About the role

Lead the process of acquiring consents, in a timely manner to ensure that they are available in advance of construction programme needs.

Proactively manager relationships with each Consent Granting Body (CGB) to support the consenting process.

Promote in-house awareness of consent requirements, the associated timeframes and compliance with them.

What you'll be doing

Lead the process of Identifying and obtaining all Consents required for the project.

Proactively manage relationships with Consent Granting Bodies to understand and progress the submission processes, inform the CGBs about project demands.

Manage the preparation of consents applications for submission in line with programme

Provide feedback to commercial and delivery teams regarding consenting and U&A requirements

Ensure maintenance of Consents Register and provide clear performance information on the progress with consents.

Ensure project wide awareness of consent needs and compliance with them

Ensure recording of all communications with third parties as evidence to support consent process

Ensure appropriate resources are available for the Consents Team to function efficiently

Liaise with Senior Management Team to secure specialist resource as necessary to support the consenting process

Demonstrate the BBV behaviours

Collaborate as necessary with CGB™s, HS2 and in-house teams

Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm

Who we're looking for

The following qualities/experience are essential:

Experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams on complex projects

Knowledge and experience of civil engineering practices, methods and techniques

Understanding of working to programmes and critical paths

Knowledge of UK planning processes and CGB requirements.

Experience of securing Consents and ensuring compliance within construction / infrastructure context.

Good communication skills

Construction related degree or equivalent qualification and experience

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

Membership of a construction based professional organisation.

Proactive approach

Developed teamworking skills

Why work for us

Balfour Beatty VINCI is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging railway project in Europe: HS2.

We are building the West Midlands section of HS2™s Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people in the area to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 through the West Midlands area and are looking for a wide range of experts to join the team and support this unique, ground breaking project.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

You could help us build that civil infrastructure:

  • 42 viaducts totaling over 11km, 66 over-bridges;
  • More than 35 cuttings reaching over 30km;
  • 56 culverts and other under-bridges;
  • 66 embankments reaching over 33km;
  • Building four motorway crossings requiring box structures and six interfaces with the existing rail requiring both dive-under and over-bridge structures.

About us

Balfour Beatty Vinci is a long established joint venture between two global leaders in the delivery of critical infrastructure. Working together for over 30 years, we have been successful in delivering a number of significant infrastructures creating unrivaled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond. In 2008, we announced our formal alliance with the aim of delivering modern and innovative solutions to the UK's infrastructure needs. Since then, our collaboration has gone from strength to strength. We've successfully bid and delivered a number of key projects for Crossrail and Highways England Smart Motorways Programme. Balfour Beatty VINCI is a powerhouse for critical infrastructure. Our partnership - between two of the world's largest construction companies - creates unrivaled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond.

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