Land Acquisition Lead

£500 - £600/day
16 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Land Acquisition Lead

8 Month Contract

With Crossrail near completion the UK is progressing its objectives to improve infrastructure throughout the UK. At that heart of this is HS2, a program to set to span the next decade, connecting London to Birmingham and Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds.

Now has never been a better time to get involved and help map the future of British transport and infrastructure.

As a Lead Acquisition Lead (Freelance) you will manage and deliver all aspects of the land acquisition for a designated section of the programme, whilst also ensuring timely availability of the required land.

The Job

* Lead the acquisition team, setting objectives, reviewing performance and ensuring staff have the necessary skills and understanding to deliver the team's objectives

* Develop and own the strategy for the delivery of the acquisition programme across the region which identifies the risks, opportunities and potential benefits that can be delivered by Land and Property on behalf of the company

* Lead the acquisition of land required for the implementation of the project in the region, ensuring all compensation is negotiated to settlement within policy, guidelines and budget parameters so that land is available during the construction phase of the project

* Manage more complex aspects of petitions, negotiations and valuations to ensure resulting acquisitions meet forecast and quality requirements

* Proactively build relationships with major/high profile affected land and property owners, individuals and organisations in the region to enable the negotiation process to be carried out effectively

* Provide expert advice to other departments, including the delivery function, town planning, environment, and petition management stakeholders to inform decision making.

What we need from you

* Experience of working in a property related environment (preferably in land acquisition) with land assembly experience

* Evidence of effective supplier management and ability to build strategic relationships with suppliers and the supplier market

* An understanding of how compulsory purchase works, statutory compensation and other government compensation schemes

* Chartered surveyor or equivalent

* Ability to lead and mentor an operational team.

Ready to shape the landscape of infrastructure in the UK, then apply today!

Of note: This role is working within Public Sector and has been deemed by our client to be inside of scope of IR35.

This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers. ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions.

Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission

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