Public affairs, regulatory and legal

Biodiversity Lead Specialist

Imagine a future where you work on the global challenge of climate change by supporting our offshore wind farms deliver biodiversity-positive actions.

Join us in this role where you’ll support our global biodiversity ambition by leading UK initiatives and pilot projects. You’ll project manage our UK biodiversity activities and be guided by our key stakeholders e.g., statutory bodies and environmental advisors. Together, we’ll make biodiversity-positive actions an integrated part of future projects in the UK, to help achieve our global target of net positive biodiversity impact for all projects commissioned after 2030.

Welcome to UK Consents
You’ll be part of the UK stakeholder team where you, together with your colleagues, will ensure continuous development of our leading position through collaboration with external bodies and various stakeholders. You'll be part of a small team within the UK Consents team that delivers and advises across the portfolio. Here, you'll use your technical knowledge to support the biodiversity ambitions of individual projects throughout development, construction, and operation.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • leading the development and delivery of specific regional initiatives through evidence gathering, research and pilot studies for biodiversity-positive actions
  • engaging with multiple stakeholders incl. government bodies and ENGOs
  • shaping the development of relevant regional biodiversity metrics by influencing external stakeholders or government metric workstreams in the UK
  • integrating biodiversity by advising and supporting the project Consent teams to meet any national requirements and our global company target
  • linking between the UK region and the Global Biodiversity Programme along with being a part of the environmental communities of practise (eCoP) for biodiversity.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in a related subject such as ecology or environmental science
  • ideally have experience with licensing or consenting offshore wind projects and an understanding of the complexity of offshore wind farm construction and operation
  • thrive in an international and collaborative environment and are able to form good relationships with various stakeholders, incl. government, ENGOs, and academics
  • can effectively communicate complex scientific information to a wide group of stakeholders using appropriate platforms
  • have experience managing environmental work, e.g., in relation to monitoring, research, or conservation projects in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.

Join a world leader in green energy
Ørsted is a global leader in offshore wind energy and ranked the world’s most sustainable energy company. To be a frontrunner, we invest significantly in employee development, and from the moment you join us, we’ll support your personal and professional growth. Here, you’ll get the opportunities that will unleash your full potential, and you’ll experience a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic work environment.

Shape the future with us
Send your application to us no later than 19 September 2021. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Natasha Litten, Head of Consents - UK, on +447788713391 if you’d like to know more about the position.

Please note that you’re expected to do some travelling in relation to your work, as you’ll be expected to travel between Ørsted offices and to meet stakeholders as necessary within the UK.


Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages.