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Francesca Siddle

Francesca Siddle

Francesca Siddle

Senior Consultant

Francesca became involved in the renewable energy industry in 2009 where she was a HR Advisor to Orsted (formerly Dong Energy). Francesca joined LSP at inception after completing a Master's degree focused in Human Resource Management and Recruitment from the University of Kent.

She is an experienced Senior Consultant, with a demonstrated history of working as a HR Generalist and Senior Recruiter. Skilled in; Talent Acquisition, HR Policies, Employee Relations and Performance Management. 

Francesca Jobs

Offshore Wind

Consent and Environment Manager - Offshore

Remote work, England

JOB ID: #7069 Consent and Environment Manager - Offshore Location: Remote – UK RoleAn exciting new opportunity has become available in our clients Offshore Consents team for a Consent and Environment Manager, where you will be responsible for supporting offshore consenting activity on current and future offshore wind projects. In this role you will be responsible for: Preparing and submitting consent applications. Providing consent and environment specific support within timeframes agreed by the project development manager. Managing consultants and reviewing inputs. As Consent and Environment Manager you will also be responsible for representation at relevant offshore wind industry working groups to provide strategic cross-portfolio input into the offshore wind portfolio and provide feedback from the projects to these groups. This role will provide consenting support across of number of projects within the development portfolio depending on the individual project resource needs. In addition will support due diligence activities related to any Merger and Acquisition (M&A) processes as part of the development of the offshore wind portfolio. The strategic element of this role requires working closely with the Public Affairs team and external industry groups and bodies to maintain knowledge of policy changes in an exciting and maturing industry sector. It is critical that the role builds close relationships with industry bodies to keep on top of current and upcoming changes to provide relevant feedback to the projects. Responsibilities Manage the preparation of offshore consent applications, variations, plans and programmes and discharge of conditions as may be required throughout the project development. Facilitate and support detailed technical discussions with key external stakeholders and internal project stakeholders relating to offshore consenting aspects. Provide due diligence and other support as required to acquisition opportunities so they can be assessed. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of UK consenting and environment best practice and liaise with shareholder colleagues to ensure that the company comply with latest and good practice. This includes engaging other colleagues on regulation and policy matter to minimise their impact on the business. Lead consent related offshore wind industry group participation and ensure latest information is fed back to the project portfolio and provide support to consultation responses. With support and collaboration with other consent team members and Public Affairs team. Prepare tenders to obtain bids by external consultants for work packages and liaise with the procurement and legal teams to recommend and appoint consultants as required by the project needs. Management of Employers Requirements and review of relevant Contractor documentation. Support the development teams in producing development C&E budgets as part of the wider project budget. Manage and control any budget and costs associated with the role including the approved budget for each project. Input to project master programmes to enabling monitoring of consenting programme. Support the wider teams to ensure all projects documentation is kept up to date including trackers covering risks, mitigation, activities, decisions and budget. Required You will have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field e.g. environmental science, marine biology, engineering or a related discipline. Demonstrable experience in managing environment and consents for offshore wind projects or major infrastructure projects including Development Consent Order (DCO) and Marine Licencing processes across the UK and Ireland. Strong understanding of the renewable energy regulatory environment and experience of the consenting, planning and environment issues at DCO, Marine Licensing, Section 36 and Town & Country Planning levels and offshore regulatory frameworks. Onshore consenting experience of offshore wind projects would be an advantage, but not essential. Experience of interpreting consenting and environmental reports and advice from consultants and stakeholders. Thereafter, preparing internal reports and presenting summaries of key risks and mitigation recommendations. Experience of managing the development process to a positive consent decision, including de-risking of the project and supporting project optimisation. Experience in managing external consultants with associated procurement, contractual and budget responsibility. Experience of stakeholder management with senior external stakeholders including statutory bodies, consenting authorities, local and national governments. Ability to work autonomously and forge relationships across the organisation and with their shareholders at all levels. Specialist environmental experience on any key consent topic e.g., underwater noise, ornithology or other strategic environmental issue would be advantageous.

Head of APAC

Taiwan

JOB ID: #7010 Head of APAC Location: Taiwan Our client is looking for The Head of APAC, Renewables. This role is responsible for representing the clients’ interests with all stakeholders in the region so as to ensure the long-term, sustainable, profitable growth for the client, as well as commensurate benefits to all the stakeholders. Foremost among his/her responsibilities is to ensure that all work undertaken is consistent with Purpose, Valued Behaviours and policies and, above all else, that the safety of our employees is placed above all other priorities.  The role is responsible for creating and implementing strategy plans including investment plans for the region, and within the context of these plans for identifying and cultivating new business opportunities with the aim to generate sustainable, profitable growth in the region. He/she is also responsible for working with the senior leadership teams to make the appropriate investments to deliver on the strategy plans, and for building a local setup to enable safe and sustainable execution of the plans. The role will be responsible for the recruitment of in-region senior talent as well as actions to ensure the organisation remains agile, lean and effective. The focus will be to drive efficiencies, organisational effectiveness and commercial excellence to ensure effective engagement with employees, customers and suppliers, and local communities, and for ensuring that all the work is undertaken with due care for the environment.  The role will be responsible for driving a winning culture based on collaboration, innovation, respect and responsibility, whilst ensuring risk management and compliance is carried out to the highest standard. The role will provide in-country leadership, direction and motivation for our employees, ensuring regular reviews of employees’ job function and performance. Key ResponsibilitiesEnsuring HSEQ is at the forefront of the business in terms of culture, processes, systems and leadership.Achieving agreed financial performance and other metrics including responsibility for timely, accurate and regular financial and corporate reporting for the region, P&L for the regionDriving Business Development activities in the region and development of a robust pipeline of opportunities which are fully entered and managed within the CRM system and ensure full compliance to the Sales & Tender Gate Approvals Process and the clients’ legal policies.Developing an effective network within the market sector / region that creates new opportunities and improve the clients’ success in delivering differentiated solutions for customers.Identify the current and future market sector drivers and market intelligence to enable the development of the client’s product & service capability. Identify the need for attendance at market sector events, trade shows, conferences and industry networking events and agree attendance in line with agreed budgets.Work collaboratively with all the Divisions in the region to maximize the opportunities and the synergies available.Work with the relevant stakeholders and functions to develop the value and recognition in the region.Drive regional sales strategy including analysis of competitors positioning, services and market trends, internal capabilities, and marketing program needs.Drive a project management methodology that minimizes risks in all projects and maximizes the chances of success, creating visibility for performance on each project, ensuring lessons learned/continuous improvement process is followed and feedback.Ensure all projects are planned and are adequately resourced in order to provide a safe and quality service, that delivers inline or better to as sold.Develop and manage relationships with local shareholders and other strategic partners.Ensure compliance with local laws and regulations, environmental law and Group policies ensuring risk management performance to company standard(s) and reporting non-conformance to Group Company Secretary.Provide leadership in fostering a customer-focused culture.Performance management of all employees, ensuring new employees are fully inducted and ensuring that all employees have clear objectives which are reviewed and assessed at least twice annually.Succession planning for all key roles and develop talented individuals to ensure optimal employee retention levels.Promote a positive and consistent image of the company globally including alignment with and observance of the Clients’ Valued Behaviours. Delivery against the 1-5-year Strategy Document / Business PlanP&L budgets met, KPIs on all operations and deliverables are metHSEQ and Sustainability –meeting all KPIs and ensure the organization has the correct behaviours and attitude to safety “Stop the job”, learn and shareEmployee engagement – 80% response rates and the employee satisfaction rating at least in line with the industry benchmark.Succession plans for all key roles and talent management are in place.Profitable growth with a clear plan for the long term.Regional collaboration – examples of leveraging the brand in the regions.Personal compliance with the valued behaviours.Maintains a significant presence in region and with willingness to travel across the region and overseas as defined by business need.Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.Ability to build influential relationships quickly. • Highly personable with strong customer management skillsEntrepreneurial spirit and drive – professionalism, high energy, patience, hard work and a “can do” attitude.Strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to lead by effectively planning, assigning, and tracking across multiple locations. Knowledge, Skills & ExperiencesExperienced in operating in the APAC territory / region, with a strong 10+ years’ experience in offshore wind and/or subsea contracting.Educated to a degree standard or higher – engineering degree with commercial experience preferred.A proven record of success in general or business development/commercial management, preferably in a related industry.Experience leading and implementing strategies within a regional or matrix organization, with a focus on increasing customer engagement and growth.Proven at delivering results and meeting financial and operational KPIs.Outstanding leadership credentials, with evidence of leading multi-faceted teams to drive successful and profitable growth.Experience in devising, defining, communicating and implementing company strategies.Able to assess and anticipate market trends to support the strategic decision making.Highly collaborative, with the ability to influence and persuade key internal stakeholders to deliver customer solutions and achieve results.True team player, who builds, develops and drives high performing teams, whilst putting the interests of the company and our stakeholders at the forefront of everything we do.Exceptional communitive skills required due to the nature of the role. • Excellent judgement and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.Adept at managing the full employment cycle including attracting, hiring and performance management, engagement and retention of personnel.A self-starter who is adept at working with cross-functional teams and is skilled at selling a vision to customers and employees alike.Rigorous, disciplined and process oriented in order to see, initiate and bring to completion opportunities to improve process efficiency in the current business model.Highly analytical and able to use data to develop a business case or a proposal.High level of business and commercial acumen.

Development & Construction Engineer (Civils)

England, South East, Greater London, London

JOB ID: #6928 Development & Construction Engineer Location: London, Durham or Scotland Role Onshore Delivery Engineering within the Central Technical Organisation (CTO) is responsible for performing the engineering aspects of all Onshore Wind and Hydrogen projects; commencing at prospection, projects are to be technically specified and delivered through development, securing finance, and construction ensuring Engineering Excellence prior to handover into Asset Operations. As the Civil Engineer you will provide key engineering resource within multi-discipline, project delivery engineering teams where you will manage all Civil aspects; co-ordinating and delivering Civil design and infrastructure that complies with the project requirements, whilst ensuring appropriate engineering design, quality standards and specifications are maintained. You'll provide expertise and focus on all matters related to Civil specification and design activities on assigned Onshore Wind and Hydrogen projects, ensuring that deliverables are clearly identified and aligned within timelines and budgets. Develop suites of Civil technical specifications for inclusion within relevant tender documentation and assessments across Balance of Plant (BoP) work packages, including addressing technical queries. During the origination, design and construction of the Civil infrastructure you will ensure that operational learning and requirements are key considerations and lifetime costs are optimised. Manage the Civil engineering design activities and assist in producing the infrastructure design (via use of appropriate tools i.e., AutoCAD, Autotrack, GIS). Manage the Civil engineering design activities during the front-end engineer design (FEED) and detailed design stages supporting the Work Package Managers and procurement team to ensure delivery satisfies the requirements and timescales of the project. Responsible for ensuring Civil risks, assumptions, issues and decisions are recorded and addressed appropriately, providing technical expertise and guidance to ensure risk level is ALARP. Ensure a consistent approach to Civil delivery such that safety, quality, programme and value are measured and balanced to deliver optimised project outcomes. Responsible for fully documenting all Civil design assessments, decisions and recommendations for Design Assurance Reviews at critical phases of the project (conceptual design, pre-FID design, detailed design and delivered design) as defined within the Design Management Process. Perform technical and commercial due diligence, site visits, factory and site acceptance tests and support commissioning as required. Support the planning and prioritisation of suitably qualified and experienced Civil resource to meet Onshore business growth projects requirements, including the management and supervision of any required internal or external third parties (consultants, sub-contractors, designers, etc) for Civil deliverables. You will interface with the various Onshore Business Unit teams as well as the wider CTO Central Engineering, Technical Governance and Electricity Connections. Required You’ll have experience in development, design and construction of power generation projects, ideally within wind and/or hydrogen. You’ll have an understanding of developing and delivering Civil Engineering solutions from feasibility to detailed engineering designs, including access roads, supporting structures, foundations and all other associated civil works. You’ll have working knowledge of Engineering industry standards and design, manufacture, installation and testing codes of practice and regulations for Civil works. You’ll have as minimum a Civil Engineering degree or equivalent qualification / experience. You will have working knowledge of Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations, design, construction and installation Codes of Practice. It would be advantageous for you to have experience and/or or a qualification in Project Management. You would possess a full clean driving license with the ability to work away from base location as and when required. If you are a proactive and experienced individual with a passion for engineering excellence and a strong commitment to safety and quality, we invite you to apply for the position of Civil within Onshore Delivery Engineering.

Policy & Government Affairs Manager Canada

Canada

Policy & Government Affairs Manager CanadaJob description Your mission is to enable entry and growth in Canada, with a pronounced emphasis on policy and building government support, as well as project development activities, at both the federal and provincial levels. You spearhead the advancement of public funding and enabling policies for our business in Canada, ensuring a robust policy support environment. You actively build and nurture relationships with key stakeholders and influencers. You create and leverage coalitions and collaborations to advance real policy outcomes. You engage with political and bureaucratic government officials, Indigenous peoples and communities, environmental organizations, and industry leaders to build support for Direct Air Capture (DAC) and the policies needed to deploy it. You represent the business as a spokesperson and advocate in events, conferences, and in national and local media to increase awareness and understanding of DAC technology among key opinion leaders You monitor and submit written input to relevant political and scientific initiatives, such as stakeholder consultations and scientific white papers. Requirements You are highly motivated by our mission and by the chance to be part of a rapidly-scaling company. You are an accomplished policy professional with demonstrated political acumen and a proven track record of policy wins. Additionally, you have a solid understanding of climate and energy policy and technology space. You are an expert at navigating the political landscape in Canada, including the interaction between climate, energy and economic policies and provincial-federal dynamics. Thanks to your expertise you can proactively identify and anticipate political and climate-related trends and challenges. You confidently navigate and engage with the full diversity of civil society, demonstrating interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence. You have knowledge of the diverse First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, cultures, traditions, beliefs and protocols. Your exceptional communication skills make you a natural networker and an effective representative and advocate for the business and allows you to express complex and technical concepts in accessible and persuasive ways. You have a track record of building enduring working relationships with key decision-makers, stakeholders and influencers. You are comfortable managing complex projects within a team and across units and time zones. You possess a Master's degree in Public Relations, Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Climate Policy, or a closely related field.

Green Hydrogen

Senior Development & Construction Engineer (Hydrogen)

England, South East, Greater London, London

Senior Development & Construction Engineer (Hydrogen) Location: London, Durham, Edinburgh or Dublin Onshore Delivery Engineering within the Central Technical Organisation (CTO) is responsible for performing the engineering aspects of all Onshore Wind and Hydrogen projects; commencing at prospection, projects are to be technically specified and delivered through development, securing finance, and construction ensuring Engineering Excellence prior to handover into Asset Operations. The role reports into the Principal Engineering Manager and line manages the Delivery Engineers within Onshore Delivery Engineering. You will be the Senior Engineer on Hydrogen Projects and appoint Delivery Engineers on Wind Projects; responsible for establishing and co-ordinating multi-discipline project specific engineering team and work process required within assigned projects; supporting the successful delivery that complies with the project requirements, whilst ensuring appropriate engineering design and quality standards and specifications are maintained. Role Strategic leadership and management of Delivery Engineers to ensure we deliver Wind and Hydrogen projects on time, within budget and to a high standard of quality. Provide expertise and focus on all matters related to the engineering specification and design activities on assigned Hydrogen projects, ensuring that deliverables are clearly identified and aligned within timelines and budgets. Manage the Engineering design activities during the front-end engineering design (FEED) and detailed design stages supporting the Work Package Managers and procurement team to ensure delivery satisfies the requirements and timescales of the project. Ownership of the Project Design Management Plan to ensure a consistent approach to Engineering design such that safety, quality, programme and value are measured and balanced to deliver optimised project outcomes. Lead the planning, prioritisation and coordination of suitably qualified and experienced resource to meet Hydrogen projects requirements, including the management and supervision of any required internal or external third parties (consultants, sub-contractors, etc) for project deliverables. Responsible for ensuring technical and design risks, assumptions, issues and decisions are recorded and addressed appropriately, providing technical expertise and guidance to ensure risk level is ALARP through management of the project engineers. Responsible for fully documenting all design assessments, decisions and recommendations for Design Assurance Reviews at critical phases of the project (conceptual design pre-FID design, detailed design and delivered design as defined within the Design Management Process). Coordinate the development of technical specifications across various project engineering disciplines for inclusion within appropriate tender assessments across balance of plant work packages, while managing technical queries. Challenge the project engineers that operational learning and requirements are key considerations and lifetime costs are optimised. Coordinate technical and commercial due diligence, site visits, factory and site acceptance tests and support commissioning as required. Interface with the various Hydrogen Business Unit team, including Hynamics as well as the wider CTO Central Engineering, Technical Governance and Electricity Connections. Providing weekly reports or escalations as required to the Project Manager and Principal Engineering Manager (Line Manager). Required You’ll have experience in leading engineering teams in the development, design and construction of power generation projects, ideally within Hydrogen. You’ll have an understanding of developing and delivering Hydrogen solutions from feasibility to detailed engineering design. You’ll possess Project Engineering and Quality Assurance experience within the development and construction of process engineering projects, ideally within Hydrogen. You’ll have working knowledge of Engineering industry standards and design, manufacture, installation and testing codes of practice and regulations. You’ll have working knowledge of Construction Design and Management (CDM) and Control of Major Accident Hazard (COMAH) regulations, design, construction and installation Codes of Practice. You’ll have as minimum a relevant Engineering degree or equivalent. It would be advantageous for you to have experience and/or or a qualification in Project Management. You would possess a full clean driving license with the ability to work away from base location as and when required.

Carbon Capture

Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) Specialist

Zürich, Switzerland

Locations: Zurich, Switzerland Koln, Germany Austin, Texas Responsibilities Your mission is to enable our client’s buildout roadmap by identifying and picking winners amongst developing CO2 capture, transport and storage hubs worldwide. You will support the selection of suitable sites for current and future Direct Air Capture + Storage (DAC+S) projects. Continuously acquire knowledge of the CCS landscape and developments across various global markets including technical Carbon Dioxide Removals, such as BECCS and DAC+S. This encompasses staying informed about ongoing CCS projects and emerging hubs, understanding the business case for each industry/project within the current local regulatory framework, which includes aspects such as emissions taxation, subsidies, permitting restrictions, etc. Stay updated on the state-of-the-art and the future outlook for technology and costs per project type. Contribute to the continuous development of our client’s methodology for site selection and to the maintenance of databases related to site selection. Proactively seek and establish innovative partnerships with industry players, research institutions, and governments. Requirements A bachelor's degree in engineering, earth sciences or a related discipline. 3+ years of experience in project development/management and governance in the field of CCS. Existing network in the CCS and energy sector. Professional understanding of all elements of the CCS value chain, including industries suitable for point-source capture, analysis of CCS market trends, and proficiency in CO2 capture technologies, storage methods, and reservoir monitoring technologies. Creative and structured approach to solving complex challenges. Fluent in English and you are willing to travel up to 20%.