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Offshore EIA / HRA Specialist


  • Salary

    Comprehensive Salary and Benefits Package
  • Education level

    Bachelor's Degree

About the role

The Offshore EIA and/or HRA Specialist roles will provide you with the opportunity to work in and help shape a rapidly developing and dynamic company involved in some of the largest and most exciting development projects in the UK energy sector, managing and contributing to the offshore components of consent applications and the management of consent compliance for multi-billion pound infrastructure projects. Our client is looking for candidates who can bring existing offshore EIA delivery experience or a strong offshore or marine sciences technical background to apply to their existing and future project portfolio.

They are specifically looking for candidates with a marine or coastal EIA and/or HRA background and who are able to apply their expertise and understanding of the interaction of the offshore and coastal aspects of offshore wind development to service and expand their technical offering.

Key responsibilities

  • Contribution to and project management of offshore-related workstreams, particularly in relation to offshore wind farm projects (e.g. site selection and offshore cable route optioneering studies, EIA and/or HRA preparation and management, consent application and post consent compliance);
  • The project management and delivery of EIA and/or HRA for offshore wind farm projects;
  • Providing technical advice and strategic direction to our clients; and
  • Contributing to and/or leading on stakeholder liaison in support of our clients.

Key skills

  • Chartered Member of a relevant professional organisation (or working towards such accreditation);
  • Educated to at least degree level, but preferably MSc level, in a relevant offshore, marine sciences discipline;
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organisational and time management skills;
  • A professional manner with strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate at all levels;
  • Ideally, an established track record of providing EIA and/or HRA for major offshore infrastructure development projects in the UK (in offshore renewables or another marine development sector), with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience;
  • Working knowledge of the EIA and/or HRA process and the technical assessments underpinning offshore consenting work;
  • Experience in working within the planning process, ideally in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and/or the Republic of Ireland; and
  • Experience working with regulators and stakeholders.