Land & Water Internship Opportunity at SLR Consulting

We are currently looking for Interns to join our Land & Water team based in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Intern will form part of a growing team engaged in a downstream Oil & Gas sector client programme focusing on supporting the execution of the field components of contaminated land assessments. The incumbent should be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and sub-contractors. The position will also provide the opportunity to participate in other SLR key client projects within the mining, infrastructure and industrial sectors.

 

Key Responsibilities       

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Help execute key field components of contaminated land projects, including Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and remediation.

Conduct data collection for projects which encompasses the following key elements:

Sampling of a range of media (soil, groundwater, vapour and waste)

Collating field data according to applicable Quality Management Systems (QMS).

Travel to various sites at remote locations across South Africa and Africa to perform the above-mentioned fieldwork.

Provide sub-contractor supervision.

Draft high-quality factual, technical reports.

Coordinate laboratory services and interpret/visualise environmental data.

Familiarise yourself with the company and client’s Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) protocols and expectations: ensuring the safety of oneself and team members during project operations.

Ensure project tasks are delivered on time, within budget.

Communicate effectively with project stakeholders (peers, Project Managers, and subcontractors).

Show a keen interest in personal development and learning within the technical discipline and advancing oneself by leveraging the opportunity provided within SLR’s Intern Programme.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor of Science (BSc), Geology/Earth Science and/or a postgraduate degree in a related field,

Field sampling experience in the sampling of environmental media (soil, groundwater, surface water and waste) would be advantageous.

Proficiency in MS Office with intermediate Excel and Word knowledge and an aptitude to learn and work with various digital applications.

A willingness and ability to travel and conduct fieldwork.

A valid drivers’ license

 

Skills/Attributes:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English), with demonstrated skill in technical report writing.

Excellent time management skills and an ability to multi-task and prioritise tasks.

Detail-oriented with a mechanical aptitude and hands-on troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.

Should be able to work well in a team and communicate confidently with others.

Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health and Safety protocols.

The ability to work to deadlines and within set budgets is essential.

 

Location Office: Cape Town; Johannesburg

 

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