Associated British Ports

Planning & Consents Officer

Associated British Ports - Posted 1 year ago
£47k-53k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Operations Manager salary records


Kingston upon Hull, ENG

1 year
Company size
2k employees

Operations Manager Job description

Here at Associated British Ports we are currently recruiting for a Planning and Consents officer. This is a hybrid type role and the location is based in the Humber region.

For this role, we are seeking one of two types of candidates. You may not have worked in consent and planning previously, but have a degree in a relevant environmental, marine, projects or planning subject, have an interest in the environment/planning along with excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Alternatively, you could have experience in planning and consents, terrestrial/marine or both and you are looking for a new challenge that will give you lots of variety. The role can flex to the abilities and experience of the successful candidate.

This is a newly created role to support our ambitious growth plans. You will report to the Head of Commercial and be part of the regional planning and consents team which are small, friendly and supportive.

You will provide support on all aspects of consenting to encompass the terrestrial and marine environment. You will also support and lead day-to-day planning and consenting issues essential to the operation of the business across ABP’s four ports in the Humber region. This includes being part of the project planning and consenting workstreams for all of ABP’s major capital investments in the region which are currently in excess of £350M.

The ports industry is unique and exciting, and the Humber region is the biggest port complex in the UK, handling millions of tonnes of cargo every year across many different industries.

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


  • Coordinate and provide support on all planning matters, environmental permitting, and marine licensing and assist generally with environmental/consenting due diligence.
  • Assist with ongoing permitting and consenting for operational activities such as maintenance dredging and smaller-scale projects requiring marine licenses.
  • Undertake environmental & planning research including analysis and interpretation of data
  • Contribute to a wide range of deliverables including reports and presentations
  • Assist on large-scale projects as required including being part of any planning and consenting workstream within the project team.
  • Attend meetings with stakeholders and other relevant groups
  • Liaise with the regulatory authorities in relation to planning and licensing requirements.
  • To comply at all times with ABP’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Act at all times as an ambassador for ABP, clearly living and demonstrating the Company’s Vision and Values.

Skills, experiences, qualifications, and competencies


  • A degree in a relevant environmental, marine, projects, or planning discipline
  • Able to work to deadlines and deliver high-quality work in a demanding environment.
  • A strong desire to carve out a career in the ports and logistics sector


  • Experience working in environmental consenting or planning role
  • Previous experience working in ports or the marine environment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital 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 an accommodation.

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