Position: Land Consent Manager
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 526957_1623336806
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 10/06/2021
Expiry Date: 08/07/2021
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Perth or Glasgow ( home working with a view to working 1 to 2 days per week in the office)

Salary: £competitive + bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finance and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Fixed Term, Maternity Cover (12 month) | Full Time, 37 hours per week | Flexible Working options available

What is the Role?

As a Land consents Manager you will be responsible for obtaining permissions and consent from land owners ensuring commercial rights are in place for SSEETs network. You will be responsible for securing access rights, wayleave agreements, easements/servitude and leases in support of the project managers who are tasked with delivering projects on data centres, radio sites, greenfield and brownfield sites. You will work closely with our project managers to ensure projects are completed in a timely, safe and cost-effective way, providing advice on route design and optimum delivery options. You will also ensure we remain compliant with legislation and maintain and build relationships with landowners and customers. Role activities include:

- Negotiating wayleaves, heads of terms for easements and servitudes

- Technical approval of Customer requirements

- Outline the most important recommendations expected to be made for others to decide on

- Commercial decisions related to easements and servitudes and property leases

- Escalation issues by Landowners or their Agents. Resolving Landowner issues whilst using your own initiative to think outside the box and achieve positive outcomes

- Budget, Capital and revenue expenditure

- Managing and keeping regular contact with contractors completing work on our behalf

What do I need?

To ensure you get the most from the role we are seeking a candidate with experience dealing with property transactions in a legal capacity, as wayleave officer or similar. Experience working within telecoms or utilities industry would be beneficial but not essential. A full UK driving license; this role involves both office based and site/field based visits.

You will have a high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority. Outstanding customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high level service at all times is essential, you should be comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external. A sound knowledge of IT, namely Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook is essential.

About our Business

Neos Networks is proud to be one of the premier B2B connectivity partners in the UK. We achieve this through constantly investing in high capacity, highly resilient network connectivity in the spirit of collaboration, partnership and integrity which means we can achieve more, together.

We bring together the unparalleled expertise of dedicated teams with innovation and technical excellence to give enterprises, government organisations and our partners a better network experience that can power the UK's digital future. Our 20,000+ km private network spans the UK providing a range of high capacity Ethernet, optical and dark fibre solutions.

We're looking for ambitious experts to join our friendly team; to develop their career and contribute to our growth. A team that actively looks after the wellbeing of its colleagues, works hard and enjoys celebrating success.

Life at Neos Networks

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're 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 Advantage scheme.

We're 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 and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.
We are 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 us.

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

EXTERNAL: Before commencing employment, 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.