Job title: Environmental & Social Compliance Manager (E&S)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Renewable Energy
Location: Oslo
Job published: 2021-03-29
Job ID: 32730

Job Description




Job Description: Environmental & Social (E&S) Manager

Are you experienced within Environmental and Social work, and want to join a fast-paced, international and dynamic company, where we develop large-scale solar power plants in emerging markets?

Main purpose of position

As E&S Manager you will be leading social and environmental work. This includes identifying, reviewing and managing social and environmental risks and impacts associated with projects and investments, and supporting the continuous development of  environmental and social policies, tools and practices.

The E&S Manager will be responsible for ESMS (Environmental and Social Management System), which forms the basis for all  work within E&S.

Key Activities:

  • Ensure that all  renewable energy projects are in accordance with Environmental and Social Policy and procedures
  • Ensure that we operate in full alignment with international standards and best practices
  • Set up, develop and manage the day-to-day operation of environmental and social management system, which encompasses E&S appraisal of prospective investments, contracting and monitoring of E&S aspects during the construction of new renewable energy projects, and monitoring of the projects in O&M phase
  • Design and lead the work on E&S risk and impact assessments, and implement action plans
  • International collaboration with experts in renewable energy field and from development finance institutions
  • Visit project sites in target countries during project development stage and during project implementation and monitoring
  • Develop and deliver internal training and awareness initiatives, as well as E&S-reporting to key internal and external stakeholders.


  • University degree
  • Minimum 5 years of experience within similar roles
  • Experience in development and implementation of environmental and social management systems
  • Experience in environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) of renewable energy projects and environmental and social risk appraisal in international financing
  • Experience IFC Performance Standards and WB EHS Guidelines
  • Knowledge of OHS management in renewable energy construction and operation, including experience in ISO 45 001 experience in analysing corporate social responsibility aspects, identifying risks, and evaluating impacts, and sustainability reporting – experience in renewable energy sector is considered an asset
  • knowledge of environmental and social aspects, including risks, impacts and mitigation measures, associated with project implementation in developing countries
  • knowledge of international environmental and social best practice standards (incl. management systems, labour and human rights, land use, stakeholder engagement, environmental issues)
  • Some experience with project coordination, management or similar
  • Fluent in English, written and orally

Personal characteristics

  • Excellent communication skills and capacity to produce clear analytical text
  • Independent, practical and results-oriented worker, who is skilled in identifying challenges and actively finding solutions to them
  • Strong integrity
  • Other languages besides English is considered and asset
  • Perform well under pressure - Able to multitask and handle multiple priorities in a structured manner, and you meet deadlines
  • Collaborative – a team player
  • You have experienced from and you want to work in a diverse cultural environment

We offer  

For the right candidate we can offer an attractive position in a high growth company in an exciting renewable energy industry. The work environment is characterized by highly skilled and experienced professionals with strong results and business focus, but it is also informal. Your colleagues have strong drive, they are dedicated, and solution-oriented.

About the employer

Norsk Solar AS is a fast-growing integrated solar energy company established in 2017. We have positioned ourselves as the largest Norwegian privately held solar developer with large-scale solar projects of 50 MW in Pakistan and 9 MW in Ukraine that are in operation, and more than 1 GW of projects under development and in pipeline. Our ambition is to develop, finance, build, own and operate renewable energy assets worldwide, with a focus on emerging markets - where we can make the biggest impact on sustainability and economic growth. We are currently developing projects in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and we are headquartered in Stavanger, Norway, with offices in Oslo, Nicaragua, South Africa, Vietnam, and Ukraine.