Environmental & Planning Manager


Dorset (South West England) or Fort William (Scotland)

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: water & hydrology, carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

We are a well-established, leading UK renewable energy consultancy with a focus on hydropower and we specialise in the feasibility, design, and project management of schemes.

We are looking for a motivated and diligent person to become part of our close-knit team.


Describing the environmental and technical aspects (positive and negative) of a small hydro scheme requires good communication skills (especially written.) Typical tasks will include:

  • Environment and planning applications including liaison with regulatory bodies.
  • Specifying and managing specialist sub-contractors - you will be involved in everything from on-site meetings to negotiating mitigation.
  • Working with designers and estimators to reach a compromise between any technical or environmental constraints and the economic viability of the projects options.
  • Producing sections for Environmental Statements based on specialist technical/ Environmental reports (often provided by others)
  • Regular site visits (very often to remote sites) and meetings with regulators and surveyors.
  • Assembling and checking the planning consents, so that they are consistent, and of good quality.
  • Writing technical and environmental standards
  • Work as part of a team to suggest improvements which will benefit our clients.


You are likely to:

  • Have a formal environmental or scientific qualification (degree, HND/HNC)
  • Have a good knowledge of environmental fieldwork, production of Environmental Statements and environmental regulation.
  • Be an excellent written and spoken communicator at all levels
  • Be fit, confident, and safe on the hill and near water.
  • Be computer literate and ideally have a working knowledge of mapping or graphical software.
  • Hydro/aquatic experience including flow monitoring would be useful
  • Good report writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to balance the needs of development and conservation.

This is a great opportunity for a dedicated and exceptional candidate. Tell us about your expertise and ambitions and, if your application is successful, we will reward you accordingly.