Head of Planning – Renewable Energy & Grid Balancing IPP

Location London
Contact name: Hayley Burke

Contact email: h.burke@mintselection.com
Job ref: 32446
Published: 2 days ago
Startdate: 19/12/2022

Head of Planning – Renewable Energy & Grid Balancing IPP


Would you describe yourself as a “planning expert”? Do you have a strong track record with DCO applications? If the answer is yes, whether that’s from consultancy or in-house background, then you’re reading the right job ad …


You will benefit from working alongside one of the godfathers of planning in the UK, as well as a team of seasoned developers within an agile, successful IPP. With just over 1GW of operational assets or under construction, a further 2.5GW in the late stages of development, and a total pipeline of almost 12GW, it’s a guarantee that you’ll be involved with some of the most exciting projects in the UK right now.


Our client are market leaders in flexible generation and grid flexibility, with a portfolio comprising Battery Energy Storage, Pumped Storage Hydro, and Green Hydrogen assets.


Key Responsibilities:

- Leading and managing the full processes of consultation, planning and DCO applications

- Coordinating EIAs and liaising with the relevant technical consultancies

- Liaising with the development team throughout the development process – gaining exposure to land, grid, commercial and legal

- Producing a planning strategy for each project

- Attending site visits when necessary

- Undertaking desk studies, site visits and planning assessments for prospective sites

- Staying up to date with Planning Policies and advising the wider development team as necessary

- Managing public consultations and Community Engagement to ensure the company continues to be held in the highest regard


You’d be joining the Senior Leadership Team of a hardworking, hugely ambitious platform, working within the lean development team.


You’d benefit from strong remuneration (including LTIPs), a flexible working policy and an opportunity to work within what is one of the most exciting IPPs working in the UK at the moment.


Click to apply, or drop me an email at h.burke@mintselection.com if you don’t have an up-to-date CV to share right now.  


Head of Planning – Renewable Energy & Grid Balancing IPP

“Mint selection are a trusted Clean Energy Recruitment Specialist with an extensive network and deep sector knowledge. We are an independent who 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.

Our recruitment strengths lie within the clean energy market, providing the latest energy jobs in; Renewable Energy (Wind Power, Solar PV, Wave & Tidal, Hydro, Biomass, Waste-to-energy, Geothermal, CHP), Battery Energy Storage, Fast Response, Hydrogen Production & Storage, Cleantech, Demand Response / Flexibility, Transmission & Distribution, Electric Vehicles and Vehicle Infrastructure.

Core areas we support include; Renewable Energy Investment Management, Energy Project Finance, Structured Finance, M&A, Renewable Energy Project Development, Construction, Operations, Engineering, Commercial Management, Procurement, Asset Management, Portfolio Performance, Risk Management, Trading & Optimisation, Quantitative Analytics and Data Science.

We enjoy a diverse client-base including; Private Equity Investors, Project Developers, Independent Power Producers, Institutional Investors, Banks/Lenders, Utilities, Energy Conglomerates, Equipment Manufacturers, EPC Contractors and advisory businesses that work throughout the United Kingdom and European Union, in particular, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, France, Poland and the Netherlands.”