DCO Manager


DCO Manager

Renewable Energy Developer


Sector: Solar

Category: Building and Construction

Our Client is a scaling developer of cross-technology renewable and low-carbon energy projects, backed by one of the world’s largest financial institutions.

Their ambition is to establish a number of Green Energy Hubs across the UK, harnessing multiple technologies based around one grid connection.

The DCO Manager will lead the consenting of NSIP-scale solar PV & BESS projects from inception to submission, examination and determination with an external multi-disciplinary team of specialist consultants including:

  • Planning team
  • Environment & landscape team
  • Land referencing & land legal teams (with support from TE-UK in-house Land Team)
  • CPO team (if necessary)
  • Legal team
  • Stakeholder consultation and engagement (C&E) team

Within this role your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage this team, ensuring each part is working in a coordinated manner with the others.
  • Manage the consultation process with the C&E team and the Local Planning Authority, representing the project and company in a professional manner.
  • Manage the drafting, compilation and submission of the Development Consent Order (DCO) application.
  • Manage the relationship with the Planning Inspectorate.
  • Manage the DCO examination process and represent the project as required.
  • Manage any changes to the project scope, schedule and costs using appropriate verification techniques to ensure a viable consent.
  • Liaise with the Head of Operations (and specialist consultants) regarding grid connection matters.
  • Liaise with the Head of Land (and specialist consultants) regarding land matters.
  • Work alongside the consultant Design Team, CEO and Business Devt. team to optimise the project.
  • Work through each project phase with each consultant team to ensure the project remains on time/budget for submission.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.

To be successful in this role you will require the following skills and experience:

  • Team player with initiative, a ‘can-do’ attitude, a high desire to succeed, great communication skills and a structured way of working.
  • Successful track record in project management involving multiple and complex stakeholders.
  • Experience leading or managing planning processes or projects for large infrastructure projects, preferably projects requiring a Development Consent Order (DCO) and/or Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK is essential as sponsorship is not offered for this role.
  • Professional qualifications and/or professional memberships within Planning, Environment, Project Management, or Engineering will also be beneficial, but practical experience will be considered above this.

Jamie Braddock

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Jamie Braddock


With more than 11 years’ experience delivering specialist recruitment and Executive Search projects in niche and highly regulated sectors globally, Jamie is responsible for leading our activity supporting Renewable Energy and De-Carbonisation projects across the UK and Europe.

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