Position: Head of Land Assembly - Transmission
Salary: GBP44800 - GBP67200 per annum
Ref: 522591_1573663265
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 13/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Perth

Salary: £44,800 - £67,200 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

Transmission operates under licence as Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc, responsible for the transmission of electricity in the north of Scotland. We own and maintain the 132kV, 275kV and 400kV electricity transmission network in our licence area. Our network comprises of underground cables, overhead wooden poles, steel towers and electricity substations, and it extends over a quarter of the UK land mass across some of its most challenging terrain.

What is the Role?

You'll be responsible for the successful delivery of land rights to construct, operate, maintain and defend all Transmission apparatus. The role includes responsibility for the external communications strategy associated with the transmission capital and operational programme of works.

You'll lead the Transmission Land Assembly Team to ensure the team:

- assembles and manages all the land and property that the transmission business needs to develop, operate and maintain their assets, in line with the Land Assembly Strategy;

- effectively communicates and builds consensus with all external stakeholders involved in the development, operation and maintenance of the transmission network;

- secures the land and marine based spatial planning consents needed to develop, operate and maintain the electricity transmission network by working closely with the Transmission Head of Development and the Transmission Environment Team;

- develops strategies and policies to proactively protect and defend when necessary challenges to existing land rights for all Transmission apparatus.

What do I need?

You'll have an understanding of energy networks, their structure, governance and funding to facilitate working with the Transmission Environmental Team to ascertain when statutory consents are required for electricity transmission projects and work with the Transmission Team to develop and implement strategies to secure, monitor and control the consents.

Due to the nature of the role, you will have a working knowledge of the basis of calculation of wayleave rates; land compensation acts legislation; relevant sections of the Electricity Act 1989 and of system of Spatial Planning in Scotland. It would be advantageous you have, or are working towards a degree level qualification, and are a member of the Rural Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Having excellent interpersonal skills, you will be capable of building lasting relationships with stakeholders at all levels. As a result of this, you will have first class verbal and written communication skills, being able to convey your position in a clear and concise manner. You will have excellent organisational skills with the ability to work quickly, accurately and independently whilst under pressure to highly detailed briefs. We are always interested in new ways of working.

Finally, this role will involve travel therefore a full, current driving licence is required.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch at sse.

Closing date for applications is 27th November 2019.

About SSE

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