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Senior Consents and Lands Project Manager

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   £60,000 – £75,000 dependent on capability.
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   22/01/2024
Company Name   National Grid
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This is the time for action – we need to move at pace and reform our energy system – to deliver energy security, to tackle climate change and to protect our people. 

Reporting into the Senior Permission Manager (Offshore Delivery) this role will have responsibility spanning consents and lands activities across the marine and terrestrial envrionment.

As a Project Manager you will deliver high quality, economic consents, environmental assessment and lands service to maximise the likelihood of obtaining the required planning consents and land rights to facilitate the delivery of National Grid Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment (ASTI) projects to program and cost.

You will manage and help build a growing team of Consents Officer professionals who will move forward one of the offshore projects identified in the Holistic Network Design.

Our team largely work from home across bases all across the UK and therefore we are open to professionals in any regions. 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:

  • Proven capability in leading, managing and developing a high-performing professional-technical consents and lands team.
  • A proven track record in developing effective external networks and relationships conducive to the above, and to effectively supporting the development and delivery of construction projects.
  • The ability to develop effective business-wide networks and relationships conducive to the above, and to effectively supporting the development and delivery of construction projects.
  • Current, comprehensive knowledge and understanding of consenting, lands and associated disciplines.
  • An appreciation / understanding of Ofgem funding mechanisms and the way that National Grid delivers revenue under the regulatory framework

As a manager at National Grid, you are expected to live the company values, as well as demonstrate and continually developing your leadership skills.

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

  • You’ll provide excellent technical consents and lands strategy guidance and support, reporting directly to the Project Director, Senior Management team, and disciplinary leads.
  • Ensure all relevant consents and lands activities and tasks, are delivered economically and efficiently; and that where possible and practicable, innovation and best/good practice is applied in order to reduce costs.
  • Make provision for all necessary Consents & Lands resources so they are procured in advance of need and the resources procured are technically capable and resilient with respect to their roles and responsibilities
  • You will build strong, collaborative, and enduring relationships with the Contractor and contractor community, to support the economic and efficient delivery of project consent activities and tasks, and the support of lands activities.
  • Create a holistic, collaborative, and high-performing Consents & Lands team, and provide effective and visible leadership and management of that team.
  • Effectively lead complex and challenging engagement with senior personnel across the relevant consenting and licensing authorities, with key stakeholders and consultees, and with landowners and their supporting land agencies.
  • Clarify and relay all Consents and Lands risks to Project program, together with proposed mitigations, to the Project Director and/or Senior Management team, immediately; and once agreed, effectively and successfully implement those mitigations.
  • Promote and ensure the enduring safety, health and well-being, and personal security, of the Consents and Lands teams.

What you’ll get

A competitive salary between £60,000 – £75,000 dependent on capability.

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus of up to 15% of your salary for stretch 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 is a Business Unit created to propel our grid forward to deliver in 5 years, what has been achieved in the previous 30. By 2030 we aim to have 17 new major infrastructure projects live across England, Scotland and Wales.

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. Interviews will be held in early February

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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