North America United States

Summary of Role

  • Reporting to: Permitting Manager
  • Department: US Offshore
  • Job Location: East coast USA
  • Travel Required: Often travel to East and West Coast ports

Company Overview: 

A world free of fossil fuels. If you share our vision, then join us on our mission. 

This is your opportunity to make a real difference in averting the climate crisis, in an organization that is at the forefront of the global transition to renewable energy. 

Mainstream Renewable Power is a recognized global leader in renewable energy; and the pride we all get from developing, constructing and operating our projects is one reason why we are officially recognized as a Great Place to Work. 

Now we are looking for people who can power our progress to a new level. If you want to make a real difference in the world, working with our extraordinary team across six continents, check out our newly created role. 

Role Overview: 

For Mainstream, it is essential that the views of key stakeholders, such as fisheries groups, are actively solicited and considered during the development of our offshore wind projects. The Fisheries Liaison Manager, US Offshore will have a leading role to play in this process and will assist Mainstream in identifying and establishing relationships with fisheries stakeholder groups in key areas of interest for the company. You will be responsible for developing and implementing regional fisheries engagement plans. You will act as the main point of contact between the company and fisheries stakeholder groups, including fisheries representatives, and will play a key role in transmitting their concerns to the US Development Team. You will also assist in identifying and proposing innovative solutions to respond to these concerns. While you report locally in the US, you will also collaborate with our Offshore teams in the UK and Ireland for knowledge and experience sharing.

What will you do?

  • Work closely with Mainstream’s US Offshore team to develop and implement effective communication strategies with fisheries stakeholders
  • Act as the main point of contact between fisheries stakeholders and Mainstream
  • Advise on best practices for Mainstream that help to support the coexistence of fishing communities and offshore wind
  • Manage Fisheries Stakeholder database
  • Refine and manage existing Fisheries Communication Plans
  • Develop Phased Fisheries Engagement Plans for regions of interest, which should include
    • List of key stakeholders
    • List of communications channels
    • Engagement activities for each stage of the project (dev, construction, operations)
    • Proposed solutions to key stakeholder concerns
    • Engagement schedule
    • Risk and opportunity matrix
  • Develop informational documents and distribute/make accessible to relevant stakeholders
  • Engage in group or one-on-one stakeholder discussions, in-person and by telephone or webinar to collect information on stakeholder views, opinions, fishing practices, equipment, and other factors to be taken into consideration in the design, planning, and development of Mainstream’s offshore wind farms
  • Assist in the identification of key fisheries representatives
  • Identify the most effective communication channels for fisheries stakeholders and manage these channels, ensuring frequent, transparent and timely communication between Mainstream and relevant fishing communities
  • Identify knowledge gaps and discuss research priorities with fishermen
  • Assist Mainstream’s US Offshore development team in identifying solutions to fisheries concerns
  • Identify, attend and represent the company in relevant meetings in regions of interest, such as Fisheries Management Council, offshore wind conferences, fisheries working groups, developer meetings, public meetings, etc.
  • Facilitate an open line of communication with the industry and actively seek opportunities to provide the fishing community with clear and timely understanding of the Company’s activities

What we require?

  • Demonstrated experience in issues related to commercial and recreational fisheries and a deep understanding of commercial fishing methods, gear, and regulatory and industry challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with and develop relationships with key stakeholder groups
  • Be able to communicate effectively with industry representatives and fishing groups – this includes strong writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills that resonate with audiences of different backgrounds; the ability to communicate persuasively, concisely, and unambiguously in speech and in writing
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to successfully multi-task, set priorities, and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to perform desktop studies and scientific research reviews to inform fisheries strategies and planning
  • Knowledge and experience with state and federal rules and regulations, particularly those linked to marine resources
  • Some knowledge and/or experience with the development of large-scale renewables preferred
  • Relevant formal training or college degree may be considered in place of some direct experience

What we offer? 

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organization, a diverse workplace with regards to gender, age and cultural background in a growing market in a fast-paced industry. You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary, bonus scheme and share options.

 

"This job offer encourages the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace."

 

Why you really should click that button 👇 

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organization, to be part of a diverse workplace with regards to gender, age and cultural background in the most exciting industry in the world today. You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary, bonus scheme and share options. 

Career development 

  • Excellent training (an average 54 hours a year)  
  • Secondment and relocation opportunities 
  • Career progression (16% promotions across the Group in 2021)  

Shared financial success  

  • A competitive, industry benchmarked and cost-of-living linked salary, reviewed annually 
  • Annual bonus up to 20% 
  • Annual Share options 20% 
  • 401k up to 6% Employer Contribution Matched 

Work/life balance 

  • WFH in a hybrid working arrangement 
  • Generous annual leave, plus a community or charity workday each year 
  • Paid maternity, paternity, adoptive and bereavement leave  
  • Allowance for WFH set up 

True diversity & inclusion 

  • Equal opportunity targets  
  • GWEC Women in Wind and Mainstream Women in Renewables programmes  
  • You can be you, whatever your gender, color, or sexual orientation 

Care for health & wellbeing  

  • Health insurance paid for you and your dependents 
  • Life and disability cover

These are just some of the reasons why we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work.  

Apply for this job now and see how we can energize your career! 

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