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Intern - Land & Water

The Programme 

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. 

What You Will Do 

  • 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/visualize environmental data. 
  • Familiarize 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.  

Required Skills and Abilities 

  • 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. 
  • 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 prioritize 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 organizational, 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. 
  • A willingness and ability to travel and conduct fieldwork. 
  • A valid drivers’ license 
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  • Locations:

    Cape Town (South

  • Closing Date:25th Sep 2021, 6:00 pm


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