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Permitting Manager


Location: London (UK)

Type: Contract

Reference: 11444


Simpson Booth are looking for a Permitting Manager for a global energy business, the role will be on a 6 month contract basis. We looking for someone who has worked on large infrastructure or nuclear projects in the past.

Role description:

  • Project management of project environmental permitting projects to secure both operational (including EP-RSR, Water and Combustion permits) and construction permits.
  • Ensure alignment between permitting assumptions and the baseline project scope and ensure close coordination between permitting, project development/ design activities and coordinate with related licencing and organisational capability development work.
  • Engaging with external stakeholders (including in particular the Environment Agency) in relation to environmental permitting.
  • Actively engage in communications/ consultation activities associated with both the Planning Consents and Permits team and wider Project.
  • Managing overall delivery to cost, time, quality and to meet defined objectives.
  • Identifying, specifying and managing contracts as required from time to time to support delivery, working closely with technical specialists and commercial management colleagues.
  • Ensure best practice is implemented in relation to creation of evidence and management of documents and records.

Knowledge, skills and attributes:

  • A proven track record in the management and delivery of similar scopes of work.
  • A qualification in a relevant discipline such as environmental science and chartered membership of a professional institution.
  • Demonstrable technical knowledge and experience of the legal and regulatory requirements for projects at all stages of the permitting process.
  • Recent experience working in a permitting role in the nuclear sector.
  • Experience of managing £multi-million professional services contracts (ideally in NEC forms).
  • Track record of delivering projects on time and on budget.
  • Understanding the needs of quality and how quality is assured and controlled in their area of expertise.
  • Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills. Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.
  • Experience of successfully engaging and communicating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience of working in a multi-culture, international environment.

For a confidential discussion, please send your CV to or alternatively apply via the link.

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