Associated British Ports

Consents and Environmental Specialist

Associated British Ports - Posted 1 year ago
£55k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Environmental Managemer salary records


London, ENG

no experience required
Company size
2k employees

Environmental Managemer Job description

Here at Associated British Ports we are currently recruiting for a Consents and Environment Specialist. This is a hybrid-based role and the location is flexible within the UK.

This is a newly created role reporting to the Consents and Environment Lead. You will be part of the Group Projects function and will add to the team’s internal expertise, allowing the safe, efficient, and successful delivery of a strong pipeline of projects that span the land and marine planning regimes.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the optimal development and delivery of major capital projects in ABP, through strong cross-functional collaboration. You will work with the Consents and Environment Lead and a team of Project Managers to manage the planning and consenting workstream on specific projects typically ranging between £20 million and £150m. This may include supporting multiple projects under development or a specific project under execution.

We’re seeking a highly motivated and proactive Consents and Environment Specialist to obtain the consents, licenses and permissions required to enable our multi-million projects to go ahead. You will have the opportunity to work on industry-leading Port development projects as part of an experienced and dynamic project team.

The ports industry is unique and exciting, and we have 87 km of Quay and 5000 ha of the port estate while handling approximately 100 mill tonnes of cargo every year across many different industries.

Due to the geographical spread of our projects across our ports, there will be a requirement to travel when necessary.

We offer a competitive salary and great benefits including 26 days of holiday (plus bank holidays), private healthcare, an annual bonus, a holiday purchase scheme, an excellent pension and lots of employee discount offers!


  • Support the Consents and Environment Lead in the delivery of key consenting work packages on major development projects
  • Management and delivery of multiple and/or multi-disciplinary consent applications spanning the terrestrial and marine planning regimes
  • Manage external consultants to ensure high-quality consent applications and Environmental Impact Assessments are produced with a robust and appropriately defined envelope
  • Support Project Managers with the program, cost plan and risk updates in relation to the planning and consent work packages
  • Represent ABP in stakeholder consultations ensuring feedback is recorded and actioned in a timely and professional manner
  • For projects where consent has been secured, ensure ABP is compliant with consent conditions as the project progresses into the delivery phase

Skills, experiences, qualifications and competencies


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Proven 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 the 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 interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Experience working with a variety of clients, partners and project teams
  • Ability to lead a team of multi-disciplinary consultants to produce high-quality outcomes
  • Be conversant in project planning and delivery
  • Challenges the status quo in order to overcome obstacles and achieve positive outcomes for ABP
  • Ability to prioritize workload with efficiency and effectiveness, coordinating a variety of activities
  • High attention to detail as well as being able to take a considered commercial viewpoint as the need arises
  • Drivers license


  • Environmental / Town Planning degree
  • Significant experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary consent team
  • Experience working within the shipping/port industry or related industry
  • Experience working on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects
  • Relevant professional qualification / professional body membership

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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