An offshore wind JV is seeking an enthusiastic Land Manager to play an essential role in the delivery of our Scottish offshore wind farm portfolio.
Supported by the project's land agent and legal team, the Land Manager will secure and maintain robust land rights for the development, construction and operation of the offshore wind farm projects, including Heads of Terms; Options; Servitudes; and potentially land purchase agreements.
- Engage professionally, ethically and fairly with landowners and their agents, solicitors and tenants to build trust and secure the necessary land rights.
- Maintain the project's land strategy throughout all phases of development to meet the project's delivery programme and to minimise development risk.
- Manage the project's appointed land agent to ensure effective and efficient delivery of their workstreams, including land referencing and land agreement negotiation.
- Ensure landowner sensitivities are effectively communicated to the wider development team.
- Progress compulsory acquisition powers, including the public interest case.
- Attend public exhibitions and information events.
- Report on financial, risk and programme matters.
- Governance of third-party developer activities which will be focused on securing land rights for the construction and operation of one of the Offshore Wind Farm's onshore transmission infrastructure (infrastructure potentially located in Scotland and England).
- Minimum 5 years' experience in a similar role, ideally focusing on securing and managing land rights for major infrastructure projects, ideally linear projects.
- Degree level qualification or equivalent in an appropriate discipline such as Chartered Surveyor.
- Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
- Sound understanding of Scottish landownership systems; land management practices; land and property rights; property law and compulsory purchase powers under the Electricity Act 1989.
- Ability to communicate effectively with the project team, with landowners and with other stakeholders.