Public affairs, regulatory and legal

Environment and Consents Specialist

Imagine a future where you deliver the offshore wind projects of tomorrow and support the environmental tasks associated with the largest offshore portfolio in the UK

Join us in this role where you’ll tackle the challenge of climate change through practical use of your skills and special subject knowledge. We’re looking for someone who can: provide a fresh perspective; develop into a environment and consents specialist and support a team working on one or more offshore wind farm projects in development, construction, or operations.

Welcome to Environment and Consents UK

You’ll be part of one of our Consents teams, either at the development, execution, or operations stage of projects where you, together with your colleagues, will focus on understanding and managing any perceived risks to the marine environment - human and natural. We work closely with internal and external stakeholders to secure relevant consents for projects in different stages of their lifetime. Also, we offer a unique and varied role where you’ll have every opportunity to develop your knowledge, competences, and skillset and be an integral part of a team with competent and committed colleagues who’ll support you along the way.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • supporting a project team to secure and manage key project consents and licenses, offshore and/or onshore
  • working with our internal and external stakeholders on a variety of environmental and technical matters
  • supporting the team with developing best practices and ensuring that projects are compliant with relevant legislation
  • delivering the discharge of conditions for marine licenses and other planning consent and helping deliver the first compensation packages for offshore wind in the UK
  • learning new skills as part of the wider team and being proactive in creating an inclusive working environment.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • hold, or are due to obtain in 2022, a relevant degree, e.g., in an environmental subject, geography, or similar, whilst a master’s degree is desirable, it is not essential
  • can demonstrate an interest in the marine environment and preferably offshore wind or renewable technologies
  • have strong analytical skills, a high level of personal drive, and a high learning ability
  • speak and write English fluently and possess excellent communication skills, enabling you to communicate at all organisational levels
  • thrive in an international environment and can create good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Join a global leader in renewable energy

Ørsted is a growing green energy major and global leader in climate action. With us you’ll play a part in driving change towards a green energy future. You’ll grow your talent in a fast-paced and high-growth industry where you have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop through challenging assignments and industry-leading experts. Here you can perform in a friendly work environment based on trust, respect, and collaboration.

Shape the future with us

Send your application to us no later than 14 August 2022. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we have found the right candidate.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Gavin Scarff, Head of O&M Consents, on (United Kingdom +44) 7469377056 or Dirk Wilyman, E&C Senior Specialist on  +447880 262167 if you’d like to know more about the position. If you need to request any adjustments to working practices, working patterns, or the assessment or interview process we're happy to discuss alternative arrangements.

We offer a flexible workplace, and in this position, you’ll be working in a hybrid (home and office-working) set-up.

Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.