2 Vacancies at Natural Power

Environmental Consultant – Marine

Location: Newcastle
Contract: 18 month

The Planning & Environment department within Natural Power is made up of a diverse range of ecologists, hydrologists and planners with considerable technical experience and expertise from having worked on renewable projects for over twelve years. We are looking to recruit an experienced Environmental Consultant – Marine Ecology into our office in Newcastle.

If you are qualified to BSc level or equivalent in a marine biology/oceanography/marine technology discipline, have previous experience of planning offshore ecology work and undertaking or leading marine ecology surveys at sea and possess a full driving licence we would love to hear from you.

It would be advantageous if you could also demonstrate any of the following experience:

  • Degree qualified to MSc, PhD level or equivalent in marine biology/oceanography/marine technology discipline.
  • Contracting and managing vessels survey and / or survey HSSE requirements;
  • Designing offshore survey and ecology campaigns;
  • Commercial fisheries experience;
  • Statistical analysis on marine ecology data sets;
  • Project/Financial management skills;
  • Knowledge of UK and European legislation in relation to protected habitats and species;
  • Client management and business development skills;
  • Sea survival and medical offshore certificates.
  • GIS experience
  • Experience acting as offshore client representative

Full details and how to apply can be found via the following link:

Environmental Ecologist – Marine – 1177

Closing date for applications: 15th February 2018


Senior Environmental Consultant

Location: Role can be based at any of the following locations:  Stirling/Dumfries & Galloway/London/Newcastle/Aberystwyth
Contract: Permanent

The Senior Environmental Consultant is responsible for leading offshore consenting projects, providing technical/consenting advice for offshore projects and ensuring projects are properly coordinated and internal procedures are followed. The role will report to the Principal Environmental Consultant – Offshore Planning, and work closely with the Planning & Environment planning and ecology sub-teams, along with other parts of the Natural Power team.

If you or anyone you know can demonstrate the following experience we would love to speak with you regarding this role:

  • Knowledge of the renewable energy and infrastructure industry
  • Previous project management and consultancy based experience in a similar field
  • Demonstrable exposure relating to consenting of offshore renewables and grid projects, including EIA coordination and ability to problem solve
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of the DCO (Development Consent Order) process
  • Detailed working knowledge of relevant UK legislation related to Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Experience of negotiating with regulators and statutory consultees
  • Exceptional communication skills to enable clear and concise information to be effective communicated to colleagues, clients and 3rd parties in both written and verbal format
  • Technical report writing skills
  • Highly organised, detail orientated with the ability to effectively influence and negotiate across all levels

Full details and how to apply can be found via the following link:
Senior Environmental Consultant – 1131

Closing date for applications: 7th February 2018

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