Back to Job Search

Principal Environmental Technical Advisor

Job Description

Principal Environmental Technical Advisor

Location: UK, Ireland, remote

Start: asap

Type: permanent

**** Applicant must have full driver's license.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Execute activities related to international environmental advisory projects being undertaken by Natural Power, with emphasis on interdisciplinary thinking and approach. Projects will include environmental elements of Environmental and Social Monitoring Consultancy, Biodiversity Consultancy, and Environmental and Social Due Diligence.
  • Lead, manage and contribute to projects, acting as the main point of contact for clients as well as coordinating workstreams internally.
  • Prepare, negotiate, and deliver proposals and contracts in conjunction with the business development team.
  • Contribute to thought leadership, internal processes and tools, and development of new service offerings in your field.
  • Requirement for international travel as part of project delivery, for client meetings, or to attend events.

Education & Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant environmental discipline.
  • Postgraduate degree in relevant discipline.

Specialist Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiarity of using IFC's performance standards, EBRD's performance requirements, and the equator principals
  • Significant knowledge of EIA and ESIA for renewable energy projects.
  • Significant knowledge of environmental impacts and risks that may arise from renewable energy projects during construction and operation.
  • Working knowledge of relevant environmental and planning legislation / guidance, and survey / interpretation methods.
  • Excellent report writing skills, high command of English and strong communication skills.
  • Flexible approach to managing concurrent tasks and handling short order pieces of work.
  • Understanding of global energy market developments and policy context.
  • Knowledge of wind energy and battery storage projects.

Relevant experience

  • Environmental elements of Environmental and Social Monitoring Consultancy, Biodiversity Consultancy, and Environmental and Social Due-Diligence
  • Experience of working with project developers, owner-operators, and project investors (including institutional investors and ROLE PROFILE Development Finance Institutions, outside of western Europe or North America)
  • Experience of working as a lender's technical advisor
  • Experience of environmental consultancy for renewable energy projects.
  • Provision of advice to clients and lenders on projects' environmental risks.
  • Experience in managing complex projects and being accountable to external stakeholders.