General Oil and Gas

Ongoing Recruitment in an Oil and Gas Service Company

Risten Development Company Nigeria Limited is a wholly Nigerian owned Oil and Gas service company that provides quality technical services in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Environmental Ecologist

Location: Lagos

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducting field surveys to collect information about the numbers and distribution of organisms;
  • Taxonomy – classifying organisms;
  • Applying sampling strategies and employing a range of habitat survey techniques, such as geographic information systems (gis), global positioning systems (gps), aerial photography, records and maps;
  • Carrying out environmental impact assessments;
  • Analysing and interpreting data, using specialist software programs;
  • Habitat management and creation;
  • Writing reports and issuing recommendations;
  • Liaising with and advising site managers, engineers, planners and others associated with a survey;
  • Building relationships with stakeholders, including members of the public;
  • Carrying out research;
  • Undertaking teaching in schools or in field centres;
  • Keeping up to date with new environmental policies and legislation;
  • Contributing ideas about changes to policy and legislation, based on ecological findings.

Qualifications Required

  • Applied Life Sciences;
  • Biology (Specialising In Ecology);
  • Botany/Plant Science;
  • Conservation Biology;
  • Ecology;
  • Environmental Biology;
  • Environmental Management;
  • Geography;
  • Marine Biology;
  • Zoology.

Skills Required:

  • Enthusiasm about, and fascination for, animals and plants;
  • Expertise in one or more groups of living organisms;
  • Capacity to identify different species as appropriate to the role;
  • Enthusiasm for undertaking fieldwork in sometimes harsh conditions;
  • Competence in understanding and using
  • Statistics and other ecological data;
  • The ability to use computer software for recording, analysing and presenting data and reports;
  • Excellent written communication, research and presentation skills;
  • Experience of report writing;
  • Confidence in using survey techniques and identification keys;
  • Team working and project-management skills;
  • Self-motivation, energy and drive;
  • An objective approach to working in conservation.



Job Title: Entomologist

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • Designing, coordinating, and initiating testing program to characterize activity spectrum, non-target organism effects and ecological risk of new products
  • Preparing and reviewing ecological risk assessment reports to support registration of biotechnology-derived products
  • Driving and leading new considerations/tools for non-target organism bioassays and ecological risk assessment on case by case basis–e.g. new modes of action.

Required Education and Skills/Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s in Entomology, Ecotoxicology or related discipline
  • Experience in designing and conducting laboratory and/or field studies to assess for potential adverse effects on insects
  • Functional knowledge of biostatistics, experimental design, exposure assessment, and analytical methodology
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project and time management abilities
  • Agility to work on multiple projects and flexibility to meet business objectives
  • Self-motivated and capable of functioning as an independent scientist while being able to work effectively in a team environment.

Desired Education and Skills/Experience:

  • Ph.D. or Master’s Degree
  • Professional experience monitoring and conducting GLP ecotoxicology studies and conducting ecological risk assessments for crop protection products
  • Knowledge and/or experience interacting with regulatory authorities and issue management
  • Experience with Nigerian ecotoxicology test guidelines and risk assessment approaches for crop protection products including endangered species risk assessment
  • Prior experience leading scientific initiatives across functional areas
  • Prior experience with quality management systems such as ISO or GLP
  • Prior experience working in Environmental industry.


Job Title: Environmental Taxonomist

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • Designing, coordinating, and initiating testing program to characterize activity spectrum, non-target organism effects and ecological risk of new products
  • Preparing and reviewing ecological risk assessment reports to support registration of biotechnology-derived products
  • Addressing agency and academic questions around ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment of products with sound and supported scientific responses
  • Driving publications in accordance
  • Representing Monsanto’s support for science based environmental risk assessment internally and externally with industry, academia, government and public stakeholders
  • Driving and leading new considerations/tools for non-target organism bioassays and ecological risk assessment on case by case basis–e.g. new modes of action

Required Education and Skills/Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s in Entomology, Ecotoxicology or related discipline
  • Experience in designing and conducting laboratory and/or field studies to assess for potential adverse effects on insects
  • Functional knowledge of biostatistics, experimental design, exposure assessment, and analytical methodology
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project and time management abilities
  • Agility to work on multiple projects and flexibility to meet business objectives
  • Self-motivated and capable of functioning as an independent scientist while being able to work effectively in a team environment

Desired Education and Skills/Experience:

  • Ph.D. or Master’s Degree
  • Professional experience monitoring and conducting GLP ecotoxicology studies and conducting ecological risk assessments for crop protection products
  • Knowledge and/or experience interacting with regulatory authorities and issue management
  • Experience with U.S. and/or EU ecotoxicology test guidelines and risk assessment approaches for crop protection products including endangered species risk assessment
  • Prior experience leading scientific initiatives across functional areas
  • Prior experience with quality management systems such as ISO or GLP
  • Prior experience working in agriculture industry

Job Title: Herpetologist

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • Scope, design and plan herpetology survey programmes to industry best practice.
  • Coordinate, manage and mentor a team of field-based herpetologists.
  • Plan and allocate staff resources to projects to complete ongoing and forecasted workload.
  • Input on and assist with the compilation of successful tenders to win work in a competitive market.
  • Research and implement best-practice herpetology survey techniques and guidance for use in all work undertaken.
  • Review ongoing field survey results and interpret for interim presentation to clients and with final project outputs in mind.
  • Build strong relationships with clients, authorities and stakeholders, and proactively manage the client relationships to deliver the level of customer service expected.,
  • Drive the adoption of the most efficient survey and data management techniques, including by using technology for capturing and recording field survey data.
  • Guide and review reports prepared by other Herpetology team members and write report inputs commensurate with your level of expertise as Principal Herpetologist.
  • Undertake specialist herpetology fieldwork commensurate with your level of expertise, as required in the fulfillment of the Principal Herpetologist’s role.

Requirements
The key requirements of the post will be:

  • A third-level qualification in Ecology, Environmental or Natural Sciences, or other related fields that give the candidate the necessary skills to fulfill the role.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ post-graduate experience in fulfilling similar functions or in a similar consultancy or professional role.
  • Experience of undertaking research projects in the field of herpetology, and utilising or developing best-practice survey guidelines.
  • Experience of technical/scientific report writing.
  • A proven track record at building long-term professional relationships with clients and key herpetology stakeholders.
  • To already be or to be working towards becoming a person of recognised standing in the herpetology community.
  • Commercially-savvy and business-minded.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage the busy and varied workload of a busy team of herpetologists



Job Title: Ornithologist

Location: Lagos

Job Description
The key responsibilities of the role will be to:

  • Scope, design and plan ornithology survey programmes to industry best practice.
  • Coordinate, manage and mentor a team of field-based ornithologists.
  • Plan and allocate staff resources to projects to complete ongoing and forecasted workload.
  • Input on and assist with the compilation of successful tenders to win work in a competitive market.
  • Research and implement best-practice ornithology survey techniques and guidance for use in all work undertaken.
  • Review ongoing field survey results and interpret for interim presentation to clients and with final project outputs in mind.
  • Build strong relationships with clients, authorities and stakeholders, and proactively manage the client relationships to deliver the level of customer service expected.,
  • Drive the adoption of the most efficient survey and data management techniques, including by using technology for capturing and recording field survey data.
  • Guide and review reports prepared by other Ornithology team members and write report inputs commensurate with your level of expertise as Principal Ornithologist.
  • Undertake specialist ornithology fieldwork commensurate with your level of expertise, as required in the fulfilment of the Principal Ornithologist’s role.

Qualifications
The key requirements of the post will be:

  • A third-level qualification in ecology, environmental or natural sciences, or other related fields that give the candidate the necessary skills to fulfil the role.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ post-graduate experience in fulfilling similar functions or in a similar consultancy or professional role.
  • Experience of undertaking research projects in the field of ornithology, and utilising or developing best-practice survey guidelines.
  • Experience of technical/scientific report writing.
  • A proven track record at building long-term professional relationships with clients and key ornithology stakeholders.
  • To already be or to be working towards becoming a person of recognised standing in the ornithology community.
  • Commercially-savvy and business-minded.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage the busy and varied workload of a busy team of ornithologists.





Deadline: 23rd March, 2018.

Method of Application 
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV’s to: jobs@ristend.com

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