Marine Licencing Specialist

  • Location

    Gloucester, Gloucestershire

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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    Zaida Bhana

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Marine Licencing Specialist, Permanent , Gloucester

The purpose of the post is to ensure the successful delivery and compliance of environmental permits to support Clients new build programme in the UK.


  • Provide senior technical guidance and authoritative advice across Horizon on a range of marine topics, including design, coastal processes and impact assessment, dredging disposal, construction in the marine environment, discharge of licence conditions and compliance with licence conditions..
  • Support the Permitting and Marine Licencing Manager (PMLM) in the delivery of technical services associated with the discipline.
  • Provide oversight and verification of work carried out within the team, and suppliers.
  • Oversee production and delivery of the marine licence applications including exemptions and variations and ensure the permissions are developed with due regard to current and emerging guidance and environmental principles.
  • Ensure the power station design proceeds in accordance with the requirements of UK legislative and environmental requirements.
  • Develop and maintain the working relationship with Horizon's technical community in Technical and the supply chain where required, to ensure successful delivery of underpinning technical work.
  • Interface with regulators on a regular basis to ensure that their expectations are identified, and are appropriately processed and addressed in the development of MLs.
  • Interface with regulators and ensure that regulatory policy ensures efficient protection of the environment without unnecessary burden on nuclear new build.
  • Draft work specifications for other Departments and suppliers for the provision of task based work and the seconding of SQEP resources, as required.
  • Ensure the development of suitable and appropriate management arrangements for Horizon to comply with marine licence conditions or commitments made in applications.
  • Act as lead Intelligent Customer for marine licence applications and supporting documents provided by others.
  • Develop Environmental Permit and Licence Training requirements for HNP and contractors and deliver training as required.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Holds a Graduate degree or equivalent qualification in a suitable engineering or science subject
  • Demonstrates a track record of success, achievement and learning to date adding value within relevant positions including an authoritative position within a permitting team.
  • Extensive experience of compliance with of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.
  • Experience and understanding of the standards and maturity required for a developing organisation to ensure sufficient capability is in place to be granted and successfully operate within Marine Licences.
  • Proven experience of strategy development and delivery
  • Ability to communicate, influence and build productive and collaborative relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrate sound judgement and decision making


  • Professional Membership of an appropriate institution
  • Nuclear industry sector knowledge, REPS, Safety Assessment Principles Site Licence and Permit conditions.