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Rail - Senior Utility Land Rights Manager - Birmingham

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

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  • Contact:

    Rosie Wilkinson

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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There is a requirement for a Senior Utility Land Rights Manager to come onto the HS2 project on a permanent-basis in Birmingham.

Role Brief:

  • Responsible for overseeing the more complex and challenging utility land right cases on the route that includes a highly diverse mix of land and property; spanning cities and large areas of rural land on behalf of the Utilities Lead
  • Implement the strategy for delivering this significant programme, as well as helping to ensure the programme runs to time whilst maintaining HS2's reputation
  • Implementation and subsequent improvement of processes designed to facilitate the securing of utility land rights in an efficient and evolving manner with focus on continual improvement
  • You will drive forward highly complex negotiations and manage relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure all consideration sums are negotiated to settlement within governance, industry guidelines and budget parameters so that land rights are complete at the right time for the project
  • Proactively build relationships with key individuals across a range of organisations; utility companies, early works contractors, main works civils contractors and the legal and land and property departments within those organisations, enabling the negotiation process to be carried out effectively
  • Provide relevant technical advice to the various internal departments (including Delivery, Commercial Agreements, Petition Management, Legal and other teams within Land and Property) to inform decision making
  • Collaborate and communicate with other members of the property acquisition management team to ensure a common and consistent approach is adopted across HS2
  • Instruction and management of external suppliers

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Ability to manage communications and negotiations in a tactful way
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communicating effectively with teams to ensure smooth flow of information
  • Skill in developing public facing communications
  • Capability in project management techniques
  • Report writing skills and data compilation and analysis
  • Ability to access, analyse and maintain information from multiple IT databases and systems
  • In-depth understanding of the utility and telecommunications industries
  • An understanding of the compulsory purchase process or other government compensation schemes (training will be provided).
  • Experience of working in or with the utilities sector is preferable
  • Experience of working with suppliers to develop effective working relationships and manage performance to ensure delivery through the supply chain