- Manages the impact assessment process for critical projects;
- Produces and consolidates reports that comply with the expectations of the clients and the regulations of authorities;
- Ensures that the nature of the projects is parallel to the requirements set by the regulatory authorities and other committees;
- Prepares reports concerning development proposals and issues;
- Coordinates with Review Panel in facilitating, preparing and finalizing environmental assessments of planned projects;
- Ensures effective connection with participants and representatives to the environmental assessments;
- Prepares resources and strategic plans for the management and accomplishes environmental assessments;
- Drafts procedures and manifestos regarding the environmental impact assessment process;
- Delivers assistance to the team which may be comprised of different field experts.
To become an Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist, post-graduate science degrees are required preferably in environmental science, engineering, management, planning or other related disciplines.
- Excellent writing and communication skills;
- Ability to form and uphold strong client relationship;
- Solid analytical problem solving skills;
- Knowledgeable in the legislation of the regulatory committee;
- Ability to handle project management;
- With background in a consulting environment.
- Can finalize tasks in a timely maner;
- Attentive and maintains an organized area;
- Focused and motivated;
An Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist may get a starting salary of PhP25,000 and may even increase depending on skills and work experience.
An Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist may advance as an Environmental Impact Assessment Senior Specialist, Manager or to even higher posts involved in advanced accountabilities in managing, data gathering, implementation and monitoring.
An Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist is employed in different organizations associated with conservation and environmental advocacies ranging from local, provincial, regional government agencies as well as oil, gas, mining and other related private sectors. Practitioners in this field may also be employed as Public Health Inspector, Environmental Policy Officer, Environmental Auditor and Environmental Consultant.
The cost of pursuing a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, management and planning varies between public and private schools. In a public university, the tuition fee is around PhP 3,000 to PhP 28,000 per semester while in private schools, fees may range from PhP 13,000 to PhP 55,000 per semester.