Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Golder Associates Internship Opportunity 2019

Golder Associates is seeking to bring on board a number of Junior Consultants (graduate interns) in its South African operation.

The successful candidates will be required to work across either the environmental or social service areas within the group. They will be expected to be available and medically fit to travel to site, work in a team environment and apply a high degree of problem-solving in execution of their duties.

Golder’s environmental team works across a broad range of service areas across the African continent. It draws upon the expertise of multi-disciplinary staff and specialists with a background in environmental and social sciences to provide value adding solutions to its clients. We have a reputation for tackling difficult projects and achieving success.

The positions will be based in either Johannesburg or Pretoria and will be 12 month contract positions.

The roles are those of entry level consultants in Golders mining environmental team which includes permitting, biodiversity, air and noise, social, stakeholder engagement, GIS, compliance auditing and mine closure specialists. We expect our staff to have a broad base of experience, to be able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and be able to solve problems practically and proactively at a project level while working in a team environment.

As junior consultants the appointed candidates will work under close supervision of their line managers as they are mentored, exposed to a broad range of projects and grown in their careers.

You will be expected to:
· Assist in the execution of a variety of environmental and/or social projects. This will entail going to site from time to time, undertaking a variety of field assignments and being involved in consultations with land owners or project stakeholders.
· You will be expected to contribute to the successful delivery of projects through gathering and interpretation of field data, delivery of written reports and to assist in aspects of project management and administration.
· You will work closely with, and deliver to, a mentor who will be your line manager and who will be responsible for guiding your development as a graduate entering the consulting field.

The suitable candidate will have a postgraduate degree in environmental or social studies. 
Preferred qualifications and skillsets include:
• Master’s degree in environmental or social sciences (preferably research-based) or
• Honours degree in environmental social sciences; and
• Capability in the use of MS Office suite of software.

  • We are looking for dynamic young professionals who display a high attention to detail and who can practically and pragmatically solve problems. 
  • We expect graduates to write well and to be able to integrate the work of others in an appropriate manner. 
  • You will have good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate clearly to different levels of stakeholders. 
  • You will be self-motivated, keen to learn, willing to travel (including abroad) and able to work in a team environment. 
  • You will be able to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities, be organized and able to prioritize.
• Own vehicle; and
• Valid driver’s license and passport.

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