Environmental Consenting and Permitting Advisor

We are seeking to expand our team, and we are looking for consenting and permitting specialists to help deliver these exciting projects.

RWE London
Employer: RWE Generation (UK)
Location: Swindon / Flexible / Hybrid
Salary: Salary is dependent on experience
Closing Date: 8 October 2023
Sector: EnergyEnvironmental, Sector
Function: Research & Development, Energy / Renewable Energy, Environmental Management

Environmental Consenting and Permitting Advisor
Location(s): Swindon, Wiltshire, GB, SN5 6PB
Environmental Consenting and Permitting Advisor

Business Area – Gas

Grade – Dependent on experience

Location – Swindon / Flexible / Hybrid

Contract Type – Permanent

Working Hours – Full Time / Flexible

Closing Date – 08/10/2023

Salary is dependent on experience

RWE Generation’s UK Environment Team cover a diverse range of environmental issues, supporting our current portfolio of efficient gas and biomass power stations as well as driving the delivery of consents and permits to help deliver RWE’s decarbonisation plans. RWE has a clear ambition to be carbon neutral by 2040 and we are actively developing projects to decarbonise our generation fleet through the deployment of technologies such as carbon capture and storage, hydrogen conversion and battery storage. RWE is also actively developing green hydrogen production projects that will help other sectors decarbonise. These investments mean it is a great time to join our business to help us achieve our goals.

We are seeking to expand our team, and we are looking for consenting and permitting specialists to help deliver these exciting projects. As a member of the team, there would also be the opportunity to work on other aspects of the team’s work depending on your interests and development aspirations. As well as consenting and permitting new projects your role as a team member could include providing expert support to deliver compliance with environmental regulation, managing environmental risks and opportunities for our portfolio, driving improvements in environmental performance or engaging with external developments in environmental regulation in the broader sector.

Your responsibilities:

As an Environmental Consenting and Permitting Advisor your responsibilities would include:

Driving consenting and permitting work streams & activities to support development projects, working closely with other team members, project development teams and broader internal and external stakeholders.

Assessing the environmental considerations for proposed projects, for example emissions, air quality, habitats, water resources, water quality and climate change adaptation.
Management of external consultants to deliver environmental studies in support of consenting & permitting activities.
Providing expert support, advice and assessments to the business on environmental issues and requirements to support management of compliance and environmental risks.
Liaison with regulators, local planning authorities and other key stakeholders during the consenting and/or permitting process to ensure they are kept informed of the project in order to deliver the consent and/or permit required by the project.

About you:

We are interested in hearing from candidates with the following knowledge and skills:

A degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.
Some experience in delivering planning consents and/or permits and a broad understanding of industrial environmental issues & the associated regulatory framework.
Strong organisation, co-ordination and stakeholder management skills combined with excellent team-working and communication skills.
Experience or knowledge of the power sector would be an advantage but is not essential; the role would provide the ability to develop your knowledge.

Your skills and experience could have been gained in the electricity sector, or equally from other industrial sectors, consultancy or regulatory bodies.

Occasional travel to various locations in the UK, and potentially overseas, may be required.

What we will offer you

A personal retirement savings plan – if you put in 5% we will top up by a further 10% and you will get life assurance worth 4 x annual salary

15% Annual Bonus
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pro-rata
Company Paid Private Medical Insurance for you and your family
One free professional membership subscription
Access to flexible benefits such as Critical Illness, Dental Plan, Health Cash Plan, Share Incentive Plan, Cycle2Work, Electric Car Lease Scheme, Buy Additional Annual Leave and retail savings scheme
Occupational Health support services for your wellbeing
Access to our employee assistance programme in times of need
Up to 2 days volunteering a year

Working at RWE

To find out more about what it’s like to work at one of Europe’s largest energy companies and what we are all about we have a wealth of information on our Careers pages. https://www.rwe.com/en/rwe-careers-portal

Here you can meet some of the team, find out more about Diversity at RWE, what your onboarding will look like and some FAQs.

Equal Opportunities

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.