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AECOM Head of Land Referencing Services in Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - London, London

Job Summary

Our Environment team is recruiting a Technical Director to setup and lead a new land referencing service for AECOM, with the aspiration to recruit and grow this team rapidly on the back of our current commissions and existing client base. AECOM is a market-leading consultancy in the delivery of consents and design services for nationally significant infrastructure projects. We have an impressive portfolio of involvement in major infrastructure projects for both public and private sector clients over the years. A selection of our current and recent projects include:

A number of nationally significant infrastructure projects for Highways England requiring Development Consent Orders, including A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet, A27 Arundel Bypass and the A303.

Several major rail capacity improvement schemes for Network Rail, including the Northumberland Line and Transpennine Route Upgrade.

HS2 Phase 2 EIA and HS2 Phase 1 Enabling and Main Works.

Thames Tideway Tunnel, the largest and most complex Development Consent Order to date, for Thames Water and its contractors.

Power projects including Net Zero Teeside Carbon Capture and Storage, Nautilus Interconnector, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

Sunnica Energy Solar Farm

Luton Airport Expansion

You will be joining a great team, you will have an interesting and diverse workload and you will be given the freedom to establish a sustainable land referencing business for the world’s largest engineering design company.

Job Responsibilities:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:

  • the management and successful delivery of land referencing services needed to support the delivery of infrastructure consents (including procedures under the Planning Act 2008, the Transport and Works Act 1992 and Highways Act 1984);

  • Advising on and preparing the necessary documents that support major consents, such as the book of reference, land plans and the statement of reasons.

  • Provide sound and current advice to clients on the use of compulsory acquisition powers on infrastructure and major development projects;

  • Leading complex negotiations with landowners and other bodies on land acquisition matters related to major infrastructure schemes, including detailed due diligence and option and lease negotiations

  • Working alongside other Practice Areas within AECOM’s Environment and Sustainability service line to establish a sustainable business model and structure for AECOM’s Land Referencing Practice Area.

  • Integrating and supporting the services of our Biodiversity and Environmental Net Gain specialists, who provide land management and land acquisition advice for the delivery of compensatory habitat creation and restoration.

  • Generating new and different opportunities and winning new business;

  • Recruiting and managing a team of specialists and professionals, including undertaking performance and review appraisals;

  • monitoring and managing project budgets and programmes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant experience, including managing land referencing inputs and gaining access for surveys into infrastructure projects, preferably within the private sector.

  • Commercial awareness and the confidence, ability and experience to provide clear, authoritative advice to clients and project teams.

  • Competent in key land-referencing software including GIS, Excel.

  • Sound knowledge of relevant best practice, UK policy and legislation and a working knowledge of compulsory acquisition process.

  • Client focused with good interpersonal skills and collaborative working approach with a high level of commitment to quality.

  • Experience of working within ei

Preferred Qualifications

  • Membership of relevant professional body

  • TBC

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 247544BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Glasgow - 120 Bothwell Street, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - St. Albans

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.