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Senior Project Manager

Employer
GREEN GEN CYMRU
Location
Wales - Full flexibility with the option to work from home or in the office as needed
Salary
From £80,000 per annum, dependent on skills and experience
Closing date
8 Aug 2024

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SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER 

SALARY: From £80,000 per annum, dependent on skills and experience 

LOCATION: Wales 

ABOUT GREEN GEN CYMRU 

At Green Gen Cymru, we’re acting now to build and operate a green energy network for Wales, that will make sure 100% renewable energy can flow to our homes, hospitals, schools, businesses, and communities. 

We’re playing a pivotal role in providing a reliable and robust distribution network that will tackle the energy crisis, climate crisis, as well as the cost-of-living crisis. It will also empower rural communities through investment, jobs, and skills, enabling communities to live modern electric lives. 

We want to make sure Wales has the energy it needs in a Net Zero world. 

There’s endless potential for renewable energy in Wales – particularly from the wind that blows across our hills and mountains. But the green energy is stuck in the windy areas of Wales, and we need to get it to the homes, hospitals, schools, businesses, and communities that need it. To respond to this challenge and meet Welsh Government’s target for 100% renewable electricity in Wales by 2035, we’re developing a stronger, more resilient renewable electricity network that is greatly needed in Wales – distributing clean, green energy. 

We want to build a positive, clean future for us all. 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AS A GREEN GEN CYMRU COLLEAGUE 

Full flexibility with the option to work from home or in the office as needed. 

Flexitime with the ability to work core hours and take time back in lieu throughout the week. Fridays are allocated as ‘no meeting’ days to ensure down time at the end of the week. 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. 

Private Medical Insurance from day 1 with cover for immediate family including spouse or partner and children, including direct mental health pathways and support. 

Annual pay review and discretionary bonus. 

Employer pension contributions up to 7%. 

Electric car scheme via salary sacrifice. 

Cycle to Work Scheme 

Tech scheme – discounts on latest technology including laptops, phones iPads for personal use Life assurance cover and income protection. 

Travel insurance. 

Suite of enhanced policies and provisions to support colleagues through all the moments that matter. 

Regular team socials, activities, sporting events and charity fundraisers. 

THE ROLE 

SALARY: From £80,000 per annum, dependent on skills and experience 

REPORTS TO: Grid Development Director 

LOCATION: Wales 

The Senior Project Manager will lead the preparation of new grid connections comprising overhead lines, substations and underground cabling for construction, achieving Financial Close with planning consent, land consents and national grid connection agreements in place. Working with Green GEN Cymru’s generation customers and the Electricity System Operator, the role takes responsibility for delivery of major infrastructure projects that will enable renewable energy to be exported to market from new renewable schemes across Wales. 

This is an enormously exciting opportunity to join a high growth business and play a key role in its continued success. 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES 

Lead and manage the development and consenting activities for a portfolio of Grid projects; Take ownership for the delivery of these project including the performance of the team (some of which will be matrix managed) and the suppliers 

Be recognised internally and externally as the leader of the projects with authority to decide outcomes 

Manage all project budgets and risks using appropriate tools and contracts 

Responsible for the management of various external consultants, to include the tendering, and contracting of lead services associated with stakeholder consultation, project, scoping, EIA, and all planning application submissions associated with grid connection projects Responsible for the management of external and internal technical or engineering support in relation to the grid connection designs 

Responsible for management of any required DNS process, which may involve management of a Public Inquiry 

Responsible for obtaining any post consent planning variations/value-add workstreams; Support obtaining other licences, and permits, as may be required by the project(s) Accountable for ensuring project documentation and consultation is aligned with planning policy and EIA regulations 

Work with the wider team to maximise the commercial viability of the portfolio of projects; Management and ownership of relevant external stakeholder relationships, including those with local communities, planning authorities, local elected members/groups and other key influencers, all consultees statutory or otherwise, network operators, suppliers, regulators and media; and 

Input to design of and direct implementation of an effective and wide-reaching  communications plan, with support from the Grid Projects Director and community liaison co ordinators, focused on obtaining support and an understanding of proposed projects, whilst retaining and promoting Green Gen Cymru’s reputation. 

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN RETURN 

Knowledge & Skills 

An understanding of the planning system and policy relating to grid connections, with a proven track record in project delivery 

Knowledge of DCO, DNS and Public Inquiry processes 

Knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment regulations 

Excellent interpersonal skills 

An entrepreneurial approach and problem-solving abilities 

Strong personal resilience and hugely adaptable to situations 

Excellent project management skills 

Handling and co-ordinating inputs from external consultants and project team members Excellent influencing and negotiation skills 

Welsh language skills are desirable but not essential 

Experience & Qualifications 

5+ years experience working in-house in a development company or consultancy 

Experience as a “principal” in the development stages for overhead line infrastructure projects (33kV ≥ 132kV) 

Degree in an environmental, engineering, technical, planning or science based subject or equivalent 

Track record of successfully managing projects within resource and budget constraints Experience successfully dealing with planning authorities and other project stakeholders, including landowners, statutory consultees, members of the public, project contractors, external consultants and development partners 

Management and coordination of the production and delivery of planning applications, Environmental Statements and other documentation required to support the consenting process 

Experience of the Appeals process including Public Inquires would be an advantage Reporting Lines and Cost Management 

WHAT DOES OUR CULTURE MEAN TO US AND YOU? 

At Green Gen Cymru, we are committed to having a workplace that encourages and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. This means taking account of social or personal challenges that some colleagues may face and making available, the right workplace environment, resources and opportunities, which allow all of us at Green Gen Cymru, to THRIVE. 

Our culture and the way we do things is centred around ‘belonging’. We believe that everyone should be able to be their true authentic self at Green Gen Cymru and encourage this through promoting an inclusive environment which values and encourages different perspectives, thoughts, ideas and backgrounds, to ensure a truly innovative and exciting place to work. 

We do not accept any discriminatory attitudes or behaviours. Every single colleague and potential colleague who wishes to join us, should feel confident in equality of opportunity and be free from any bullying, discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. 

We hope and encourage all suitably qualified individuals to feel comfortable and energised to join our dedicated team and contribute to Wales’ shift towards sustainable energy solutions. 

If this sounds the right role for you and you would love to be a part of making sure Wales has the energy it needs in a Net Zero world, please send your CV via email.

 

Company

There’s endless potential for renewable energy in Wales – particularly from the wind that blows across our hills and mountains. But the green energy is stuck in the windy areas of Wales, and we need to get it to the homes, hospitals, schools, businesses, and communities that need it. To respond to this challenge and meet Welsh Government’s target for 100% renewable electricity in Wales by 2035, we’re developing a stronger, more resilient renewable electricity network that is greatly needed in Wales – distributing clean, green energy. 

We want to build a positive, clean future for us all. 

 

 

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