Deloitte Nigeria is on the lookout for an Environment Specialist

30 November 2018 2 min. read
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Global professional services firm Deloitte Nigeria has announced that it is on the lookout for potential candidates for the position of Energy Sector Advisor/Environment Specialist in the firm. The new officer will be in charge of ensuring compliance with environmental sustainability regulations.

The announcement comes in light of Deloitte’s appointment as project management consultancy for a comprehensive transformation programme in Nigeria’s power sector, commissioned by a major infrastructure entity. Nigeria is among several African countries looking to improve their power and energy infrastructure to become more efficient.

Specifically, Deloitte’s project involves solving issues of gas to power transmission, support with obtaining clean energy from traditional sources, restructuring of the distribution mechanisms for power and other utilities, as well as improving access to electricity in rural areas.

Deloitte Nigeria is on the lookout for an Environment Specialist

If successful, the new project is expected to boost Nigeria’s energy capacity by as much as 10,000 megawatts, generated through the establishment of approximately 3 million new power connections, both of which will substantially reduce the costs and improve the quality of power across the country.

In this context, the new Environmental Specialist will work to ensure that these development initiatives remain within sustainability guidelines and do not cause significant damage to the environment. In addition to identifying contentious areas, this task will involve constant engagement with subcontractors. 

Other responsibilities under the new role include support with drawing up the preliminary Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation Plan, with the additional expectation of annual updates to the document in accordance with the latest developments in the project.

The new employee will also be tasked with the development of quarterly updates that will feed the data for the project’s Quarterly Progress Reports, in addition to the continual development of plans to reduce environmental damage in areas of the project where such damage is likely.