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Land Consenting Officer


Land Consenting Officer

  • 541677
  • Closing at: Oct 10 2022 at 23:55 BST

About the role:

Base Location: Poole, Yeovil, New Forest, Portsmouth, Aldershot, Salisbury, Basingstoke or Petersfield

Salary: £36,260 - £44,257 depending on skills and experience + car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

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

As a Consents officer you will be responsible for obtaining permissions and consent from landowners for the installation of our equipment in relation to New Connection jobs, this includes all access arrangements, wayleaves, easements etc.

You will work closely with our connections delivery team to ensure projects are completed in a timely, safe and cost-effective way, providing advice on route design and optimum delivery options.

You will also ensure we remain compliant with legislation and maintain and build relationships with landowners and customers.

In this role you will be:

- Gaining wayleaves, easements and access agreements.

- Advising on route design & landowners impact.

- Liaising with connections team to update on progress, producing access packs and legal drawings.

- Managing preparation, negotiation and successful acquisition of wayleaves, easements, land purchases, lease agreements and access permissions.

- Engaging with internal and external stakeholders to develop and foster positive working relationships.

What do I need?

To ensure you get the most from your role we ask that you have experience within the wayleave field, and of wayleave procedures. Experience working within the distribution industry or another regulated environment is essential. Working knowledge of agriculture or forestry would be a distinct advantage.

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

- Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.

- Experience of working with key stakeholders, such as landowners, tenants, and their agents, local authorities and national agencies.

- Knowledge of relevant consents and environmental legislation.

- A full, current driving licence as this role involves both office based and site/field based visits.

- Experience securing both voluntary and statutory consents for connection projects.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we're ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life's changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

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 Kim Annink on or 01738 344051.

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.




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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

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