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Major Marine Developments Lead Adviser

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location UK - Flexible - UK
Salary Additional Information Salary £26,224
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 10/10/2022
Company Name Natural England
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Directory Entry : We're the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. We help to protect and restore our natural world. We were established by an Act of Parliament in 2006. Our purpose is to help conserve, enhance and manage the natural environment for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development. Our vision is ‘Thriving Nature for people and planet’. We aim to achieve this through our mission ‘Building partnerships for Nature’s recovery’. You can see the Natural England vacancies on the Civil Service job site. You can slso view their jobs and similar roles at environmentjobs.co.uk
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  • Do you have a passion for nature and the environment?
  • Do you want to make a real difference and secure significant environmental gains in the present and the future?
  • Do you enjoy working in a team?
  • Can you see yourself advising communities and customers to maximise gains for the Natural Environment?  

This exciting role will involve working on offshore wind projects, maintaining an overview of the co-ordination and delivery of Natural England’s advice on marine sustainable development including (but not exclusively) offshore wind, and will include direct delivery of complex pieces of work.

The successful candidate will play a central role in the co-ordination and delivery of Natural England’s formal technical advice on major development in the marine environment. These roles will initially focus on the delivery of work around offshore renewable energy but may encompass major casework across the marine industries portfolio. 

The postholder will manage the work of the Case Officers and have oversight of a number of Offshore Wind projects. 

The post holder will 

  • Take ownership of casework, coordinating the provision of advice from across Natural England, building expertise to deliver quality assured. robust advice on marine Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) and other major marine development.

This will include (but not be limited to): 

  • Provision of advice on Environmental Impacts Assessments, Habitat Regulations Assessments (including technical supporting information); working with developers to ensure environmental impacts of developments have been fully addressed in order to achieve the best outcomes for the natural environment
  • Provision of statutory advice to competent authorities within specified statutory timeframes
  • Responding to post-consent consultations on discharge of DCO and Marine licence conditions
  • Provision of advice to developers to inform survey and monitoring plans & reports through Natural England’s Discretionary Advice Service
  • Provision of chargeable advice through Natural England’s Discretionary Advice Service (DAS), to maximise early engagement opportunities to achieve better outcomes for the natural environment
  • Building partnerships with customers (primarily industry, Planning Inspectorate for England (PINS), Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and stakeholders to resolve complex or contentious planning issues)
  • Contribute to internal business improvement projects to improve the delivery of offshore wind casework
  • Identify any risks associated with the delivery of this work and ensure they are escalated appropriately
  • Participate in relevant internal technical networks, showing leadership & sharing best practice with others to support development of strategic approaches to challenges, and promote skills development across the wider team

We are the Government’s advisor for the natural environment, playing a vital role in delivering the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, an ambitious vision which brings new opportunities to protect and enhance and to achieve real outcomes for the environment. 

Find out more about the work of Natural England at www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england 


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

We welcome and encourage applications from all communities and, wherever possible, we accommodate requests for both full and part-time hours and other flexible working patterns. Everyone at Natural England is supported to develop their skills and capabilities. You can also look forward to great benefits including a Civil Service pension.


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