Senior Officer: Biodiversity & Land Use

Swakop Uranium

Swakop Uranium is recruiting a Senior Officer: Biodiversity & Land Use, in Swakopmund, Namibia.
  • To coordinate, protect and enhance the Company and surrounding environment regarding bio-diversity and biophysical monitoring, and to promote awareness and understanding amongst relevant stakeholders
Key Performance Areas:
  • Draft, oversee and implement the Company Biodiversity Action Plan(s) (CBAP) to monitor key bio-diversity indicators and highlight any mitigation measures
  • Oversee and implement the required restoration and rehabilitation trails in line with the Company Mine Closure Plan objectives
  • Coordinate bio-diversity assessment, planning, implementation and capacity building for programs to enhance bio-diversity protection, including habitat management
  • Incorporate bio-diversity into phases of the mining life cycle, in order to assess and measure the impacts of mining operations on bio-diversity and to improve bio-diversity checks in the mining life cycle and add value to the project as a whole, by means of bio-diversity risk reduction and / or mitigation
  • Implement a plan for mine closure rehabilitation/restoration strategy and to acquire the resources to conduct the required test trials
  • Provide technical/specialist guidance for scoping / impact assessments / land clearances with responsibility of collecting, analyzing and reporting biological / bio-diversity data
  • Establish and oversee the GIS database and include GIS in the mining life cycle as part of the environment management system
  • Conduct rigorous data analysis and prepare detailed reports, relating to achieving desirable results for bio-diversity
  • Management of bio-diversity impacts through the enforcement of legislative compliance and planning for bio-diversity development process
  • Implement environmental control and audit systems
  • Coordinate and execute the environmental biodiversity and biophysical monitoring programmes
  • Conduct regular quality checks on the bio-physical monitoring databases
  • Investigate high level environmental incidents, analyse incident trends, interpret results, implement applicable environmental standards and report to government bodies, where applicable
  • Regular review and updating of environmental procedures as per legislative requirements and best practice
  • BSc/BTech/BA Degree in Environment Management, Biodiversity or Natural Sciences
  • An Honours Degree or equivalent will be an added advantage
  • 5 years’ relevant experience of which 2 years should have been on a supervisory level
  • Valid Code 08 Drivers License
  • Off-road experience preferable
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 16.01.2023
  • Expires 27.01.2023
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