- Posted 16 September 2022
- Salary DOE + equity
- LocationUnited Kingdom
- Job type Permanent
- Contact NameNathan Quinn
My client are a household name Private Equity firm who are looking for a Head of Planning to manage the grid connections of their DCO Solar & Storage projects. They are planning a 5GW pipeline and the successful candidate will be given an equity stake in the business.
Purpose of Role
Leading the development, deployment, and delivery of consenting strategy throughout the lifecycle of projects and programmes
Implementing programmes of work to prepare applications in accordance with established systems, processes, procedures, policies, and regulations
Maintaining up-to-date awareness of legislative, technical and policy changes in planning, environmental and government matters
Providing technical support and advice to identify and co-ordinate permissions across a programme of works including land acquisition, community engagement, protective provisions, consents, and requirements
Leading and advising on various permissions required for DCO delivery, including liaising with consent granting bodies and engaging with stakeholders, preparing applications and supporting material where required
Providing assurance and review throughout design and delivery of works to ensure compliance with project scope and DCO consenting requirements
Managing and monitoring progress of consent-related elements, such as the consent register, master programme, protective provisions, and compulsory purchase orders
Delivering DCO compliance workshops informing project teams of consents requirements, ensuring they are incorporated into processes and procedures
Managing the Environmental Impact Assessment workstream to ensure deliverables are co-ordinated with the broader timetable of DCO design and consultation
Preparing Consents Management Plan to capture all required consents
Working with the project controls team to ensure all permissions timelines are factored into the project programme
Facilitating expert planning and legal review of the draft DCO application and EIA at appropriate points in the programme
Qualifications / Skills Sought:
Relevant professional chartership (or being able to demonstrate that you are working towards this).
Planning- or EIA-related experience that could include developments under Hybrid Bill, NSIP/DCO, Transport and Works Act Order, Town and Country Planning and/or other relevant consenting regimes.
Excellent problem solving and time management abilities.
Proven project management abilities, including management of the commercial aspects of project delivery
A track-record of successful client engagement and business development.
Passion for growing the business, as well as being highly motivated and able to work both independently with limited direction and effectively as part of a growing team.
Excellent communication, team and people management skills.