Senior Project Manager (Planning and Environmental)


Senior Project Manager (Planning and Environmental)

RENEWABLE ENERGY Open to Public Competition

Our Renewable Energy Business Unit currently has a need for a Senior Project Manager on a permanent basis Fixed Term Contract (3 Years). This role will be based in Newbridge and will report to the Planning Programme Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible to lead the delivery of Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment Report/Appropriate Assessment applications/assessments for specific Bord na Mona Renewable Energy infrastructure projects, manage baseline environmental and constraints assessments and other Bord na Mona projects where required.

Role Specifics:

Job Title: Senior Project Manager

Business Unit: Renewable Energy

Reporting to: Planning Programme Manager

Location: Newbridge

Duration: FTC (3 Years)

HR Contact: Yvonne Burke

Apply on or before: 28th March 2022

Eligibility: Public Competition

The Role:

The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the following:

• Lead and project manage the planning process including planning design for specific Renewable energy project(s) up to the point of consenting decision and any subsequent challenges to same. Lead and project manage specific baseline assessment studies carried out as part of the project selection process.

• Develop and inform the Business Unit Strategy to Planning and Environmental Compliance issues by keeping abreast of planning outcomes, changes in legislation, policy decisions and national and local authority development plans to maximise the potential opportunities and outcomes for the company. Track and identify, prepare/liaise/contribute and/or submit relevant submissions or comments on policy documents as they arise, such as national strategies, regional planning guidelines, county development plans, renewable energy strategies, planning applications and planning guidelines that could impact on Bord na Móna’s project development pipeline as appropriate.

• Lead the implementation of protocols for effective engagement with key stakeholders, including all relevant statutory and non-statutory consultees relevant to the planning processes of specific Bord na Móna Renewable Energy projects. Develop in conjunction with the Communications and Stakeholder Manager effective project plans to ensure appropriate management of communications and consultation with local communities and other relevant stakeholders around proposed Bord na Móna development sites.

• Provide environmental, planning and project management expertise in relation to the delivery of Renewable Energy development projects. Review the significance of developing planning/environmental related legislation and relevant planning/Judicial decisions and advise Renewable Energy management on same.

• Prepare and/or check scopes for third party services for projects and fully participate in the various stages of associated procurement processes. Ensure that the procurement of third party services for projects under the planning and environmental remit are carried out in compliance with company procurement guidelines, and monitor and evaluate the performance of principle consultants with respect to their use on future projects.

• Ensure that all works carried out under your remit comply with Bord na Móna’s Health & Safety and Environmental policies and all relevant EU and National policies and statutory requirements.

• All employees are expected to co-operate fully with all provisions taken by the company for ensuring Health and Safety, and Welfare of co-employees and members of the public using the premises and understand and apply all Health & Safety legislation and regulatory requirements as a fundamental element of any design undertaken ensuring safety of employee’s and members of the public during construction, testing and commissioning.

• Proactively participate in the Performance Management process to ensure delivery of own, and the wider team’s, objectives.

The Person:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualification, skills, knowledge, and attributes.

• Hons Degree (Lvl 8 FETAC) in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or equivalent

• Postgraduate (Lvl 9 FETAC) qualification in a relevant discipline, (e.g. Environmental Science, Engineering, Planning Law) desirable but not essential.

• Recognised Project Management qualification an advantage

• Experience with large scale thermal projects – OCGT’s and CCGT’s

• Commercial business training an advantage.

• 5 -7 years’ experience project managing/working on planning applications and preparation of EIAR/AA for large scale projects.

• Significant experience in leading/inputting to projects in planning applications and environmental licencing/environmental impact assessment or other consenting processes. An emphasis on Power Generation and related infrastructure, or SID projects desirable but not essential.

• Reporting into Planning Programme Manager and liaising with all management levels across the Bord na Móna Group

• Significant technical expertise in the areas of infrastructure planning process and environmental assessment and licencing. In depth knowledge of relevant legislation and policy in these areas.

• Project management across a range of projects with differing priorities, risk profiles and timelines.

• Specific expertise in the delivery of EIS/EIAR/AA/NIS documentation for large scale development projects.

• Excellent Project Management skills are essential for this role.

• Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Project.

• Excellent communication skills are essential for the role.

• Proficiency in the standard IT packages is necessary as is the ability work within a collaborative team environment, formal project management training is a distinct advantage.

• An understanding of change management principles and tools.

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Bord na Móna is an equal opportunities employer.