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Lead Consents Officers (Terrestrial and Marine)

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location   Wales (North) - UK, Wales (East) - UK, Wales (West) - UK, Wales (South) - UK, Wales (Central) - UK, Scotland (North) - UK, Scotland (East) - UK, Scotland (West) - UK, Scotland (Central) - UK, England (Yorkshire & Humberside) - UK, England (North East) - UK, England (North West) - UK, England (West Midlands) - UK, England (East Midlands) - UK, England (East Anglia) - UK, England (South West) - UK, England (South East) - UK, England (South Central) - UK, England (London & Greater) - UK, Northern Ireland - UK, Scotland (South) - UK, UK - Flexible - UK
Salary   £50,000 - £60,000 dependent on capability.
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   22/01/2024
Company Name   National Grid
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Great Britain's electricity infrastructure is undergoing an ambitious, exciting and vital transformation[MK1]  both onshore and offshore. Together with industry, we are creating a cleaner, greener system, one that protects the planet and serves generations to come.

Joining our growing team, you will be at the heart of the energy transition working as a senior staff grade member supporting our Offshore Delivery Team, bringing your terrestrial or marine consenting expertise to help deliver our fast tracked multi billion £ projects, enabling 50GW of reneweable energy to be transmitted across the UK.

Reporting into a Consents and Lands Senior Project Manager, you will ensure that project marine or terrestrial consents are delivered economically and efficiently, in accordance with current legislation, regulations, guidance and that National Grid’s reputation continues to be enhanced.

Our main HQ is Warwick but we have existing team members all over the UK as we continue to offer hybrid working from office and home.

We are open to full time and part time applicants, as well as flexible working arrangements. 

About you

What we do isn’t just important – it’s essential. That’s why we look to recruit experts in their field. In this case, we’re looking for someone who has:

  • Experience in the delivery of terrestrial or marine consents and EIA related activities in support of complex multi-site construction projects, to programme, cost and specification. These projects will often include significant, difficult, and often geographically dispersed or linked scopes of work
  • Capability in effectively leading and managing a substantive multi-disciplinary consents and  EIA team comprising both internal and external resources, including specialists, to deliver marine or terrestrial consents, stakeholder engagement and EIA related activities
    • Strong project management skills, specifically in relation to time, cost (forecast and actuals), scope, procurement and managing consents and Environmental Impact Assessment resources.
    • Excellent communication and presentational skills, with experience in presenting complex and contentious information to large and/or challenging external audiences.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one. 

What You’ll Do

Your core activities will include:

  • Take the lead in gaining terrestrial or marine consents for complex multi-site construction projects by leading and managing the delivery of project terrestrial or marine consents related activities through the consistent implementation of best practice, process and guidance, including effective engagement with all relevant internal stakeholders, external terrestrial or marine stakeholders and local communities.

Lead the process of challenging, advising and guiding project teams in relation to the design and development of projects, ensuring the implementation of effective project consents strategies and programmes to ensure that all terrestrial or marine consents related costs and risks are captured and managed and that the reputational impacts of making changes are fully considered.

  • Develop, lead and manage engagement strategies for strategic stakeholder relationships acting as the key interface with key terrestrial or marine external stakeholders/internal teams or persons on terrestrial or marine consenting matters.
  • Responsible for ensuring that internal and external project resource requirements are identified, procured and sufficiently embedded within the project team ahead of need, and that these resources are coached and mentored to perform effectively in relation to the delivery of terrestrial or marine consents related activities.
  • Lead, co-ordinate and organise the terrestrial or marine consents and EIA team resources to support timely, efficient and effective delivery of all project consents.

Your additional activities will be wide and varied, including ensuring quality and accuracy of project documentation, proactive management of external resources and finance, acting as an expert witness at hearings, committees and inquiries and mentoring less experienced team members to enable constant team development.

What you’ll get

A competitive starting salary between £50,000 - £60,000 – dependent on capability.

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

About us

National Grid Strategic Infrastructure was set up in 2023 with special dispensation from Ofgem to accelerate 17 key projects across the UK in order to deliver infrastructure upgrades within timescales never seen before in the UK. This infrastructure will make Britain prepared for a 100% clean, energy future.

Here at National Grid, we connect homes and businesses to power, making sure supply and demand match each other. We make sure the lights are on in schools, operating theatres, and sporting arenas; we’re thousands of people working on behalf of millions of people.

Our investment in Strategic Infrastructure via the Great Grid Upgrade will mean more home grown power, greater energy security and a cleaner future.

Whatever your role, wherever you work with us, you’ll help us hit stretching targets and achieve our far-reaching goal: to secure, clean energy that supports our world far into the future. Here, you will be at the heart of energy.

More information

This role closes on January 22nd at 23:59, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.

We work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office. 

We're committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.

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