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Ornithology Policy and Strategy Manager

Full Time


SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that’s more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK or Ireland sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Reading, Havant.

Salary: £45,400 – £68,000 + car /car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent Flexible First options available

As Ornithology Policy and Strategy Manager, youll be responsible for developing SSER strategies, influencing government, SNCB and NGO policy, and promoting innovation and research to ensure timely and efficient execution of SSER’s Offshore Wind Farm projects, and the affective delivery our renewable energy and biodiversity objectives.

Some of your other main accountabilities will include;

– Collaborating with Consent, Development, and Environmental teams throughout the business to ensure a comprehensive SSER-wide strategic approach to Ornithology aspects connected to Offshore Wind Farm development.

– Providing strategic input and technical expertise in discussions around offshore Ornithology, effectively influencing Government and other relevant industry organisations to guarantee SSER’s strategic approach is represented in consultation feedback and the evolution of policies.

– Representing SSER at relevant Ornithology research groups. Identifying and developing research and innovation projects to deliver SSER Ornithology Strategy.

– Work with Corporate Affairs and stakeholder management teams to deliver coordinated and effective engagement programs in line with the SSER strategy.

– Providing support when required to ensure project deliverables are achieved, outputs are of high quality and external standards are met.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

– Knowledge of Ornithology assessment techniques, policy and legislation for EIA and HRA regarding Offshore Wind Farm development across the UK and Ireland

– An understanding of the UK Ornithology research community and funding streams

– Expertise in creating concise, clearly structured technical documents and reports.

– The ability to present and communicate complex ideas in a simple manner to a range of stakeholders, allowing key decisions to be made.

What’s in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE‘ to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I’ll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Pamela on 01738 342002.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you’ll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

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