Senior Social Specialist



Job Description - Senior Social Specialist (21001275) Senior Social Specialist - ( 21001275 ) At Golder, we thrive on challenges. Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.  Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment? Golder has a new opportunity for a Senior Social Specialist and Project Manager to join our Sustainability Services team on a full-time contract basis based in Turin or Milan. The successful candidate will work as part of our multi-discipline and cross-national team with a leading role in assessing, reviewing, and monitoring social aspects of projects in the energy, mining, industrial and infrastructure sectors.  Key duties and responsibilities include: • Provide full cycle Project Support and Coordination including budget definition and control, schedule, and QA/QC procedures as well as coordinate consultants and delivery phases on various environmental and social services for a broad range of clients.• Be responsible for social-related components of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) including social studies and social impact management (e.g., social surveys planning and execution; social baseline investigations; social and human rights impact assessment; Stakeholder Engagement, Land Acquisition and Restoration and Resettlement planning and execution, etc.). • Act as specialist on Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) and post-finance monitoring for energy, mining, industry, and infrastructure projects, including identifying risks and impacts, reviewing compliance with project’s commitments, and applicable international requirements.• Attend as senior expert or team leader social surveys, due diligences and audit visits to projects and associated reporting.• Attend working and organizational meetings, prepare project and contract management documentation, identify project’s opportunities, and prepare (or contribute to) technical and financial proposals.• Develop social report and surveys templates, work on internal procedures and methods to develop and improve social methodologies.  Skills, Qualifications, and Experience: • Degree in socio-economic sciences, international and diplomatic sciences, anthropology or equivalent.• Working experience and knowledge of IFC/EBRD/AfDB/OECD/Equator Principles and other international environmental and social standards. Familiarity with social assessment and management standards (ILO Conventions, Human rights, etc.) is a plus.• Excellent knowledge of environmental and social management systems, related social issues and practical experience in projects seeking for financing and related phases prior and post financial close. Specific training and work experience at international level is a plus. • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience is required for the position. Consultancy, contracting and/or direct operational experience in developing countries would be advantageous.• Knowledge of management tools (ERP system, Microsoft dynamics, Oracle CX) is a plus.• Experience and ability to work on several projects simultaneously under time pressure.• Excellent English (both written and spoken) is a must. Documented knowledge and ability to work in other languages (French, Spanish, Russian) is highly desired and a plus. • Good communication skills with a wide variety of audiences. • Good team player with capacity to train, motivate and lead the team and to network with other international groups.• Willingness to travel on short term visits worldwide. Requirements: • Willingness to travel for short trips in Italy and abroad• Excellent English (both written and spoken)• Driving license B Your benefits at Golder will include: • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages• Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment• Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects• On the job training, mentoring and coaching • Global projects and travel opportunities Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 7,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, and power sectors.


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