Planning & Environmental Policy Analyst


The role could be based in either London or Glasgow.

Job Purpose Statement

To monitor, influence and lobby on the development of environmental and planning policies, to facilitate the best possible potential for offshore renewables project development in appropriate locations across the clients jurisdiction (Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland)

Support the development of strategies for managing and influencing planning and environment policy issues ensuring effective communication and lobbying on issues that could have a significant financial impact on the client, at national, local and regional government levels, and taking account of the UK's exit from the EU.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in environmental/planning policy or other relevant subject with at least 3 years relevant PQE.
  • Good knowledge of planning and environmental regimes and how they are regulated and influenced by EU/UK legislation
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of current and developing legislation in relation to planning and environmental policy in UK and ROI
  • Strong verbal reasoning skills with ability to formulate convincing argumentation, with appropriate levels of technical detail, depending on the audience.
  • Experience of dealing with directors and senior management internally and from government, regulatory bodies and other market participants.

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.


Zelda Austen
Zelda Austen
Senior Recruitment Consultant