We are actively seeking a Wayleave Officer for our well established client for the NI offices. This is a fixed term 24 month contract with the view of becoming permanet.
Applications are invited for the above 2 year fixed term contract/role in our Grid Development & Interconnection Function, Belfast.
The Wayleave Officer will form part of the NI Projects Team within the Grid Development function. The role is responsible for acquiring high profile and sometimes more difficult wayleaves.
Duties include the following:
Secure land owner consents for Major Transmission projects.
Negotiate wayleave agreements and easements and other forms of agreement in respect of Major Transmission projects.
Assist in the preparation of Planning Applications.
Resolve disputes over wayleave rights, land ownership queries or tree cutting.
Carry out Land Searches and compile and maintain accurate records of land ownership details.
Compile and maintain accurate records and accounts of all interaction with landowners and their agents.
Actively maintain excellent relationships with landowners, agents, consulting engineers, contractors, government bodies etc.
Calculate compensation in regard to permanent easements and wayleave rentals.
Be conversant with relevant legislation.
Liaise with customers, land agents, solicitors and other team members in regard to wayleave matters.
Negotiate land damage claims.
The role will be based in Belfast and will require time to be spent in Dublin on a regular basis to liaise with Group staff based in Dublin.
Relevant technical/business qualification.
Good map reading and cartographic skills.
Good understanding of statutory and legislative issues relating to wayleave management.
Knowledge of landowner identification and registration methods.
Good interpersonal skills and communication particularly in relation to dealing with third parties.
Ability to maintain good working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
Strong adherence to quality assurance and good document management skills.
Full drivers licence.
Detailed understanding of TSO business activities.
An understanding of route selection, line design, EIA and planning criteria used for transmission line projects would be an advantage.
Knowledge of farm and rural land use practices.
Knowledge of conflict resolution techniques.
It should be recognised that the nature of this post will change over time as the needs of the business change and it is a requirement of the job that the holder will contribute to this development. Successful candidates must also be able to travel if required (including travel to RoI).
Salary will be negotiable and will be discussed at interview stage
To apply please submit your CV via the apply button
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