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Utility Land Rights Manager

Posted: 9 Oct 2019 Closes: 23 Oct 2019
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As a Utility Land Rights Manager at HS2 you will be responsible for managing the processes established to ensure timely delivery of utility land rights required for the HS2 project. This scope covers non-contestable and contestable utility diversions for the entire HS2 line of route (both Phase One and Phase Two).

About the role:

  • Responsible for overseeing utility land right cases on the route that includes a highly diverse mix of land and property; spanning cities and large areas of rural land on behalf of the Senior Utility Land Rights Manager
  • Ensure all consideration sums are negotiated to settlement within governance, industry guidelines and budget parameters so that land rights are complete at the right time for the project
  • Proactively build relationships with key individuals across a range of organisations; utility companies, early works contractors, main works civils contractors and the legal and land and property departments within those organisations, enabling the negotiation process to be carried out effectively
  • Provide relevant technical advice to the delivery function to inform decision making at the early stages of design and construction work
  • Collaborate and communicate with other members of the Land and Property Acquisition and Management teams to ensure a common and consistent approach is adopted across HS2.


About You:

•Ability to manage communications and negotiations in a tactful way


•Stakeholder management


•Communicating effectively with teams to ensure smooth flow of information


•Skill in developing public facing communications


•IT skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint or equivalent


•Ability to access and maintain information from multiple IT databases and systems.


•A relevant qualification in Surveying or another property related discipline or relevant work-based experience working towards qualification


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


•A detailed understanding of the utility and telecommunications industries


•Experience of working in or with the utilities sector


•Experience of working with suppliers to develop effective working relationships and manage performance



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) 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 is a safety critical organisation with safety being one of our core values. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to the HS2 ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

Other information:
The role will require travel to HS2 offices located in Birmingham and London, and to areas along the route of the new railway.




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