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Lead Land Manager

SSE plc

Location: Aberdeen City, Argyll and Bute Council, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire

Job Type: Full time


About the Role

Base Location: Perth, Aberdeen, Glasgow or Inverness

Salary: £53,100 – £79,700 + performance-related bonus + car / cash allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

The key duties & responsibilities of the Land Manager are:

- Responsible for leading a team of Land Managers across the Eastern region of SSEN Transmission's network area, tasked with securing, maintaining, and managing robust land and property rights over a large portfolio of projects. A key focus area will be the new proposed 400kV infrastructure from Beauly to Blackhillock to Peterhead and Kintore to Tealing substations.

- Responsible for successfully devising, co-ordinating and ensuring the successful implementation of Land Assembly Strategy in order to deliver 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.

- Responsible for supporting the Head of Land Assembly through an array of innovation strategies, devising and updating policy and guidance and working with key disciplines across the wider business to ensure a joined up approach to multi-disciplinary project strategy.

- 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 in relation to policy over land and property rights, access and management of land as well as the approach to securing and maintaining rights in land and dealing with matters of valuation and compensation. The main stakeholder groups include landowners, tenants, their agents and relevant bodies such as local authorities, the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit and Forestry and Land Scotland.

What do I need?

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

- Excellent understanding of landownership systems in Scotland and a practical knowledge of relevant land management matters.

- Excellent knowledge of land and property rights, including an in-depth knowledge of wayleaves, servitudes and land acquisition.

- In-depth experience of dealing with necessary wayleaves and compulsory purchase orders.

- Excellent understanding of the relevant sections of the Electricity Act 1989 and the Land Compensation Act 1973 coupled with good understanding of energy networks and their structure and governance.

- Membership of the Rural Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, or alternatively aspirations to work towards these.

About our Business

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK's greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining and operating a network for net zero.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Stephanie on / 01738 342963.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.




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