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Land Rights Project Manager

National Grid
UK, Hybrid Working
£60,000 – £70,000
Closing date
21 Feb 2024

Job Details

About the role

The UK has set out its ambition to be net zero by 2050 and the energy industry is responding – together we are building a cleaner, greener Britain.

National Grid is one of the largest green investors in the FTSE. The Great Grid Upgrade is part of our continued programme of investment into the UK energy transition, to support the UK’s net zero goals. As a result we are seeing unprecedented growth in our land rights workbook and are looking to grow our Strategic Infrastructure Property Land Team. We're looking for a Land Rights Manager to lead a team to deliver a portfolio of projects as they move into construction. Such projects have been promoted as Development Consent Orders and/or Compulsory Purchase Orders.
You'll lead a diverse team providing an expert land rights service for National Grid. This will be in accordance with current legislation and best practice, to ensure National Grid adheres to its licence obligations and secures land rights for its new and existing assets.

This role is hybrid and we welcome UK wide applicants. The successful new joiner will have freedom to utilise a home location or any of our main offices including Warwick, London, Birmingham and Leeds. 

We are open to full time and part time applicants, as well as flexible working arrangements. 

About you

What we do isn’t just important – it’s essential. That’s why we look to recruit experts in their field. In this case, we’re looking for someone who has:

  • Experience of delivering start to finish land activities for infrastructure projects including access to land, securing land rights, and the negotiation of compensation settlements. 
  • Experience of working collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams (engineering, legal, consenting) to support overall project delivery.
  • Experience of providing project and contract management services as part of delivering complex land right projects.  
  • Experience of the delivery of infrastructure projects through the construction phase is desirable but not essential.
  • Knowledge of the consenting regimes and processes relevant to complex linear projects. This includes the Planning Act (2008) Development Consent Order and Compulsory Purchase Order processes and practice including the compensation code. 
  • Technical excellence in expert witness and/or the willingness to train to develop this expertise. 
  • Experience of managing (or willingness to develop relevant skills) a diverse team of people to deliver a productive and sustainable work environment.   

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one. 

What You’ll Do

You will:

  • Lead a team of Land rights specialists and professionals to drive forward the delivery of land rights activities across a portfolio of projects from development to construction, including access to land, securing land rights, and the negotiation of compensation settlements. 
  • Contribute to and follow National Grid Lands Rights Strategy (and other supporting policies and procedures) in a transparent, credible, consistent and economic way.  
  • Collate, input and analyse key data to monitor performance of project deliverables to time and within budget. 
  • Report on programme, key milestone delivery, risk, contract and financial management on a regular basis. This includes being able to identify and distil complex land issues in a succinct and clear way in regular reports to the ET Property leadership team and Project Directors.  
  • Manage (often competing) internal/external stakeholder, landowner and customer requirements. 
  • Procure and manage external resource to deliver required lands activities. 

What you’ll get

A competitive starting salary between £60,000 – £70,000 dependent on capability.

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

About us

The British Energy Security Strategy set out the Government's ambition to connect up to 50GW of offshore generation to the electricity network by 2030. Facilitating this ambition will require significant reinforcements to the onshore electricity transmission network. National Grid Strategic Infrastructure will make this happen.

Here at National Grid, we connect homes and businesses to power, making sure supply and demand match each other. We make sure the lights are on in schools, operating theatres, and sporting arenas; we’re thousands of people working on behalf of millions of people.

Our investment in Strategic Infrastructure via the Great Grid Upgrade will mean more home grown power, greater energy security and a cleaner future.

Whatever your role, wherever you work with us, you’ll help us hit stretching targets and achieve our far-reaching goal: to secure, clean energy that supports our world far into the future. Here, you will be at the heart of energy.

More information

This role closes on February 21st at 23:59, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary. Interviews will be held w/c March 4th

We work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office. 

We're committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.

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