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Senior Specialist - Marine Conservation Planning

ID# 369161 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Due to continuing success and growth of our AESG team, a fantastic opportunity has opened up at our award-winning Specialist Consultancy, Engineering and Advisory Firm.

We are headquartered in London, Singapore and Dubai, working throughout the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Our areas of expertise are represented in four core verticals: Building Engineering, Planning and Infrastructure, Strategy and Advisory and Commissioning, Handover and Asset Management.

We pride ourselves in being leaders in the industry in each of the services that we offer. We have one of the largest dedicated team with decades of cumulative experience in sustainable design, fire and life safety, façade engineering, commissioning, building performance, waste management, environmental consultancy, carbon management and acoustics.

Job Description:

We are looking for an Senior Specialist, Marine Conservation Planning who has the experience and ability to support the evolution, implementation and support the design and delivery of a comprehensive program of nature conservation and protected area management.

The ideal candidate fits the below profile:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Motivated and self-driven (entrepreneurial outlook)
  • Committed to technical excellence
  • Good relationship builders (internal and external)
  • Collaborative Personality

Key Accountabilities & Activities:

Assist in the development and implementation of best practice adaptive management for Nature Reserve and marine estate. Specifically, assist in the:

  • Development, implementation and review of innovative and pioneering solutions for conservation policy and planning;
  • Development of science-based conservation and management policy to create a comprehensive governance framework for effective protection and enhancement of marine natural resources, fisheries, and biodiversity within a Marine Spatial Planning and Blue Economy Framework. Including:
  • Drafting policy material, information, and context concerning marine fisheries, spatial planning, protected areas, and areas beyond national jurisdiction;
  • Developing specific, practical proposals, positions, interim policy, and regulations based on best practice and research findings;
  • Assisting in the development of short and medium term integrated marine management plans, integrated coastal zone and marine spatial plans, marine protected area plans and management plans for species, habitats, and fisheries;
  • Design and delivery of adaptive management and spatial plans for the Nature Reserve;
  • Development and implementation of management strategies for different protected area categories and species management plans;
  • Development, communication and application of spectacular, regenerative nature-based visitor experiences;
  • Support and management of conservation compliance in relation to developments, recreation and visitor activities relevant in the Nature Reserve;
  • Development and management of environmental education and outreach programs;
  • Design, review and delivery of marine data analysis and planning, outputs and policies to support marine conservation, including restoration and rewilding and marine spatial planning;
  • Investigation and implementation of alternative livelihoods for local communities;
  • Coordination of activities with other Departments, consultants and stakeholders to deliver a robust conservation strategy and program.

Essential skills:

  • Must have a PhD degree in Environmental Sciences natural resource management or other relevant area is preferred.
  • 5-10 years experience in nature conservation, preferably in marine conservation.

Why join AESG?

AESG is a multidisciplinary specialist consultancy, offering a consultancy service and work environment like no other.

Through our world-class reputation for innovative thinking, pushing projects to out-perform expectations through smart application of planning, engineering and architectural solutions, our project portfolio includes some of the worlds most forward-thinking and exciting new developments.

The success of our company is built on the success of individuals. Our ability to achieve what we have is because our staff are driven, passionate and love what they do.

Through our progressive, lively and collaborative environment, we identify, foster and nurture the greatest strengths of our staff, and allow them the opportunity to flourish by offering positions of responsibility at an early stage, and providing clear career progression pathways for all.

As an employee of AESG you can expect:

  • Great career opportunities with access to huge variety of projects and incredible clients make your mark in a growing company and accelerate your career.
  • Working on some of the worlds leading developments and tackling our clients greatest challenges
  • Commitment in building on your areas of specialism and focal interest points, supporting your professional development through a structured training and mentorship program.
  • Highly collaborative approach across the different technical service offerings
  • Internal and external training opportunities where do you want to take your career? Well help you get there!
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