Environmental Manager

Job title: Environmental Manager

Company: Jacobs

Job description: We showed you how we are solving the world’s greatest challenges by transforming intangible ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world?

Transportation affects every aspect of daily life, no matter where you are in the world! Jacobs is made up of a team of multi-disciplinary rail experts who work on complex projects around the globe. We are driven by the extraordinary as well as the seemingly mundane, working with our partners to make the world more connected and more sustainable for everyone.

At Jacobs, we push the limits of what is possible to make the world smarter and more connected. For the Etihad Rail project that means delivering a new 650km freight rail network across the United Arab Emirates from the Saudi Arabian border to the Indian Ocean, connecting major industrial ports and economic hubs across the way and redefine logistics and transport in the region, providing a modern, safe, efficient and sustainable network. This is a transformational project for the United Arab Emirates and the wider gulf region, providing a transportation backbone for freight and passengers as part of the UAE’s strategic growth plan.

Are you interested in being part of a world class rail project in the UAE and making a major contribution within an iconic project? Make a difference, lead environmental activities for a nation transforming program, develop a team of environmental leads and work alongside a highly motivated team of professionals in a fast-paced environment in the UAE freight and passenger railway network on behalf of Etihad Rail. The railway will redefine logistics and transport in the region, providing a modern, safe, efficient, and sustainable network which will connect the seven emirates of the UAE to its neighbouring GCC countries.

As the Environmental Manager, you will be responsible for environmental oversight of all construction packages for Etihad Rail project. In addition, your duties will be:

  • Environmental Inspections and CEMP compliance audits.
  • Review of Contractor’s Environmental permit applications, management plans, method statements, incident reports, weekly and monthly reporting and KPIs.
  • Supporting project specific ISO 14001 objectives.
  • Supporting and tracking permit approvals ensuring only approved works are taking place.
  • Maintaining compliance checklists, registers and trackers.
  • Formal reporting, communications and day to day engagement with contractors, designers, HSE, regulators and client including presentations and reporting to senior leadership.
  • Provide technical or strategic advice to ensure best practice design, mitigation, management are implemented.


As a successful candidate, you will have a Master’ degree in Environmental Science/Engineering from a recognized university with a minimum of 15 years working experience on major infrastructure development projects. You will be required to travel (40% of your time) and visit sites on regular basis, therefore holding a valid driver’s license is a key requirement. Experience of working on construction projects in the Middle East is desirable, especially candidates with UAE experience will be preferred.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we are committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally – and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.

With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we have gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You will uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits, and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you will discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.

Expected salary:

Location: Abu Dhabi

Job date: Wed, 16 Feb 2022 23:05:49 GMT

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