Impact and Environmental & Social Management Specialist - Biomass Plants - Manila

Long-term contract
Localisation Manila, Philippines
No remote
8 yrs of exp.
Posted on 06-27-2024

ThomasLloyd Group

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As an Impact and Environmental & Social Management Specialist, you will help deepen operationalisation of the Biopower Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) and maximise the sustainable development impact of operations. Core areas of focus include enhancing the Biopowers contributions to generating clean energy, supporting quality jobs and livelihoods, enhancing contributions to nature and biodiversity, while managing its Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) footprint. You will work in close collaboration with Impact and ESG Leads at ThomasLloyd, the parent company of the Biomass Plants and relevant technical partners.

This role will report to the SVP, Business Development, Regulatory and Corporate Planning of the Biopowers and will be based in Manila with a requirement for travel to the Negros island region.

Your Responsibilities

• Serve as ESMS specialist, including:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the group to report on agreed Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and GHG management issues to the ESMS Committee.
  • Submit Impact and ESG KPI monitoring report to the ESMS committee each quarter for discussion at its Quarterly Committee meeting and serve as secretariat for the Committee, compiling inputs from across the Biopower Group.
  • Support appropriate escalation and response on (1) health and safety issues including serious near-miss incidents (2) serious grievances.
  • Coordinate ESMS compliance for new projects or major enhancements (e.g. upgrades, expansions, replacement of major equipment) and associated Environmental and Social Action Plans.
  • Work with stakeholders across the Biopower Group including operations and maintenance staff and contractors to ensure adherence with its requirements.
  • Review and enhance both the guidelines and associated operating and implementation arrangements e.g. reviewing updates to existing handbooks and guidelines / guiding optimal governance of ESG and EHS implementation / enabling training and workshops for operational stakeholders.

Spearhead efforts to improve and enhance the sustainable development impact of existing and planned sustainable energy investments, with a particular focus on the following issues:

  • Climate change impact optimisation and GHG management, supporting group aspirations to develop SBTi Net Zero Targets.
  • Promoting circular economy and nature positive approaches to the Biopower enterprise including its supply chain.
  • Quality job creation and fostering inclusive leadership in line with Corporate Group priorities, in collaboration with the Biopowers Human Resources function.
  • Climate change resilience considerations, including developing medium term climate change risk management strategies and community engagement strategies around resilience.

• Support additional sustainability and/or corporate social responsibility programs at group and site level that add strategic value.


Your Experience & Qualifications

  • 8-15 years of experience with a minimum of 3-5 years of track record in Environmental, Social and/or Health and Safety Standard management within Infrastructure related sectors (e.g. Clean Energy Construction and Generation).
  • Degree in a related field, e.g. Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Social Development.
  • Biomass Energy or Agriculture sector exposure would be a plus.
  • Sound understanding of Environmental and Social Management frameworks, including Health and Safety considerations and fluency in international standards notably the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards and Health and Safety Standards.
  • Experience with implementing an Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) and coordinating diverse stakeholders to improve performance.
  • Experience setting and implementing a Net Zero target would be highly beneficial, as would experience working on projects generating carbon credits.
  • Strong understanding of and experience implementing sustainable development impact and community engagement opportunities.
  • Familiarity with critical applied sustainability issues including supply chain due diligence, labour policies and standards and pollution management, particularly in the Philippines context.

Your Personal Attributes & Competencies

  • Analytical
  • Proactive
  • Detail oriented
  • Problem solving
  • Collaborative