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Land Rights Specialist Manager

National Grid
Leeds/ Hybrid
£50,000 - £63,000 per annum, dependant on experience.
Closing date
30 Sep 2022

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The role

National Grid are playing a vital role in the race to achieve the UK's target of net zero carbon emissions - our Land and Property team provide the expertise to drive the ambitious infrastructure projects that facilitate this change. 

We are looking for Land Rights Specialist Manager to lead the delivery of land rights and acquisitions for new infrastructure projects.

We are at the heart of the energy transition and are a key contributor to achieving the UK's Net Zero target for carbon emissions, as a result we are working on numerous high profile ambitious projects - making this a very exciting time to join National Grid. 

This is a hybrid position - with travel to sites in the UK. 

About you

Due the nature of the work we do in the land and property team, to be a Land Rights Specialist Manager you will need: 

  • Experience of managing a land rights team.
  • Solid experience within land rights acquisition and good working knowledge of UK regulations and processes. 
  • MRICS qualification or equivalent.
  • Experience of leading teams, effectively managing projects and building strong stakeholder relations. 

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one.

What's in it for you?

  • Salary between £50,000 and £63,000 per annum, dependant on experience. 
  • 28 days holiday, plus eight statutory days and an option to buy extra holiday days.
  • Company car provided, based on business mileage. 
  • Hybrid position.
  • Annual performance bonus of up to 15% of your eligible earnings in the performance year.
  • Generous pension scheme, double matched up to 6% of your salary each month - For every £1 you contribute we’ll put in another £2, so if you put in 6%, we’ll add 12% giving a total of 18% to your pension pot.
  • Life insurance at 10 times basic salary.
  • Annual salary review.

Key activities

  • Lead the delivery of land rights and acquisitions for our New Infrastructure projects, including new overhead lines, underground cables, substations and convertor stations.
  • Lead training and continuous improvement initiatives with a land rights team and providing strategic experienced technical input to a significant portfolio of New Infrastructure projects being promoted as Development Consent Orders and Compulsory Purchase Orders.
  • This may also Act as an expert witness at relevant Public Inquiries, Examinations and Tribunals, and to also participate in Alternative Dispute Resolution if required.  
  • Be part of a team providing an expert land rights service for National Grid.
  • Ensure National Grid adheres to its licence obligations and ensures we secure land rights for our existing and new assets.

About us

National Grid lies at the heart of a transforming energy system, supplying electricity, safely, reliably and efficiently to millions of customers and communities.

We are in the middle of a transformation; with the energy we use increasingly coming from cleaner greener sources. In 2019, for the first time since the industrial revolution, most of our electricity came from low carbon sources. National Grid is at the heart of that energy transformation – investing around £1.3bn each year to adapt and develop our transmission network to connect new sources of low carbon and green energy to our homes and businesses, whilst maintaining our existing electricity transmission assets.

We connect people to the energy they need to live their lives. We continually strive to find a better way. We Bring Energy to Life.

Closing Date

The closing date for this position is the 30th of September 2022 - please ensure that you have submitted your application before this date.


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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