Asset Manager (Coastal)

Offshore Wind
United Kingdom
Asset Manager (Coastal)


Purpose of role:

To ensure the effective management of the coastal business (ports, harbours, aquaculture, wildfowling, moorings, coastal management, land ownership etc.) through delivery of purpose, strategy and values to enhance revenue and profitability in alignment with the value creation framework, whilst diversifying and embedding a customer centric focus to ensure the long-term durability of the business. That includes leading on market and business development, commercial management and customer and stakeholder interactions

Main Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for the management of a geographically defined area of diverse and unique tidal land around England, Wales and Northern Ireland to meet the requirements within the strategic objectives, policy framework and business planning set by the Commissioners.
  • Responsible for the delivery of an annually approved budget from rents and royalties etc. as part of the coastal contribution towards targets.
  • Accountable for the provision of strategic management of (currently) four regional firms of Chartered Surveyor (outsourced management model) agents and liaising with three regional firms of Solicitors to ensure high performance and fulfilment of contractual duties.
  • To consult closely with communications department and other relevant SBU’s regarding commercial or sensitive issues.
  • To inform and consult with other departments of the Marine SBU on related matters as they affect the business.
  • To consult with and inform all customers and stakeholders as appropriate by written, verbal communication or at appropriate meetings, conferences or events.
Knowledge, experience and skills:
  • Suitable business related qualifications and membership (e.g. RICS).
  • Suitable academic related qualifications (e.g. MSc).
  • Relevant management level operational, commercial and strategic management experience with responsibility for budgets, performance targets and P&L.
  • Detailed understanding of the key business drivers of the Coastal portfolio.
  • Broad and detailed knowledge of marine resource management, customer management and valuation.
  • Relevant commercial negotiation experience with associated legal/contractual exposure Capabilities (aligned to key capabilities of the role, team or organisation):
  • Demonstrable experience of working in an asset management role, taking responsibility for a commercial, environmental and societal land assets.
  • A proven ability for taking a commercially-driven approach with evidence of enhancing the value of land assets.
  • Strong financial management expertise, particularly in setting, monitoring and control of budgets.
  • Numerate and competent in the use of information and communications technology inc. Microsoft office, GIS and other property related systems.
  • A strong working knowledge of the legal aspects regarding commercial and environmental rights, obligations and relevant legal processes.
  • Ability to build trust with internal and external relationships, communicate and work with industry, government and other stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to lead the managing agents to deliver against SBU strategy, portfolio objectives and plans, and to create an environment that develops high performance within the portfolio and across the business.

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