Environmental Project Manager / Environmental Advisor


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Environmental Project Manager / Environmental Advisor

Location: Aberdeen

Fixed Term Contract - 9-12 months

Salary £26,500 - £40,000 depending on skills and experience.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE. Our electricity distribution and transmission networks carry electricity to over 3.7 million homes and businesses across Scotland and Central Southern England. Our skilled teams are based right across the regions we serve, from the bustle of West London to the smallest villages in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

At Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks we are keeping our customers' lives comfortable, warm and well lit, no matter what. Our focus on people helps us understand the needs of the community and deliver the best service possible – no excuses. We've worked on our networks for over 70 years to meet the changing needs of our customers. We are ready to meet the challenges ahead. We're powering our community.

As Environmental Advisor you will support the Environmental Project Manager (s) in ensuring that all environmental legal, regulatory and consenting requirements and obligations are fully considered, assessed and implemented throughout the optioneering, development, consenting, execution, commissioning and operational phases of each project.

You will help develop external stakeholder relationships with particular emphasis on statutory authorities and key consultees, and to work with other functional teams to advise on all necessary statutory consent requirements. You will support the Environmental Project Manager to develop strategies to secure, monitor and control the consents and the consenting process, with emphasis on s37, planning permissions, and ancillary consenting (e.g. CAR, species licensing, waste management).

You will work with and assist the Environmental Project Manager with the production of development and executions phase environmental documentation including (but not limited to) governance plans, contract specifications, routeing reports, the screening/scoping requests, environmental statements.

You will undertake project environmental audits and surveys, identifying corrective actions necessary to ensure compliance with legislation, consent conditions and environmental commitments.

To be successful in this role will have an environmental or environmental planning related degree. You will have experience in the utility industry with a broad knowledge of a number of different environmental disciplines, including ecology, archaeology and earth science and industry good practice. You will have knowledge of environmental planning processes and excellent organisational skills with a flexible attitude to work.

There are big energy challenges ahead, but with your skills and experience there are just as many opportunities. As one of the UK's largest and fastest growing energy companies, we take great pride in our work. So, if you want to work in an environment passionate about safety, innovation, teamwork and excellence in everything we do, you'll be proud to be part of the SSE family.

Closing date for applications is 31 October 2016

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. As a courtesy, internal candidates should please notify their line manager prior to submitting their application. Successful candidates will be subject to the company's verification and vetting process which includes a basic criminal record check.

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