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SSEN Transmission - Scotland - Lead Land Manager

Job Description:

Lead Land Manager

Capital Development & Delivery

Flexible working

Up to £61,000 DOE + car/ cash allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

What is the Role?

SSEN Transmission has a fantastic opportunity for a Lead Land Manager to join our Capital Development & Delivery department.

Reporting to the Head of Land Assembly, you will be responsible for leading a team of Land Managers in securing, maintaining and managing robust land and property rights for projects across the Highland and Islands region.

The key duties & responsibilities will be:

  • Devising, coordinating and ensuring the successful implementation of Land Assembly Strategy.
  • Delivering project programmes for Large Capital Projects across Base Capex, Customer Connections and Strategic Wider Works portfolios as well as managing risk to future Network security.
  • Stakeholder engagement is an important element of this role, and you will have a wide array of stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • 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 and Land Scotland and The Crown Estate.
  • Safety is our number one priority – a high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority.

What do I need?

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

  • Excellent knowledge of land and property rights, including in-depth knowledge of wayleaves, servitudes and land acquisition/land ownership in Scotland.
  • Thorough understanding of the relevant sections of the Electricity Act 1989, the Land Compensation Act 1973 and the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965.
  • Expert knowledge of compulsory purchase and compensation systems, with particular emphasis on the necessary wayleave process, rural land and property compensation and of injurious affection claims.
  • understanding of energy networks and their structure and governance and Large Capital Projects governance would be advantageous.
  • Qualified to degree level in a relevant discipline and ideally hold Membership of Rural Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

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