GITC Consult GmbH
Permanent Positions

Cologne/Germany: ESHS Expert (f/m/d)

GITEC-IGIP is looking for an experienced Environmental, Social, Health and Safety (ESHS) Expert (f/m/d) for its headquarters in Cologne/Germany to support its international development projects.

Basic Parameters
Country / CityProject StartDurationDeadline
Germany / CologneImmediatelyPermanent positionuntil filled

About the company

GITEC-IGIP Holding SE with the two managing companies GITEC-IGIP GmbH and IGIP mbH is a leading consulting group with the two managing companies GITEC-IGIP GmbH and IGIP mbH. Our companies are mainly active in publicly financed development cooperation projects worldwide. For over five decades, we provide a wide range of consulting services, characterized by professional experience, technical expertise of our multi-cultural teams, profound understanding of specific donor requirements as well as a worldwide network of local companies and branch offices that guarantee a close proximity to our customers. We are constantly looking for high-profile consultants. For more details, please visit our web sites at: and

Our vacancy

In order to strengthen and support our Health & Social Infrastructure Department at our headquarters in Cologne/Germany, we are looking for a full-time Environmental, Social, Health and Safety (ESHS) Expert – mainly in the building sector. In this position, you will be responsible for technical expert input, project acquisition, technical and organisational coordination, including result monitoring. You will also undertake short-term assignments in our current and future projects abroad. Moreover, you will be involved in guidance and training of local or international staff.


Main Duties in this Position

As a project manager/technical backstopper, you will be responsible for:


  • Contact with clients (ministries / development banks etc.) and partners and coordination of project approaches at an early stage;
  • Participation in the preparation of pre-qualifications / expressions of interest and independent follow-up, including liaison with potential national partner companies and potential candidates for international and national assignments;
  • Responsibility for the preparation, processing and / or coordination of technical and financial proposals with partner companies and internal service departments, including staff organization.

Project implementation:

  • Technical and financial project management;
  • Coordination, monitoring and evaluation of project activities within the project team;
  • Proactive coordination of project progress and milestones with clients and project partners;
  • Quality assurance and control at the HQ in Cologne and, if required, on site (technical backstopping and control missions);
  • Control of schedules (assistance in meeting deadlines) during reporting and editing of reports;
  • Monitoring of compliance with invoicing deadlines;
  • Follow-up of invoices issued in coordination with the project controllers;
  • Preparation of project agenda and new contracts.

Educational background

  • M.Sc. in environmental engineering / social science or similar / preparation of ESIAs etc., ESHS studies / experienced in design and implementation of projects under ESHS aspects.


Required expertise / profile 

  • Proven track record in the ESHS sector with at least 5 years of professional international experience, mainly in the building sector;
  • Experience in technical and financial management of international development projects;
  • Familiar with international donors (e.g. KfW, GIZ, World Bank, EU) and the full project cycle from identification to implementation, completion and evaluation;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Very good command of the German and/or English language; French would be an additional asset;
  • Willingness to work on a permanent basis in Cologne/Germany, with occasional missions/short assignments abroad.


Our offer

  • Interesting and challenging position in an international working environment;
  • Open, modern and multi-cultural team;
  • Position with high flexibility and development possibilities;
  • Remuneration package with 13 monthly salaries per year as well as extra remuneration for international assignments;
  • Flexible working hours (option of working from home).

If you are interested

We look forward to receiving your informative application documents – motivation letter with information on earliest start / notice period and gross salary expectations, up-to-date curriculum vitae, copies of professional degree(s) and work certificates to:

Quoting the Job ref. no.: HIS-ESHS/2022-07

Please note that we can only consider applicants with a valid residence and work permit for Germany / European Union (at least Blue Card EU)!


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