Marine Licenses and Surveys Manager

 

Overview / Responsibilities 

At Green Ocean Farming we are continuing to develop our portfolio of Seaweed and Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture farms around the to coasts of England, Wales and Scotland. We are seeking to recruit an individual passionate about macroalgae and tackling the climate crisis head on through innovation within the aquaculture sector. 

Join us as we continue to expand and develop our ocean farms as well as new seaweed products to take to market 

Green Ocean farming is an ambitious company who has recently received marine licenses in Portland, Torbay, and Carmarthen Bay to farm kelp via longline systems. We have also applied for a license to farm multiple varieties of shellfish and seaweed species in southwest Scotland. Further afield we have sites going into Nova Scotia Canada and a restoration and reforestation project off the Lincolnshire coast and in islands in the Indian Ocean.

 The individual will lead all aspects of the marine licensing process. This includes pre-application research and stakeholder engagement, regular contact with the licensing authorities during the application review process, and the timely submission of post license reports to relevant statutory bodies. A second key aspect of the role will be to provide detailed desk-based site surveys for clients.

 

A typical working week for this role will consist of the following: 

Creating all documents associated with the marine licensing process (Environmental reports, navigational risk assessments, etc) and tailoring them to the areas in which the license is applied for 

Communicating with regulatory bodies and other interest groups working within the marine environment 

Delivering technical desk-based site surveys for clients interested in applying for a marine license to farm seaweed 

Participating in workshops, conferences and other networking events within the shellfish and seaweed aquaculture sector 

Regularly keeping up to date with the evolving regulation and scientific data surrounding the seaweed aquaculture industry 

Regular contact with your line manager

 

This role is predominantly work from home anywhere within the United Kingdom.

 

Skills / Qualifications 

Ready to take on challenging and diverse Sustainable projects? We are too… so we would like to know if you have…

 A proven record of stakeholder engagement with individuals from a local regional and national level

 Experience in delivering environmental assessments with particular focus on habitats regulation assessments

 Understanding of the marine regulatory environment within the UK, and how this differs within the devolved administrations.

 Strong data management, analysis, and interpretation skills (particularly focussed on GIS software and data)

 Excellent time management skills, including the ability to manage/deliver several projects at once. 

The ability to prepare high quality written technical reports and deliver verbal presentations to a high level of quality assurance for a variety of audiences 

Capability to work proactively from home although some travel may be required. 

Experience engaging stakeholders within the marine environment 

At Green Ocean Farming we also value Qualifications in addition to experience:

 

Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject; expected to be in the field of environmental science, marine biology, oceanography, or aquaculture 

A postgraduate degree in similar fields would be beneficial but is not essential 

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent 

Salary: £28,000.00-£36,000.00 per year

Please apply by emailing to enquiries@greenoceanfarming.com highlighting your relevant experiences and qualifications.