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Job ID 7731
Floating Wind Farm,Offshore Wind,Transmission & Distribution

Head of Offshore Development required to join the Edinburgh office of a leading offshore developer.

The ideal candidate will have a background in securing onshore and offshore consents and land acquisition for major offshore infrastructure proposals from development through to construction and operations.


  • Provide management, insight and support for environmental and permit compliance during development, construction and operations
  • Engage with regulators and statutory stakeholders including attendance at strategic internal and external stakeholder meetings
  • Interface between development and other project teams (including construction, finance, project controls and commercial) to ensure project consents are understood
  • Ensure Work Package Managers are aware of the obligations put on their respective packages in terms of consent compliance
  • Support engagement with regulators, statutory and other stakeholders, communities and relevant NGOs and related government officials
  • Manage project budgets and line manage dedicated development team


  • Degree in relevant subject (e.g. Environmental Science, Law, Business Administration)
  • Demonstrable experience with a consultancy, utility or developer, delivering consents / permits for offshore renewables infrastructure
  • Comprehensive knowledge of environmental and consenting policies, regulations and compliance requirements
  • Track record of stakeholder management for offshore wind energy/ transmission projects and ability to communicate and work cooperatively with regulatory agencies
  • Experience managing others and engaging with internal and external project teams
  • Excellent time management and verbal / written communication skills

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