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Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom, Scotland

Chartered Senior Estates Surveyor

Glasgow, United Kingdom, Scotland
Competitive

Job Description

JOBTITLE: Chartered Estates Surveyor
LOCATION: Glasgow
SALARY/RATE AND BENEFITS:£300 - £325 per day Limited

YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING: Degree in land related discipline.
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Experience in estates management and acquisition surveying.
Understanding of the Renewables market and Technologies.

IDEALLY YOU ALSO HAVE: Driving Licence

COMPANY INFORMATION: Scottish Power Renewables

ROLE INFORMATION:

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Job Purpose Statement

In respect of the SPR Renewable Business the Senior Land and Estates Surveyor, is responsible, through independently managing a portfolio of work, for assisting the Land and Estates Manager in delivering the professional land and estate management services to the expanding SPR offshore and onshore renewable businesses including wind, battery, solar, and other technologies.

Services cover the capture of land from inception to completion of the process in line with project requirements including provision of setting, reviewing & recommending SPR policy with regard to appropriate & competitive heads of / commercial terms, Land Referencing, negotiation & legal completion of land rights acquisition, Estates Management & Rentals and Landowner Relationship Management.

Accountability Statements:


Assist the Land & Estates Manager with all matters addressed by the Land & Estates Department.
Lead, direct or manage negotiations of commercial Heads of Terms and required land right documents with landowners and their appointed representatives to secure all land rights required to support renewable projects. Interact with Legal and Project teams as appropriate.
Input into review, creation and update of various forms of legal agreements to ensure they are fit for purpose.
Provide valuations of land rights and where necessary specialist advice on matters including but not limited to compulsory purchase, land strategies and interrogation of technical detail to ensure correct rights captured.
Obtain authorisation for contracts for consultants required for projects and management of same.
Responsible for ensuring parity and avoiding adverse precedents by maintaining input and awareness of projects. Ensure template documents are kept up to date and report to team and business. Obtain authority for any detraction from standard terms.
Be risk aware and identify, advise and report on or find solutions where appropriate.
Responsible for holding a key role within project teams and provide advice and complete tasks as required to ensure land requirements are met within project timescales. Identify shortfalls, mitigation and remedies and pursue to solution as required.
Ensure that rights and obligations are fully understood and transferred across between development, construction and operational functions and where appropriate JV partners.
Where management responsibility lies with a joint venture partner, ensure that project and business obligations continue to be met, putting in place and managing monitoring and quality assurance procedures.
Initiate and complete estate management functions as required to ensure adherence with lease terms and property rights.
Initiate and complete audits of land right adherence (either physically or by document) at appropriate times to ensure compliance with land rights.
Act as a senior point of contact for landowners and project teams.
Responsible for ensuring LMS, SAP RE or other estate management tools kept up to date with site, landowner and payment detail. Extract information and provide detail and reports as necessary.
Assist in discussions with rating consultants over obligations for all facilities related with offshore projects and ensure control functions and project teams aware of financial obligations.
Where responsibility for rates lies with Joint Venture partners, work with JV to ensure transparency and put and place and manage a procedure to ensure compliance with SPR standards.
Lead the Land & Estates process capture related to Quality Control to ensure adherence with relevant principles/certificates.
Manage and control the Quality Control processes to ensure ongoing compliance/adherence with principles/certificates.
Responsible for Land & Estates team awareness of Quality Control requirements and input needed.
Inputs into project and board reports and financial models as required.
Completion of authorisation and reporting processes required within SPR/JV companies
Input into and completion of project due diligence exercises in relation to the acquisition of new renewable projects or entry into new joint ventures.
Mentor, guide, assist and train members of the Land & Estates team as required to allow them to fulfil their duties.

Dimensions
Negotiation of land deals with significant financial commitments to SPR to permit the timely construction / operation of new renewable schemes to deliver the SPR business plan.
Land agreements commit SPR to obligations for typically >50-year durations.
Input into management of rentals, currently circa >£10million/pa, plus other land related payments to ensure these are made in accordance with legal timescales,
Manage, expand and develop systems or system changes to ensure rental payments,
Monitor project rental payments and where appropriate input into the expansion/system changes needed to estate management tools.
Where responsibility for rental payments for Offshore projects lie with SPR, ensure that appropriate processes are in place to make payments in accordance with SPR standards. Manage & sign off this process. Where joint Venture companies are responsible for rental payments, set up and manage an agreed checking procedure to ensure continued compliance in accordance with SPR standards and business' obligations.
Financial Authorisations - up to £25,000.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Educated to degree level, in a land related discipline.
Proven record of concluding land deals particularly in the renewables market.
Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
Ability to work to tight deadlines and within a highly pressured environment.
Strong verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to communicate with and influence people at all levels of the organisation, landowners, land agents, consultants, etc.
Appreciation of sensitivity of issues and ability to respond by appropriately prioritising workload.
Knowledge of electricity generation business and renewable sector.
Ability to comprehend technical information and translate this into requirements for land agreements.
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Knowledge of project management methodologies.
Strong negotiation skills to deliver deals effectively and without setting any adverse precedents.
Work on own initiative.
Effective management and prioritisation skills.
Planning & Organising
Effective management and prioritisation of workload to meet the demands of SPR
Work within project programmes and to deadlines set by wider business.
Effective planning of time to ensure rental obligations met within lease parameters.
Manage resources to ensure key data is sought timeously.

Ensure timescale, commercial and other obligations within legal documentation are met.
Use of initiative to resolve issues and ensure the best outcome delivered to the Department and SPR.

Identify and implement mechanisms for dealing with project specific requirements.
Negotiating contractual agreements in line with time and other required parameters.
Identify, present and explain risks and deal with/report on as appropriate on same.
Internal and External Relationships
Internal contacts include:
Land & Estates Manager
Head of Estates
General Services Director
Legal Director & team
Heads of Development & project teams
Operations and Maintenance Director & Team
Construction Project Management & Teams
Control Director & team
Technical Teams
Health & Safety Team

External contacts include:

Landowners
Solicitors for both SPR and landowners
Land agents for both SPR and landowners
Joint Venture Partners (Project Directors, Project Managers, Technical and Legal Teams)

Dimensions:
Negotiation of land deals with significant financial commitments to SPR to permit the timely construction / operation of new renewable schemes to deliver the SPR business plan.
Land agreements commit SPR to obligations for typically >50-year durations.
Input into management of rentals, currently circa >£10million/pa, plus other land related payments to ensure these are made in accordance with legal timescales,
Manage, expand and develop systems or system changes to ensure rental payments,
Monitor project rental payments and where appropriate input into the expansion/system changes needed to estate management tools.
Where responsibility for rental payments for Offshore projects lie with SPR, ensure that appropriate processes are in place to make payments in accordance with SPR standards. Manage & sign off this process. Where joint Venture companies are responsible for rental payments, set up and manage an agreed checking procedure to ensure continued compliance in accordance with SPR standards and business' obligations.
Financial Authorisations - up to £25,000

Sills, Knowledge and Experience


Educated to degree level, in a land related discipline.
Proven record of concluding land deals particularly in the renewables market.
Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
Ability to work to tight deadlines and within a highly pressured environment.
Strong verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to communicate with and influence people at all levels of the organisation, landowners, land agents, consultants, etc.
Appreciation of sensitivity of issues and ability to respond by appropriately prioritising workload.
Knowledge of electricity generation business and renewable sector.
Ability to comprehend technical information and translate this into requirements for land agreements.
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Knowledge of project management methodologies.
Strong negotiation skills to deliver deals effectively and without setting any adverse precedents.
Work on own initiative.
Effective management and prioritisation skills.

Planning and Organising:
Effective management and prioritisation of workload to meet the demands of SPR
Work within project programmes and to deadlines set by wider business.
Effective planning of time to ensure rental obligations met within lease parameters.
Manage resources to ensure key data is sought timeously.
Ensure timescale, commercial and other obligations within legal documentation are met.
Use of initiative to resolve issues and ensure the best outcome delivered to the Department and SPR.
Identify and implement mechanisms for dealing with project specific requirements.
Negotiating contractual agreements in line with time and other required parameters.
Identify, present and explain risks and deal with/report on as appropriate on same.

Internal and External Relationships

Internal contacts include:
Land & Estates Manager
Head of Estates
General Services Director
Legal Director & team
Heads of Development & project teams
Operations and Maintenance Director & Team
Construction Project Management & Teams
Control Director & team
Technical Teams
Health & Safety Team

External contacts include:
Landowners
Solicitors for both SPR and landowners
Land agents for both SPR and landowners
Joint Venture Partners (Project Directors, Project Managers, Technical and Legal Teams)


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