Expression of interest - Senior Social Consultant

Senior (6-10 years)

Technical Skills

  • Compliance
  • Corporate Communications
  • CRM
  • Due Diligence
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Team Management

Job Description

Expression of interest - Senior Social Consultant

ERM Hong Kong

After more than 30 years in operation, ERM’s Hong Kong office draws upon a wealth of multidisciplinary experience. The Hong Kong office is one of the ERM’s largest operations in the Asia Pacific region and staffs some 100 professionals, including fully qualified scientists, engineers, economists and social scientists.  ERM’s services are designed to deliver results that enable our clients to maximize earnings, manage risks, comply with regulations and improve their corporate reputation and public perception.  With a truly global footprint, our dedicated professionals have delivered project solutions in more than 170 countries.

Impact Assessment & Planning

ERM’s Impact Assessment & Planning practice focuses on supporting development of projects in power, infrastructure, chemicals and natural resources. Our goal is always the same: assisting our clients in achieving project success, from planning through construction and operation, while meeting expectations for assessment and management of impacts on environmental, social, health and cultural resources. By helping clients bring these issues into the project planning process early, we seek to help our clients meet environmental/social performance objectives, enable savings in capital and operating costs, and avoid significant approval and other delays.

ERM combines experience with global standards, such as the Equator Principles and International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards, with a thorough understanding of local regulatory systems and cultural sensitivities. We apply state-of-the-art assessment tools, from GIS to modeling and visualization techniques. We have also developed our own Impact Assessment Standard, which we use to maintain consistency and quality when other standards do not apply in a particular situation.

ERM’s Impact Assessment & Planning practice has been ERM’s highest growth practice globally, growing over 20% per year for the past 5 years alone. The practice currently has over 1,000 professionals globally, representing the full range of technical disciplines, with sector experience across the board. What ERM’s practice is perhaps best known for, is supporting some of the most challenging development projects in the world. It is this reputation that attracts and retains the highly skilled consultants who comprise ERM’s Impact Assessment & Planning team.

Job Description

ERM is seeking motivated a motivated Senior or Principal Consultant to lead a growing social practice in our Hong Kong office. The role will be based in Hong Kong with the Impact Assessment and Planning team and cover both local and international projects in the areas of integrated Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), Social Due Diligence, Land Acquisition and Resettlement Planning and Stakeholder Consultation strategy and execution.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a track record in a relevant social consulting discipline and in building and managing consulting teams.

This is an excellent career opportunity to work with an expert global consulting company on challenging environmental and social projects for large industrial and government clients. Access to ERM's worldwide network of social and environmental experts provides the knowledge sharing of best practices across the industry and ongoing learning and growth opportunities for everyone.


  • Working with an ERM Partner, develop social consulting opportunities

  • Liaise with clients, where requested, to ensure that client needs are met and work is conducted to the highest standard.

  • Delivery of social consulting services including Land Acquisition and Resettlement Planning, Stakeholder Consultation, Social Due Diligence and Social Impact Assessment for industrial clients and financial institutions.

  • Liaise with academic institutions and governmental agencies responsible for research and issuance of regulatory standards on resettlement, social impacts management and Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability.

  • Represent the interests of the company in all dealings, and communications with ERM clients, potential clients, contacts and other businesses in the ERM Group.

  • Alongside an ERM Partner, build and manage a team of social consultants.


  • Master degree or above in a social-related discipline (e.g. Sociology, Public Policy/Administration, Development Studies) or equivalent work experience (Minimum 6 years for Senior Consultant and 8 years for Principal Consultant)

  • Familiarity with international standards (e.g. IFC Performance Standards)

  • Manage proposals, projects and people as per ERM policies, in compliance with our Quality Management System;

  • Communication skills and capacity to work as part of an integrated and multidisciplinary team

  • Chinese and English working capabilities

    Additional characteristics

  • International education and/or experience

  • In depth experience in environmental/social impact assessment to local and international standards.

  • Experience in identifying issues and opportunities to determine client favorable outcomes, and supervise the delivery of consulting services accordingly;

  • Proven track record in interacting with Clients on technical, commercial and project management matters

Your desire and ability to work as part of a team and take ownership of your work will see you thrive within your role. If you are interested in growing your career in a challenging, innovative and supportive working environment and believe you have the drive and ability to match ours, apply today using the links below.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Employment TypeFull-time
Career LevelSenior (6-10 years)
Education LevelMaster
LanguageEnglish, Cantonese

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