Marielle Penwarden is an Environmental consultant at Chand with 7 years’ experience. She has a BSc Honours in Environmental Management (UNISA) and has experience in ISO9001 Quality Management Systems as well as NEC3 Engineering Contract management. Marielle is also currently doing her Master of Science in Environmental Management part-time.
She has worked on and managed a number of environmental authorisation processes such as Basic Assessments, Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessments, Section 24G Applications, setback line applications, etc. inclusive of the supporting public participation, licensing (e.g. Air Emissions License, General Authorisation, Waste Management License, etc.) and compilation of Environmental Management Programmes (EMPr) required. These authorisation processes have been conducted for small, medium and large-scale infrastructure projects such as a nuclear power station, wind farms, pipelines, roads, residential developments, etc. and have varied in complexity and controversy.
She also has experience on Environmental Impact Assessments in Botswana. Furthermore, Marielle has conducted numerous environmental audits for the construction and operation phase of small and medium-scale infrastructure projects. She has also compiled a number of Waste Management Plans for a variety of industries and processes. Prior to joining Chand, she worked as a Scientist for a large engineering organisation under the Mega Projects unit, which dealt with large projects of national importance.