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The Estonian Energy company is seeking an Environmental (Impact Assessment) Expert / Project Manager. The successful candidate should be TOP professional in the environmental field with the very good knowledge in ground and surface water, air emissions and waste management. The person should have a good understanding of EU directives and should be aware and interested in EU environmental policy development.. Requirements include higher education in environmental engineering or related disciplines and proven experience in managing environmental impact assessment processes or other large scale environmental projects, preferably in business organizations.
 
 

B R I E F

of a

Environmental (Impact Assessment) Expert / Project Manager

for

Eesti Energia AS (Enefit)

May 2011

1. Client Introduction

Eesti Energia is an international company with the unified value chain. The company provides customers

with complex energy solutions from heat, electricity and fuel to sales, maintenance and additional services.

Eesti Energia operates in the Baltics, Finland, Jordan and the US. The unique knowledge, skills and

technology for shale oil have an excellent reputation internationally.

EE Business Development Department locates and negotiates potential clients for licensing the proprietary

Enefit technology for production of liquid fuels from oil shale as well as planning, launching, developing and

implementing new business development projects in Estonia and internationally. These projects include oil

shale development projects for power and oil production, as well as other energy development projects

(e.g. biofuels). The aim is to provide Estonian Energy´s know-how and integrated technology solutions to

countries wishing to exploit their oil shale reserves. The first such country outside of Estonia is Jordan,

where we are developing an oil shale fired power project as well as a liquid fuels production complex. We

are also starting a shale oil development project in the U.S. In other countries with oil shale reserves

(including China, Morocco, Egypt, Russia, etc.), the focus is on sales of Enefit’s licensed technology. Read

more: www.energia.ee

Current situation and background information

Due to the department’s expansion and new projects, EE business development department is going to

recruit an Environmental Specialist / Project Manager who will be responsible for managing the

environmental impact assessment (EIA) processes and projects, including organizing and overseeing all

environmental testing and research projects needed to support the EIAs or the business development

department.

The previous environmental specialist responsible for Jordan and U.S. projects was promoted to the

position of Project Director for U.S. development project. According to the matrix structure the specialist will

report to the Head of Business Development and/or specific Project Directors (e.g. Jordan project or U.S.).

This person will also be expected to coordinate and work closely with Eesti Energia’s Environmental

Department.

Managing, preparing, assisting and supporting the EIAs for various oil shale projects will require working

with multiple departments and functional areas within Eesti Energia as well as with external partners

(finding local partners, arranging tenders and contracts with them, managing the relationship and project

timeline). This post requires someone capable of organizing all of the related studies and inputs necessary

to serve as the basis of the EIA; as well as manage these sub-projects in terms of the overall project and

EIA schedule and budget.

As contractors and partners do not know the specifics of the oil shale industry and Eesti Energia´s

technology, the person will need to become very familiar with the target country’s local environment

regulations / norms / laws in order to properly support and supervise the local contractors, as well as the

environmental regulations/norms/laws in Estonia.

The candidate will also need to be familiar with a wide range of environmental issues and be able to design

and carry out (either in house and/or through consulting agreements) studies related to emission modeling,

Life Cycle Assessments, water consumption estimates, leaching and groundwater quality studies, etc.

2. Job Profile

Objectives of the successful candidate

The main objective of the position is managing the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process and

related issues (including pre-research, organizing testing etc.) for the business development department.

Key tasks of the role are:

· managing the EIA process for the Jordan power project

· preparing for and managing the EIA process for the Jordan oil project

· assisting with the EIA and SEIA(?) for the additional Enefit units (Narva oil expansion project)

· preparing for, assisting, and managing other EIAs and environmental issues and studies

(environmental regulatory requirements) and projects as they arise, both internationally (USA) and

in Estonia

· Health Safety and Environmental Management System for Jordan and U.S. projects

· preparing an analysis of the suitability of the Enefit technology, in terms of environmental

regulatory requirements for target countries

The position is based in Estonia but the successful candidate is expected to travel frequently.

Candidate profile

The successful candidate should be TOP professional in the environmental field with the very good

knowledge in ground and surface water, air emissions and waste management. He/she should be able to

understand the key environmental issues in the development projects (the „big picture“), not to get lost in

details. However, the candidate should be very methodical in approach as they need to learn local laws,

rules, regulations for specific projects. The person should have a good understanding of EU directives and

should be aware and interested in EU environmental policy development.. Requirements include higher

education in environmental engineering or related disciplines and proven experience in managing

environmental impact assessment processes or other large scale environmental projects, preferably in

business organizations. The right candidate has to be a good negotiator, highly self motivated and an

independent worker, The candidate must be fluent in English and ready to to travel frequently.

When recruiting people Eesti Energia highly values candidates’ long-term wish to find professional

challenges in Eesti Energia in addition to measuring up to the competence model of the role.

Eesti Energia offers

Eesti Energia offers career advancement opportunities in an international energy company that is fast

growing, has a strong team environment, offers competitive salary packages, training opportunities, and

long-term employment. It is truly international company with its human and long-term approach that is

supported by focused target-setting.

Contact

Heli Zilensk [log in to unmask], +372 665 18 05

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Referral fee

We would like to offer a referral fee of EUR300 for referral of a candidate that will be employed as

Environmental Expert / Project Manager by our customer.

Please, contact Heli Zilensk for more detailed information ([log in to unmask], +372 665 18 05).

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