Principal Environmental Consultant - Commercial Fisheries

Our client is an established international consultancy providing scientific, consenting, advisory and strategic expertise to the energy industry.


We are assisting our client in their search for a Senior or Principal Environmental Consultant. Working as a key member of the busy 50-strong team, you will take the lead role in our client's commercial fisheries offering, through which they support projects across conventional wind, floating wind, tidal and wave, oil and gas and cables and interconnectors.

You will have a strong background in providing commercial fisheries support to offshore renewable and cables projects, and you will be experienced in areas such as data collection and analysis, impact assessment, consent applications and stakeholder engagement. You could also have a track record in delivery of wider services such as survey design and execution and fisheries liaison.

The support that you and the team you join will provide to clients across the full life cycle (e.g. site selection, EIA, consent application, post-consent discharge of conditions) will draw heavily upon the significant relationships that you will have formed with the fishing industry in your work to date, be that from your time in consultancy, regulator, stakeholder or developer.


  • Degree in relevant environmental (or other) discipline
  • Membership of relevant professional institution
  • Experience of leading commercial fisheries impact assessment in offshore renewables and/or cables and interconnector industries
  • Experience of leading engagement with fisheries representatives across Scotland and the remainder of the UK·
  • Experience of preparation of relevant elements of Scoping Reports, ESIA Reports, Marine Licences etc
  • Detailed understanding of the legislation in all parts of the UK relevant to offshore wind and cables development
  • Innovative and enthusiastic approach to challenges
  • Ability to prioritise, plan, and organising own workload and team members
  • Accountability, including level of self-motivation and ambition, proactive in developing others

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