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Senior Environmental Specialist

Dangote Industries Limited

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1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Reporting to: Head of Environment, HSSE, Dangote Petroleum Refinery & Petrochemicals


Having responsibilities across multiple sites requires a key requirement of demonstrating a proven ability to provide clear strategic direction for Environmental Management. This entails continuously improving environmental performance, facilitating compliance with DIL Group HSSE and Sustainability Policies, Standards, and Guidelines, as well as promoting and supporting industry compliance and regulatory environmental standards. Additionally, it is crucial to ensure effective implementation of all EMS programs, procedures, training, work practices, and controls.

Job Responsibilities

Identify and gain understanding of the environmental issues impacting the DPRP, its products, suppliers, contractors, and the broader industry. Develop appropriate plans to address these issues. Ensure the environmental attributes of suppliers and products align with Dangote's policy commitments and other relevant requirements. This includes occasional supplier visits. Collaborate with other departments and functions (, Operations, Marine, Engineering, HR & Admin, Security, Risk Management) to maximize commercial advantage from the environmental attributes of products and services. Provide necessary assistance and guidance to contractors and end-users, including regular customer visits. Work in cooperation with existing communications channels to create PR/communications related to the Group's environmental activities. This includes internal and external communications, such as articles or comments in the press, managing environmental content on the website, and paper-based publications. Develop and maintain relevant environmental management systems/certifications, etc. Coordinate the vendor sourcing and selection process. Design and deliver environmental training for Dangote staff, contractors, and other relevant individuals. Collaborate with stakeholders, including environmental groups and PaperlinX. Provide input into the development of broader sustainability/Social Performance/CSR policies across the Dangote BUs. Take primary responsibility for coordinating the response to an environmental crisis. Perform any other duties as required by the Head of Department. Working with HSSE Team to:

- Agree on leading and lagging KPIs that are appropriate and sufficient for PMP EMA and aligned globally.

- Establish annual plans for improving HSE.

- Monitor leading and lagging KPIs and provide updates to senior Operational Management, particularly regarding Corrective Action management.

- Ensure robust environmental investigations and follow-up processes are in place for all sites.

- Demonstrate strong leadership skills in driving accountability within operational teams through effective communication to ensure compliance and encourage excellence in HSE.

- Provide strategic vision for the future of DPRP, identifying areas of weakness and ensuring action plans are implemented, including involvement in and active encouragement of Capital Planning for HSE-related improvements.

Prepare EMS reports for the Dangote Refinery Leadership Team, external stakeholders, and incorporate any recommendations or comments arising from the report review. Work closely with respective plants/teams to implement the appropriate Environmental Management Strategy. Maintain ongoing interaction with Refinery HSE colleagues to ensure Group HSSE alignment and sharing of best practices and learnings.


Academic & Professional:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in science, engineering, or an environmental-related discipline is required, with a preference for candidates with an advanced degree. Membership in the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment or its equivalent, or membership in an internationally recognized environmental professional body, is desirable.


Minimum 8 - 10 years of experience in Environment Management, including at least 6 years in a supervisory position Proficiency in Environment Management Systems, Environmental Discharges, Incident Investigation, HSE Auditing Techniques, and more Hands-on expertise dealing with environmental issues Previous experience collaborating with contractors Collaborative work experience across multiple sites and functions Prior experience working with suppliers Proven ability to create effective PR/communications Background in the manufacturing industry Ability to manage projects within given budgets Experience interacting with the press and environmental groups Strong familiarity with various environmental concerns, specifically those relevant to the paper industry. Proficient comprehension of the business environment. Understanding of the structure and offerings of the Manufacturing / Oil & Gas industry.


Private Health Insurance Pension Plan Paid Time Off Training & Development

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