Full Time Permanent
Posted 11 months ago

Role: Senior Environmental Project Manager
Location: Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Type: Full-time permanent position
Benefits: Hybrid working [2 days in the office Thursday + day of choice, and 3 days remotely], 5% matched pension contribution, annual bonus scheme, wellness program, employee assistance program etc.

Our Renewable Energy Business Unit currently has a need for a Senior Project Manager (Environmental) on a permanent basis. This role will be based in Newbridge and will report to the Planning Programme Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and project managing the delivery of Planning Applications and Environmental Impact Assessment Report/Appropriate Assessment for specific Energy infrastructure projects, including management of all baseline environmental and constraintsassessments required to input into the design process and to inform the EIA/AA.

The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the following:

  • Lead and project manage the planning application and associated EIA/AA processes for specific
    Renewable energy project(s) from site selection up to the point of consenting decision (including
    Oral Hearing and/or Further Information Requests) and any subsequent challenges to same. This
    will include responsibility for leading and project managing the project design phases and all
    relevant site-specific baseline assessment studies required to inform the design and EIA/AA
  • Lead and project manage the delivery of the Planning Application documentation, most importantly the Environmental Impact Assessment Report and Appropriate Assessment/Natural Impact Statement for the proposed development. This will include working with the relevant lead
    consultant to issue draft application documentation incl. planning drawings, EIAR chapters, AA/NIS and all associated appendices. It will also include detailed review and mark-up, managing the legal review process and leading the decision making on any proposed changes to the planning
    application documents;
  • Provide environmental, planning and project management expertise in relation to the delivery of
    Renewable Energy projects. Inform the Business Unit Strategy to ensure compliance with Planning
    and Environmental issues. This will include keeping abreast of planning/environmental outcomes,
    changes in legislation, policy decisions and updates to national, regional, and local authority
    development plans to maximise the potential opportunities and outcomes for the company. Track
    and identify, prepare/liaise/contribute and/or submit relevant submissions or comments on policy
    documents as they arise, such as national strategies, regional planning guidelines, county
    development plans, renewable energy strategies, planning applications and planning guidelines
    that could impact on the project development pipeline as appropriate;
  • Lead the implementation of protocols for effective engagement with key stakeholders, including all
    relevant statutory and non-statutory consultees relevant to the planning processes of specific
    projects. Develop, in conjunction with the Stakeholder and Advocacy team, effective project plans
    to the ensure appropriate management of communications and consultation with local
    communities and other relevant stakeholders around proposed development sites;
  • Prepare and/or check scopes for third party services for projects and fully participate in the various
    stages of associated procurement processes. Ensure that the procurement of third- party services
    for projects under the planning and environmental remit are carried out in compliance with
    company procurement guidelines, and monitor and evaluate the performance of principle
    consultants with respect to their use on future projects;
  • Ensure that all works carried out under your remit comply with all Health & Safety and
    Environmental policies and all relevant EU and National policies and statutory requirements;
  • All employees are expected to co-operate fully with all provisions taken by the company for
    ensuring Health and Safety, and Welfare of co-employees and members of the public using the
    premises and understand and apply all Health & Safety legislation and regulatory requirements as a fundamental element of any design undertaken ensuring safety of employee’s and members of the public during construction, testing and commissioning
  • Proactively participate in the Performance Management process to ensure delivery of own, and the
    wider team’s, objectives.

The Person:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualification, skills, knowledge, and attributes:

  • Hons Degree (Lvl 8 FETAC) in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or equivalent;
  • Postgraduate (Lvl 9 FETAC) qualification in a relevant discipline, (e.g. Environmental Science,
    Engineering, Planning Law) desirable but not essential;
  • Minimum of 4 -7 years’ experience project managing/working on planning applications and
    preparation of EIAR/AA for large scale infrastructure projects;
  • Significant experience in leading/inputting to project planning applications, Environmental Impact Assessment, or other consenting processes. An emphasis on Power Generation (Renewable) and related infrastructure, or SID projects desirable but not essential;
  • Significant technical expertise in the areas of infrastructure planning process and environmental
    assessment. In depth knowledge of relevant legislation and policy in these areas.
  • Project management across a range of projects with differing priorities, risk profiles and timelines.
  • Specific expertise in the delivery of EIS/EIAR/AA/NIS documentation for large scale development
    projects essential

Job Features

Job Category

Construction, Environmental

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