Position: Land Acquisition Surveyor - Electric Vehicles
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 539636_1637856408
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 25/11/2021
Expiry Date: 23/12/2021
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: South England ideally, however all UK regions considered

Salary: Base + performance related bonus + car/ car allowance + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | with flexible working options available

We're proud to be a Principal Partner for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, and are leading the way to provide the energy needed now, while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

To reach net zero by 2050, we're looking for people who can bring big ideas, new skills and innovative thinking to help us build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

So join us on our journey to net zero. Help us power change.

What is the Role?

The SSE Electric Vehicles (EV) team have an ambitious five-year target to secure land to accommodate over 500 EV hubs across the UK & Ireland. Were committed to installing the required infrastructure across the UK to ensure successful transition from petrol/ diesel cars to electric vehicles in line with the UK's carbon emissions targets. To drive the expansion process, were looking for an experienced Land Acquisition Surveyor to cover the UK & Ireland ideally within the roadside, retail or leisure sector.

As Land Acquisition Surveyor, you'll proactively source new sites and manage the project development from site identification & negotiation of commercial terms (Heads of Terms, Option and Lease Agreements). This will include grid connection and planning applications before progressing to construction. You'll work with internal teams, analyse new & existing land opportunities, manage the development of multiple projects, be proactive in engaging with landlords & developers, and successfully complete lease agreements - all within agreed timescales.

You'll engage directly with the landlords, developers & external property surveyors to secure prime sites, becoming their main point of contact as projects move through the required processes.

In this role, you'll be required to guide projects through SSE's internal approval processes including governance & support teams (including Commercial & Legal teams) so as to deliver on annual development targets.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • Experience within property surveying, ideally MRICS and/ or degree qualified however not essential if demonstrable expertise
  • Existing networks within the property industry
  • Able to communicate, influence and manage the expectations of a range of internal and external stakeholders. This includes negotiation & guidance through a range of commercial agreements to ensure information is presented accurately and effectively understood by the audience
  • Comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously, thinking from both SSE & the Landlords perspective to close deals efficiently

About our Business

SSE Energy Solutions is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering whats in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, were proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE were proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if its not safe, we don't do it.

SSE is 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 and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Read more about our inclusion and diversity commitments here.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, it doesn't take long.

To discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require, please contact / 01738 344 202

I'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

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.