Strategy and business development

Graduate Planning & Environment Specialist

Imagine a future where you’re part of a team that works on making the renewable projects of the future become a reality

Join us in this role where you’ll work with multidisciplinary teams to do desktop feasibility assessments of sites for development, incl.: County Development Policy appraisal, landcover and topographical review, environmental constraints assessments such as ecology and ornithology, flooding, aviation, telecommunications and visual impact, modelling, and assessments.

Welcome to Project Development
You’ll be part of our Project Development team where you, together with your colleagues, will scope, review, and submit detailed planning and environmental assessment reports such as planning applications, environmental impact assessment reports, appropriate assessments, an Bord Pleanála appeals, and planning compliance submissions to local authorities. You’ll be an integral part of a team with competent and committed colleagues who’ll support you along the way.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • engaging with external consultants on technical areas of an EIAR, e.g., landscape and visual, noise, shadow flicker, geotechnical, etc.
  • participating in field work, incl. site visits, landowner meetings, site environmental inspections etc.
  • providing GIS and mapping support
  • scoping and assisting in the management of the procurement of Planning and Environmental services from external consultants in accordance with best practice
  • ensuring that our QHSE policies and procedures are implemented and QHSE audit requirements are fulfilled, demonstrating a commitment to our safety culture
  • assisting on liaison with local and statutory authorities, environmental organisations, and landowners to ensure that legislative and best practice standards are adhered to.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • hold a university degree, or equivalent, in engineering or sciences
  • possess knowledge of Irish planning regulations and policies, as well as a solid understanding of the concerns of key decision-makers and policymakers
  • have knowledge of the commercial elements of a renewable energy project and of financial models would be an advantage, but not necessary.
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • have excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects while meeting all deadlines
  • can work with diverse teams with people from different disciplines, where knowledge of renewable energy systems would be an advantage.