Marine Consents Manager

Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Location: Inverness

Closing date: 28 September 2016
Job ref. no.: 510344

Marine Consents Manager


Job location:  Inverness

Salary: 33,520 to 44,269 + Car, Depending on skills and experience

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE. Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across Scotland and Central Southern England. Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the smallest villages in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks we are keeping our customers' lives comfortable, warm and well lit, no matter what. Our focus on people helps us understand the needs of the community and deliver the best service possible – no excuses. We've worked on our networks for over 70 years to meet the changing needs of our customers. We are ready to meet the challenges ahead. We're powering our community.

As Marine Consents Manager you will support the delivery of Major Projects by securing all statutory consents and all sea-bed and foreshore agreements. You will work with the Transmission and Distribution Environmental Teams and Land Teams in order to ascertain when statutory consents and sea-bed agreements are required for the marine elements of electricity transmission and distribution projects, and to develop strategies to secure, monitor and control the required consents and agreements. Developing and controlling important external stakeholder relationships, with particular emphasis on Marine Scotland and The Crown Estate, communicating the criticality of infrastructure and the project requirements, in order to build consensus around project decision making. You will also be responsible for the preparation, monitoring and control of the Marine Consents Budgets within agreed parameters for the marine elements of electricity transmission projects, in order to ensure expenditure is in line with the business plan.

To be successful in this role you will be educated to Degree level or equivalent experience ideally in marine resource management or environmental planning. You will be an expert in the field of marine spatial planning and marine cable route selection and have a technical knowledge of different methods of property valuation. Deep understanding of the function and structure of the electricity networks industry and the Company and knowledge of relevant statutory requirements and regulations. First and foremost you will want to put the customer at the heart of everything you do.

Closing date for applications:  28th September

'In our annual engagement survey our staff voted us as a great place to work'

There are big energy challenges ahead, but with your skills and experience there are just as many opportunities. For us it's not just about being good at what you do - it's about enjoying what you do, too. So we'll encourage and empower you to be imaginative, share your great ideas, and do work that you can be proud of. In return for being your best for our customers, you'll also enjoy a variety of benefits and development opportunities. On top of a competitive salary, you'll enjoy generous holiday entitlement, a Group Pension Plan, share options and discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. As a courtesy, internal candidates should please notify their line manager prior to submitting their application. Successful candidates will be subject to the company's verification and vetting process which includes a bas


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