Property Acquisition Manager

  • Permanent
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
  • £41,000 to £51,000 per annum

Job purpose:

The Property Acquisition Manager is responsible for delivery on delegated acquisitions to ensure timely availability of the required land for the HS2 project.


Our Land and Property team are responsible for acquiring and managing the land and property to enable timely construction of HS2 in a way that is sympathetic to those affected.


  • Responsible for overseeing acquisitions on the route that includes a highly diverse mix of properties, spanning cities and large areas of rural land on behalf of the Acquisition Lead
  • Ensure all compensation claims are negotiated to settlement within policy, legal guidelines and budget parameters so that land is available to the project at the right time
  • Proactively build relationships with affected property owners, individuals and organisations in a specified area of a region, to enable the negotiation process to be carried out effectively
  • Support the relevant aspects of petitions, negotiations and valuations to ensure resulting acquisitions meet forecast and quality requirements
  • Lead negotiations for petitions filed within a specified geographical area to minimise petitions reaching select committee, and prepare the evidence for cases that are presented to committee
  • Provide relevant technical advice to the delivery function, town planning, environment and petition management stakeholders, to inform decision making in those areas from a property perspective
  • Collaborate and communicate with other members of the property acquisition management team to ensure a common and consistent approach is adopted across HS2.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.



  • Ability to manage communications and negotiations in a tactful way
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Communication skills – both internal stakeholders and external
  • Skill in developing public facing communications
  • Capability in project management techniques
  • Report writing skills and data compilation and analysis
  • IT skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint or equivalent


  • A relevant qualification in Surveying or another property related discipline
  • An understanding of the compulsory purchase process or other government compensation schemes (training will be provided).


  • Experience of working in the property business
  • Experience of working with suppliers to develop effective working relationships and manage performance to ensure delivery through the supply chain.

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