Consents & Environment Specialist

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    Construction and Development

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    £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum

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    Sam Lee

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    about 1 month ago

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Position: Consents & Environment Specialist

Location: Home based, with occasional travel

Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 per annum

Capstone are proud to be retained by one of the UK's largest transport operators with over 50 sites across England, Scotland and Wales. Contributing nearly £10 billion to the UK economy every year and with an estate in excess of 5,000 hectares, this could not be a more exciting time to join a newly established Group Project function.

With great ambition comes the need for a strong delivery engine for transforming new opportunities into reality! The purpose of this role is to support the optimal development and delivery of the business case for specific major capital projects, through strong cross-functional collaboration.

The Consents and Environment Manager will work as Part of the Group Projects team to manage the planning and consenting workstream on specific projects typically ranging between GBP 20 mill and 150 mill. This may include supporting multiple projects under development or a specific project under execution.


  • Support the Consent and Environment Lead in the delivery of key consenting work packages on major development projects
  • Work with regional teams and consultant/contractor teams to identify relevant environmental consents required for potential developments
  • Confirm consent requirements and the approach to secure these with Consent and Environment Lead, stakeholders and regulators
  • Management and delivery of multiple and / or multi-disciplinary consent applications spanning the terrestrial and marine planning regimes
  • Advise on environmental survey & assessment requirements, maintain survey registers, engage consultants and critically review the outputs
  • Coordinate external consultant teams to ensure consent applications and Environmental Impact Assessments have a robust and appropriately defined envelope
  • Support with programme, cost plan and risk updates in relation to the planning and consent workstream
  • Manage the production of high-quality documents for submission to the determining authorities
  • Represent the group in stakeholder consultations, ensuring feedback is recorded and actioned where appropriate.
  • For projects where consent has been secured, ensure the group is compliant with consent conditions as the project progresses into the delivery phase.

About you;

  • Educated to degree level
  • Demonstrable experience working on multi-disciplinary consent applications on infrastructure projects spanning the marine consent and town planning regimes
  • Experience coordinating multi-disciplinary internal and external teams
  • Understanding of and ability to manage/review EIA process (including scoping and screening);
  • A good technical understanding of project environmental requirements with the ability to clearly communicate key requirements, risks and opportunities at a non-technical level
  • Understand how consent and design processes interact, with experience integrating consent requirements into design solutions
  • Excellent communicator with strong inter-personal and presentation skills
  • Experience working with a range of clients, stakeholders and project teams
  • Ability to lead a team of multi-disciplinary consultants to produce high quality deliverables
  • Be conversant in project planning and delivery
  • Challenges the status quo in order to overcome obstacles and achieve positive outcomes for ABP
  • Ability to prioritise workload with efficiency and effectiveness, coordinating a range of activities
  • High attention to detail as well as having the ability to take a considered commercial viewpoint as required
  • Driving licence

If you are interested in a long-term career path and you enjoy the challenge of varying projects across geographical locations, we want to hear from you.

Please contact Sam Lee - Talent Delivery Lead for a confidential discussion and to arrange a meeting;

+44 (0) 203 757 5000 or email

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