Offshore Wind - Offshore Project Manager/Offshore EIA Co-ordinator

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Staff / Permanent
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GB-London | GB-Berkshire-Reading | GB-Lanarkshire-Glasgow
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Overview / Responsibilities

Due to continuing success in the offshore wind sector, Wood is seeking a talented and motivated EIA Principal Consultant – Offshore project manager/EIA co-ordinator to join its offshore wind team based in London, Reading or Glasgow (other locations considered for the right candidate).


This is an exciting opportunity for you to play a key role in an expanding team. Woods unrivalled market position is built on our ability to deliver end to end solutions from site selection and consenting, through to design and delivery.  Because we support our clients throughout the whole project life cycle, we act as trusted partner and as such have an extensive portfolio of projects and opportunities worldwide. This in turn means that we can offer exciting and varied career opportunities in the offshore renewables and wider energy transition space.


We pride ourselves in combining our industry wide DCO experience, digital EIA approach and associated innovative tools and in-depth knowledge of the wind sector to deliver cost effective solutions for our clients.  Our team has a proven track record of delivering consents for high profile offshore wind projects and we are now in a position to expand the team to enable continued success in this exciting market. 


The role will include:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) coordination and delivery.
  • Involvement in stakeholder meetings and preparation of materials to support external consultation, including the Evidence Plan Process and Examination Phase of DCO projects.
  • Technical review of reports and quality assurance of deliverables.
  • Support on associated assessments e.g. Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA), Water Framework Directive (WFD), European Protected Species (EPS) and Marine Conservation Zones (MCZ).
  • Commercial and financial budget management and programme management to ensure delivery programme is maintained.
  • Provision of marine and environmental consenting and planning advice.
  • Relationship building with both statutory consultees and other groups/members of the public at external events.
  • Liaison with other internal teams in particular planning, technical and onshore EIA teams.

Skills / Qualifications

The role requires excellent reporting and communications skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team, seeking technical input from other disciplines to deliver carefully considered solutions to produce high quality work.

  • Degree qualified to MSc, PhD level or equivalent in a marine discipline, e.g. marine biology/oceanography, aquatic ecology/resources management etc.
  • A marine technical background and significant experience of managing projects in the marine and/or coastal environment.
  • Project management experience including management of subcontractors and associates financial management and administration.
  • Understanding of the EIA process.
  • Experience in the drafting and production of Scoping/Screening reports, ES chapters, technical reports and in undertaking the assessment of effects in the marine environment.
  • Knowledge of UK and European legislation in relation to protected habitats and species including knowledge of the HRA process.
  • A knowledge of one or more of the following would be advantageous:
    • benthic ecology;
    • fisheries;
    • marine mammals;
    • marine water and sediment quality;
    • underwater noise and resultant impacts to fish and marine mammals;
    • marine planning; and
    • high level knowledge of marine coastal processes and experience in the interpretation of coastal processes assessment outputs to assess the effects on marine ecology.


The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree (or equivalent), in a relevant environmental discipline, with a strong emphasis on EIA and/or SEA
  • Postgraduate qualification in environmental science/planning (or related field of study)
  • Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) or other professional accreditation/ registration with a recognised body
  • Full driving licence

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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