Senior Permitting and Consent Manager


Job Ref: #221

Energy & Renewables


As a Senior Permitting and Consent Manager, your duties will be to oversee all permitting and approvals-related activities and manage the stakeholder communication activities relating to these topics.
As a member of RWE´s team, you will work together with motivated and knowledgeable colleagues and your contribution will be an important part of their journey for sustainable energy production. They work in an international context with English as a business language and are we now looking for you who want to develop an industry that invests in the future.



• Ensure a consentable and buildable project design envelope.
• Deliver and maintain the necessary consents for the project.
• Deliver and maintain necessary land lease agreements, as appropriate.
• Deliver and maintain necessary third party agreements, including any Planning Performance Agreements.
• Manage project consent team personnel.
• Coordinate and manage project development activities and interface with other core project staff and other project teams where appropriate.
• Manage contracts with Lead EIA and Planning Lawyers.
• Liaison and co-ordination with project partners, key consultants and other supporting contractors, e.g. National Grid.
• Liaison activities with government and other key stakeholders (e.g. offshore regulators, Crown Estate, statutory consultees, relevant sea users) , including support for PR messaging.
• Local stakeholder, political and media management working with internal press office and political affairs teams.
• Liaison with JV partners as appropriate.
• Ensure consent and land risks are identified and appropriately managed.
• Manage the consenting budget and deliver workstreams on schedule.
• Deliver an approved supply chain plan for the project.
• Reporting day to day work.


Background and Requirements

  • Proven competencies in project development including proven ability at project manager level.
  • Understanding of offshore and onshore planning issues.
  • Ability to influence and persuade stakeholders.
  • Experience from permitting and consent related matters in the energy sector
  • Knowledge in the following fields would be a distinct advantage:
  • Project planning/co-ordination in the external environment.
  • Relevant planning and environmental law especially the 2008 Planning Act
  • Previous experience in the offshore wind energy industry.
  • Fluent in written and verbal English and Finnish.


  • Good people management skills including motivational and support skills experience on troublehooting.
  • Well organised and able to manage multiple work streams on a large project.
  • Be highly motivated and have the ability to work to challenging project deadlines.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills at a range of levels internally and externally.


RWE Renewables in the Nordic region focuses on developing, building, and operating onshore and offshore wind farms with 70 dedicated co-workers and regional headquarters in Malmö. Currently, they operate approximately 500 MW of wind power in the Nordic region, with wind farms both offshore and onshore in Sweden and Denmark. Now RWE is opening a new office in Helsinki to better conquer the Finnish markets.

At RWE you will have the opportunity to work in the exciting business of offshore wind power, where every day will present new and interesting challenges which will help you grow and reach your goals and hopefully have fun throughout the way.



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Tommi Toivonen

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+358 (0) 9 7515 4111

English | Finnish

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