Land Manager

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Base Location: Perth

Salary: £31,972 – £42,224 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time with flexible working patterns available  

About the Department

Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

What is the Role?

Reporting to a Lead Land Manager, you will be involved in the successful delivery of land access rights, specifically maintaining and securing access, land and property rights for SHE Transmission projects. You will also assess claims for compensation and be involved in aspects of injurious affection.

You will regularly work as part of a project team and liaise closely with your team members over a range of disciplines as well as liaising with contractors and landowners to ensure all necessary land rights are acquired to deliver electricity transmission projects within the required timescales to minimise business risk.

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 with; these stakeholders include landowners, tenants, their agents and relevant bodies such as the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit, Scottish Land & Estates, the National Farmers Union for Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and The Crown Estate.

What do I need?

With a good understanding of landownership systems in Scotland and a working knowledge of land and property rights, including in depth knowledge of wayleaves and servitudes, you should be qualified to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline. You’ll have a working knowledge of compulsory purchase and compensation systems and a basic knowledge of energy networks and their structure. Membership of Rural Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is preferred but not necessarily required.

You’ll demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, be comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external and possess outstanding customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high level service at all times. With strong organisational skills and an ability to work to deadlines, you’ll have a high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do. 

Our Benefits

We’re committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package.  Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer? 

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch at sse.resourcing.team@sse.com

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out.  We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future.  Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’. 

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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