Westington - Environmental Manager - Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Justin Westington

Pretoria, GP, South Africa


Environmental Manager


I have over 5 years experience in the Environmental Management/Conservation industry and have been involved with various Eskom projects as an Environmental Control Officer and Environmental Officer.
I have gained experience in Environmental compliance Management (EMP, RoD, Waste, Legislation).
The use of my qualifications (ND & Btech Nature Conservation) and short courses completed (eg. ISO 1400 Lead Auditor, Environmental Law) have been beneficial towards the jobs I have had.

I am a Team player and also work well as an Individual. I am passionate about the environment and working towards sustainability and education.

Work History

Manager for Waste, Hygiene, Cleaning & Pest Control

University of South Africa

October 2012 - June 2013

Pretoria as the Manager for Waste, Hygiene, Cleaning & Pest Control for University Estates, Support Services Directorate

- Operational and Contract management
- Financial and Budget control
- Inspections of campus and contract staff
- Environmental Compliance
- OHS and H&S of sites, buildings and staff
- Recycling and Integrated Waste Management implementation
- Management of waste scheduled collection dates and once off-projects
- Quality control - UNISA related assets, of contractors, and projects
- Human resource management and development
- Contributing towards Environmental Sustainability Plans
- Assisting in Tender and Project documentation
- Administration- invoices, reports, filing, disposal certificates, meeting minutes, etc.

Medupi 400kV Power Lines Construction (Limpopo Province)

January 2011 - March 2011


Environmental Officer and Environmental Control Officer

NCC Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd

March 2008 - June 2012

on three projects:
03/2011 - 06/2012 Project: Construction of the Neptune Vuyani 400kv Transmission line (East London -Mthatha)


Dedisa/Grassridge- Poseidon

March 2008 - October 2010

Project: the Dedisa/Grassridge- Poseidon 400kV Transmission Line (Coega, PE- Cookhouse, Eastern Cape )

- Ensuring Compliance and Management implementation from contractor, so it adheres to Legislation, Standards and procedures of Eskom, and the EMP/RoD of each project.
- Report compliance and non compliance to both the Client (Eskom & Trans African Projects) and National and Provincial Government (DEA), as well as conducting periodic environmental auditing.
- Environmental Risk analysis
- Assisting and ensuring ISO 1400 Standards
- Daily inspections and regular auditing
- Permitting and Licensing applications; includes Water Use licenses; activities associated with construction; and Vegetation clearing and control.
- Environmental Education and Induction training
- Liaison with land owners and affected parties over which the project is executed.
- Vehicle/ truck inspections (licencing, road worthy, drip trays, leaks) and driver permits and licences
- Monitoring of Campsites in terms of housekeeping, stocks that come in and out, and SHEQ management.
- Checking stock of all hazardous goods, compliance of storage and the disposal thereof.
- General Administration Duties
- Assistance to contractor- logistical issues, permitting, SHE, inspections and audits

01/2008- 03/2008 Volunteering
1. Assisted Alison Kock with Great White Shark research in False Bay
- Monitoring of shark attack rate on seals.
- Bay positions on shark monitors had to be replaced and monitored.

2. Assisting the Education Centre in Helderberg Nature Reserve.

Cape Peninsula University

February 2008 - November 2009

Btech (Bachelor of Technology): Nature Conservation
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Part time work during University Studies

Fransmanshoek Conservancy

December 2006 - December 2007

employed as Conservation Ranger (Practical year)

- Law Enforcement
- Bio-monitoring & Alien vegetation management
- Resource Management
- Tour Guiding and Education
- Assisted at De Hoop Nature Reserve during practical year in Fire Management and Cape Zebra Monitoring

Key Experiential Competencies
• Environmental Management (resource & compliance)
• OHS understanding and experience
• Contract Management
• Audits and Inspections (ISO 1400)
• Education and Awareness
• The combination of urban ecology and natural ecology

Part time work during University Studies

• Salesman at Sports Unlimited, Somerset West Mall
• Salesman at Music Moods, Somerset West Mall

Cape Peninsula University

February 2005 - November 2007

National Diploma: Nature Conservation
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

School Academic

High School: Scottburgh High School &Hottentots Holland High School (completed school)

English (1st Language)
Afrikaans (2nd language)

Professional Short Courses (certifications)

- Environmental Law
- ISO 14000 Lead Auditors Course
- Problem Animal Management
- Marine Monitoring


Dedisa Posiedon 400kV powerline construction

Environmental Compliance
SHEQ Management
Landowner Liaison

Medupi 400kV and substation construction

Interim ECO
Project Environmental Compliance
SHEQ Management
Stake holder Liaison

Neptune Vuyani 400kV powerline construction

Environmental Compliance of contractor
Auditing and site inspections
SHEQ Management
Permitting and Licensing
Landowner liaison

Qualifications & Certifications

University Academic Qualifications

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