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Job ID 19835
Offshore Wind

Consents Manager required for major Offshore Wind Farm developer based in England


  • Deliver and maintain the necessary consents for the project
  • Contribute to delivery and maintenance of necessary land lease agreements
  • Contribute to delivery and maintenance of necessary third party agreements, including any Planning Performance Agreements
  • Manage contracts with Lead EIA and Planning Lawyers
  • Liaison and co-ordination with project partners, key consultants and other supporting contractors, e.g. National Grid
  • Liaison activities with government and other key stakeholders (e.g. regulators, Crown Estate, statutory consultees, relevant sea users) , including support for PR messaging
  • Local stakeholder, political and media management working with internal press office and political affairs teams
  • Liaison with JV partners as appropriate
  • Ensure consent and land risks are identified and appropriately managed
  • Manage the consenting budget and deliver work streams on schedule
  • Contribute to delivery of an approved supply chain plan for the project
  • Facilitate liaison and all required/agreed collaboration with adjacent development projects.
  • Delivery of required pre-construction plans and discharge of consent conditions and requirements to enable FID
  • Liaison with site construction team, ensuring compliance with necessary consent conditions, statutory reporting requirements and landowner agreements


  • Excellent people management skills including motivational and support skills
  • Well organised and able to manage multiple work streams on a large project
  • Proven competencies in project development including proven ability at project manager level
  • Experience of UK Grid connection management
  • Be highly motivated and have the ability to work to challenging project deadlines
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills at a range of levels internally and externally
  • Likely to have at least 10 years relevant experience of consenting, ideally in the offshore wind discipline
  • Detailed understanding of offshore and onshore planning issues and all stages of the DCO process including Examination
  • Ability to influence and persuade stakeholders

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