Position: Environmental Project Manager
Salary: GBP28600 - GBP42800 per annum
Ref: 522830_1578102578
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 04/01/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Perth

Salary: £28,600 - £42,800 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

What is the Role?

In this role, you'll be responsible for successfully delivering the environmental management and consenting elements of various transmission projects from feasibility stage, through the development and construction phases into the operational phase. These projects will typically involve new or upgraded substation developments, overhead transmission lines and underground cable works.

To achieve this, you'll engage with internal project disciplines and external stakeholders including statutory consultees and local communities on environmental aspects of these projects. You will engage, manage and review performance of environmental consultants to ensure deliverables are completed in line with project requirements. The role will involve leading on gaining planning consents for a portfolio of projects. You will also ensure environmental and consents compliance throughout the project life cycle.

What do I need?

To succeed in this role, you should have:

  • An environmental related degree, preferably with a post graduate qualification and relevant experience
  • Proven organisational, communication and influencing skills
  • Working knowledge of environmental consenting processes and regimes (EIA, Controlled Activity Regulations, Town & Country Planning, Electricity Act etc.)
  • A broad experience of a number of different environmental disciplines
  • Experience within project development and/or construction in the energy sector
  • A flexible attitude to work as you will need to support a number of diverse projects simultaneously and meet demanding deadlines

Finally, this role will involve travel including occasional overnight stays therefore a full, current driving licence is required.

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch at sse.

Closing date for applications is 10th January 2020.

About SSE

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