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Property Acquisition Lead Phase 2

Company HS2 Location Birmingham
Contract Permanent Position Salary Competitive
Sector(s) Engineering, Procurement & Supply Chain

Job Description

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. 


About 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. 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. 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.


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