Land Manager

Scottish Borders
United Kingdom
Land Manager

About our client
Our client owns and operates an electricity transmission network in Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Our client is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining, and operating a network for net zero.

  • Responsible for securing, maintaining, and managing robust land and property rights for projects across the Western & Central region of the Transmission's network area.
  • Responsible for successfully applying and implementing Land Assembly Strategy in order to deliver project programmes for Large Capital Projects across Base Capex, Customer Connections and Strategic Wider Works portfolios as well as managing risk to future Network security.
  • Stakeholder engagement is an important element of this role, and you will have a wide array of stakeholders, both internal and external, to develop and maintain positive working relationships with in relation to policy over land and property rights, access and management of land as well as the approach to securing and maintaining rights in land and dealing with matters of valuation and compensation. The main stakeholder groups include landowners, tenants, their agents and relevant bodies such as local authorities, the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit, Forestry and Land Scotland and The Crown Estate.
What do I need?
  • Good understanding of landownership systems in Scotland and practical knowledge of relevant land management matters. 
  • Good knowledge of land and property rights, including good knowledge of wayleaves, servitudes and land acquisition. 
  • Good understanding of the relevant sections of the Electricity Act 1989, the Land Compensation Act 1973 and the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965.
  • Good understanding of energy networks and their structure and governance. 
  • Membership of Rural Professional Group of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, or alternatively aspirations to work towards these.

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