Senior Environmental Consultant

Lead environmental impact assessments and mitigation strategies for energy projects in Genova, Rome or Milan, Italy. Collaborate globally. Mentor junior consultants. More than 5 years experience required.

Genova/Rome/Milan, Italy  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   5000-10000   18 days ago

The successful candidate will be part of the Project Financing Environmental & Social Compliance Team, within ESG and Sustainability Unit of RINA Consulting, in Genoa, Milan or Rome and will collaborate with other RINA teams globally.

She/he will be focused on leading and overseeing the assessment and mitigation of environmental risks associated with energy projects, conducting comprehensive environmental impact assessment studies, E&S due diligences, and audits, with a strong emphasis on supporting project financing activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct environmental impact assessments for energy projects, overseeing assessments of biophysical components;
  • Identify and evaluate potential environmental risks, and develop innovative mitigation measures to minimize adverse impacts;
  • Conduct E&S due diligence to evaluate environmental and social risks associated with energy projects, ensuring compliance with regulations and industry standards;
  • Conduct thorough audits to assess environmental compliance, social standards, and financial requirements;
  • Develop advanced and tailored mitigation strategies to address complex environmental and social risks, ensuring alignment with regulatory requirements and industry best practices;
  • Provide strategic guidance to project teams on integrating mitigation measures into project plans and financing agreements;
  • Lead collaboration efforts with engineers, economists, legal advisors, and other professionals to analyze data and assess project feasibility;
  • Provide expert environmental insights to inform decision-making processes and enhance project design;
  • Prepare detailed and insightful environmental reports for stakeholders, including investors, financiers, and regulatory authorities;
  • Effectively communicate findings, risks, and mitigation strategies to support project financing activities and decision-making;
  • Mentor junior consultants and provide guidance on complex environmental issues, project management, and client engagement;
  • Support proposal preparation and client liaison activities, ensuring alignment with project objectives and environmental requirements;
  • Travel internationally to conduct site visits and assess environmental, and health&safety aspects of energy projects;
  • Review environmental documentation, compliance measures, and project implementation on-site, providing expert recommendations;
  • Provide oversight and support for project management tasks, including budget monitoring, schedule management, and milestone tracking;
  • Coordinate with project teams to ensure the timely delivery of environmental deliverables and compliance with financing requirements.


  • More than 5 years of experience in similar roles;
  • Experience in environmental impact assessment methodologies, ESDD compliance, External Monitoring and Environmental and Social Management Systems with project financing environmental and social standards;
  • In-depth understanding and application of IFC Performance Standards as well as ADB/EBRD/Equator Principles or other international Lenders’ Environmental, social, health and safety standards, in the context of infrastructure and/or energy sectors;
  • Ability to perform air quality modelling and/or noise quality modelling, ability to use Windpro to undertake shadow flicker, noise and visual impact assessments is an asset;
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English, working knowledge of French or Spanish is an asset;
  • Flexibility to travel worldwide on shorts assignments.


  • MAKE EFFECTIVE DECISIONS - Structure activities according to priorities, actions, resources and constraint;
  • ADDRESS THE WAY - Have a big picture of different situations and reinterpret it in a perspective way;
  • MANAGE EMOTIONS - Recognise one's and other's emotions and express and regulate one's reactions;
  • CLIENT INTIMACY - Embrace internal and external client needs, expectations, and requirements to ensure maximum satisfaction;
  • EARN TRUST - Take everyone's opinion into account and remain open to diversity;
  • PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Promote commitment by keeping promises as a Role Model;
  • THINK FORWARD - Capitalise on experiences and translate them into action plans for the future;
  • PIONEER CHANGE - Actively embrace change and benefit from the new circumstances;
  • BUILD NETWORK - Forge trust relationships, across departments, and outside the organization.


  • MSc or MA degree in Environmental/Chemical Engineering or Environmental Sciences, background and focus on environmental impact assessment from industrial activities.

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About the role

Jun 25, 2024

Full Time


Dec 25, 2024



Genova/Rome/Milan, Italy



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