Equinor is seeking a Norfolk Stakeholder Manager


Energy company Equinor is recruiting for a stakeholder manager to support its renewables activities in Norfolk.  

The role has been created to both continue and grow collaboration with key stakeholders and the community, and will lead on the company’s local engagement strategy including interactions with academia, local government and the wider community.


Equinor has been present for around a decade in Norfolk, and operates two offshore wind farms off the East Anglian coast, Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon. The company is also developing plans to extend both of these wind farms, which would double its capacity in Norfolk to be able to power around 1.5 million UK homes.


Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal wind farms each have community benefit funds of £100,000 a year, and in total have donated over £1 million to local organisations and projects in Norfolk.


Equinor’s Community Liaison Officer, Nigel Tompkins, has worked with the company since 2005.  This new role will complement the valuable work he does from liaising with schools and organising Equinor’s presence at conferences and events, to supporting community outreach for both existing and future offshore wind projects.


Matei Negrescu, Equinor’s Head of Area Development for Renewables in the North Sea region, said: “It’s a really exciting time to join Equinor, especially in Norfolk where we have both operational assets, and two wind farm projects in development. This is a big year for us, as we prepare to submit the Development Consent Order application for these projects.


“It is key for us to add value to the communities in which we operate, even more so in an area where we have such longstanding presence and ambitious development plans.  We see this as a strategic role that can really shape our long-term external presence in Norfolk.


“We’re looking for someone who is passionate about renewable energy and has existing knowledge of the area. Experience in stakeholder management is essential, and the ability to work in a team and good communication skills will also be needed.”

For more information and to apply visit: https://bit.ly/EquinorNorfolkStakeholderManager


For more about Equinor’s wind operations in the UK visit: https://bit.ly/EquinorUKWind