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Environmental Science and Monitoring Executive Director - Saudi Arabia

Leadership Team

Location: Saudi Arabia
Date Posted: May 4th 2021

The Company

Our client is one of the leading property developments in Saudi Arabia

The Role

She/he will provide strategic vision and leadership for the Environmental Science and Monitoring Division

  • Oversee the development of habitat enhancement and biodiversity action plans, including the design and establishment of habitat enhancement infrastructure
  • Oversee the design and execution of interdisciplinary ecosystem assessment and monitoring activities to ensure the availability and quality of status and trends information to support decision making
  • Substantially contribute to a science-led vision to ensure the sustainability and enhancement of habitats and associated biological diversity across the SEZ
  • Provide strategic scientific guidance to inform efforts to achieve carbon neutrality and sustainable food production
  • Supervise and guide the work of environmental monitoring and habitat enhancement teams, relevant team members, colleagues, partners, and consultants towards delivering habitat enhancement outcomes that support exceptionally ambitious goals and objectives
  • Ensure that ecological, biological, oceanographic, and habitat monitoring activities are sufficient to support the wise conservation and enhancement of biological assets
  • Initiate and coordinate relevant networking with appropriate team members and external partners to maintain knowledge of current best practices, and communicate that to team members, colleagues, partners as necessary

The Person

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in science-based resource management, conservation, enhancement, with strong background with marine ecosystems
  • PhD in marine ecology, biology, oceanography, or related subject
  • Scientific diver certification and at least 200 scientific dives
  • Experience restoring and building coral reef, mangrove, sea grass, or terrestrial habitats, and knowledge of current state of the art of habitat enhancement technologies
  • Significant experience monitoring effectiveness of habitat restoration programs, and in assessing suitability of potential habitat restoration and enhancement activities
  • Experience leading large-scale environmental monitoring programs, using leading edge technologies
  • Proven ability to manage projects through all stages from development, planning, budgeting, implementation, all the way to impactful products and outcomes




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