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Senior Permitting Project Manager

Field Energy

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Join a pioneering clean energy leader as a Senior Permiting Project Manager and shape the future of sustainable power infrastructure

Overview

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£57000 - £75000

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Field, Fora Montacute Yards

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Field is a dynamic international company at the forefront of renewable infrastructure. With a £200 million investment from DIF Capital Partners, Field is on an ambitious journey to become a leading clean energy player in Europe. The team brings diverse expertise from multi-billion dollar tech startups to energy market specialists, all united in their mission to integrate batteries into our energy infrastructure as a viable solution for today.

  • Manage key greenfield development projects from conception to construction readiness.
  • Coordinate with in-house design, grid, land, and legal teams to lead projects through the consenting phase.
  • Handle budget, risk management, and project reporting.
  • Direct planning application processes and manage external consultants.
  • Engage with stakeholders and support the construction team in pre-construction activities.
  • 4+ years of experience in project development within renewable energy.
  • Strong project management skills with a focus on program, budget, and risk management.
  • Knowledge of UK consenting regimes and environmental assessments.
  • Leadership experience and stakeholder engagement prowess.
  • Desirable: BESS experience and a background in electrical/civil engineering.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (£57,000 - £75,000) and employee share scheme.
  • Generous parental leave and company performance bonuses.
  • Hybrid working, Nest pension, and 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Professional development budget, 'work from anywhere' policy, and mental health support.
  • Eco-friendly initiatives and a vibrant office culture in Shoreditch, London.

Senior Permitting Project Manager

Department: Development

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: UK - London

Compensation: £57,000 - £75,000 / year

Description

A bit about Field

Field is an international builder, owner, operator, of renewable infrastructure. Our Founder and CEO is a successful entrepreneur who previously co-founded a green energy supplier. We have robust pipelines of BESS projects across the UK, Italy, Spain, and Germany - and strong financial backing. Our most recent fundraise was a £200 million investment from DIF Capital Partners. This will support our mission to grow internationally, and ultimately to build and develop a robust global BESS portfolio. 

We are an eclectic team with varied backgrounds. Our team has experience scaling billion dollar tech start-ups and building energy companies, as well as deep specialisms in the energy markets. You will learn from and work with a bunch of fun, curious, and entrepreneurial people who really want to make an impact. Together, we will show that batteries are a totally viable part of our energy infrastructure - now, not in some distant future. We have ambitious plans to become the defining new clean energy player in Europe over the next few years, gradually expanding beyond batteries into new asset types.

Your Mission 

The Senior Permitting Project Manager role is critical to the development of Field’s UK pipeline of battery energy storage system projects. In this role, you will be responsible for the project management of a number of our greenfield development projects, taking projects from concept design phase through to construction.


Assisted by in-house design, grid, land and legal teams, you will lead projects through the consenting phase. You will be responsible for all elements of project management required to successfully deliver a pipeline of ready-to-build projects ready for handover to construction. 

Key Responsibilities

This is a broad and varied role with the opportunity to have massive impact. Key responsibilities include:


  • Project management of a number of our greenfield development projects, including:

    • Leadership and coordination of core project team comprising design, grid and land
    • Creation and ongoing management of project programmes
    • Budget and risk management
    • Reporting and escalation 


  • Management of planning application process for greenfield projects, including:

    • Management of external environmental and planning consultants to deliver all assessments needed to support a planning application
    • Management of external consultants to deliver site investigations and surveys to inform site design 
    • Working with in-house design team to collate technical site information and act as Principle Designer to develop site specific designs suitable for planning 
    • Stakeholder engagement with key statutory consultees, landowners and community engagement 


  • Support the construction team on projects in the pre-construction phase, including:

    • Submission of planning amendments and discharge of pre-commencement conditions
    • Securing any additional consents and permits 
    • Landowner liaison and fulfilment of any Option/lease requirements 


Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

A bit about you

  • You have excellent project management skills - we act fast and delivering projects to programme is critical, so you’ll need to have proven drive and project management skills  
  • You’re a great leader who can work autonomously to lead a team. You know how to get people motivated, aligned and delivering.
  • You have good attention to detail to deliver plans, designs and technical assessments to a very high standard
  • You’re an open, clear communicator capable of engaging with a wide range of stakeholders
  • You’re a team player who enjoys working collaboratively. You will be responsible for coordinating input from a lot of teams, including external consultants
  • You’re enthusiastic, curious and knowledgeable about the energy storage industry

The skills you’ll need 

  • 4+ years experience in the project development and consents, ideally within the renewable energy industry
  • Project management skills, including experience in programme, budget and risk management
  • Strong understanding of consenting regimes within the UK, including environmental assessments
  • Experience in managing a project team and leadership skills
  • Experience of managing external consultants and stakeholder engagement 
  • BESS experience and working electrical and/or civil engineering experience desired but not essential

Benefits

Salary: £57,000 - £75,000

We’re offering a competitive compensation package, including participation in our employee share scheme which rewards all employees for the growth of the business.

Other benefits include

  • Enhanced parental leave, for all new parents:

    • 6 months fully paid primary carer leave
    • 3 months fully paid secondary carer leave
    • 10 days fully paid leave for fertility treatment


  • Up to 10% company wide bonus based on company performance 
  • Hybrid working (blend of home and office working to suit individual needs)
  • Nest pension (8% combined contributions) on qualifying earnings 
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • £2,000 annual learning & development budget to spend on whatever best supports your growth
  • 1 month a year ‘work from anywhere in the world’ policy
  • Spill: our mental health benefit allowing every Fielder access to equal and unrestricted therapy and resources 
  • Green leave: paid time off to do something good for the environment
  • Fun co-working office space in Shoreditch, London 
  • Dog friendly office (with some regular furry friends already in the team)
  • Free team lunch once a week
  • Regular team socials
  • Birthday carbon offset: a gift from Field to the world to celebrate your birthday
  • & many more on the way!
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