Senior Utilities Land Rights Manager

  • Permanent
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
  • £47,000 to £59,000 per annum

Senior Utility Land Rights Manager
A client of ours in Birmingham is looking for an experienced Senior Utilities Land Rights Manager to join them on a permanent basis, in joining them you will have a unique opportunity to apply your technical knowledge and experience to secure circa 6,500 Land Rights through strong engagement, collaboration and strategic process improvements. This is an ideal platform to develop your career, gaining insight across multiple utility providers including electricity, gas, water and telecommunications. Whilst contributing fresh ideas and gaining experience of a major infrastructure project, you will have an opportunity to perfect your stakeholder management, negotiation and project management skills, allowing you to put your learning in to action throughout your future career.
As a Senior Utility Land Rights Manager you will be responsible for leading on activities required to ensure timely delivery of utility land rights required for the project. This scope covers non-contestable and contestable utility diversions for the entire line of route.
About the role:

  • Responsible for overseeing the more complex and challenging utility land right cases on the route that includes a highly diverse mix of land and property; spanning cities and large areas of rural land on behalf of the Utilities Lead
  • Implement the strategy for delivering this significant programme, as well as helping to ensure the programme runs to time whilst maintaining the company’s reputation
  • Implementation and subsequent improvement of processes designed to facilitate the securing of utility land rights in an efficient and evolving manner with focus on continual improvement
  • You will drive forward highly complex negotiations and manage relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure all consideration sums are negotiated to settlement within governance, industry guidelines and budget parameters so that land rights are complete at the right time for the project
  • Proactively build relationships with key individuals across a range of organisations; utility companies, early works contractors, main works civils contractors and the legal and land and property departments within those organisations, enabling the negotiation process to be carried out effectively
  • Provide relevant technical advice to the various internal departments (including Delivery, Commercial Agreements, Petition Management, Legal and other teams within Land and Property) to inform decision making
  • Collaborate and communicate with other members of the property acquisition management team to ensure a common and consistent approach is adopted
  • Instruction and management of external suppliers
  • Line Management responsibilities for direct reports.

About You:

  • Ability to manage communications and negotiations in a tactful way
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communicating effectively with teams to ensure smooth flow of information
  • 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
  • Ability to access, analyse and maintain information from multiple IT data

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