Offshore Wind Coordination Group Manager

  • Job Reference: 00019306-1
  • Date Posted: 15 September 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Covid-19
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Offshore Wind Coordination Group Manager

A major renewable energy company are looking for an Offshore Wind Coordination Group Manager to join their team remotely before being based in either London, Glasgow, Reading or Perth (working from home for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19) on an initial 6 month contract with the view to extend for another 6 months.

This role is responsible for managing, coordinating and leading the resolution to the barriers within the UK's offshore wind Sector Deal. The barriers to consents and licensing in offshore wind are complicated and involve numerous stakeholders, sometimes across different jurisdictions and with conflicting priorities. The role holder will require to have a good understanding of the issues, be independent and well connected with all stakeholders. They would also need to have an appreciation of the conflicts of organisations sharing information and importantly have the appropriate manner to lead the people involved and draw out the relevant discussion points and solutions to resolve the barriers.

The role holder will:

Be required to have comprehensive project management and communication skills.
Have good relationships with representatives from the UK, and devolved Governments/Authorities, SNCBS, regulatory bodies in offshore wind consenting, industry bodies/associations, TCE, CES, NGOs and Developers.
Be able to understand the significance of strategic consenting issues.
Have excellent leadership skills with a senior group of experts and experience of facilitating workshops and meetings.
Be responsible for working collaboratively with the experts from the Coordination Group to agree and create the action plans to resolve the barriers. Communicate the relevant parts of the plans ensuring a thorough understanding of the plan, its implications on budget (if necessary), delivery dates, resources and deliverables.
Be responsible for selecting the appropriate experts in the Coordination Group to work in sub groups to resolve barriers.
Communicate and escalate issues to the different group structures as appropriate.Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

Strong understanding of offshore wind industry with +5 years experience.
Experience of working in a strategic Government led Working Group with a common goal and participants who have differing interests.
Experience of UK and devolved Government/Authorities, Local Government, Development Agency or similar organisation/sectors.
Excellent interpersonal, consultancy and client liaison skills.
Excellent presentation and communication skills (written and verbal).
Excellent organisational and planning skills.
Strategic mindset and the ability to focus on strategic issues.Key Deliverables

Prepare high quality meeting minutes and recommendations to influence decisions.
Maintain an action plan for each barrier/issue with timing, budget and clear responsibilities.
Provide regular updates on the status of barriers/issues and ensure outcomes are being achieved and effectively communicated.Timing

This work is for a part/full time position for initially 6 months. Note: There is an ongoing requirement for the position if it is successful.

Works Location

Given the current situation with COVID- 19 it is expected that initially all work will be done remotely, while working at home and all meetings will be done virtually (i.e. not face to face). In the future there may be some need to travel for meetings. Post pandemic, the offices available are London, Reading, Glasgow and Perth.

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