Estates Manager

Salary: 
 £37000 -  £52000 per annum
Closing date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 15:00
Employer: 
SSE
Type: 
Permanent
Region: 
United Kingdom

Location: Flexible
Salary:  £37,000 –  £52,000 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + car/cash allowance + annual bonus
Permanent Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available
The Role
As an Estates Manager you will be directly involved in the development and construction of projects that will expand this portfolio of assets. You will do this by ensuring all types of legal land rights required for the successful delivery of a variety of renewable energy projects are negotiated, secured and then managed throughout project development and construction phases. To achieve this, you will be required to devise, implement and manage project specific land assembly strategies. These will include budget forecasts based on accepted land valuation principles and ensure the rights being secured meet the technical specifications / engineering requirements of the project, are aligned with the planning consent / environmental constraints and can be delivered within a defined project programme.
An important part of the role is to identify project specific land risks and suggest mitigation to ensure potential land issues do not cause any delay to development or construction project programmes. You will be working within teams with a diverse skill set and be expected to provide first class professional service and advice to the project team and the wider business unit on a variety of land related subjects.
Your Skills and Experience
We are looking for someone who holds a land related qualification, is working towards MRICS membership or has relevant experience in the electricity / renewables industry.
Having excellent interpersonal skills and being experienced in building, maintaining, and leveraging relationships built on trust with internal project and all relevant 3rd party stakeholders will be key. It will be necessary to be commercially astute, a strong negotiator, with a solid understanding of valuation principles for the purchase and lease of land and of levels and methods of assessing compensation for land use losses. A good understanding of the electricity / renewables industry, the development / planning processes and associated legislation would be advantageous. You will have established knowledge of rural land matters including agricultural practices, forestry, environmental legislation and statutory environmental constraints.
You will have an appreciation of the contractual relationships between parties and the ability to manage external professionals by demonstrating an excellent understanding of various mechanisms to legally secure rights to land. Attention to detail and the ability to deliver a high standard of written work and record keeping is essential.
You will be expected to meet landowners and or their agents on site in locations throughout the UK, therefor a full valid driving license and ability to work away from the office base, with occasional overnight stay is essential.
Our Company
SSE Renewables supports SSE in its core vision of being a leading energy company in a low carbon world and currently operates a variety of assets with a combined generation capacity of over 4,000MW.
We all have different skills here at SSE and thats 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. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if its not safe, we don't do it.
Our Benefits
We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;
- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
- Great share plans
- Group Pension Plan
- One day paid volunteering
- Tailored internal development opportunities
Next Steps
Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn't take long.
Closing date for applications is: 25th July 2019
For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, well conduct some pre-employment checks.

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