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Land Acquisition Surveyor

 

Land Acquisition Surveyor

  • 541596
  • Closing at: Jul 6 2022 at 23:55 BST

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK – South of England Preferred.  We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots around the UK.

Salary: Competitive + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

The SSE Electric Vehicles (EV) team have an ambitious five-year target to secure land to accommodate over 500 EV Charging Hubs across the UK & Ireland.  We’re committed to installing the required infrastructure across the UK to ensure successful transition from petrol and diesel cars to electric vehicles in line with the UK’s carbon emissions targets.  To drive the expansion process, we’re looking to expand our team of Land Acquisition Surveyor’s. Ideally the candidate will have roadside, retail, or leisure sector experience.  Although not essential our preference is to recruit someone who is based in the south of England.

The Role:

  • As a Land Acquisition Surveyor, you’ll proactively source new land opportunities and manage the project development from initial site identification through negotiation and agreement of commercial terms (Heads of Terms, Option and Lease Agreements).
  • Working with the Project Managers to ensure that electrical grid connection and planning applications are secured before progressing into construction.
  • You’ll work with internal teams, analyze new & existing land opportunities, manage the development of multiple projects, be proactive in engaging with landlords & developers, and successfully complete lease agreements within agreed timescales.
  • You’ll engage directly with the landlords, developers & our external property agents to secure prime sites, becoming their main point of contact as projects move through the required development processes.
  • In this role, you’ll also be required to guide projects through SSE’s internal governance & approval processes coordinating our Commercial & Legal support teams in order to deliver on annual development targets.
  • For this role we would love you to have:

  • MRICS qualification with 1-3 years PQE.
  • Experience within property surveying, ideally with a background in agency and/or roadside acquisitions.
  • Existing relationships with landlords/ developers, as well as a strong network of agency contacts.
  • To communicate, influence and manage the expectations of a range of internal and external stakeholders. This includes negotiation & guidance through a range of commercial agreements to ensure information is presented accurately and effectively understood by the audience.
  • To be comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously, thinking from both SSE & the Landlord’s perspective to close deals efficiently.
  • To have excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills and with a willingness to learn additional technical aspects of the job.
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    About our Business

    SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

    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 Zoe.Gillespie@sse.com / 01738 344072.

    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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    Our Benefits

    • Sharesave Scheme
    • 34 days of annual leave
    • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
    • Interest-free technology loans
    • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
    • Private healthcare discounts
    • Subsidised gym memberships
    • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
    • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
    • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

    Explore our full list of benefits:

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