Position: Lands Consents Officer (Surveyor)
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 521812_1576253698
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 13/12/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading, Berkshire

Salary: SS06 £31,972 - £42,224 plus car/car allowance depending on skills and experience.

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

About the Department

Operations are responsible for keeping the lights on; we are at the front line on the Network. If we find a fault, it is our responsibility to respond to the fault, and dispatch our skilled teams to fix it as quickly as possible. We work in all hours, and through all weathers, ensuring our customers are never without power.

What is the Role?

As a Lands Consents Officer (Surveyor), you'll be responsible for securing statutory and owner consents for underground cables, overhead line installations and purchasing/leasing for operational purposes. This will involve negotiating easements and licences with owners and their representatives together with the preparation of plans and instructions for legal services, dealing with access to requirements and associated damage claims. You'll also prepare consent documents and resolve any disputes with landowners and occupiers.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role you'll have experience of securing consents on cable schemes including 11/33/132kV, while working with Local Authorities, statutory bodies, customers, land agents, legal representatives and colleagues. Excellent communication skills are essential and previous experience in technically complex projects would be highly advantageous, as well as an understanding of statutory and environmental constraints. Have a willingness to develop into being fully conversant with the relevant legislation.

There will be a requirement to work to tight timescales and provide first class customer service at all stages of the project; therefore, the ability to thrive under pressure is essential. It is also important that you have an eye on long term development and can identify and implement innovative and effective business improvements. As well as strong negotiation and influencing skills, excellent written and oral communication, the ideal candidate will have knowledge of surveying, valuation and drawings. Being a member of the RICS would be advantageous.

Our Benefits

We're 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

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all 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 it's 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.