creating new horizons. Together.

    What you can expect

  • Money and more : Besides salary you will receive holiday allowance, holiday entitlement of at least 25 days, non-contributory pension scheme, collective schemes such as collective health insurance, travel allowance.
  • Warm welcome : We warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel at home as soon as possible. During your onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs about Boskalis!
  • Career opportunities : Because we work in a dynamic environment we challenge you every day to get better. Together we will realize your full personal and professional career by creating development opportunities.
  • The Boskalis campus : Boskalis is located in Papendrecht, where all our disciplines come together on-campus. Bicycles are available on site to make it easy for you to move between buildings.
  • There’s also an electric bus for those times the weather turns wet! Two lunch canteens, a sports field and shower facilities can also be found on our campus.

  • Besides work : There’s never a dull moment at Boskalis! During and after working hours, there’s always a lot going on.
  • Most activities are initiated voluntarily by our colleagues, and they are very diverse. There are sporting activities like hockey, cycling or running (for a charity), and the sailing regatta (Baggerzeilweekend) organized by several large dredging companies.

    And for the less physical types, there are the Body of Knowledge meetings where you can share and learn about a variety of topics.

    Perhaps you’d even like to launch an activity yourself?

    Extra information

  • Hydronamic is the in-house Boskalis design and engineering department, specialized in water-based infrastructure to support the international projects from Boskalis.
  • To this end our team combines a wide variety of engineering, geotechnical and morphological disciplines alongside our environmental and social specialists.

    The direct involvement in the building stages of Boskalis projects, both in the Netherlands and internationally, provides the Hydronamic specialists with a unique opportunity to be involved in the design and construction process of some of the world’s most challenging, innovative and sustainable marine infrastructure projects.

  • Fulltime / part time job : The function of Environmental & Social Advisor is a fulltime (40 hours a week).
  • Procedure : Application is easy. All you need to do to apply for a job is complete the online application form and send it to us along with your CV and cover letter.
  • As soon as you have sent your application you will receive an email to confirm receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt please check your junk folder.

    It is not possible to apply via email, the contact form or regular mail. Depending on the job we will invite you for two or more interviews.

    After successfully completing all the steps in the procedure we warmly welcome you to our organization. Now the real work can begin!

    Want to know more?

    We are more than happy to answer your questions about the position. Please contact Iris van Laar, Senior Corporate Recruiter via +31 78 6968612 or email iris.van.laar boskalis.com

    Interested? Please apply before February 28 by filling in your details and by uploading your cover letter and CV on our careers site.

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