Lead Land Manager

£46,000 - £61,000
Closing date
27 Oct 2020
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Lead Land Manager

Job no: 524851

Work type: Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Working Differently Available

Base Location: Inverness

Salary: £46,000 - £61,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours | Flexible Working options available

About the Department

Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

What is the Role?

Reporting to Head of Land Assembly, you will be responsible for leading a team of Land Managers in securing, maintaining and managing robust land and property rights across a given portfolio of projects in the Highland and Islands region of SHE Transmission's network area. The role includes the responsibility for devising, co-ordinating and ensuring the successful implementation of Land Assembly Strategy in order to deliver project programmes for Large Capital Projects across Base Capex, Customer Connections and Strategic Wider Works portfolios as well as managing risk to future Network security.

Stakeholder engagement is an important element of this role, and you will have a wide array of stakeholders, both internal and external, to develop and maintain positive working relationships with; these stakeholders include landowners, tenants, their agents and relevant bodies such as the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit, Scottish Land & Estates, the National Farmers Union for Scotland, Forestry & Land Scotland and The Crown Estate.

What do I need?

To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you have the following to join us:

- Excellent understanding of landownership systems in Scotland

- Excellent knowledge of land and property rights, including in depth knowledge of wayleaves, servitudes and land acquisition

- Excellent practical knowledge of relevant land management matters

- Thorough understanding of the relevant sections of the Electricity Act 1989, the Land Compensation Act 1973 and the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965

- Excellent knowledge of compulsory purchase and compensation systems, with particular emphasis on the necessary wayleave process, rural land and property compensation and of injurious affection claims

- Excellent understanding of energy networks and their structure and governance

- Excellent understanding of systems of Large Capital Projects governance

- Qualified to degree level in a relevant discipline

- Membership of Rural Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

Whilst the above skills and experience are important, we also have several personal competencies that we look for in our colleagues:

- Safety is our number one priority - high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external

- Outstanding customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high level service at all times

- Excellent organisational skills with an ability to work to deadlines

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in touch with debbie.mcmillan@sse.com. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We have over 20,000 team members at more than 150 locations throughout the UK. Our diverse range of operations provides opportunities for people with a variety of skills and those looking for an exciting career change.

We're also dedicated to the local communities we're based in. Through our sponsorship programmes and our volunteering project, we make sure we put something back into our local areas.

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