Project Manager (Planning & Environmental)


Project Manager (Planning & Environmental)

Our Renewable Energy Business Unit currently has a need for a Project Manager (Planning & Environmental) on a permanent basis. This role will be based in Newbridge and will report to the Planning Programme Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the delivery of Planning Applications including Layout / Infrastructure Design, Environmental Impact Assessment Reports and Appropriate Assessments for a variety of renewable energy infrastructure projects. Further to assist with the co-ordination of baseline environmental and constraints assessments as programmed.

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

  • Assist Senior Project Managers/Project Directors with the delivery of the design, planning, and environmental assessment requirements for Renewable Energy development projects up to the point of consenting decision and any subsequent challenges to same. Manage the co-ordination of baseline environmental and constraints assessments and facilitate the interaction between project team members as required;
  • Keep abreast of changes in planning/environmental legislation, policy decisions and updates to national, regional and local authority development plans to maximise outcomes for the company. Contribute to Company submissions as required;
  • Assist the Stakeholder and Advocacy team with the development of effective project plans for management of communications and consultation with local communities and other relevant stakeholders including statutory and non-statutory consultees;
  • Prepare specifications for third party services for projects as required and fully assist the procurement team in the various stages of associated procurement processes;
  • Ensure that all works carried out under your remit complies 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 the Health, Safety and Welfare of c0-employees and members of the public using the premises;
  • 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; 
  • Post Graduate (Lvl 9 FETAC) qualification in a relevant discipline, (e.g. Environmental Science, Engineering, Planning Law) desirable but not essential;
  • 2-5 years experience assisting with/inputting into planning applications and Environmental Assessment including EIAR/AA; 
  • Experience in the delivery/compilation of EIS/EIAR and AA/NIS documentation for large scale development projects is essential;
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team on EIA projects is essential; Understanding of EIA process and Irish planning policy and legislation in relation to EIA is essential
  • Experience in Renewables and related infrastructure, or SID projects is desirable; 
  • Technical lead in a discipline related to EIA, e.g. ecology, noise, air quality etc. is desirable; Experience across a range of project types with differing priorities, risk profiles and timelines is desirable.

The selection process for this role will include candidate screening from application.

Visit https://www.bordnaMó for more information.

If you wish to be considered simply click “Apply” on the job advert, on or before 02nd February 2024.

Bord na Móna is an equal opportunities employer.