Surveying and Acquisitions Manager
About the role
To provide expert professional advice and service in support of all activities related to the valuation, acquisition, use, and protection of land and property and the land rights National Grid needs for its transmission assets and the acquisition of operational land and property.
• Provide expert support to all Land & Acquisitions Land teams on a wide-variety of land-related activities, including:to Procure land rights and acquisition of property and land to support transmission schemeso Negotiate complex and high value compensation claims
• Manage the electricity easement budget in line with the current Business Plan.
• Act as an expert witness at public inquiries and hearings / support Land staff acting as an expert witness.
• Develop and maintain policies related to the acquisition of land and land rights, property and legal challenges in relation to the protection of National Grid’s transmission assets
.• Manage and support the complex negotiation of high value (> £10m) acquisitions and loss of development compensation claims, ensuring favourable outcomes for National Grid and the avoidance of unwelcome precedents.
• Identify best practice in activities related to land rights (including the land rights strategy), land and property acquisition, and drive a consistent approach across Land and Acquisition, our external partners and across National Grid’s UK construction projects.
• Take lead role in the development of professional capability in Land & Acquisition Teams.
• Manage outsourced development plan monitoring and influence 3rd party (e.g. HS2) development to protect assets and minimise claims.
Qualification:Educated to Degree Level. MRICS or higher
- Proven track record in leading professional teams and cross-business collaboration
- Extensive experience of dealing with complex and high value negotiations in an externally focussed, high risk environment
- Thorough knowledge and application of the principles of land use planning and rights over land, and the principles of compensation –including expert knowledge of Compulsory Purchase.
What You'll get
A competitive salary between £62,000 – £74,000– dependent on capability
As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus of up to 15% of your salary for stretch performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.
National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape thefuture of energy tomorrow.
In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.
Our values and principles At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, driveefficiency and give them a great customer experience. We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building aninclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoringto targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support ourdiverse and innovative work force.
Closing date 30th September 2019 however we may need to close this down earlier so we recommend you apply early.
The closing date for this vacancy may change, therefore, we encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.
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