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Renewables - Consents Team Manager

 

Renewables - Consents Team Manager

  • 542896
  • Closing at: Dec 7 2022 at 23:55 GMT

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.  We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

About the Role

Base Location: Glasgow and Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant, Belfast or Dublin.

Salary: up to £91,700 dependent upon experience + car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the role?

As a Consents Team Manager on Dogger Bank, one of our large scale offshore wind farm projects, you’ll manage a team to deliver the required consents, licences and land agreements necessary to deliver the project. You will have responsibility for consents budget, resource and programme to meet overall project objectives and be a key member of the project management team. You’ll also work closely with project support services including legal and corporate affairs to deliver consents objectives and with external stakeholders to implement the consenting strategy on the project.   

Working as part of the broader Renewables development team will give you the potential to work across one of the largest development portfolios of offshore and onshore wind projects in the UK and Ireland with sites at a variety of different stages of development. This will provide opportunity to engage in strategic discussions across SSE Renewables’ development portfolio. 

Main responsibilities:

- Lead the overall offshore and onshore consents workstream required for delivery of Dogger Bank D.

- Delivery of the consenting strategy including schedule, budget and resourcing activities for Development Consent Order (DCO).

- Procurement and management of relevant consultants to deliver required outputs to support DCO process.

- Identify consenting risks and develop mitigation plans for key risks for design, construction, operation and decommissioning.

- Own relationship with key stakeholders (consulting bodies, statutory authorities and key consultees) to support the pathway to DCO.

What do I need?

We are looking for someone with extensive experience of offshore wind farm development who has experience in all stages of the development process, and a proven track record within offshore consenting. You should be an experienced team leader with great communication skills who can work in a fast-paced environment. You should be educated to degree level in a relevant qualification. Professional membership of a relevant technical or professional body would be beneficial. 

It is essential that you can work effectively both independently, and as part of the Dogger Bank and wider SSE Renewables team, supporting and deputising for senior colleagues and engaging in strategic discussions. Your personality and extensive skill set should be seen in your ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders, coupled with excellent problem-solving skills.  

A commercial approach to all work is expected, challenging colleagues, stakeholders and contractors to manage risk, achieve viable solutions to consenting issues and support overall project objectives. A strong knowledge and understanding of project governance around approvals and programme and financial management procedures will be required, as will an innovative approach when addressing consenting issues and their resolution. 

Requirements:

- Demonstrable competence and experience in consenting of large-scale offshore wind projects through the DCO process.

- Relevant university degree in Environmental or Engineering discipline.

- Excellent project management skills and experience of managing large projects to tight deadlines.

- Good people management skills.

- Good communication skills (written and verbal) in English and ability to communicate complex technical issues to stakeholders and package managers.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As 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, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

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 douglas.mcallister@sse.com or 01738 275199.

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

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