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Senior Environmental Consultant - Offshore Wind

Senior Environmental Consultant - Offshore Wind

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy

  • Contact:

    George Fielder

  • Contact email:

    georgehwfielder@aol.com

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-12-23

ROLE:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Environmental Consultant / Project Manager to join a large consultancy, currently working on consenting many of the world’s largest offshore windfarms.  You will be a Senior Consultant with demonstrable experience in project managing DCO EIA in the offshore wind industry.

 

This position could be based in one of m clients 6 nationwide offices.

 

You will have extensive experience in the marine sector and appropriate knowledge of the regulatory framework, will be responsible for the management and delivery of environmental assessment projects, including the coordination and leadership of multidisciplinary teams. Your role will involve directly working with clients, problem solving and representing the company in client offices, regulator and stakeholder meetings and sometimes high pressured environments. It is likely that several projects would be managed and/or supported simultaneously.

 

Your role will involve directly working with clients, problem solving and representing the company in client offices, regulator and stakeholder meetings and sometimes high pressured environments. It is likely that several projects would be managed and/or supported simultaneously, and initially this role will fulfil an APM position.

 

We have an extensive portfolio of work and the role will involve management/direction, and acquisition, of projects of various sizes including energy (including nuclear and renewables), industry, port and coastal developments, flood and coastal defence, and more general development schemes.  You will be expected to provide robust advice to other members of the team, be able to individually develop your own leads and promote rewarding business development, and assist in the smooth running and continued successful development of the Environment group.

  

Your main areas of work are:-

Project manage the delivery of small, medium and large scale coastal and offshore projects (and associated onshore elements) and project teams on their own or under the direction of a Project Director
Environmental consultancy
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental appraisal including habitats regulations assessment (HRA)
Supporting the delivery of developments and projects within the UK Consent and Planning system and/or Marine Licensing regime
Provide technical support in area of specialism within the Advice group, Business Unit and other Business Lines
Environmental investigations, monitoring, data analysis and assessment
General support to senior technical specialists and the wider team

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

 

Essential:

Bachelors (essential) and Masters degree (desirable) in a core science, environmental science, or related discipline
Demonstrable experience in project managing DCO EIA in the offshore wind industry
Substantial experience in development/EIA consultancy
Experience working with statutory regulators and consultees
Experience Working with communities and key stakeholders
Good understanding of UK environmental law, the EIA process, and relevant government policy
Robust project management and financial management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication, organisational, analytical and time management skills
Ability to work on own initiative and also as part of a team
Focused, articulate and professional in appearance and standard of work
Commercial acumen and recognition of growth of services
Confidence at the client- and stakeholder-interface
Willingness to travel, including possibly to international destinations

 

Desirable:

Experience of supporting consenting onshore infrastructure projects related to offshore wind developments
IEMA membership or equivalent chartered status
Ability to bring required technical specialisms to the team
Knowledge of international EIA, and experience of professional working overseas
European language skills
Willingness to work on secondments
Experience outside the consultancy environment (i.e. as client or regulator)