Land Officer

Employer
National Grid
Location
South Wales / Midlands area
Salary
£33K to £42K – dependent on capability plus job requirement car 
Closing date
13 Jun 2021

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Job Details

Location:  GB, GL2 2AT

Division:  Regional Land Manager West and Wales

Requisition Number:  20471

Job Category:  Corporate Property

Job Function:  Land and Property

About us

Role Title: Land Officer
Reporting to: Regional Team Land Manager  
Location: South Wales / Midlands area – with travel across the West & Wales region 

Job Purpose
To provide an expert land service for the National Grid licensed and unlicensed business, to ensure that land rights are delivered in accordance with current best practice, process and guidance, and that National Grid's reputation continues to be enhanced 

Key Accountabilities will include; 

  • Manage and coordinate infrastructure projects to secure access and land rights to maintain our existing assets (substations, overhead lines, underground cables and pipelines)  
  • Work as part of project teams to deliver land rights on new connection capital projects, comprising National Grid colleagues and professional external staff as required 
  • Negotiate on levels of compensation, terms for site acquisition and rent and acquisition of easements for all National Grid assets 
  • Co-ordinate crop and drainage management, liability mitigation and budget associated with UK Transmission pipelines 
  • Negotiate permanent easements and compensation and the provision of valuation advice to National Grid's operational businesses 
  • Responsible for challenging, advising and guiding projects in relation to the development of design and implementation of project land strategies and programmes. Represent the Land team in the scheme team process.
  • Manage proactively the Land project resourcing and financial information, ensuring value for money and appropriate challenge into the project teams to deliver this 

About you

Successful candidates will have:

  • Chartered or working towards chartership with RICS
  • Degree in related discipline 
  • 5+years experience in land surveying and ideally in rural land surveying in the utility sector
  • Previous wayleaving experience as a Surveyor or Wayleaves/Lands Officer, within a land agency practice, other utility company or similar 
  • Good knowledge of valuation principles, agriculture and Land Compensation Law 
  • Ability to understand wider planning, environmental and amenity issues in relation to National Grid’s business 
  • Ability to negotiate with a wide range of external stakeholders from individual members of the public, landowners, commercial establishments, contractors and developers to ensure the best outcomes 
  • Strong communication and project management skills
  • Experience of contract management in relation to land

What  you'll get

A competitive salary between £33K to £42K – dependent on capability plus job requirement car 


As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company 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.

Further Information

This advert closes 13 June at 11:59PM

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.
At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office. Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.

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About us

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 the future 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. 

At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.

Company

Through our energy transmission network, we connect millions safely and reliably to the energy they need. It’s this purpose that drives us forward. Join us and, together, we’ll work to build a more sustainable, better-connected future.

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 the future 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.

From apprentices to experienced professionals, engineers to asset analysts, we need people with the spark required to keep us ahead of the curve: energised people, serious about innovation and eager to shape a connected future that benefits customers, communities and our world.

Change is happening faster than ever. To succeed, we need to be as focused on the future as we are on today. That means having a bold vision for the future – but also staying true to the values that led us here today. Looking forwards, without losing sight of who we are.

Why work for us?

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. Whether you’re fresh out of university or a seasoned professional, a career at National Grid means a place at the forefront of technological evolution. It means thrilling potential, and access to industry-leading training and development. Because, as National Grid advances, our people will move forward too.  

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