Role: Fisheries Consultant
Brown & May Marine Limited has over 30 years' experience in the provision of fisheries and marine environmental consultancy services to the offshore industry across Europe.
We are currently looking for a Fisheries Consultant to meet our increasing workload from existing and new clients in the offshore wind, subsea cables and oil and gas sector in the UK and Europe. The successful candidate will work as part of a team, supporting our senior consultants on a wide range of projects. The role will be primarily focused on the provision of support to the company’s commercial fisheries liaison team and may require travel within the UK and potentially in Europe, particularly in France. There may also be opportunities for participation in offshore fisheries surveys.
This role offers the opportunity to work closely with Senior consultants within the company, and expand knowledge of the workings of the expanding offshore wind industry.
- On-going liaison with fisheries stakeholders and dissemination of relevant project information to fishermen
- Client representation at meetings with fisheries stakeholders (both statutory and non-statutory bodies)
- Attending commercial fisheries working group meetings and other stakeholder engagement events
- Prepare meeting agendas and taking minutes of meetings
- Analysis of fisheries data and information
- Liaise with external colleagues and building of relationships when required
- Participation in offshore fisheries surveys
- Provision of general support to the wider Brown and May Marine team (including technical reporting (EIAs, risk assessments, Fisheries Liaison and Co-existence Plans, etc)
- Provide admin support where required, create, manage and update documents and electronic filing system for the wider team
- BSc in a relevant subject
- Competence in stakeholder liaison
- Excellent communication skills and ability to engage with stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds
- Good organisational and data management skills
- Strong IT skills
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft office, in particular excel
- Ability to prioritise and adapt to a changing workload
- Administrative skills
- Previous experience in stakeholder liaison
- Knowledge of UK and European fisheries (fishing methods, fisheries management and legislation, etc)
- Knowledge and experience in commercial fisheries
- Knowledge and/or experience of using GIS software
- Affinity in the marine environmental sector in the UK or Europe
- Fluency in French would be advantageous
Following the end of COVID restrictions the company will be operating a flexible work at home/office-based system, utilizing the company’s main office in Eye, Suffolk.
Applicants should provide a CV of their experience with a brief covering letter addressed to Laure-Anne@brownmay.com (cc to Sophie.email@example.com).