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WSP - Senior Land Manager - London, Guildford, Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh

Job Added: 23 November 2018

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London, Guildford, Manchester, Birmingham or Edinburgh

Job description:

About the Role
As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

WSP is the UK's largest supplier of Land Referencing services and is looking to broaden and strengthen its team of experienced property professionals across the UK with immediate vacancies for Senior Land Managers to join our established teams in our Guildford/London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh offices. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding multidisciplinary firm with the Land Services team in the delivery of Land Referencing, Landowner Engagement, Survey Access, Wayleaves and Consents, Statutory Orders, Compensation Agreements in support of major infrastructure projects in the UK.

We are looking for experienced staff with excellent landowner engagement skills and who are interested in developing their careers across a varied range of projects in the infrastructure development sectors including roads, rail and electricity projects. In Land Services, we are committed to providing a career structure and path for individuals seeking experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams across a range of sectors and locations across the UK.

A typical week would include:

  • Lands project delivery, providing support to clients ensuring that the development of project technical work is delivered on time, within budget and to the agreed standards
  • Land referencing, title searches and maintain accurate records of land ownership
  • Site visits and meetings to confirm land ownership details and provide scheme updates
  • Survey access agreements, wayleave agreements and consents
  • Work closely in a team environment with our engineering, environmental, lands and wayleaving teams
  • Creation of records of condition
  • Maintaining concise records of landowner issues and relaying these to project teams
  • Progress reporting of land issues and attending weekly/monthly project meetings
  • Negotiation of compensation claims
  • Liaison with land agents, solicitors and other stakeholders.
  • Land acquisition

About You
This role would suit an experienced Lands professional, who is working within the rural or energy sectors and was looking for the opportunity to develop their career.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • Proven track record in the management and delivery of land-related services
  • Ability to communicate effectively and have strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Experience of infrastructure development schemes and ideally to include Consents and Wayleaves in the electricity industry
  • Strong working knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g. Electricity Act 1989, Planning Act 2008 etc)
  • Demonstrable experience and track record of the development of Orders and/or acquisition of relevant Statutory consents and knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Strong landowner engagement skills
  • Knowledge of the rural environment and farming practices would be desirable
  • Associate Membership of RICS would be advantageous
  • Strong adherence to quality assurance and good document management skills
  • A full UK driving licence is required.

About Us
What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

A little about us:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.
We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

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