Permitting Manager, required by our client, to be hired on a contract basis, located in the UK.
- Permitting Manager to work as part of a Project team, responsible for defining, organising and managing (internally and externally) the permits in principle (PIP) and Environmental Impact Assessment study activities.
- Identify all required Permit documents and associated constraints for the assigned projects.
- Meticulous attention to detail and high standards of presentation
- Identify the risks associated with activities.
- Co-ordinate with the rest of the Project team (especially Planning) and company competence centre (especially Survey/CRS) to ensure that milestones and deliverables are aligned.
- Produce the Permit RACI Matrix to confirm that project permit responsibilities and interfaces are carefully allocated, and ownership assigned.
- Identify and assist Purchasing in the appointment of specialist permit contractors with relevant experience and expertise. Specify their scope of work and closely control and manage their activities throughout the project.
- Provide regular financial status and program reports during the project's life cycle.
- Liaise with legal team where required for specific legal support if required for the permitting process.
- Report and present to customers as required by the project team, including as required attendance at Customer meetings.
- Occasional support to bid teams through providing total cost, timescale required and input to contractual terms and conditions for Permitting activities.
- Research, record, maintain and update, from past project and bidding records, studies and online sources, the permitting and regulatory requirements for permitting submarine cables in national and sub-national jurisdictions
- Understand, interpret and process the information gathered, and include it in the Project Knowledge Base, in a manner that will inform future bids and assist in the implementation of projects.
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience in and good understanding of regulatory control and permitting of infrastructure projects
- Experience in marine/coastal permitting work, including environmental permitting and EIA, ideally for the submarine cable industry, would be advantageous
- Experience in working closely with Local Authorises to obtain required permitting consents
- Good interpersonal skills: persuasiveness, maturity and tact
- Excellent team player, but also self-motivated and adaptable
- Ability to work proactively to tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment
- Ability to quickly develop a technical appreciation of submarine cable projects
- Good IT skills, especially in the management of complex and non-numerical data
- Occasional overseas travel as required