Planning Specialist Solar Development

by Hyperion. Published Thu 19 Mar 2015 13:05

Company Name: Hyperion Executive Search
Salary: c£40,000 -£50,000 + Benefits
Closing Date: 20th April, 2015
Contact: David Hunt
Email: david.hunt@hyperionsearch.co.uk
Website: http://www.hyperionsearch.co.uk

Our client is a significant player on the world stage in the financing and development of large-scale solar projects. The company is fully committed to the UK market and is looking to further develop their UK operations and will concentrate on sub 5MW and larger schemes for CfD. A key role required is that of a planning specialist. The outline scope and responsibilities of which are below. In what can be a volatile market this is an opportunity to join a substantial company with a big commitment to the UK and to solar, and the funds to bring development to fruition. If you have the skills and experience as outlined below please get in touch for a confidential conversation.

Ideally you will be degree qualified in an environmental or planning discipline, and have a sound working knowledge of the UK Planning system, an understanding of the typical infrastructure comprising a solar farm, and the ability to read and interpret layout plans and elevations. Strong written and verbal skills are also vital as the role involves both the preparation of written reports, and liaising with multiple internal and external parties on projects.

You should also ideally have;

• A minimum of 1 year working for a solar developer.

• A minimum of 1 year UK planning experience.

• Experience working with Asset Management teams.

• Experience working with Enforcement Officers.

• A full, clean driver’s license.

• Fluent English

Duties and Responsibilities;

• Site selection desktop appraisals and site visits.

• Pre-app meetings and community consultations.

• Preparation of planning applications and management of consultant input.

• Co-ordinate and oversee the production of Design Layouts with Engineering Department.

• Manage the communication with the local Planning Authorities, Parishes and local relevant stakeholders regarding project application submissions

• Work closely with Project Developers in terms of assigning priorities per project and coordinating stakeholder engagement.

• Assisting Head of Project Development and Senior Project Developer with other tasks as required.

• Assisting with planning post-completion compliance matters.


Opportunities to join global leaders are rare, if you have the experience, ambition and desire to do so please get in touch for a confidential conversation.



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