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Environmental Consents Manager

Locations Flexible
Competitive salary
Closing date
13 Aug 2021
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Job Details

Binnies are recruiting for a Consents Manager to join our Environmental team.

The role will facilitate the integration of consents and consenting activities into project delivery, across design, assessment and construction. Additionally, this role will be expected to develop and lead a team of dedicated professionals to service client projects and programmes.

Key Responsibilities

The Consents Manager is responsible for:

  • Technical oversight for the consents team and associated outputs
  • Identification and implementation of consents on major infrastructure projects
  • Ensuring programme coordination between design teams and consent application teams
  • Management and delivery of multiple and multi-disciplinary consents applications
  • Working with client organisations and design teams to identify and discharge all relevant environmental consents required
  • Leading consultation with stakeholders and regulators
  • Scheduling of priority activities and deliverables
  • Coordinate and chair relevant technical meetings with client, stakeholders and client
  • Audit of consent conditions and compliance  
  • Growth of the consents service capability within Binnies
  • Development of the existing team, structure and identification of recruitment to respond to market trends

The Consents Manager should:

  • Be conversant in project planning and delivery
  • Demonstrable delivery of consent programme on major UK infrastructure projects
  • Experience delivering multi-disciplinary consent activities
  • Knowledge and experience delivering consents application under hybrid Bill, DCO, TWA and TCPA planning regimes
  • Understanding of issues around consenting and risks to design process, with experience integrating consent requirements into design
  • Confident communicator to work with a range of clients, stakeholders and project teams
  • Career expertise in multiple sectors desirable (rail, highways, energy, water)
  • Have experience of team development and management


  • Environmental / Town Planning / Construction Environmental Management degree or qualifications
  • Chartership in relevant field
  • Environment, multi sector delivery, major infrastructure, understanding of complex planning routes (TWA, hybrid Bill, DCO, TCPA)
  • Confident communicator, organised, able to manage scope and keep efficient delivery on track


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working (part time available, remote working for part of the role)
  • Flexible benefits e.g. buy annual leave, varying pension contributions, options for private healthcare
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