Commercial Fisheries Manager

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Are your strengths strong knowledge of the fishing Industry, fisheries biology, environmental impact assessment, negotiation and interactions between people?

Join us and become our new Commercial Fisheries Manager in the department Environment & Licensing – Renewables (ELR). You will be based in Belgravia, London and work with colleagues in the UK as well as Denmark, Germany and Poland. It is likely you will be expected to travel across the UK and northwest Europe, particularly Denmark.

The ELR team is responsible for solving tasks relating to environmental, consenting and stakeholder issues throughout the project life of our offshore wind farms. Together with your colleagues you will form part of the consents team and work closely with the Environment, Consents and Stakeholder Managers for specific projects. You will be part of the development and implementation of applications and consents, specifically by leading the engagement, consultation and negotiation with commercial fisheries.

Furthermore, you will be responsible for engaging with stakeholders to secure their understanding of our projects and negotiate disturbance payments in development, construction and operational projects. In addition you will manage the surveys and impact assessments associated with the commercial fisheries chapters of Environmental Statements.

Areas of responsibility

You will focus on understanding the fisheries issues related to our projects from a biological and commercial fisheries perspective, you will organise meetings with fisheries representative groups to ascertain their views and potential concerns, negotiate agreements where relevant for disturbance payments and keeping an overview on the status of these agreements across our UK projects. You may also be required to manage internal and external consultants.

Furthermore, your key duties will include:

organise, fish and fishery baseline investigations for environmental impact assessments and investigations related to changes of license conditions prepare and maintain a register of local fisheries groups and associations and reply to queries and objections to development negotiate with organisations, local fishermen and anglers about possible fishing limitations during and post construction, and reach agreements about possible Disturbance Payments, including managing disturbance Payments in accordance with entered agreements, ensure that information is made available and circulated in a timely manner through the liaison officer(s) to minimise interference with fishing operations and other users of the sea act as the Developer’s representative in cooperative fishery support funds and in regional developer groups
Your profile

It is expected that you will have a university level education and gained a relevant qualification (eg. fisheries science or marine biology) or equivalent or be qualified by experience. Ideally you will have considerable professional experience working with the fishing industry and have a good understanding of impact assessment, negotiation, relevant UK fisheries, fisheries biology and fishing methods.

It will be advantageous if you have prior work experience from the wind industry or similar such as oil and gas or government agencies where you gained an understanding of fisheries, negotiating skills and have acquired a network of stakeholders, authorities and consultants.

It is essential that you have a strong personal drive; are able to create consensus and are able to create results through teamwork and develop good relationships to your colleagues and external business partners. Additionally, you can handle numerous tasks simultaneously without losing perspective.

We offer

We offer a unique and challenging job in a value-based organisation focusing on results; substantial freedom with responsibility and good opportunities to develop new competences and pursue a career within a large international organisation. Through your work, you will underpin the implementation of an ambitious strategy for international growth and continuous development of CO2-free energy solutions.

You will have a competitive salary and an informal and attractive working environment. We have an active employee policy, which supports your career throughout the various phases of your working life.

Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact Group Leader David Garner +4402078115257 or Recruitment Specialist Rosie Steele if you have further questions.

We look forward to receiving your CV and covering letter no later than 6pm, on 30 November 2011.

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