Position: Land Consents officer (Surveyor)
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 522646_1573731216
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 14/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading, Berkshire

Salary: Up to £42,224 depending on skills and experience, plus car

Working Pattern: 37 hours | Permanent | Flexible working patterns available

What is the Role?

As a Land Consents Officer working within the 11/33/132kV Cable Team, you'll be responsible for securing statutory and landowner consents for underground cable and overhead line installations and purchasing/leasing land for operational purposes. This will involve negotiating easements and other agreements with landowners and their representatives together with the preparation of plans and instructions for legal services, dealing with access to land requirements and associated damage claims.

What Do I Need?

To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you have the following experience;

- Securing consents on cable schemes including 11/33/132kV.

- Liaising with Local Authorities, statutory bodies, customers, land agents and legal representatives.

- Preparing consent documents and resolving disputes with landowners and occupiers.

- Knowledge of surveying, valuation and technical site drawings.

- Excellent communication skills are essential.

- Strong negotiation and influencing skills, in both written and oral communication.

- Previous experience in technically complex projects would be highly advantageous.

- The ability to thrive under pressure is essential, as there is requirement to work to tight timescales.

- An eye on long term development by identifying and implementing innovative and effective business improvements.

- You will also need an understanding of statutory and environmental constraints and have a willingness to develop into being fully conversant with the relevant legislation.

- Being a member of the RICS would be advantageous, but not essential.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

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

About SSE

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