As a Lead Acquisition Manager at HS2 you will manage and deliver all aspects of the land acquisition programme for part of the Phase Two route to ensure timely availability of the required land for the HS2 project.
About the role:
Ownership of the Land and Property Phase Two team performance. 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 HS2
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 HS2 departments, including the delivery function, town planning, environment, and petition management stakeholders to inform decision making.
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.
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.
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.