Rankin Engineering Consultants provides high quality, multi-disciplinary environmental and social impact assessment services to a range of sectors including road, energy, communication, water, sanitation and building sectors. We ensure that our impact assessments are prepared to meet all project permitting and financing requirements.

Rankin’s approach is to work closely with clients, Project Affected People (PAPs) and project engineers during the prefeasibility and feasibility stages of project development to ensure that environmental and social considerations are fully integrated into project design. Our aim is to develop management and mitigation measures that are technically and economically feasible, and that minimize environmental and social impacts to a degree acceptable to regulators, financiers, the community and other stakeholders.

Services Provided:

  • Identifying and scoping project permitting requirements and necessary environmental/social studies.
  • Managing an impact assessment program including:
    • Costing and planning the impact assessment program;
    • Building teams of in-house and external consultants with expertise specific to the nature of the project and its environmental setting; and
    • Preparing detailed briefs for baseline studies.
  • Undertaking comprehensive risk assessments to identify potential environmental and social liabilities/risks.
  • Liaising closely with the client, project engineers and, where required, regulators and financiers.
  • Facilitating government, community and other stakeholder liaison at key decision points during the impact assessment process to ensure stakeholder concerns are engaged in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Preparing environmental and social impact assessment reports that conform to the requirements of the regulators and integrate the project design, environmental study findings and proposed management and mitigation measures.
  • Developing international standard ESIAs and supporting plans (ESMP, SEP and RAPs that meet ZEMA/AfDP/IFC/World Bank and other international funders’ standards.