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Consents Manager

  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Sector: Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Position: Project Manager
  • Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus, Health Care
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: ConsMan0310_1507040940
Job description

Main purpose of role:



The Consents Manager is responsible for oversight of all consents requirements required to deliver the enabling works scope. These include planning consents under Schedule 17 of the HS2 Act, environmental consents and highway related consents



The Consents Manager will also be responsible for oversight of the land access process, working closely with HS2's Land and Property team, in order to achieve timely access for surveys and other non-intrusive works, and possessions for intrusive surveys and construction.



Key responsibilities and duties:

Specific:
  • Identifying the consents needed in order to deliver the works, working closely with the projects Environment and Logistics leads;
  • Working with HS2's planning and environmental consents teams to conduct pre-application liaison with consent granting bodies, primarily local planning authorities but also Environment Agency and others;
  • Liaising with the Project CMO Project Manager Team and the Joint Ventures supply chain to specify, programme and help procure resource inputs to applications;
  • Preparing and submitting consents applications in a timely way;
  • Briefing and managing the drafting of consents applications as part of work packages delivered by the supply chain;
  • Reviewing and agreeing consents applications with HS2 Consents team prior to submission ;
  • Liaising with consent granting bodies and managing applications through to determination;
  • Tracking and reporting consents progress to HS2 as part of consents management and as an input to the Project CMO monthly reporting process;
  • Monitoring compliance of construction works with consents and any conditions imposed;
  • Working with the Joint Ventures land and access lead (possibly reporting to the Consents Manager) identifying land access and possessions, together with their timing, needed in order to provide surveys and works, and requesting these of HS2;
  • Attending HS2 land ('FLAB') workshops to ensure EWC land requirements are communicated and progressed in a timely way;
  • Providing updates to HS2's land and access tracker;
  • Overseeing and monitoring the treatment of Undertakings and Assurances in work package planning and delivery to ensure all applicable U&As are recognised and addressed;
  • Overseeing and monitoring the treatment of Third Party Agreements in work package planning and delivery.