Julie Drew-Murphy shines a light on offshore wind development, compliance and energy storage as RCG’s latest Senior Associate
11 July 2016
London, UK – The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) announced the addition of Julie Drew-Murphy as Senior Associate to the team, bringing valuable offshore wind development, compliance and due diligence skills as well as recent expertise in pumped hydro energy storage infrastructure planning. In her new role, Drew-Murphy will advise developers and other corporations on matters relating to offshore wind, marine and energy storage development and compliance.
“Offshore wind consent compliance and complimentary energy storage are two key strategic areas where we see demand increasing both in Europe, and the USA. Julie’s multi-disciplinary capabilities particularly in the environmental, planning and permitting areas, bring real tangible hands on experience that will give our Client’s fantastic value as they ensure projects not only comply but also thrive in the critical post construction energy production phase. Having known and worked alongside Julie for well over twelve years, I am tremendously pleased that she has chosen to join the talented team at RCG, and to be part of the great company we are building.” – Gareth Lewis, Director and Head of Utilities, IPPs and Developer Practice at RCG.
Mrs Drew-Murphy has over 12 years’ experience in offshore wind farm development, primarily focused on Project Management of and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), consenting and environmental management and consent compliance. Mrs Drew-Murphy’s key areas of expertise include project management, control of budget and program, management of multidisciplinary teams, management of the preparation of large complex EIAs and planning consent applications, management of stakeholders, consent compliance management, including licenses for European Protected Species, prior to and throughout construction and environmental management.
Mrs Drew-Murphy has gained strong project management skills through direct experience and also having completed the APM practitioner qualification. Julie has led projects from feasibility and tender phase through to completion and is familiar with construction sites, CDM and HSE regulations. Highly experienced in liaison with government bodies, local planning authorities and local stakeholders including members of the public. Mrs Drew-Murphy is also confident at environmental management gained through experience and having completed a qualification on the implementation of an EMS.
Julie was most recently Offshore EIA Manager for Forewind where she successfully managed the 2.4GW Offshore EIA for Dogger Bank Teesside. She has also held positions with RWE delivering the consent compliance for the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm and EDF delivering consent for the Teesside Offshore Wind Farm. Julie is currently leading RCG’s work in the management of a Development Consent Order for the Snowdonia pumped Hydro scheme for Quarry Battery. She holds a degree in Marine Biology, and a Master of Research in Technology in the Marine Environment.