Lead Consents Manager

SSE plc

Location: County Dublin, Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross, Reading, Renfrewshire, West Yorkshire

Job Type: Full time

Posted


About our Business

SSE Thermal is on a mission to deliver the flexible energy needed today while powering the transition to net zero. Our 600+ employees play a crucial role in keeping the lights on across the UK and Ireland and we're rising to the low-carbon challenge with our teams at the cutting-edge of vital technologies. We're developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage projects and progressing plans for what could be the world's first hydrogen-fired power station, as well as a major hydrogen storage facility and exploring other exciting options as we decarbonise. We've already achieved a lot - but we're just getting started. As part of SSE, which could invest in excess of £40bn across the next decade, we're at the forefront of the energy transition - so come join us as we continue to grow and power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK sites, which includes but is not limited to: Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds, Glasgow, Perth, and Reading

Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 + car / cash allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

SSE Thermal have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Consents Manager to join our team!

As the Lead Consents Manager you will lead on the consenting and permitting activities for a number of large and complex low carbon thermal energy projects through the development, construction and commissioning phases.

The Lead Consent Manager will provide strategic as well as specialist advice.

The main responsibilities within this role will be to:

- Scope, design and implement consenting strategies to deliver consents and permits applicable across the low carbon projects' portfolio comprising new build and retrofit low carbon thermal power generation infrastructure.

- Identify, instruct and manage external consents resources, working closely and co-ordinating with internal project, land, legal, engineering and procurement teams.

- Identify and manage consenting and permitting risks including optioneering and mitigation strategies and timeous escalation.

- Deliver necessary consents, permits and licences, including Town and Country Planning, Development Consent Order, Safety, Environmental, and Marine, to support recommendations up to Final Investment Decision (FID) and ultimate project delivery including discharge of planning condition and/or DCO requirement to support project implementation.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Substantial knowledge and experience of planning, consenting and environmental requirements for major capital projects (including, Town and Country Planning, Development Consent Order, Section 36 Consent, Environmental Permitting, and Water Abstraction Licensing).

- Be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Member of Institute of Environment Management and Assessment or other related professional body.

- Knowledge and experience of commercial drivers for major infrastructure projects.

- Knowledge of Safety, Health and Environment legislation and practices.

- Ability to form, and manage a project consent delivery team, within an environment of high uncertainty and rapid change.

- The ability to communicate at all levels within the business, including organisations and groups such as Local Communities, Local Authorities and Statutory Consultees.

About our Business

SSE Thermal is on a mission to deliver the flexible energy needed today while powering the transition to net zero. Our 600+ employees play a crucial role in keeping the lights on across the UK and Ireland and we're rising to the low-carbon challenge with our teams at the cutting-edge of vital technologies. We're developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage projects and progressing plans for what could be the world's first hydrogen-fired power station, as well as a major hydrogen storage facility and exploring other exciting options as we decarbonise. We've already achieved a lot - but we're just getting started. As part of SSE, which could invest in excess of £40bn across the next decade, we're at the forefront of the energy transition - so come join us as we continue to grow and power change.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave 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 encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made 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 flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Hannah on hannah.e.cutajar@sse.com / 01738 341147.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

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