As announced by Scottish Renewables last month, Arcus’ Environmental Consultant, Catriona Laird, has been shortlisted in the Professional Award category at this year’s Young Professional Green Energy Awards. Catriona follows in the footsteps of Arcus colleague John Allsopp, who was nominated and subsequently won the Professional Award at the 2016 awards ceremony.
Catriona initially joined Arcus as a Graduate Environmental Consultant in April 2014, and was promoted to the post of Environmental Consultant in 2016. Over the last two years, Catriona has worked on a variety of renewable energy projects, including onshore wind, offshore wind, solar and grid connection proposals. Whilst her position at Arcus is predominantly working as an Environmental Impact Assessment Coordinator, Catriona comes from an ecology background and regularly supports the Arcus Ecology team by undertaking Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) duties and specialist surveys. Catriona’s exceptional team-working and management abilities are apparent on a daily basis through her interactions with internal teams and subconsultants.
In addition to working on over 25 onshore wind farms of varying stages over the last 24 months, Catriona has completed and coordinated environmental assessments for several high profile projects including:
- Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Onshore Transmission Works (Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd) – Consented;
- Forthwind Offshore Wind Demonstration Project (2-B Energy) – Consented; and
- Hunterston Offshore Wind Farm Test Facility Section 42 Application (SSE Renewables) – In Planning.
Given the importance of these projects to the renewables sector as a whole, it is clear Catriona’s ongoing diligent work is having a positive impact across the industry.
We wish Catriona the best of luck for the awards ceremony, being held on 25th May at the Glasgow Science Centre.