About the team
Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is looking for enthusiastic, practical, creative people to join our regional planning and environment teams to help shape the future of Scotland’s forests and land. We’re responsible for managing 8% of Scotland – and it’s not just forests, it’s coasts, mountains, farmland, peatlands, varied habitats and recreation sites.
The planning and environment teams work closely with other teams and specialists to design sustainable forests of the future, protect and restore semi-natural habitats, respond to climate change and enhance our landscapes. We facilitate and integrate responsible renewable energy and infrastructure on Scotland’s forests and land to support the nations’ climate goals.
We live and work in iconic – or sometimes spectacular but lesser known – landscapes, often with great access to outdoor activities, but never that far from major towns, either.
What you will do
We accommodate a significant number of renewable energy developments (particularly wind farms), utility projects and other third party developments on the land we manage. They often involve associated infrastructure such as access tracks, grid connections and ancillary equipment.
You and your team will work to ensure that renewables and infrastructure projects are delivered sensitively, by careful integration with wider FLS and Scottish Government objectives, minimising environmental impact, achieving biodiversity net gain, and enhancing visitor experience.
In South Region there are six operational wind farms while in North Region, there are 20 operational hydro schemes and four wind farms. Both regions have several large scale interconnectors and a complex network of overhead and underground services. Each region has many other developments accessed over FLS land and over 30 projects at scoping, planning and construction stage.