Land Manager Opportunities

Glasgow, Perth, Inverness, Aberdeen or Argyll.
£45,000 - £65,000 (DOE) + car / cash allowance + a range of other benefits
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

Due to continued growth of our business, we have exciting opportunities for Land and Senior Land Managers to join our ever-growing team. Undertaking securing, maintaining and managing robust land and property rights across Scotland for the Transmission network, this offers a real opportunity to develop your career in Land Management within the Energy sector.

The key duties & responsibilities of the Senior/Land Manager are:

- Responsible for securing, maintaining and managing robust land and property rights for projects across SSEN Transmission's network area.

- Responsible for successfully applying and implementing 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 regarding policy over land and property rights, access and management of land as well as the approach to securing and maintaining rights in land and dealing with matters of valuation and compensation.

- The main stakeholder groups include landowners, tenants, their agents and relevant bodies such as local authorities, the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit, Forestry and Land Scotland and local planning authorities.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have: 

- Good understanding of landownership systems in Scotland and practical knowledge of relevant land management matters.

- Solid knowledge of land and property rights, including good knowledge of wayleaves, servitudes and land acquisition.

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

- Good understanding of energy networks and their structure and governance.

- Membership of Rural Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, or alternatively aspirations to work towards these which we are able to support.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Stephanie on or 01738 342963.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.

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