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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Where we are - A presence in two provinces The NWU is a multi-campus university with a footprint across two provinces. The Mafikeng and Potchefstroom Campuses are situated in the North-West Province and the Vaal Triangle Campus is in Gauteng. The head office, known as the Institutional Office, is in Potchefstroom, situated near the Potchefstroom Campus. W...
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    Specialist Environmental Management (N001232)


    Environmental Management System:

    • Develop and implement environmental management system and action plans, to ensure sustainable development and compliance

    Environmental auditing and risk management: Environmental Compliance to ensure delivery of the NWU goals, objectives, and compliance to corporate and legislative requirements:

    • Compile environmental audit reports as required.
    • Compile environmental impact assessments as required.
    • Ongoing identification and assessment of environmental impacts.
    • Conduct monthly audits to ensure that environmental requirements are being adhered to.
    • Inspect and monitor compliance with environmental management requirements, including approved Environmental Authorizations and Environmental Management Programs

    Environmental Training and awareness programmes: In coordination with the OHS/SHE coordinator:

    • Promote and raise awareness, at all levels of an the NWU, of the impact of emerging environmental aspects and impacts.
    • Train staff and students at all levels on environmental issues and responsibilities.
    • Participate in environmental education training development.

    Environmental Reporting: Compile reports and maintain data:

    • Collect and maintain data required for environmental reporting.
    • Manage waste collection and sampling techniques.
    • Data for reporting on water and air quality monitoring.
    • Ensure accurate submission/reporting of various Environmental reports, to statutory/regulatory bodies.
    • Write and compile environmental reports (lead responsibility) for various NWU Management meetings and structures.

    Environmental Incident Management

    • Record, investigate and report on environmental incidents internally and externally as required.

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor of Sciences (BSc Degree) at NQF Level 7 specializing in Environmental Sciences / Environmental Management is essential
    • Postgraduate Diploma (NQF Level 5) in Management is essential 
    • Membership to SACNASP / IAIA / SAATCA is desirable
    • 5 years in Environmental Management experience is essential
    • 5 years in Environmental System Development and Management experience is essential 


    • Experience in the implementation and management of environmental management systems / integrated SHE systems
    • In depth knowledge of Environmental Legislation
    • Knowledge of impact assessments and tools, and application thereof to evaluate risks
    • Computer literacy: MS Office
    • Excellent written, communication and reporting skills
    • Compile SHE budgets and cost estimates
    • Excellent resource allocation and time management skills


    • Team leader and team player (positive social and interpersonal skills)
    •  Able to operate independently with delegated authorities
    • Strategic thinker and planner
    • Ability to work under pressure and high demand

    Closing Date: 5th, July 2022

    Method of Application

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