Offshore consents manager


An offshore consents manager will support the development and management of early phase activities such as site selection, project consenting and overseeing the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). They are responsible for securing the licenses that may be required through-out each phase of development of the offshore wind farm. They may also have a role in procuring the contractors to carry out the EIA.

Lifecycle stages

Development and project management.

Typical employer

Developer and specialist consultancies.

Place of work

Onshore in an office although there may be some travel required to subcontractors’ sites.

Typical working pattern

Full-time. Flexible working arrangements may be available.

Education, training and qualifications

Minimum NFQ level 7 in a relevant environmental or planning discipline.

Extensive experience in either onshore or offshore project management or consenting of complex infrastructure projects.

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles can include junior roles within the development company, elsewhere in the offshore wind industry, or within the civil or public service in Ireland.

Career possibilities

Offshore consents managers can progress to other senior roles in the offshore wind industry, including project manager and project director.

Full time salary estimate

€52,000-€80,000 (Consents Manager) to €120,000 (Project Director), depending on experience.