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Offshore Ecology Lead NL


Utrecht, UT, NL, 3521 AZ

RWE Offshore Development Benelux


Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands


RWE Renewables is looking to recruit an Offshore Ecology Lead for the Netherlands Offshore Wind Development Team. 


The role is primarily based in Utrecht, however, travel across Netherlands and within some of the Central Europe countries will be required as part of the role on a regular basis and working from outside the office is possible. You will be a core part of the Development team helping to support our offshore wind projects through the development stages.


You will be expected to take a dynamic and proactive role in supporting the Development Team in strategic environmental including ecological matters and consultations. You will work closely with the projects leads, projects development managers, bid managers, package managers and the other consent & environmental  managers within the group. The scope of work also encompasses support to adjacent markets.


Principal Accountabilities


  • Act as ecology lead for upcoming Dutch and Belgium offshore wind tenders;
  • Define, manage and deliver the scope of environmental including ecological requirements in order to fulfil and submit winning bids on auctions criteria for our future offshore wind projects;
  • Being responsible for fulfilling environmental including ecological conditions throughout the project development phases, including preparation and reviewing of EIAs, applications and bid documents;
  • Provide environmental and ecological support and advice throughout the organisation;
  • Facilitate implementation of innovative environmental and ecological solutions in close collaboration with our engineering departments and external partners;
  • Liaise on a continual basis with authorities, partners, and other stakeholders related to environment including ecology.



  • Initiative
  • Cooperation
  • Result oriented
  • Persuasiveness
  • Flexibility
  • Decision-making skills


Knowledge and Skills


  • Master's degree, preferably in a relevant environmental and/or ecological discipline
  • Demonstrable competence in environment and ecology, consenting, licensing or related fields, with specific experience working on offshore wind projects
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent project management and development management skills and experience
  • Ability to negotiate with a range of potential partners, including development partners;
  • Ability to maintain sight of the ‘big picture’ and overarching objectives;
  • Experience in management of programme and budgets and reporting activities to senior executive and Board level;
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal) in Dutch and English and ability to communicate complex technical issues to internal and external stakeholders including relevant authorities and contractors;
  • Good people management skills.




  • Flexible working in the office and from home (hybrid working) and equipment with company mobile phone and company laptop
  • Attractive remuneration plus additional benefits such as employer-funded company pension scheme
  • Plenty of opportunities to grow within RWE Netherlands or worldwide
  • Space to follow training in or outside your work area
  • 30 vacation days with the possibility to buy extra days



Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 79535

Any questions? Contact in Recruiting: Sebastian Emmelot, Contact in the specialist department: Michiel van Rij 


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