Offshore EIA / HRA Specialists

Location: Flexible with office locations in Devon or Glasgow

About Us:

GoBe Consultants Ltd is a market leading environmental and planning consultancy specializing in the provision of services to the offshore wind farm sector.  Due to continued expansion, GoBe is now undertaking further growth of our business to meet current demands from our existing clients, together with our broadening client base, through the recruitment of an experienced, highly motivated Offshore EIA / HRA Specialist.

GoBe specialise in providing high quality, environmental and planning advice to blue chip companies with a particular focus on the offshore wind farm development sector where we have provided advice to over 35 projects representing almost 30GW of capacity both in UK and non-UK waters.  Our work includes the provision of advice across the full range of project phases (from site selection / feasibility, through the EIA and consenting process, and for NSIPs during examination, and during the post consent, project execution phase).

GoBe are exceptionally well positioned as the leading environmental advisory firm in the offshore wind farm sector with an existing and developing workload on ongoing Round 3 developments, recent offshore wind farm extension projects, the opportunities in the current Round 4, ScotWind leasing processes and Irish markets;  it is therefore, a very exciting time to join our business.

The Offshore EIA Specialist / EIA Project Manager role at GoBe Consultants Ltd 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 exciting development projects in the UK energy sector, managing and contributing to the offshore components of consent applications and the management of consent compliance for multi-billion pound infrastructure projects. We are looking for candidates who can bring existing offshore EIA delivery experience or a strong offshore or marine sciences technical background, and apply it to our existing and future project portfolio.

We are specifically looking for candidates with a marine or coastal EIA / HRA background and who are able to apply their detailed understanding of the interaction of the offshore and coastal aspects of offshore wind development to our current project portfolio and help to service and expand our technical offering to our clients.

Key responsibilities

Project level

  • Contribution to and project management of offshore related workstreams, particularly in relation to offshore wind farm projects (e.g. site selection and offshore cable route optioneering studies, EIA / HRA preparation and management, consent application and post consent compliance);
  • The project management and delivery of EIA and HRA for offshore wind farm projects;
  • Providing technical advice and strategic direction to our clients; and
  • Contributing to and/or leading on stakeholder liaison in support of our clients.

Key skills and capabilities

  • Chartered member of a relevant professional organisation (or working towards such accreditation);
  • Educated to at least degree level, but preferably MSc level, in a relevant offshore, marine sciences discipline;
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organisational and time management skills;
  • A professional manner with strong inter-personal skills, with an ability to communicate at all levels;
  • Ideally, an established track record of providing EIA / HRA for major offshore infrastructure development projects in the UK (in offshore renewables or other marine development sector), with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience;
  • Working knowledge of the EIA process and the technical assessments underpinning offshore consenting work;
  • Experience of working within the planning process, ideally in England, Wales, Scotland and/or the Republic of Ireland; and
  • Experience working with regulators and stakeholders.

We offer flexible working with offices in south Devon and central Glasgow (and remote options considered for exceptional candidates), 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 and desirable office locations.

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

Closing date for submissions: 7th May 2021.