EIA Project Director - Offshore Wind

Salary Description:
Negotiable
Sector:
EIA & Planning Jobs
Function:
Circular Economy Jobs
Location:
Scotland
Area:
Edinburgh
Location Description:
Edinburgh
Posted:
11th February 2021
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Mattinson Partnership
Job Ref:
20296

An exciting role delivering transformative change within the offshore wind sector working with a leading international multi-disciplinary consultancy.

Overview / Responsibilities

Due to continuing success in the offshore wind sector, my client is seeking a talented and motivated EIA Project Director to join its Environment & Infrastructure team, the location is flexible with homeworking and multiple offices across the UK. Already a well-established and major player in the industry, the organisation finds themselves in an even stronger position after the recent Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a growing team to deliver and manage EIA and consenting for high profile major infrastructure projects. In particular, you will:

* Lead project teams technically, strategically and commercially to deliver large EIA projects and consenting advice for offshore wind projects at various stages of the project lifecycle
* Continue to grow our offshore project portfolio by supporting business development activities to develop our existing clients and win new work.
* Develop, motivate and mentor junior staff to reach their potential

You will join an enthusiastic and supportive team and will experience a challenging but fulfilling working environment. There are significant opportunities for ongoing and structured career development across the wider Environment and Infrastructure consultancy business.

Experience:

* Experienced in delivering EIA's for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects in the offshore wind sector and be familiar with the Development Consent Order process as well as the Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regulations. This experience will ideally have involved project leadership throughout the project lifecycle from Scoping through to Examination.
* A technical leader in EIA with experience of providing technical direction at a project level. The candidate will have excellent reporting and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team, seeking technical input from other disciplines to deliver carefully considered solutions to produce high quality work.
* Well networked in the offshore wind industry with a proven track record of winning work with a variety of clients in the sector.
* An accomplished staff manager particularly leading multi-disciplinary teams as project manager.
* An excellent communicator with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, clients, suppliers and industry.
* Experienced in commercial and business management including management and responses to strategic bids, monthly reporting, resourcing and recruitment
* Willingness to travel, including possible international travel.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

* A degree (or equivalent), in a relevant environmental discipline, with a strong emphasis on EIA and/or SEA
* Postgraduate qualification in environmental science/planning (or related field of study)
* Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) or other professional accreditation/ registration with a recognised body
* Full driving licence

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