Senior Environmental Specialist, International Development Projects

By 10/07/2019Careers, Employee

FCG ANZDEC is seeking a new Senior Environmental Specialist to join our talented and diverse team. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and skilled environmental expert to develop the companyäs portfolio in environmental assessment and management of international development projects.

Based in Auckland, Senior Environmental Specialist will support the development of FCG ANZDEC’s project portfolio with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank (WB), Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand (MFAT) and other international financiers, with particular focus to the Pacific region. Senior Environmental Specialist will work as part of FCG ANZDEC’s project team, or as an individual expert supporting FCG ANZDEC’s clients in incorporating environmental aspects into project design or implementation.

Senior Environmental Specialist contributes to acquiring new contracts with FCG ANZDEC’s clients and identifying new clients with the company. She or he contributes to the development of a profitable growth trajectory for the company, identifying and positioning the company for business opportunities, building partnerships, identifying experts, and formulating proposals for competitive bidding. She or he will develop FCG ANZDEC’s profile as a recognized and dependable provider of environmental consulting services with in-depth understanding of the Pacific region, as well as the leading New Zealand based international development consulting company overall.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Carrying out environmental investigations and impact assessments and proposing solutions to address negative environmental impacts for a wide range of development and remediation projects.
  • Preparation of technical reports and management plans, including the collection, analysis and interpretation of technical environmental data.
  • Providing environmental information and baseline studies/inventories of project impact areas, identifying risks and designing and implementing risk mitigation strategies and actions.
  • Managing consultant teams, their input and deliverables, ensuring quality of outputs and outcomes (including quality assurance of reports and providing strategic direction).
  • Supporting business development activities of the company, especially in environmental projects in the Pacific. Being part of and/or leading preparation of bids where the technical expertise is required.
  • Management of client contracts and subsequent amendments, ensuring that all contract requirements are met and adhere to client policies and procedures
  • Quality assurance of deliverables, technical documents and management reports
  • Relationship management with project teams, clients and stakeholders.
  • Identifying new project opportunities and suitable partners and experts


Senior Environmental Specialist will possess specialized knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to use independent judgment in the performance of their duties and be capable of carrying out work with little guidance or supervision. This individual is a self-starter: dynamic, motivated and bright. Senior Environmental Specialist will be willing to travel to the project areas as required.

Ideal candidate will have significant experience in working in international development projects in the Pacific region as an environmental expert. She/he should have a minimum Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Protection or equivalent. She or he will have experience with project financed by World Bank, Asian Development Bank or other international financiers, as well as in working in close cooperation with the Government officials in the Pacific countries.

She/he will be able to demonstrate effective planning, management, negotiation, communication and leadership skills, strong proficiency in MS Office software, and broad understanding of technical issues relevant to our core sectors. Fluency in English is essential, with other languages desirable.

Please send your CV and cover letter to

The closing date for applications is 24 July 2019.