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Principal Environmental Consultant - Consents Lead


Job Title: Principal Environmental Consultant - Consents Lead Ireland
Job Type: Permanent
Industry Sector: Consultancy
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Attractive Benefits Package
Location: Dublin

Job Description

Eden Scott's client is a leading renewable energy consultancy and products provider offering consultancy, management and due diligence services across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal and biomass sectors. They are looking for someone to join their team, with a remit of leading on consenting for offshore developments, for both the offshore and onshore consents in Ireland.

Duties and Responsibilities include

  • Oversee work for Environmental Impact Assessments for offshore development (including management of staff and subcontractors), including that of onshore infrastructure
  • Ensure tasks are assigned to relevant personnel, projects are scheduled, QA checks are carried out and financial responsibilities are met
  • Advise clients and team members on offshore licencing, permitting requirements and timescales
  • Oversee stakeholder management of consent application including leading on the consultation process
  • Liaise with statutory bodies on offshore applications
  • Keep abreast of offshore planning and development policy, including involvement in industry committees (IWEA etc.)
  • Lead on offshore business development (for planning and environment develop and manage a team for Irish consents and EIA work)
  • Co-ordinate and review tenders

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Health & Safety: All employees are required to adhere to Health & Safety Regulations and ensure best practice is met by both themselves and by their colleagues
  • Conduct: All employees are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner in accordance with company values, policies and codes of conduct as outlined in the employee handbook
  • Quality: All employees are expected to work within the systems, processes and procedures outlined within the department and / or company handbooks or software platforms or training manuals
  • Flexibility: A reasonable degree of flexibility is required from all employees to meet the needs of the role, the department and the wider company

Qualifications and Experience


  • Educated to BSc in Marine ecology
  • Knowledge/experience of the Irish onshore and offshore permitting system
  • Demonstrable experience of offshore and onshore consenting for:
    • windfarms and associated infrastructure
    • environmental assessment (including EIA, NIS)
    • grid connection
    • route design and landowner negotiations
    • project planning/co-ordination skills

  • Full drivers license


  • MSc in environmental science/subject
  • PhD in marine/planning subject
  • GIS experience
  • Experience of working with developers

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