Role: Fisheries Liaison Consultant
Primary Sector: Commercial Fisheries
Secondary Sector: Offshore Energy
Job Function: Specialist & Technical
Brown & May Marine Limited has over 35 years' experience in the provision of fisheries and marine environmental consultancy services to the offshore industry across Europe. Our work is focused on developing solutions to minimise potential conflicts and interactions between commercial fishing, fisheries resources and offshore developments and activities.
We are currently looking for a Marine Environmental 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 likely to require some 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 take responsibility for projects as your experience increases.
- On-going liaison with fisheries stakeholders via all methods and dissemination of relevant project information to fishermen;
- Client representation and support at meetings with fisheries stakeholders (both statutory and non-statutory bodies);
- Research and information gathering on fishing activities in relation to specific projects;
- Attending commercial fisheries working group meetings and other stakeholder engagement;
- Supporting senior consultants with evidence review, cooperation payment calculation and general administration;
- Analysis of fisheries data and information;
- Develop report writing skills to assist with fisheries related documents, Environmental Impact Assessments and client feedback;
- Prepare meeting agendas and taking minutes of meetings;
- Liaise with external colleagues and build relationships when required;
- Participation/management of offshore fisheries surveys (full training will be given);
- Maintain professionalism and confidentiality with all information.
- BSc in a relevant subject;
- Experience 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
- Knowledge and experience in commercial fisheries
- Ability to prioritise and adapt to a changing workload.
- Administrative skills
- Knowledge and/or experience of using GIS software
- Knowledge of economic assessments and accounts
- Working experience in the marine environmental sector in the UK or Europe;
- Knowledge of the European offshore infrastructure sector and of the consenting regime of offshore projects
The company will look at a flexible work at home/office-based system although fully work from home options will be considered.
Applicants should provide a full CV of their experience with a detailed covering letter addressed to Diana@brownmay.com