Principal EIA Consultant – Marine Planning

June 2, 2024

Job Description

About The Role

Are you passionate about shaping the future of offshore wind farm development in Scotland and beyond? Are you a seasoned environmental consultant with a background in handling consent applications for marine infrastructure projects? Do you have confidence to take initiative and proactively solve problems, with an open mind to innovative solutions? APEM Group are looking for Principal Consultants to join our growing team, working on some of the largest development projects in the UK energy sector, including several ScotWind and INTOG projects.

As Principal Consultant, you’ll spearhead consent applications for multi-billion-pound projects, serving as the linchpin between clients and key stakeholders. Your expertise will drive efficient delivery of consent-related material, ensuring compliance with legislation while minimizing environmental impact. Leading on these projects, you will have responsibility for the financial and program management, providing advice and guidance to clients at all stages, and collaborating with key stakeholders to proactively seek solutions.As part of our Major Projects team, you will be leading on new concepts of consents delivery and working upfront on industry developments across every technical area in the marine sector.

You will build on your existing experience of all aspects of the consenting process, playing a major part in the delivery of these projects. As Principal Consultant, you will provide mentoring and support to team members, coordinating their professional development to build an exceptional team. Leading on more complex projects, you will also work with sector directors to drive forward strategic conversations, helping to shape the future project portfolio. As an experienced advisor in the EIA market, you will maintain strong client relationships, collaborating as part of a dynamic team to promote innovation and continuous improvement across the marine sector.

You will have:

  • A degree (preferably MSc), in arelevant Offshore/Marine sciencediscipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant practical experience in marine science and/or renewables
  • An established track record of providing technical assessments, EIA and/or HRA for major offshore infrastructure development projects in the UK (in offshore renewables or other marine development sector)
  • Working knowledge of the EIAand / or HRAprocess and the technical assessments underpinning offshore consenting work

Desirable qualifications for this role include Chartered member of a relevant professional organisation (or working towards such accreditation), experience working with Scottish and other statutory regulators and stakeholders, experience of working within the planning process in UK / Republic of Ireland, ideally Scotland, and a desire or knowledge and interest in delivering a ScotWind and INTOG project.

You will be offered the chance to work on a variety of projects, many of our employees have worked on projects that have been of personal interest to them. We match this with a commitment to continuous development and learning to support your career. We also offer benefits to look after you, from private medical insurance for all employees, access to mental health first aiders and comprehensive income protection if you cannot work. We also offer superb flexible working options, balancing work with your life.

Next steps

We are focused on creating a diverse and inclusive team. If you can’t tick every box on our job description, then we are still keen to hear from you and are open to supporting your development. That may be working part time or supporting you to gain experience in a specific area – we are a growing company and are able to adapt roles to reflect individual skills.

If you think you have what it takes to join our fast-growing business, then please apply immediately on our website. All we need some basic information and your CV, we will review all applications quickly and will respond to all applications.

About Us

The APEM Group is a global environmental consultancy, we work with a range of clients including large corporations and governments to help themunderstand and solvea wide variety of environmental projects in the UK andglobally. Our successful pioneering work has enabled usto grow and combine forces with other businesses who share our ethos andintegrity. At our core, our people are working towardsthe protection of the environment across the globe.