Estates Support Manager - 12-month Fixed Term Contract / Secondment

  • Job Reference: REQ1090
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2021
  • Employer: SGN
  • Location: Southern (travel requirement across the South and Scotland, Company Car will be provided)
  • Salary: £34,100 to £42,700
  • Sector: Operations
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Estates Support Manager - 12-month Fixed Term Contract / Secondment


Location: Southern (travel requirement across the South and Scotland, Company Car will be provided)

Salary: £34.1k - £42.7k (dependant on skills & qualifications)

Reference: REQ1090




Reporting to the Senior Estates Manager, the Estates Support Manager will significantly contribute towards the delivery of multiple projects including land disposal preparation, the delivery of SGN’s environmental action plan and land/ property management. These projects sit within the SGN Place, Commercial Services and the Regulated businesses across both the Scotland and Southern networks. This is an operational role and national travel will be required.


The key responsibilities of this role are:


  • Support the Senior Estates Manager in delivering the estates management strategy and the teams allocated budget
  • Support the development and delivery of the wider property team strategy
  • Support the delivery and development of the SGN Place property disposal programme for the Scotland and Southern networks
  • Liaise with property development team to ensure site disposal preparation is complete on time and within set budget parameters
  • Proactively manage SGN’s property and land related environment action plan
  • Working with the property development team to Instruct agents and legal to assist with acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold property in support of SGN’s operational property strategy for the Southern network
  • Manage rent reviews, lease renewals and rating strategies across the Southern network
  • Manage service charge and insurance payments for Scotland and Southern network
  • Manage relationships with agents and consultants and professional appointments, including the implementation of appropriate forms of procurement such as competitive tenders and framework contracts
  • Coordinate property data, providing information to consultants, interested parties and bidders, and setting up data rooms for transactions
  • Manage surveys on site. This includes; meeting external development contractors and consultants, delivering safety briefings and facilitating their works on site.
  • Finance – managing the professional fees budget which includes accruals, purchase order applications, invoice approval and monthly forecasting
  • Undertake property research and analysis
  • Putting contractors to work and managing projects within set budgets




Academic, qualifications or certificates:


  • It would be advantageous but not imperative to hold or currently be working towards qualifications such as undergraduate or postgraduate degree accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and leading to professional qualification as Chartered Surveyor.
  • It would be advantageous to have Construction Design Management 2015 – A clear understanding of requirements for construction
  • It would be advantageous to have Gas SHEA training for an understanding of health, safety and environmental awareness and regulations within the gas industry
  • It would be advantageous to have SCO 1&2 CP/AE – For an understanding of the roles and responsibilities for competent persons. This will enable the role holder to be able to manage contractors on site and conduct site visits with potential purchasers and property professionals.


Technical skills, experience and job knowledge:


  • Skills in maximising value from property assets
  • Skills in project management, developing and implementing project plans and schedules
  • Experience of transactions in the property sector, including acquisitions, disposals, leases and licences
  • Experience in determining the most appropriate route to market for different types of property
  • Experience in selecting and appointing the most appropriate professional consultants (including agents)
  • Experience of project and stakeholder communications
  • Knowledge of UK property law, in particular relating to conveyancing matters and the Landlord and Tenant Act ((1954) and as amended), UK planning law and the planning process and UK environmental law, in particular relating to contaminated land
  • Leadership, organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills, with a flexible ‘can do’ attitude.
  • An effective communicator at all levels, with the ability to develop strong working relationships with the wider business and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of UK environmental law, in particular relating to contaminated land and invasive weeds
  • Knowledge of the property market across the relevant geography and asset classes, with extensive contacts in the agent, land buyer and developer communities
  • The post holder must have a full UK driving licence


Not a perfect skills match? Tell us what you’re interested in – you might have a skill we didn’t realise we needed!




We’re on a journey to transform the future of gas and we think outside the box – futuristic technologies and robotics are leading our innovation. Keeping our customers safe and warm is what we do but beyond that, we want to make the world a better place, which is why we’re passionate about helping in our communities, reducing our carbon footprint and driving innovation in our industry.


At SGN, we strive to sustain our world through managing the network that distributes natural and green gas across the south of England and Scotland. We have an important responsibility to keep the gas flowing to 5.9 million homes and businesses. Your work directly impacts SGNs commitments to keeping our customers’ homes and businesses safe.


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*For applicants applying who are internal, please be aware that you will be employed on a Secondment basis*