Marine Policy and Consents Advisor

The Crown Estate, valued at over £7 billion, manages a wide range of land and property across the United Kingdom. Every year we pay all of our surplus revenue to the UK Treasury for the benefit of the nation. Our activities are supported by our core values of commercialism, integrity and stewardship, which inform the way we behave and the actions we take to fulfill our responsibilities. Our marine estate includes ownership of around half of the UK’s foreshore and the majority of the seabed within the 12 nautical mile UK territorial limit.

In this role we will look to you to work strategically to de-risk and facilitate the timely and robust consenting of our marine energy projects in Scotland. Engagement with key stakeholders including our internal business streams, developers, government advisors and nature conservation bodies to identify consenting risks and potential solutions will be an important part of the role. You will also review emerging marine policy in Scotland with the purpose of enhancing the value and reputation of the Marine Estate. While you will have a particular focus on offshore wind, you will also input to other areas of our marine activity including wave & tidal, carbon capture & storage and gas storage.

With a relevant degree, you will have consenting experience relating to the marine environment or renewable energy, probably gained in consultancy, development or with an advisory body. A great communicator and influencer, you will have experience in stakeholder engagement and relationship management plus the ability to successfully manage a busy and potentially conflicting work load. A specific understanding of the marine consenting framework in Scotland and the key challenges for the consenting of marine renewables projects together with knowledge of the complex interaction between the key players in the marine environment would be a real advantage.

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The closing date for applications is 15 April 2012. Interviews will take place in the week beginning 23 April 2012.



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