Senior Offshore Ornithologist

Location: Stirling

Department: Consenting & Environment
Job title of Line Manager: Principal Offshore Ornithologist
Direct Reports: N/A
Hours of Work: 37.5
Key Contacts: Clients, Stakeholders, Project Teams and the wider Offshore Team
Grade: 4

Our Team

The Natural Power Consenting & Environment team offers and performs a range of planning and environmental related services right the way through a renewable energy project’s life.

We bring together qualified planners and project managers with a range of technical specialists to support our clients through site identification, feasibility, scoping, EIA, HRA, and post-consent support. For offshore projects we also provide support on bidding into lease rounds and bring together specialists for each of the onshore and offshore components.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

The main purpose of the role is to contribute to the successful co-ordination and delivery of offshore environmental services, with a focus on marine ornithology. The role will also require supporting and training other team members, business development and tendering.

The Senior Offshore Ornithologist will be involved in multiple offshore renewables projects (offshore wind and associated grid infrastructure) and provide technical advice to clients and colleagues to ensure the successful delivery of high-quality advice and written outputs. Current projects requiring ornithological inputs include offshore wind projects heading towards EIA off Scotland, Ireland and in the Celtic Sea; as well as projects moving towards construction. The Offshore Planning and Environment Team are based at various locations in the UK and Ireland, and you will be working closely with colleagues from other specialist environment, planning and engineering disciplines. We are a forward thinking, collaborative, dynamic and professional team who encourage individuals to maximize their potential and enable individuals to contribute to towards the success of the Department. This is an opportunity to contribute to renewables projects, and work with a wide range of specialists from within Natural Power.

  • Provide marine ornithological advice to colleagues and clients including (but not limited to) survey design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, impact assessments, and compensation measures.
  • Manage multiple small and large-scale projects including contracts, staff, subcontractor and budget management.
  • Provide training and advice to staff specialising in ecology/ornithology to deliver timely, accurate and high-quality products and services.
  • Produce and review documentation in relation to marine ornithology, principally: screening/scoping and feasibility studies, Preliminary Environmental Information, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Statement chapters, Habitats Regulations Assessments, and license applications.
  • Delivery of other documentation as required.
  • Maintain an understanding of the current guidance, and approaches being used in the offshore renewables sector, to inform the requirements for this advice.
  • Maintain, develop and manage relationships with clients, colleagues, consultee bodies and industry contacts to successfully deliver projects and assist our continued business growth.
  • Contribute to business development by identifying new opportunities, feeding into tenders and quotes.
  • Raise Natural Power’s profile via presentation, publication and attendance at target events.

General Responsibilities

Adhere to all company policies and procedures

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Closing date: 14th July 2024

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