Lead Onshore Consent Manager

Aberdeen City, Perth and Kinross, Portsmouth, Reading, Renfrewshire
Full time
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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK, however our preference is that you'll be based at one of our key sites which include but is not limited to Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Reading & Havant.

Salary: £55,200 - £83,000 depending on skills and experience + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

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

As Lead Onshore Consents Manager, you'll provide support to one of the largest portfolio of offshore wind projects in the UK and Ireland. With some locations at critical points in their development cycle, it will provide the opportunity to engage in strategic conversations throughout the SSE Renewables project pipeline.

This specific role will be aligned to Dogger Bank D Offshore Wind Farm, which is entering an exhilarating new chapter of what will be the largest offshore wind development in the world.

As a key part of the team, some of your main accountabilities will include;

- Executing the consent strategy and project management for all onshore elements required to achieve development consent for the Dogger Bank D Project.

- Leading and supporting the development of the Onshore Consent Manager.

- Management of consultants and liaison with the wider consents and project team.

- Providing consenting advice and managing onshore consenting risk for complex workstreams.

- Lead engagement with key external stakeholders.

What do I need?

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

- Experience of onshore consenting, and a good understanding of the Development Consent Order process. Knowledge of offshore wind would be beneficial, but it's not essential.

- The ability to proactively address risks, collaborate with colleagues, consultants and stakeholders to drive viable solutions to ensure project success.

- An innovative and solutions driven mindset when addressing consenting challenges.

- Proven success in leading and motivating team members to enable project delivery.

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 Pamela on pamela.fleming@sse.com / 01738 342002.

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.