Our client is an award-winning renewable energy developer who work with private landowners and public sector organisations throughout the UK to deliver renewable energy projects and waste solutions that save money, generate new income streams and support the environment.
To support the Head of Planning to deliver planning activities for the company’s renewable energy projects which may include (but not be limited to) solar, storage, heat networks and waste to energy solutions.
This will include completion of site feasibility works, managing planning requirements for live projects including planning applications, consenting, public consultation, liaising with clients and regulatory bodies.
To undertake early desktop feasibility assessments of potential projects identified using the in-house GIS system.
To undertake detailed site assessments to establish renewable development potential to include site inspections, detailed examination of planning histories, policy analysis and interpretation and consideration of material considerations.
To lead on pre-application discussions with LPAs, and where relevant manage pre-application assessments.
To manage the timely submission of planning applications and supporting statements.
Where appropriate, to co-ordinate the preparation and submission of Environmental Impact Assessments to support planning applications, including managing specialist consultancy input into the environmental statement.
To manage all aspects of consultation including early consultation with the public and Councillors, co-ordinating and attending public consultation meetings about planning issues.
To work with the procurement manager to appoint any required planning specialisms required for specific projects.
3-4 years experience in a planning role.
Membership (or eligibility) for the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Relevant undergraduate and post graduate qualifications.
Experience of managing the planning process for renewable energy projects.
Keen to progress and be involved in new and innovative projects.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The ability to negotiate with and influence senior stakeholders from a wide range of organisations, disciplines and bodies.
The ability to engage positively with local communities.
A commercially focussed approach and understanding of company objectives.
Excellent project management and research skills.
The ability to work on own initiative, and across the Power Solutions team and wider company.
Ability to work on a number of different problems at once.
Ability to mentor junior members of the team.
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