Project Consent Lead - Offshore Wind - Major Operator

Posted 12 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineRenewable Energy RecruitmentEnergy Recruitment
Contact NameEwan Melling

Job description

Great opportunity to work as a Project Consent Lead for a major Operator on a significant offshore wind development project in the North Sea.

The objective of the role includes achieving buildable consent, securing a uniform approach to authorities, regulators and collaborators within the project, and optimising the project consent team management and selection of consultants and contracts.

The Consent Lead ensures the right processes are followed, encourages knowledge transfer and fosters back to the strategic roles to ensure consent risk is minimised.


    • Deliver buildable consent of the project on time and to budget according to the programme
    • Define project consent strategy, considering company strategic aspects to optimise individual project consent. Consenting strategy includes: partner engagement, authority processes, sequence of activities, project risks, approach to procurement, internal resources
    • Define and lead consenting risk continually at project level. Clear and proactive communication of risk
    • Establish Consenting Core Team and processes
    • Ensure delivery of consent team members
    • Responsible for statutory customer engagement strategy
    • Ensure strong collaboration for all packages in relation to consenting risk and deliverables
    • Responsible for Consenting advice and manage input to due diligence and market activities
    • Drive continuous improvements and strategic works streams in the Project
    • Input and support line manager on resource needs, team structure and personal development for staff working on the Project.
    • Provide updates on key show stoppers to the strategic workstreams for the UK portfolio to de risk

Required Experience:

    • Experience with interpreting legal advice, and previous experience of working in the Scottish consenting process
    • Experience/knowledge of key consenting risks within EIA/HRA in Scotland
    • Experience with working in a multidisciplinary team and across different cultures
    • Experience with directing a team in a project context
    • Experience with developing and implementing QA process

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