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Job ID 15496
Offshore Wind

A Global Offshore Wind developer are looking to recruit a Development Manager who will be responsible for leading the project development team through pre-construction and construction phases, taking accountability of delivery and compliance of all onshore and offshore consents and licenses required for the construction and operation of the project.

This is a full time role based in Scotland.


  • Acquire all planning consents, licenses and permissions required for the construction and operation of the project.
  • Discharge conditions associated with the project's planning consents, licenses and permissions in the timescales required for project construction and operation.
  • Working with the project's Stakeholder Manager, take a leading role in engaging with external stakeholders in the above matters.
  • Monitor project pre-construction and construction activities to ensure compliance with conditions and constraints associated with the project's consents, licenses and planning permissions.
  • Lead the handover from the construction phase of the project into operations and maintenance for all associated consenting activities, processes and documents.
  • Define resource required to deliver the above and organise that resource, working with the project procurement team and other functions/package where required.
  • Develop and manage contracts for specialist consultancy support, including taking associated budget and programme responsibility.
  • Support major work package procurement processes by providing input to tender documents and undertaking review of supply chain proposals.
  • Report on project development activities within the project and to external stakeholders as required.
  • Working with project controls, develop and assess programme scenarios and associated risk for the project.
  • Working with project controls, support the development of cost estimates for project development activities.
  • Lead the consenting activities associated with the OFTO asset transaction process.
  • Support technical due diligence processes.


  • BSc/Beng/MSc degree in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Law, or Business Administration.

Experience in a multi-disciplinary project environment is required. Demonstrable knowledge in all of the following areas is required:

  • Planning and consenting processes associated with onshore and offshore transmission assets.
  • Legislation and best practices associated with planning and environmental management.
  • Wind farm and transmission asset construction methods and timescales.
  • The offshore transmission regulatory regime.
  • The CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations, including a demonstrable understanding of health, safety and environmental best practice.

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