DCO Planning Manager – Grid Balancing Independent Power Producer

Location London
Discipline: Project Development
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Gary O'Brien

Contact email: g.obrien@mintselection.com
Published: 13 days ago

DCO Planning Manager – Grid Balancing Independent Power Producer


Development Consent Order (DCO) Manager sought by established Independent Power Producer who develop, build, finance and operate cutting Energy Infrastructure across Europe.


Joining the Project Development team of the UK’s most successful IPP, you will benefit from working with a range of industry veterans across Planning, Legal, Land and Grid functions. You will work on multi-GW projects spanning Pumped Storage Hydro, Thermal Hydrogen Generation, Hydrogen Production & Subsurface Storage, Battery Energy Storage and a range of Renewable Generation Assets.


Location – With a London HQ and smaller regional hubs, there is some flexibility. Preference for a balanced week between office and home with site/stakeholder travel as required.


Renewable Energy Planning Manager key requirements:

  • Minimum of 5+ years experience in planning advisory or in-house project development

  • Possess a sound working knowledge of the UK planning system, both at TCPA and DCO levels

  • Extensive stakeholder management experience, including with local authorities, landowners, and local communities

  • A good level of commercial awareness

  • Excellent communication

  • Excellent data organisation and analytical skills

  • The ability to work on several projects simultaneously

  • Full driver's licence


DCO / Planning Manager key responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of utility-scale energy infrastructure projects from pre-application, through planning and onto investment decision

  • Work directly with the Project Development Director to ensure timely development of projects throughout the UK

  • Run and manage consultants for planning applications

  • Manage local authorities and communities throughout the planning process

  • Scope to extend the responsibilities of the role to include overall project coordination (not limited to planning) should this appeal.

On offer is a challenging position with a well-placed IPP looking at the full spectrum of Renewable Energy and Energy Storage segments.


If you are interested, please share your CV with us or reach out to Gary O’Brien (g.obrien@mintselection.com) directly to learn more.


DCO Planning Manager – Grid Balancing Independent Power Producer

Mint selection is a trusted Clean Energy Recruitment Specialist with an extensive network and deep sector knowledge. We are anindependent consultancywho support our clients and candidates through the full life cycle of Energy project, development, build, finance, and operations. We’re known for building high performance teams that cover analyst to senior leadership, executive and Director level appointments.

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