GoBe are recruiting! Consultant post

Due to an increasing workload from our clients in the offshore renewables sector, GoBe is now seeking to recruit a number of additional employees at consultant grade.

Location: Devon, Glasgow or Edinburgh

About Us:

GoBe Consultants Ltd (GoBe) is an environment and planning consultancy providing planning services across the renewable (wind, wave and tidal energy), aggregate, nuclear, oil & gas, ports & harbours and public sector markets. GoBe has a reputation for the provision of high quality reports and advice.

Consultant role:
The role represents an exciting opportunity for highly motivated individuals to support the provision of services on major offshore wind farm projects across the UK.

The successful candidate will work as part of the GoBe UK team contributing to the successful delivery of EIA and planning services to our Clients and will be expected to work both independently and as part of larger multi-disciplinary teams. The role will involve data interpretation and presentation, report writing and supporting in the provision of advice and guidance to our clients on a range of issues. You will of course be supported by experienced project managers, the Directors and a team of expert technical advisors.

Key responsibilities
Company level
• Provision of technical and project management support on our UK project portfolio;
• Assist in business development activities;
• Support on client liaison.
Project level
• Undertake assistant project management role;
• Management of technical input into consent related documentation and technical writing (such as Scoping Reports, EIA, HRA and post consent monitoring plans);
• Support on stakeholder engagement;

Required:
General
• Educated to at least degree level, but preferably MSc level, in a relevant technical discipline;
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience in environmental consultancy, preferably working on offshore wind projects;
• Excellent written and oral communication, organisational and time management skills;
• A professional manner with strong inter-personal skills and an ability to communicate at all levels;
• Self-motivated with an ability to work on own initiative and as part of a growing team; and
• Proficiency in Microsoft excel, word and pdf software;
Technical
• Proven track record in a related discipline with a background in one of the marine sciences;
• Demonstrable report writing and document production experience;
• Demonstrable experience of stakeholder engagement;
• Demonstrable understanding of the development process, the marine UK consenting process, the emerging regulatory framework and relevant Government policy; and
• Demonstrable understanding of marine renewable energy technologies / coastal development and an understanding of the interaction of such development with the receiving environment;
Advantageous
• Proven GIS skills
• Proficiency in MS project or similar
• Proficiency in MS access or similar database software;
• Knowledge of statistical data analysis software
• Demonstrable presentational skills

Benefits:
The Environmental Consultant role at GoBe will provide you with the opportunity to work in and help shape a rapidly developing and dynamic company involved in some of the largest and most challenging marine development projects in the UK. We recognise the value of equal employment opportunities and are committed to promoting fairness, equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We offer a competitive salary plus a range of benefits including a contributory pension, discretionary company bonus, 25 days holiday and a flexible working policy. The successful candidate will be based at one of our offices in either Devon, Glasgow or Edinburgh. We offer industry competitive salaries commensurate with experience, with associated benefits. We value the wellbeing of our staff and this is reflected in our flexible working conditions.
Contact:
To apply, please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to jeni@gobeconsultants.com.
Closing date for submissions: 10th January 2017

GoBe are recruiting! Senior/Principal consultant post

Due to an increasing workload from our clients in the offshore renewables sector, GoBe is now seeking to recruit a number of additional employees at Senior or Principal Consultant grades.

Location: Devon, Glasgow or Edinburgh

About Us:

GoBe Consultants Ltd (GoBe) is an environment and planning consultancy providing planning services across the renewable (wind, wave and tidal energy), aggregate, nuclear, oil & gas, ports & harbours and public sector markets. GoBe has a reputation for the provision of high quality reports and advice.

Consultant role:
The role represents an exciting opportunity for highly motivated individuals to support the provision of services on major offshore wind farm projects across the UK.

The successful candidate will work as part of the GoBe UK team contributing to and leading the successful delivery of EIA and planning services to our Clients and will be expected to work both independently and leading larger multi-disciplinary teams. The role will involve project management of major EIA contracts, the provision of advice and guidance to our clients on a range of issues, budget and resource management as well as contributing to the writing and QA of technical documents. You will of course be supported by the Directors and a team of expert technical advisors and consultants.

Key responsibilities
Company level
• Provision of technical and project management lead on our UK project portfolio;
• Assisting the Directors in business development activities;
• Client liaison and relationship development.
Project level
• Undertake lead project management role;
• Management of technical input into consent related documentation and QA of deliverables (such as Scoping Reports, EIA, HRA and post consent monitoring plans);
• Lead on stakeholder engagement;

Required:
General
• Educated to at least degree level, but preferably MSc level, in a relevant technical discipline;
• A minimum of 5 to 8 years’ experience in environmental consultancy, preferably working on offshore wind projects;
• Excellent written and oral communication, organisational and time management skills;
• A professional manner with strong inter-personal skills and an ability to communicate at all levels;
• Self-motivated with an ability to work on own initiative and as part of a growing team; and
• Proficiency in Microsoft excel, word and pdf software;
Technical
• Proven track record in a related discipline with a background in one of the marine sciences;
• Demonstrable project management, report writing and document production experience;
• Demonstrable experience of stakeholder engagement;
• Demonstrable understanding of the development process, the marine UK consenting process, the emerging regulatory framework and relevant Government policy; and
• Demonstrable understanding of marine renewable energy technologies / coastal development and an understanding of the interaction of such development with the receiving environment;
Advantageous
• Proven Business Development Experience
• Proficiency in MS project or similar
• Proficiency in MS access or similar database software;
• Knowledge of statistical data analysis software
• Demonstrable presentational skills

Benefits:
The Senior or Principal Consultant roles at GoBe will provide you with the opportunity to work in and help shape a rapidly developing and dynamic company involved in some of the largest and most challenging marine development projects in the UK. We recognise the value of equal employment opportunities and are committed to promoting fairness, equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We offer a competitive salary plus a range of benefits including a contributory pension, discretionary company bonus, 25 days holiday and a flexible working policy. The successful candidate will be based at one of our offices in either Devon, Glasgow or Edinburgh. We offer industry competitive salaries commensurate with experience, with associated benefits. We value the wellbeing of our staff and this is reflected in our flexible working conditions.
Contact:
To apply, please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to jeni@gobeconsultants.com
Closing date for submissions: 10th January 2017

Triton Knoll Electrical System Consented!

Following on from the successful consenting of the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, for which GoBe provided examination strategy advice, fish ecology expert witness services, and stakeholder liaison/consultation support, GoBe are delighted that the Triton Knoll Electrical System has also received successful consent. GoBe have continued to support the project in providing strategic and technical support in the development of the scoping report, preliminary information report, Environmental Statement, and Public Examination phases of the Triton Knoll Electrical System.

A key area of GoBe support has been the innovative approach to development of a project Evidence Plan. Evidence Plans have been utilised in a number of recent projects to aid in the discussion of ecological topic areas; the approach adopted by RWE Innogy with GoBe support has been to broaden the Evidence Plan remit and facilitate discussion of all key topic areas. Widely endorsed by the statutory advisory bodies the innovative approach has enabled significant progress in discussion of the evidence base in advance of the PEI and final application phases.

GoBe staff members fulfilled a number of roles on the Triton Knoll Electrical System project including: Overall EIA project management, offshore EIA project management, offshore stakeholder liaison, drafting of technical offshore chapters including benthic, fish and shellfish, marine ornithology, marine mammals, GIS provision, and development of a bespoke digital document application for the PEI consultation phase.

GoBe staff are now continuing to support the project in providing offshore post-consent compliance guidance, including drafting monitoring plans, post-consent programme, and strategic compliance support.

GoBe recruiting in Scotland

Senior or Principal Consultant Role:

The role represents an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated candidate to help shape the direction and growth of the business in Scotland and the wider UK.  In performing the role, the candidate will become an important and influential member of the GoBe team.

The successful candidate will form part of our experienced team in Glasgow, providing consultancy advice to our existing clients in addition to developing the business across existing and new sectors.  The preferred candidate will be expected to work both independently and to lead larger multi-disciplinary teams to deliver support on multi-billion pound offshore energy infrastructure projects.

In delivering the role you will be supported by the company directors and senior staff from both our Scottish and English offices and will be expected to support the existing team in Glasgow.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To support the delivery of large scale marine and coastal infrastructure projects, in the following areas:
    • Project management including client liaison
    • EIA delivery (including technical assessments and report writing)
    • Consenting and planning advice
    • Post-consent compliance (including ECoW type roles)
    • Stakeholder consultation and negotiations
  • To work closely with the GoBe management team to identify and cultivate new business opportunities in our existing core markets and seek new markets
  • To provide technical and/or management support to other team members

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Essential:

  • BSc in a related discipline (or equivalent level)
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in managing and delivering consents for marine or coastal projects in at least one of GoBe’s core sectors or demonstrably transferrable experience from other sectors
  • Experience of liaising with clients and stakeholders
  • Project management experience including management of subcontractors and associates financial management and administration
  • EIA and technical report-writing
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, inter-personal and communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a growing team
  • Business development and tender preparation

Desirable:

  • MSc or higher in a related discipline (or equivalent level)
  • Understanding of project development, the Scottish consenting process and relevant Government policy
  • Experience in managing and mentoring staff or other line-management experience
  • IEMA membership or chartered status (or similar, relevant professional membership or accreditation)
  • Knowledge of additional core company markets
  • Established client and stakeholder relationships

Benefits:

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunities and are committed to promoting fairness, equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace.  We offer a competitive salary plus a range of benefits including a contributory pension, discretionary company bonus, generous holiday and a flexible working policy.

Contact:

Candidates should send CV and cover letter to Jeni@gobeconsultants.com

Closing Date:

Friday 8th July 2016

More resource bolsters GoBe consultancy team

Having enjoyed the most successful year in the Company’s history GoBe have moved to bolster its consultancy team at its Headquarters through the appointment of two new recruits – Sophie Cousens and Phil New.

Sophie has extensive experience in the assessment of the recovery of ecosystems in marine protected areas, the impacts of a variety of activities on the marine environment including the ecosystem impacts of renewable energy installations and aquaculture and oil spill and dispersant toxicity to various organisms. Sophie also brings practical experience of marine ecological field work, video analysis, sample processing, statistical analysis of data and report writing.

Phil brings with him a strong background in marine biology with practical experience of field work, statistical analysis, ecosystem modelling, and GIS data management. Phil’s recent work has focused on the management and analysis of large data sets through the development and management of databases and developing automated data analysis tasks, and providing GIS support across a number of projects.

Tim Golding, Director at GoBe said “Following the most successful 12 months in the Company’s history providing services to the offshore wind, marine renewables, marine aggregates and coastal development sectors, we are delighted to be able to expand our team through the appointment of Sophie and Phil. They bring a great combination of technical and academic understanding to the GoBe team and expand our analytical and GIS offering to our clients.”

Phil said “I am really excited to join the GoBe team and to have the opportunity to continue to develop my career working on some of the most important infrastructure projects in the UK”.

Sophie said “I am enthused by the opportunity to bring my extensive experience in ecological and ecosystem analysis and assessment from my time at Plymouth University to GoBe and using it to support clients across a range of sectors and as part of the GoBe team ”

GoBe is headquartered in South West England and Glasgow from which the Company has delivered a significant number of successful projects across the UK. The Company provides a range of planning and environmental consultancy services across a variety of development sectors including offshore renewables, aggregates, ports, coastal development and oil & gas.

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GoBe backing Scottish offshore wind and marine renewables

Following strong growth in the Scottish offshore renewables market, GoBe have strengthened the team in its Glasgow office through the appointment of two new consultants – Fraser Malcolm and Annabel Plumeridge.

Fraser brings a wealth of experience having worked across statutory and marine industry roles. Fraser previously worked as a statutory advisor to the UK Government on nature conservation issues in respect of planning and consenting of offshore operations and developments in the renewables, oil and gas and marine aggregates sectors. As a technical expert in marine ecology and the EIA of offshore developments Fraser has provided advice across a number of sectors including offshore wind and throughout the life cycle of projects from consent to post-construction monitoring.

Annabel arrives at GoBe having just completed work on the Invergordon Service Base and Nigg Energy Park developments in the Cromarty Firth and comes with a strong background in marine science and marine environmental management.

Steve Bellew, Director at GoBe said “We are delighted to be able to expand our resource in Glasgow to continue to provide support to the Scottish and wider UK offshore wind farm and marine renewables sector and the other coastal and offshore development markets. In Fraser and Annabel we are excited to have been able to attract two exceptionally high quality candidates with fantastic experience and personal attributes to augment the existing GoBe team”.

Fraser said “I am really happy to have joined the GoBe team. GoBe have a fantastic reputation and I look forward to being part of their growing consultancy team. I’m particularly excited about providing support to the offshore renewables industry as it moves from consent towards construction”.

GoBe is headquartered in South West England and Glasgow from which the Company has delivered a significant number of successful projects across the UK. The Company provides a range of planning and environmental consultancy services across a variety of development sectors including offshore renewables, aggregates, ports, coastal development and oil & gas.

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Major Milestone for world’s biggest offshore wind farm – Walney Extension

DONG Energy have successfully reached a critical milestone in the development of the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm in taking the final investment decision.
Walney Extension is expected to be fully commissioned in 2018, at which time it will be the biggest offshore wind farm in the world, surpassing the 630MW London Array Offshore Wind Farm which was commissioned in 2014 by DONG Energy and its partners.
GoBe have been delighted to provide support in the development of the application phase of the Walney Extension and to continue providing support as offshore consultants during the post-consent compliance phase. GoBe have provided the project with support in drafting and reaching agreement on a range of environmental monitoring plans, site investigation consents, habitats regulations assessments, and continue to provide support in drafting a suite of pre-construction plans and documents.
GoBe staff members are also currently fulfilling a number of roles on the Walney Extension project including management of the consent compliance progress trackers and programmes, drafting marine mammal mitigation protocols, Annex I mitigation plans, and are undertaking consent amendments for the project.
GoBe has significant recent and ongoing experience in the development and management of design compliance documentation across a number of post-consent projects, including the East Anglia ONE project, the Walney Extension project, and a number of projects in Scottish waters.

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GoBe Consultants are delighted to announce the appointment of Angie de Burgh at GoBe HQ. Angie brings to the team a wealth of project management and technical environmental experience gained working across the marine aggregates and renewables industries. Angie will be taking a lead role working on GoBe’s recently awarded Rampion contract with E.On.
Tim Golding, Director at GoBe said “We are delighted that such a capable and technically strong consultant as Angie has joined the team at GoBe. Angie will bring a great combination of industry understanding, technical expertise and project management skills to the GoBe team.”
Angie de Burgh “I am really happy to be joining the GoBe team. GoBe have a fantastic reputation and I look forward to being part of their growing consultancy team. I’m particularly excited about providing support to the offshore renewables industry as it moves from consent towards construction, and continuing to work closely with the marine aggregates industry.”
GoBe is headquartered in Devon and Glasgow from which the existing team has delivered a significant number of successful projects across the UK. Established in 2009 by its two directors, Tim Golding and Steve Bellew. The company provides a range of planning and environmental consultancy services across the marine industry sectors including offshore renewables, aggregates, coastal development and oil & gas.

GoBe are recruiting in Scotland!

GoBe Consultants Ltd (GoBe) is an environment and planning consultancy providing planning services across the renewable (wind, wave and tidal energy), aggregate, nuclear, oil & gas, ports & harbours and public sector markets. Established in 2009, GoBe has developed a reputation for the provision of high quality reports and advice. The Company has recently opened an office in Glasgow to service its expanding portfolio of clients based in Scotland. GoBe is now seeking to recruit an additional environmental consultant to join the Glasgow office.

Environmental Consultant role:

The role represents an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to support the provision of services on a wide range of projects across the renewable and coastal development sectors on projects across the UK.

The successful candidate will work as part of the GoBe UK team contributing to the successful delivery of services to our Clients and will be expected to work both independently and to lead larger multi-disciplinary teams. The role will involve data interpretation and presentation, report writing and supporting in the provision of advice and guidance to our clients on a range of issues. You will of course be supported by experienced project managers, the Directors and a team of expert technical advisors.

Key responsibilities

Company level

  • Provision of technical and project management support on Scottish and wider UK project portfolio;
  • Assist in business development activities;
  • Support on client liaison.

Project level

  • Undertake assistant project management role;
  • Management of and technical input into consent related documentation (such as Scoping Reports, EIA, HRA and post consent monitoring plans);
  • Support on stakeholder engagement;
  • Support ECoW and Environmental Liaison Officer roles;

Required:

General

  • Educated to at least degree level, but preferably MSc level, in a relevant technical discipline;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in environmental consultancy or relevant development or public sector;
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organisational and time management skills;
  • A professional manner with strong inter-personal skills and an ability to communicate at all levels;
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work on own initiative and as part of a growing team; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft excel, word and pdf software;

Technical

  • Proven track record in a related discipline with a background in one of the marine sciences;
  • Demonstrable report writing and document production experience;
  • Demonstrable experience of stakeholder engagement;
  • Demonstrable understanding of the development process, the marine UK consenting process, the emerging regulatory framework and relevant Government policy; and
  • Demonstrable understanding of marine renewable energy technologies / coastal development and an understanding of the interaction of such development with the receiving environment;

Advantageous

  • Proven GIS skills
  • Proficiency in MS project or similar
  • Proficiency in MS access or similar database software;
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis software
  • Demonstrable presentational skills

 

Benefits:

The Environmental Consultant role at GoBe will provide you with the opportunity to work in and help shape a rapidly developing and dynamic company involved in some of the largest and most challenging marine development projects in the UK.

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunities and are committed to promoting fairness, equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We offer a competitive salary plus a range of benefits including a contributory pension, discretionary company bonus, 25 days holiday and a flexible working policy.

The successful candidate will be based at our Glasgow office and will also meet and work with our team in Devon. We offer industry competitive salaries commensurate with experience, with associated benefits. We value the wellbeing of our staff and this is reflected in our flexible working conditions.

Contact:

To apply, please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to info@gobeconsultants.com. Closing date for submissions: 31st July 2015

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GoBe are recruiting!

Graduate Environmental Consultant role:

The role represents an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, recent graduate/post graduate candidate to support the provision of services on a wide range of projects across the renewable and coastal sectors.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of these projects through the undertaking of range of technical tasks primarily encompassing data analysis, report writing and GIS mapping. You will be delegated tasks and responsibilities appropriate to your experience and ability, and will be expected to work both independently and as part of larger multi-disciplinary teams.

As part of the GoBe team you will be expected to provide support to the wider GoBe team and assist in the smooth running and continued successful development of the company. In delivering the role you will also be supported by experienced project managers, the Directors, the Business Development Manager and a team of expert technical advisors.

Key responsibilities

Project level

  • Project assistant;
  • Technical input into consent related documentation (such as Scoping Reports, EIA, HRA and post consent monitoring plans);
  • GIS support;
  • Provision of technical support in relation to environmental, planning and stakeholder issues.

Key skills and capabilities

Required:

General

  • Educated to at least degree level, but preferably MSc level, in a marine sciences discipline
  • A strong interest in the marine environment and a desire to work on major infrastructure projects;
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organisational and time management skills;
  • A professional manner with strong inter-personal skills and an ability to communicate at all levels; and
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work on own initiative and as part of a growing team.

Technical

  • Proven GIS skills
  • Demonstrable understanding of marine renewable energy technologies / coastal development and an understanding of the interaction of such development with the receiving environment;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft excel, word and pdf software.

Advantageous

  • Proficiency in MS project or similar;
  • Proficiency in MS access or similar database software;
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis software;
  • Relevant experience in a commercial or research environment.

Benefits:

The Graduate Environmental Consultant role at GoBe will provide you with the opportunity to work and develop within a rapidly developing and dynamic company involved in some of the largest and most challenging marine development projects in the UK.

We recognise the value of equal employment opportunities and are committed to promoting fairness, equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We offer a competitive salary plus a range of benefits including a contributory pension, discretionary company bonus, 25 days holiday and a flexible working policy.

The successful candidate will be based at our headquarters in Newton Abbot and will also meet and occasionally work with our team in Glasgow. We offer industry competitive salaries commensurate with experience, with associated benefits. We value the wellbeing of our staff and this is reflected in our flexible working conditions.

Contact:

To apply, please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to info@gobeconsultants.com.

Closing date for submissions: 31st July 2015.