Land and Planning Manager - Anaerobic Digestion


NW 30299


Power and Renewable Energy


£75,000 to £90,000 Per Annum


+ Benefits



Contract Type:


NW 30299

Land & Planning Manager

£75,000 - £90,000 + Benefits


Alecto Recruitment is collaborating with a leading figure in the Anaerobic Digestion sector, seeking an experienced professional in planning renewable energy projects to join the Business Development Team in delivering greenfield and existing biomethane projects.


  • £75,000 - £90,000 basic salary
  • Car Allowance
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Attractive pension scheme

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive planning strategies for projects across the business, ensuring risks are identified and mitigated from project inception to execution.
  • Ensure timely determination of applications and manage the selection and oversight of external planning and specialist consultants. Serve as the primary contact for third-party agents, providing necessary documents such as drawings and feedstock types.
  • Collaborate with internal and external project teams to facilitate community consultation events, and build relationships with local planning authorities, the planning inspectorate, and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all consented projects meet necessary conditions at appropriate milestones, managing any variations required during the build process and beyond.
  • Conduct site visits and meetings with key stakeholders, landowners, and agents, upholding client values to build trust and secure planning consents.
  • Lead and support lease negotiations with landowners and agents, working closely with internal Business Development and Legal teams to ensure leases comply with planning and EA permit requirements.
  • Coordinate with internal operational teams to ensure they understand and comply with all relevant planning conditions.
  • Engage planning lawyers for advice on legal matters as necessary.

Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and development projects with UK local authorities, particularly in renewable energy/ Anaerobic Digestion/ Biomethane or infrastructure sectors.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the UK planning system, including relevant laws, regulations, and procedures.
  • Stakeholder Management: adept at effectively managing multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Project Management: experience managing several projects at different stages of development.
  • Leadership: proven leadership qualities with a track record of successfully leading diverse professional teams.
  • Presentation: skilled in distilling complex information into clear, concise presentations for senior stakeholders.
  • Report Writing: extensive experience in producing high-quality reports.
  • Degree level in relevant discipline
  • Member or working towards being a member of Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Extensive experience in planning (5+ years) with focus on renewable energy projects within UK
  • Experience managing multiple consultants.
  • Experience of land origination and commercial energy leases