SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.
About the Role
Base Location: Flexible, however our preference is that you will be based in one of our key UK sites, which includes but is not limited to:- Glasgow, Perth, Reading, Havant or London
Salary: £39,400 to £59,000 depending on skills and experience + 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
We are looking for an experienced Land Manager to join our SSE Renewables Team with the key aim of ensuring that all the necessary legal land agreement requirements are in place on our renewable energy projects. The role will involve working in project teams across our UK portfolio of development / construction sites to help deliver projects on time and on budget. This role will predominately focus on the management and securing of onshore land rights for electrical infrastructure works packages required by offshore wind projects. This will include responsibility for land negotiations on sites at different stages in the development process both early on during the site / route identification and assessment phase, throughout development and during the project refinement and execution / construction stages.
- Securing all legal land agreements required at each stage of the project.
- Working collaboratively with and support project consents and engineering teams and manage external project land consultants.
- Preparing detailed land assembly strategies to include standardised valuation principles and project budget forecasts.
- Compiling detailed land referencing and manage all communication with external landowner stakeholders / their agents.
- Supporting the Development Consent Order process and lead on the associated Compulsory Purchase Order application.
What do I need?
Ideally, you'll have worked in renewables or a similar electricity utility industry in a commercial land role and be qualified to degree level in a relevant discipline (preferably rural surveying, land economy, estate management or similar). You should either have or be working towards a professional membership of a relevant technical or professional body (such as RICS, CAAV or similar) or experience in the successful delivery of land rights required for long liner electricity infrastructure projects. Experience in Development Consent Order and Compulsory Purchase Order processes would be advantageous.
To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to be a strong team player and form relationships built on trust.
- Outstanding problem-solving skills.
- Commercial awareness and strong negotiation skills.
- An excellent understanding of various types of land use and associated environmental constraints / legislation.
- A good understanding of the challenges that may be faced in obtaining planning consent for and constructing, long liner infrastructure 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.
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 Andrew.Duncan2@sse.com on 01738 275847.
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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