Land Manager, Wind Power Offshore, Vattenfall

We are looking for a Land Manager, UK Offshore Wind who will oversee onshore land management activities during the development and delivery phases of all our UK offshore wind projects. The role will require experience of securing and managing land agreements, as well as excellent communication skills to build long-term relationship with relevant stakeholders and authorities. The Land Manager will work within Business Area Wind’s ‘Consenting’ team which brings together offshore wind permitting, land and consultation expertise from across the markets in which we operate.
Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest electricity generators and producer of heat and operates in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Our strategy is to reduce emissions from power generation with a road map to achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
Within Vattenfall we have the clear goal to enable a fossil free society within one generation. This ambition includes for example electrification of the transport sector and CO2-emitting industries, but the core in this ambition is to have sustainable electricity production. Vattenfall is now ramping up its growth within renewables, making the fleet fossil free.
 
Your responsibilities as Land Manager, UK Offshore Wind:

To act as a centre of expertise in all matters relating to land and landowner/agent relationships for our UK offshore wind project portfolio, and also provide experience on land issues to experts in other countries.
The Land Manager will work with Project Managers and Project Teams in all matters relating to land agreements and land management for the benefit of projects. With the support of consultants, you will oversee land owner identification, discussions, negotiation, agreements and ongoing management of these agreements in order to successfully deliver projects. You will also provide valuation advice as required. Working with engineering, communications, legal and development staff, you will ensure that land arrangements reflect the needs of the project and ensure adherence to project budgets and timescales. Throughout the projects, the Land Manager will be required to understand the risks in relation to land and put in place strategies to reduce these risks.
As well as projects in development, the Land Manager will provide advice to our Portfolio and Transactions team on risks in relation to new sites and acquisition.
Although the role will centre on the UK portfolio, the role will involve sharing experience with the consenting teams in the other countries in which we operate.
The Land Manager will be required to promote a safety conscious environment.
Your qualifications as a Land Manager, UK Offshore Wind:

• Multi-skilled self-starter, with high levels of energy & commitment to deliver
• A relevant qualification in Land Management or equivalent experience
• 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
• Awareness of renewable energy policy and its impact on project development
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to function well in a team environment and be able to build and develop long-term relationships with all stakeholder groups
• An aptitude for complex negotiation and good communication skills
• An interest in sharing knowledge with colleagues in other countries
• Good understanding of basic health and safety regulations and requirements
• RICS membership beneficial

Previous experience of working within the wind industry is an advantage but is not required.
Our offer:
Good remuneration, a challenging and international work environment, and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.
 
Location:
The position will be based in the UK with either London or Hexham as the preferred locations. Travel will be required according to the needs of the project.
 
More information:
For more information about the position you are welcome to contact hiring Manager Kathy Wood +44-7528 551235
For further information about our process, you are welcome to contact our recruiter Tamara van Amersfoort : tamara.vanamersfoort@vattenfall.com
We welcome your application, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. Last day to apply is Sept 27th
We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website.
 
Our organisation:
Energy is our contribution to quality of life – day after day. With around 28,000 colleagues Vattenfall provides comprehensive electricity and heating offerings to several million customers in northern Europe. For the work ahead we need people who are fully dedicated to our customers and to a sustainable society – people like you.
Vattenfall’s Business Area Wind is responsible for Vattenfall’s Onshore and Offshore Wind as well Solar PV and Batteries. Today we develop, construct and operate onshore and offshore wind power in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK and we are a leading player in several of our markets.
We look forward to your application!