Environment Impact Assessment Specialist

The post will be located in the JASPERS offices in Bucharest or Vienna or Warsaw

Purpose

The successful candidate will assist, within a multidisciplinary team and in close cooperation with the European Commission Directorate-General Regional Policy (DG REGIO), beneficiaries in the EU Member States and accession countries to prepare projects  in the water sector (water supply, wastewater, flood risk management and coastal erosion protection) to be co-financed by the Structural and Cohesion Funds. The jobholder will report to the Head of the Water and Wastewater Division in JASPERS and will work closely with other colleagues (project engineers, economists, environmental experts) working in the division.

Operating Network

The post will be located in one of the above mentioned JASPERS regional offices. The Expert will be appointed to work as part of a team of engineers, economists, and environmental specialists in the Water and Wastewater Division of JASPERS.   S/he will report to the Head of Division and will be responsible for a portfolio of projects in JASPERS countries of operations or horizontal actions at Division level.  S/he will work closely with Managing Authorities and project promoters in their countries of responsibility on assignments attributed by the Head of Division.

Accountabilities

The successful applicant(s) will be responsible for a broad range of expertise delivery; s/he will in particular:

  • Manage and execute technical assignments for project preparation support and technical assistance to JASPERS’ promoters on eligible projects within the Action Plan, in particular regarding compliance with the environmental acquis;
  • Provide technical inputs and analyses for the assessment of water projects (water supply, wastewater, flood risk management, coastal protection) submitted for EC co-financing, including from Cohesion Fund (CF), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and IPA fund
  • Review the key steps of implementation of the environmental assessments (SEA, EIA, appropriate assessment, assessments under the Water Framework Directive) procedures; quality of the screening exercise, scoping reports, public consultation process, consultation with other authorities and other Member States in case of transboundary impacts, etc.
  • Review and control quality of the environmental impact statements, appropriate assessment, the assessment under the Water Framework Directive, and the climate change vulnerability and risk assessment;
  • Assess project compliance with EU environmental legislation and conformity with EU environmental policy;
  • Assist in the review, preparation or completion of applications for funding under the CF or the ERDF;

Qualifications

  • Relevant University degree in engineering, environmental sciences or other domain relevant for the sector.
  • Minimum 5 years' of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in the implementation of EU environmental assessments directives, mainly preparing EIA and AA reports and assessments under the Water Framework Directive for major infrastructure projects, NTS and/or reviewing environmental assessments statements; candidates with experience in carrying out environmental assessments for major infrastructure projects co-financed by the EU will have an advantage;
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. Knowledge of one or more languages of the countries where JASPERS operates would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of standard IT tools;

Competencies

  • Achievement Drive: continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting  with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules. 

Deadline for applications:  5th June 2017

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