Senior Property Acquisition Manager Central

Recruiter
HS2
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Jun 2019
Closes
25 Jun 2019
Job Type
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Description

Property and land acquisition at HS2 is a challenge at the epicentre of Europe's largest infrastructure project. The high speed rail link between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds is set to become the backbone of Britain's transport network. And will raise the benchmark for innovative, safe and sustainable engineering.

We need to make smart planning, design and business decisions so its build has the least impact on the environment too. In short, if you want a role with complexity and impact: look no further. Here, you'll acquire land that sparks regenerative and commercial development on a truly grand scale.

Delivering HS2

In practice, you'll develop good relationships with a variety of high profile stakeholders. Time is always of the essence. And these are often complex and challenging acquisitions covering properties across cities and large stretches of rural land.

Taking on a portfolio of cases, you'll lead parliamentary petitions that help us realise the HS2 vision, and oversee the negotiations and relationships with the people supplying the land we need. And as you do so, you'll sympathetically settle deals taking into account every stakeholders' interests, and our own budgets and policies.

As a subject expert, you'll also help to shape a consistent team approach and advise others across the HS2 project on all manner of issues.

Qualifications

Putting your expertise to the test

Technical knowledge is important, but so is the ability to communicate well with a variety of different teams.

This is about tact, understanding and objectivity. Being a trusted voice as you speak for HS2. So you could transfer your skills from utilities, infrastructure or any kind of relevant industry.

That said, it's important that you're an excellent manager of workstreams with a real talent for public-facing communications and putting forward coherent, compelling arguments. Equally, you'll need an understanding of Compulsory Purchase Orders, and a real ambition to work on such a genuinely ground-breaking project.

About You:


  • Chartered Surveyor (or equivalent) with knowledge of dealing with multiple stakeholders on sensitive property issues


  • An understanding of the compulsory purchase process or other government compensation schemes (training will be provided).


  • Ability to manage communications and negotiations in a tactful way


  • Effective stakeholder management


  • Communicating effectively with teams to ensure smooth flow of information


  • Skill in developing public facing communications


  • Capability in project management techniques


  • Experience of working in the property business (preferably in land acquisition)


  • Experience of working with suppliers to develop effective working relationships and manage performance to ensure delivery through the supply chain.


  • The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect

It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.