Associate Land Consultant

Mott MacDonald

Location: England

Job Type: Full time


Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for its employees?

About the division

The Advisory and Programme Delivery division delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity from £million's to £20bn, through the Technical disciplines of Land Advisory, Programme Management, Project Management, Project Controls, Scheduling, Cost Management, Estimating, Infrastructure Finance, Management Consulting, Digital Consulting, Education and Healthcare Management.

Our Infrastructure portfolio is primarily a UK based business working in four key sectors of Rail, Highways, Land and Aviation. while supporting other parts of the infrastructure advisory business across the globe.

What is our vision?
Our vision, with your help, is to deliver major infrastructure projects as part of a global business and to establish our wide-ranging consultancy as credible and preferred for our existing and new clients and supporting other parts of the infrastructure business across the globe. Our vision is to deliver major infrastructure projects as part of a global business and to establish our wide-ranging consultancy as 'credible' and 'preferred' for our existing and new clients.

Mott MacDonald is an equal opportunities company.

The focus of this exciting new role and opportunity is to work alongside an established infrastructure client, supporting large scale development schemes.

The role will require leading an established team of internal land referencing and land access consultants and managing all external land agency activities. The role will cover project management (forecasting, costing and programming), oversight of land referencing, land access negotiation and management of legal notices using statutory powers, compensation, valuations and settlements; site acquisitions by negotiation and managing land-related legal agreements.

Successful delivery of the role will require working closely alongside relevant project team members, including design and construction teams, procurement teams, and customer relation and stakeholder teams.

Responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Deliver all land related activities, on time and budget
  • Responsible for managing supply chain land agency partners and supporting them in managing opposing agent claims
  • Accountable for protecting the interests of the client organisation and minimising its liability in all Landowner related negotiations
  • Responsible for managing teams of internal land referencing and access consultants
  • Responsible for ensuring the needs of the project teams are met
  • Responsible for reporting KPI and dashboard information
  • Ensure health and safety, security, sustainability and environmental compliance

How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Did you know that Mott MacDonald is one of the world's largest employee-owned businesses? This means that we are not accountable to external stakeholders and are in control of our own future. This creates a unique culture where decisions are made for the benefit of the staff/company over the long term.

We are proud to be a one of Glassdoor's top 25 employers to work for in the UK in 2023, as well as being recognised by the Financial Times and market and consumer data company Statista as one of the UK's leading and highly recommended management consultants in: Construction & Infrastructure, Energy, Utilities & Environment, Public & Social Sector, Sustainability, and Travel, Transport & Logistics.

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities - because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working - because life isn't 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies - for parents and care givers
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including ability to buy/sell annual leave entitlement, cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans
  • Wellbeing support including access to an independent Employer Assistance Scheme, wellbeing champions and access to learning and support resources
  • Access to our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability and parents/carers communities
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

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