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Renewables Science Advice Leader

Job summary

£48930 - £61006
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
05 August 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Renewables Science Advice Leader within the Marine Scotland based in Aberdeen or Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The Renewables Science Advice Leader will ensure the provision of high quality scientific advice on renewable energy and major construction project licensing and policy in Scotland's seas. This will involve rigorous quality control and quality assurance of the advice produced by the specialist advisors within MSS on a range of environmental receptors including marine mammals, seabirds, fish, fisheries, benthic ecology and physical processes. The post will ensure delivery of authoritative scientific advice to within government. They will develop excellent collaborative working with industry, academia and representatives from Scottish, UK and overseas governments.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. A sound understanding of, and experience of applying, quantitative approaches used in environmental assessments and Habitat Regulation Appraisals of marine renewables or other licenced marine activities.
2. A demonstrably good understanding of regulation and legislation relating to marine renewables or other licenced marine activities.
3. The ability to work independently with good organisational skills and effectively manage projects.
4. Experience of ensuring the successful delivery of advice or technical documents to a range of stakeholders/ clients, ensuring that appropriate quality assurance processes are followed.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jared Wilson who can be reached at jared.wilson@gov.scot  or 0131 244 9103.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact HR Resourcing Team via at recruitment@gov.scot

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