• Title
    Principal Consultant / Associate Director - Offshore Wind
    Requisition ID
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    Department / Discipline
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    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Professional & Technical
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Due to continuing success in the offshore wind sector, Wood is seeking a talented and motivated EIA Principal or Associate Director to join its Environment & Infrastructure Solutions team in London, Reading, Glasgow or Edinburgh.

    This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a growing team to deliver and manage EIA and consenting for high profile major infrastructure projects. In particular, you will:

    • Lead project teams technically, strategically and commercially to deliver large EIA projects and consenting advice for offshore wind projects at various stages of the project lifecycle
    • Continue to grow our offshore project portfolio by supporting business development activities to develop our existing clients and win new work.
    • Develop, motivate and mentor junior staff to reach their potential

    You will join an enthusiastic and supportive team and will experience a challenging but fulfilling working environment.  There are significant opportunities for ongoing and structured career development across Wood’s wider Environment and Infrastructure consultancy business.

    Skills / Qualifications



    • Experienced in delivering EIA’s for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects in the offshore wind sector and be familiar with the Development Consent Order process as well as the Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regulations. This experience will ideally (although not essentially) have involved project leadership throughout the project lifecycle from Scoping through to Examination.
    • A technical leader in EIA with experience of providing technical direction at a project level. The candidate will have excellent reporting and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team, seeking technical input from other disciplines to deliver carefully considered solutions to produce high quality work.
    • Well networked in the offshore wind industry with a proven track record of winning work with a variety of clients in the sector.
    • An accomplished staff manager particularly leading multi-disciplinary teams as project manager.
    • An excellent communicator with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, clients, suppliers and industry.
    • Experienced in commercial and business management including management and responses to strategic bids, monthly reporting, resourcing and recruitment
    • Willingness to travel, including possible international travel.



    The successful candidate will have:

    • A degree (or equivalent), in a relevant environmental discipline, with a strong emphasis on EIA and/or SEA
    • Postgraduate qualification in environmental science/planning (or related field of study)
    • Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) or other professional accreditation/ registration with a recognised body
    • Full driving licence

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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