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Land Assembly Manager

  • Job reference: BBBH4857
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent

Our client is looking for a Land Assembly Manager to come and join their expanding team based in Birmingham.

Job Summary:

This position will require you to manage land assembly operations across the contract area. This will be to ensure consistency of process and outputs necessary to enable entry to land in accordance with the construction programme through the implementation of compulsory purchase powers or by agreement.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing the implementation of act powers to enable entry to possession of and/or acquisition of land in accordance with an agreed construction programme to avoid any delays to commencement of construction and associated costs
  • Manage the quality of Phase One (and Two) Professional Services Contractor (PSC) data and plan submissions, identify areas requiring improvement and work with the PSC to implement performance improvement; provision of monthly KPI measurements on PSC performance
  • Coordinate regular Final Land Acquisition Boundary (FLAB) workshops and actively seek input from the Area team, Enabling Works Contractors/Main Work Construction Contractor/Utilities leads, Acquisitions, Legal and the Independent Land Advisor (ILA)
  • Prepare documentation for Department for Transport approval of all CPO notices (GVD and Notice to Treat), including signing and sealing of plans and orders for each work package area in turn
  • Maintain a register of all notices prepared and served for the contract area
  • Ensure any undertakings and assurances or relevant commitments relating to notice of entry or compulsory purchase are complied with for the contract area
  • Manage notice preparation using IT workflow-based systems, supported by manual processes where necessary to address non-standard requirements or late interests in land
  • Working closely with the DfT's ILA and Legal, secure approval for service of notices in accordance with the established governance processes

Skills and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of land referencing, assembly, registration and titles management including requirements for infrastructure schemes underpinned by differing legislative procedures (e.g. Hybrid Bill, Transport & Works Act Order, Development Consent Order, Compulsory Purchase Order)
  • Understanding and experience of land assembly activities and compulsory purchase including established industry practices
  • Understanding of land powers contained in differing legislative procedures underpinning infrastructure schemes (e.g. Hybrid Bill, Transport & Works Act Order, Development Consent Order, Compulsory Purchase Order)
  • Experience of land referencing and assembly
  • Experience of compiling and analysing data using Excel (or equivalent), GIS and database reporting tools
  • Data management skills, including analysis and assurance of referencing data and spatial information

If interested, please get in touch via contact details provided or click "Apply" to forward an up to date copy of your CV and ideally with a cover letter.

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