Renewables - Consents Advisor Graduate Programme
What is the opportunity?
In the coming months, we are looking to recruit Graduate Consents Advisors to join our development and consents teams working on the delivery of large-scale renewable energy projects through all stages of the development and consenting process both in the UK and Ireland and internationally. This includes roles on our growing pipeline of onshore wind, offshore wind, solar and hydro projects. You will have the opportunity to gain experience working in a multi-disciplinary project team on a wide range of consenting issues, to challenge yourself through dealing first hand with the complexities of consenting these large-scale projects and also play an important role in delivering renewable energy targets in the drive for a net zero carbon future.
During your first two years in the role, you will have the opportunity to rotate round different placements in our development team gaining experience of different renewables technologies and projects at various stages of the development process. You will visit both development and operational sites and work on a variety of projects to gain a broad experience of developing and consenting renewables projects. We can offer you a structured yet challenging development programme where you'll have the support of the Graduate Programme Manager and a business mentor to assist you in reaching your full potential. The programme will support your career development into a permanent role with SSE that reflects your experience and passion.
What do I need?
As a base requirement, individuals should have a minimum of a 2:2 degree in a relevant discipline such as planning, science, environmental or similar, and may either have, or be working towards, professional membership of a relevant technical or professional body, for example the RTPI, IEMA or similar. Those seeking professional accreditation will be mentored and supported through the process during the normal course of the role.
To be considered for a role individuals should have effective communication, teamwork, problem solving, negotiation, research and analytical skills as well as being organised, motivated and able to work on their own initiative.
You’ll be passionate about SSE’s business strategy which is to drive the transition to a zero-carbon future through the world class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets .
Having a background in Renewables isn’t necessary, and we’re open to applications from those with transferable experience. It’s more important to us that you share our values, bring unique experience and are eager to learn.
SSE welcomes applications from all nationalities. Please note that any successful candidate must be able to evidence a valid right to work in the UK prior to commencement of employment.
Life at SSE
If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (inclusive of bank/public holidays), plus the option to buy additional days, enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.
We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 22nd July, 2021. All applications must be submitted online.
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