Land Team Leader

  • Job Reference: 00044515-1
  • Date Posted: 4 July 2024
  • Employer: ScottishPower
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £47,880 to £59,850
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Land Team Leader

Location: Opportunities in - Central & South of Scotland and also in North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Shropshire

Salary up to £59,850 per year, plus an attractive benefits package and career progression opportunities

Full Time / Permanent

Closing Date: 21st July 2024

Help us create a better future, quicker


SP Energy Networks is part of ScottishPower, we provide power on behalf of supply companies through a network of cables and power lines that we own and maintain. Through our transmission and distribution network we provide power to customers in Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire as well as Central and Southern Scotland.

As Land Team Leader, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Distribution (33kV and below) Land Officer Team (including external service providers) to secure the necessary landowner permissions and statutory planning consents required for the delivery of electrical infrastructure projects.

What you'll be doing

Provide professional leadership, support and direction to the Land Officer Team.  Ensure that performance is managed proactively to maximise productivity and meet Land & Planning team objectives.

Proactively manage individual District land rights requirements with the aim of resolving problems that prevent delivery of capital programmes and/or are detrimental to the safety or security of the existing network. 

Provide specialist advice:

  • On risks surrounding Land Rights being sought, with recommendations for correct course of action and potential solutions. 

  • To District Management Team, Distribution Land Manager and the Head of Land & Planning on the risks/issues associated with matters related to terminations and the use of statutory powers to ensure that the Company's rights are preserved and asset safety & security is maintained.

  • On solutions, including alternative options, that may resolve matters with the landowner that facilitate voluntary agreement being obtained.  Where voluntary agreement cannot be obtained ensure the Company's statutory powers are utilised.

  • To the business where decisions on land damage and compensation value require to be escalated.

Be the point of escalation for Land Officers dealing with complex land matters.

Develop individual project strategies where the use the use of compulsory powers is required and contribute to the drafting of written submissions to the hearing Reporter/Inspector. 

Ensure the team is aware and complies with Company Health and Safety requirements and update them on particular issues as they arise. Undertake safety audits on team as directed by the business.

What you'll bring

You will draw upon a sound knowledge and practical experience in the implementation land rights processes and procedures relating to project delivery and landowner relations to enable the development of consenting strategies to ensure both capital delivery and safety and security of the existing network.

As Land Team Leader - the use of strong negotiation skills are required utilising knowledge of the land rights legislation and company policies and procedures to effectively lead the Land Officer Team and where appropriate directly engage with external parties.

The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of parties' at varying levels within organisations, including senior management, engineers, planners, lawyers, statutory bodies, farmers/landowners and the wider public. Must have the ability to deal with and resolve adversarial and confrontational situations. Have good organisational skill and be able to manage a variety of competing priorities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Sound knowledge and practical experience in the implementation of land rights processes

  • Excellent people skills, working with varying levels within any given organisation

What's in it for you

As well as a competitive salary which is reviewed annually, you can also enjoy a number of other benefits. With our pension scheme, we'll double match your contribution up to a company contribution of 10%. 

At ScottishPower, we believe it's the little things we do in life that make a big difference. From helping you look after your family's wellbeing, save for your future and take personal steps for climate action - our benefits are designed to help you do just that - so that you have everything you need to take care of your world - today and tomorrow. That's why our benefits include:

  • 36 days annual leave

  • Holiday Purchase - perfect your work/life balance with extra annual leave

  • Share Schemes

  • Payroll Giving and Charity Matched Funding

  • Technology Vouchers - save more and spread the cost of your technology purchases

  • Electric Vehicle Schemes - to help you transition to green/clean driving

  • Cycle to Work scheme and Public Transport Season Ticket Loans

  • Healthcare benefit options including: Dental Insurance, Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan and annual Health Assessments

  • Life Assurance (4x salary)

  • Access to Savesmart financial wellbeing support

  • Plus shopping, leisure, restaurant and gym discounts, and unique employee deals on travel insurance and more

Why SP Energy Networks

SP Energy Networks is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world's largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. We keep electricity flowing to homes and businesses through Central and Southern Scotland, North Wales and in the North West of England. We operate over 4000km of cables and lines that make-up the transmission network - connecting infrastructure like wind farms into the electricity system. It's a role that puts us right at the heart of Scotland's ambition to be Net Zero by 2044. And we're taking it very seriously. We're investing £5.5 billion into our transmission network, directly supporting the rapid growth needed in renewable energy.

With diverse opportunities across our businesses and a commitment to invest in our own internal talent, ScottishPower can offer people real career opportunities that meet personal and professional goals, in a global organisation.

Inclusion, diversity, and a social purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our values, they bring us together into a stronger, more sustainable business with direct links to the communities we serve. It takes all kinds of people to build a large-scale business like ours, so whatever your background, you'll fit right in.

We are committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to careers .