Engineering and consulting firm Royal HaskoningDHV has expanded its UK Energy and Infrastructure Consenting team with Jennifer Learmonth and Caroline Price. Both consultants will join the South-West team and be based in the Exeter office.
Jennifer Learmonth has over 10 years of experience working on a range of consultancy and research projects. Most recently, she worked as a freelance consultant on a number of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) projects, including North Sea oil & gas decommissioning, seismic survey, and underwater noise impact assessments. As an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, Learmonth is involved in numerous areas of marine mammal research, including the life history of harbour porpoise. She also has a depth of experience in overseeing varying aspects of offshore renewable energy projects, including her role as Environmental Advisor for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.
At Royal HaskoningDHV, Learmonth will focus mainly on coastal and offshore projects, with a particular focus on marine mammal services both nationally and in the South-West region.
Caroline Price rejoins Royal HaskoningDHV from the Royal Yachting Association, where she was Planning and Environmental Manager, responsible for influencing relevant national and local government policy. As Marine Consents Coordinator and Coastal Biodiversity Officer for the Environment Agency, Price was responsible for providing advice and regulatory steer on all marine and coastal projects in the Solent and South Downs area. She also provided input to strategic plans and policy documents that apply to the coastal zone both locally and nationally.
Similar to Learmonth, Price will mainly contribute to coastal and marine projects, yet her focus lies on port, marina and harbour developments.