Onshore Consents Manager

  • Full Time
  • London

Project role reference – ODOW 0117

Role description

Green Investment Group (GIG) and TotalEnergies in a JV 50/50 (GT R4 Ltd) have recently been awarded with the seabed lease rights to develop a 1.5 GW project in the UK. The project is in the Development Phase with the aim to achieve all the necessary consents, and complete the necessary surveys and engineering to enable the project to become operational before 2030. The position is an important role within this integrated JV project team.

The position is in London with flexibility on work from home or elsewhere with regular visits to London Office (Farringdon). Occasional business travel in UK and possibly further afield may be required for this post.

The project is currently recruiting an Onshore Consents Manager to for this flagship Round 4 offshore wind project on the east coast of England.  Primary responsibilities include supporting the ODOW lead Onshore Consents Manager to deliver all consenting matters during per-application, local stakeholder engagement with all interested parties and supporting the DCO Examination process.

The candidate must be equipped with a broad range of planning/consenting skills and experience relevant to offshore wind farm development; project management, consent and contract management skills The candidate must be qualified to degree level and familiarity with the UK offshore wind programme are essential.

Main responsibilities

  • Support the ODOW Onshore Consents Lead on onshore consents and stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Coordination of Onshore EIA & Project HRA.
  • Support onshore aspects of the Evidence Plan Process and Expert Topic Groups.
  • Input to the onshore elements of the site selection report and interface with the ODOW engineering team.
  • Deliver commitments within the ODOW Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC).
  • Support and attend pre-application consultation events.
  • Lead coordinator for Community Liaison Groups.
  • Input to the ODOW Consultation Report – onshore stakeholder comms & meetings.
  • Support onshore stakeholder engagement, communications and community engagement initiatives, including delivering community benefit packages.
  • Monitor Planning Portal Service & Local Plans.
  • Ensure adherence with Planning Act processes and guidance.
  • To advise on other strategic onshore EIA matters as required.

Minimum requirements:

  • Ideally have established, positive relationships with key statutory consultees.
  • Appreciation of technical, commercial/contractual and policy aspects of connecting large infrastructure projects to the grid.
  • Stakeholder / Relationship management skills in a similar environment with stakeholders.

Specific Role Competencies:

  • Planning, environmental or geographical degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable experience in the renewables or other relevant infrastructure sectors.
  • Deep knowledge and experience of onshore planning/consenting/DCO activities relevant to offshore wind farms.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo, identify solutions, influence stakeholders to enable a successful implementation.
  • Project Management skillsets.
  • Strong initiative and the ability to proactively identify required tasks.
  • An organised approach to working, task prioritisation and time management.

We understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings. The one thing we all have in common is our focus on high performance. If you’re capable, motivated and can deliver, we want you on our team.

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We facilitate a range of flexible working arrangements within our teams. Talk to us about what flexibility may be available.

If you have a growth mindset, are curious and have a passion for the green transition, we want to hear from you.