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Consents & Environment Manager - Development


Consents & Environment Manager - Development

  • 537016
  • Closing at: Oct 25 2021 at 23:55 BST

We're proud to be a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net-zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

Base Location: Perth, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness

Salary: Flexible depending on experience + annual bonus + car/car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

SSEN Transmission is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Consents & Environmental Planner (Development) to support the delivery of Major, large-scale terrestrial Transmission infrastructure.

You will work on iconic, National infrastructure projects directly facilitating Scotland's ambitions to meet NetZero through the transportation of renewable energy to the centres of demand.

You will join a multi-award winning team recognised for our sector-leading planning and sustainability initiatives, including RTPI's In-house planning team of the year - Finalist and IEMA's Sustainability Impact Awards - Biodiversity & Environmental Net Gain - Winner.

Key responsibilities for the roles will include:

- Work as part of a multi-disciplinary project team to Secure Planning Permission and Electricity Act consents for Nationally significant electricity infrastructure projects (Planning Permission, Electricity Act and Environmental consents). Negotiate challenging conditions with statutory authorities and submit robust supporting information.

- Lead on and coordinate site appraisals and optioneering studies to ensure all consenting and technical risks are understood and incorporated into the development and refinement of project design.

- Oversee and manage external consultants to deliver proportionate and robust Environmental Impact Assessments and appraisals.

- Develop, control and build mutually beneficial external stakeholder relationships (consenting bodies, statutory authorities, key consultees, and government departments).

- Working under a Lead Consents & Environment Manager, there will be a high level of autonomy for your projects with the benefit of experienced support and guidance where required.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have

- Detailed knowledge of the Scottish Planning Process, Consenting regimes and Environmental Impact Assessment legislation.

- Demonstrable Project Management experience and understanding of how to manage all aspects of the delivery of major projects e.g. project definition and set up, management of consultants, costs, risk, quality and timing is essential to the success of this role.

- A willingness to contribute, adapt, and learn within a busy, fast-moving team, dealing with challenges and opportunities across an extensive workload. Innovation and new ideas are welcomed where they can add value and improve the consenting approach and will be rewarded with good opportunities for long term career progressions within this key sector.

- Ideally, you will have a Planning or Environmental related degree, preferably with postgraduate qualification coupled with experience in a relevant industry (e.g. infrastructure, environmental / planning consultancy dealing with major consenting projects). Membership of an appropriate planning or environmental professional body is also desirable.

- We are seeking candidates at the senior/associate level, although ambitious highly motivated applicants will also be considered where appropriate.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net-zero.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact or 01738 342871.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal record and credit check.



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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

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