Offshore Consent Manager Netherlands (m/f/d)


Utrecht, UT, NL, 3521 AZ

RWE Offshore Development Benelux

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

RWE in the Benelux 


These are exciting times for RWE given the development and construction of the offshore wind farm OranjeWind and because of and the offshore wind tenders planned in the Benelux in the coming years.


As in other European countries, RWE strongly believes in the power of the presence of a local team as a basic ingredient for successful participation in offshore wind projects. This approach is combined with support from various international support departments in which all the necessary expertise is present. This has led to RWE not only being able to win several auctions in recent years, but also to deliver the relevant wind farms on time and within budget, in accordance with all regulations and requirements from permits and regulations.


The position 


The Consent Manager will have a key role within the development organisation of the OranjeWind project. Your role will be to guide our permit pledges and requirements towards the implementation phase and support our specialist teams in understanding and implementing our permit and regulatory obligations and you will ensure that the project remains compliant. Where necessary, from your role and knowledge within the OranjeWind project, you will provide advice to tender projects as it relates to the permit application and compliance with applicable regulations.

You have a good technical understanding of energy issues, permit procedures and the legal framework. You will work closely with various experts, including lawyers, HSE, engineers, ecologists, consultants, authorities and external partners. 


 Working mainly from Utrecht, the Consent Manager is part of a diverse and motivated team and collaborates with many international colleagues. The position requires attending external meetings and willingness to travel occasionally (internationally).


Your future plans 


  • In cooperation with the Consenting Team: setting up and implementing an optimal permitting strategy for RWE's existing wind projects in the Netherlands.
  • Liaison and coordination towards the internal and external project components, partners, consultants and contractors.
  • Liaison and coordination towards government and other stakeholders (e.g. offshore regulators, grid operators, legal advisors and relevant sea users).
  • Support understanding and implementation of licensing and regulatory obligations and ensure projects remain compliant.
  • Proactively share lessons-learned and best-practices between projects in the wider portfolio.
  • Ensure a safety-conscious and sustainable environment of the projects.



Your profile


  • Master's degree in a relevant field such as spatial planning, sustainable energy, engineering or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience in permit management or similar work areas.
  • Knowledge of offshore environmental, spatial planning and mining legislation is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of reporting methods, project planning, organisation and project management.
  • Well-organised and able to support multiple work streams within a large project.
  • Good people management skills, including motivational and collaborative skills.
  • Positive attitude, taking responsibility for issues, actively identifying threats and opportunities.
  • Efficient and able to deal with changing deadlines.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills (Dutch and English).





  • Open office and remote working (hybrid working).
  • Attractive remuneration plus additional benefits consisting of, for example, a flexible benefit budget and a collective insurance scheme.
  • Plenty of career opportunities within RWE Netherlands or worldwide.
  • Room to follow training courses in or outside your working area.
  • 30 holidays and the possibility to buy extra days.

Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 86964.  

Any questions? Contact in Recruiting: Sebastian Emmelot, email: #LI-SE1


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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE is a leading global player in sustainable energy and number 2 worldwide in offshore wind. The Benelux is one of the markets where RWE wants to further expand its sustainable energy portfolio. Offshore innovations are an essential part of RWE's sustainability strategy. RWE is participating in the Dutch offshore wind tenders. At the moment RWE is significantly expanding it’s Benelux team. We are looking for talented colleagues that want to work together with us developing the Belgium and Dutch offshore wind farms of the future and make a real difference in the energy transition.

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