Offshore Wind Consents Manager

Posted 10 July 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameCharlie Wilkes-Green

Job description

​To join a leading Offshore Wind Developer, based in Edinburgh

My client is now seeking an additional Offshore Consents Manager to lead offshore consenting activities for one of its projects.

This role is for an experienced professional with a proven track record in delivering the necessary consents and permissions for major infrastructure projects.

You will be responsible for:

  • Delivering offshore consents and licensing requirements for my client’s projects, collaborating with the Environment and Consents Lead and the wider team.

  • Providing technical environmental and consenting guidance (offshore) and supporting and overseeing the assessment, development, and execution phases.

  • Preparing and managing consenting plans.

  • Implementing and updating the offshore consenting strategy and managing budgets during the assessment, development, and execution phases.

  • Preparing the scope of work documents and reviewing technical documents related to consenting activities.

  • Managing relationships with relevant external service providers (e.g., Fisheries Liaison, EIA Consultants) within existing and future service agreements.

  • Identifying consenting risks and developing mitigation plans for key risks associated with design, construction, operation, and decommissioning.

  • Overseeing the delivery of surveys and studies required to support Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA).

  • Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders (consulting bodies, statutory authorities, and key consultees) to support offshore consenting requirements.

  • Ensuring environmental and consenting requirements are integrated into design by building strong relationships with the project team and technical workstreams.

  • Keeping key project development documentation, such as the commitment register, programme, and risk register, up to date.

  • Performing other activities as may be reasonably required by my client from time to time, including community consultations and supporting the events schedule.

We are looking for candidates with experience in the following areas:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline (such as Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering, Planning, Geography, or Law).

  • Demonstrating a proactive, solution-focused approach to complex consenting and environmental issues.

  • Working within a renewable energy or environmental consultancy, with a clear focus on project consenting and development, taking projects through the consenting process.

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a consenting role.

  • HRA experience is highly desirable.

  • Ability to engage with, empathise with, and manage stakeholders effectively.