Manager, Environmental Regulatory Affairs

Full Time On Premise
Lagos
Posted 9 months ago

Job Summary: Drive the overall environmental management strategy formulation and effective delivery of policies, processes, plans, programs and systems across the company’s assets and operating facilities.

Drive processes and programs including Environmental compliance, GHG initiatives performance monitoring and reporting, and assurance audits to meet HSE regulations and standards. Serve as the focal point for operationalization of Bio-diversity Action Plan and the TA- 2 / SME for Environmental Affairs.

Key Role & Responsibilities:

 Strategic Planning:

  • Develop and implement the company’s environmental strategy with a specific focus on GHG reduction, biodiversity conservation, sustainability development, and climate change resilience.
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and improvement in environmental and biodiversity performance.
  • Continuously seek and evaluate opportunities for innovation and improvement in environmental and biodiversity practices.
  • Implement strategic initiatives to enhance overall environmental performance.

Environmental Management Systems & ISO Certification:

  • Implement the ISO14001 certification program and roll out across the company’s locations.
  • Implement and manage environmental management systems (EMS) to track, monitor, and continuously improve environmental and sustainability performance.
  • Regularly audit environmental management systems to ensure adherence to standards and identify areas for enhancement.
  • Drive continuous improvement based on audit findings.

Environmental Studies:

  • Develop and implement plans for conducting Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and other environmental studies.
  • Ensure thorough assessment of potential environmental impacts associated with the company’s activities.
  • Ensure EIAs and environmental studies comply with local, national, and international regulations.

Collaborate with regulatory bodies and relevant stakeholders to implement strategies to mitigate identified environmental impacts.

  • Collaborate with relevant internal stakeholders to integrate mitigation measures into operational plans.

Environmental Regulatory Permits and Consent:

  • Manage the process of obtaining environmental permits and consents.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with permit conditions.
  • Regulatory Liaison: Establish effective communication channels with regulatory authorities.
  • Proactively engage with regulators to stay informed about changes in permit requirements.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all permits and consents.
  • Prepare and submit required reports to regulatory bodies.

Waste Management:

  • Develop and implement waste management systems to minimize environmental impact.
  • Conduct regular audits to assess compliance with waste management protocols.
  • Engage with stakeholders to promote sustainable waste management practices.
  • Collaborate with teams to explore innovative waste management solutions.

GHG Management:

  • Establish and manage systems for monitoring, reporting, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Collaborate with the assets and other stakeholders to develop and implement initiatives to reduce GHG

emissions, achieve carbon neutrality and reduce the organization’s carbon footprint.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate GHG reduction measures into daily operations.
  • Coordinate targets for GHG reduction and track progress against goals.

Biodiversity Conservation:

  • Design and implement biodiversity conservation programs, considering the impact of operations on local ecosystems.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to support biodiversity initiatives in line with the the company’s goals.
  • Engage with internal teams to integrate biodiversity considerations into operational practices.
  • Implement continuous improvement strategies for conservation practices.

ESG Development:

  • Collaborate with Sustainability department and other stakeholders to drive ESG initiatives, including the development and implementation of projects that enhance environmental and social sustainability.
  • Collaborate with internal departments to integrate environmental and sustainability considerations into product development, supply chain management, and other business processes.

Climate Change Reporting:

  • Support the preparation and submission of comprehensive climate change reports in accordance with relevant frameworks and standards.
  • Stay updated on emerging climate change reporting requirements and ensure the organization’s compliance.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Monitor changes in regulatory requirements related to environmental affairs (Norms, GHG & non-GHG

emissions, water, biodiversity, sustainability, and climate change.

  • Ensure the organization’s compliance with applicable environmental laws and standards.
  • Develop and implement strategies for mitigating compliance risks.
  • Conduct internal audits to assess regulatory compliance.
  • Implement corrective actions to address non-compliance issues.
  • Engage with regulatory bodies to advocate for environmentally responsible policies.

Environmental Performance Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Establish and monitor comprehensive environmental performance metrics.
  • Regularly report on environmental performance to senior management and the regulator.
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of environmental performance data and implement quality control measures for data reporting

Academic Qualifications:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in environmental science, Environmental Engineering, Regulatory Affairs, or a related field
  • A master’s degree in a relevant discipline is a plus.

Experience

  • Minimum of 10-15 years of relevant experience in environmental management, regulatory affairs, and sustainability with at least 5 years as Environmental Manager or Head of Environment role.
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing and managing environmental programs and initiatives.

Key Performance Indicator:

  • No of Environment Audits completed.
  • Full implementation of EMS – work processes
  • Frontline awareness on environmental affairs & compliance.
  • Degree and level of compliance and implementation of the Minimum Environmental Standards in operations.
  • Quality and number of Post impact assessments and environmental studies delivered.

Skill & Competence: The competence proficiency levels required for the position of Manager Environmental Regulatory Affairs are defined using the following key terms.

  • In-depth knowledge of environmental management systems (EMS) and ISO 14001 certification.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing comprehensive environmental strategies.
  • Strong understanding of local, national, and international environmental regulations.
  • Proven experience in obtaining and maintaining environmental permits and consents.
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic plans for environmental sustainability and regulatory complian
  • Communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in waste management systems and strategies.
  • Experience in conducting internal audits and developing strategies for compliance assurance. Commercial Acume
  • Strong analytical
  • Balanced Entrepreneurship

 

Job Features

Job CategoryConsulting, Engineering
Minimum QualificationBachelors
Years Experience10
Previous experience hasEnvironmental Manager or Head of Environment role

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