Physical Processes Specialist

Location: Devon or Glasgow (flexible working considered)

 About Us:

 GoBe Consultants Ltd is an innovative and dynamic environmental and planning consultancy.  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 Physical Processes 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 bid / feasibility, through consenting, and for NSIPs during examination, and during the post consent, project execution phase).

GoBe are exceptionally well positioned as a 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 and the opportunities in the current Round 4 and ScotWind leasing processes; it is therefore a very exciting time to join our business.

As part of our physical processes team, the role 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 infrastructure development projects in the UK. We are looking for candidates who can bring existing physical processes knowledge and experience that can be applied to our existing and future project portfolio, with a particular focus on the offshore wind sector.

We are specifically looking for candidates with a geo-science or marine process background who are able to apply their detailed understanding of the interaction of development projects (particularly offshore wind projects) with marine process regimes to our ongoing and future project portfolio and help expand our technical offering to our clients.

Key responsibilities

Project level

  • Provide technical support to our physical processes related workstreams, managing and delivering technical assessments to support offshore wind farm development projects;
  • Provide technical advice, assessment and strategic direction to our existing clients and projects;
  • Contribute to and/ or lead on stakeholder liaison in support of our clients; and
  • Provide specialist input and advice on the interaction of marine developments on the receiving physical environment as part of the wider EIA and HRA processes.

Key skills and capabilities

  • Educated to at least degree level, but preferably MSc level, in a relevant discipline (geosciences, oceanography, etc.);
  • 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;
  • Ideally, experience of applying water quality, including WFD, advice and assessment in an EIA context, derived from a relevant career in consultancy, research or working for government;
  • Working knowledge of the technical assessments underpinning marine processes work (e.g. modelling, sediment dispersal and hydrodynamic assessments etc.), ideally related to offshore wind farm development;
  • Experience of working within the planning process, ideally in England, Wales or Scotland; and
  • Experience working with regulators and stakeholders.

Our offices are based in south Devon and central 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 and desirable office locations.

To apply, please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to