Consents and Wayleaves Specialist – Full Time

About us

We’re National Grid Electricity Distribution (NGED), the owner and operator behind the electricity distribution systems for the Midlands, the Southwest of England and South Wales. Serving communities of more than 8 million people, our expert teams deliver heat, light and power for homes and businesses, working outdoors with underground cables, overhead lines and substations that operate between 230 and 132,000 volts.

National Grid employs over 29,000 people worldwide. Our vision is to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future and we are doing this in a fast-moving industry with an increasing focus on tackling climate change, exploring new energy sources which are renewable, low carbon, and improve efficiency to meet demand. If this appeals to you too, you could soon work in a supportive, rewarding and friendly environment that empowers everyone to succeed.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Our desire is to bring in more employees from diverse backgrounds to build further on our inclusive culture. We value and celebrate individual difference and we believe that an inclusive culture will help the business grow as a positive, strong and innovative company.

Job Introduction

An opportunity is available for a Consents and Wayleaves Specialist based in the South West region. Location to be discussed at interview stage.

The successful candidate will be involved with all the permissions necessary for the development of the EHV Network and the provisions of a Consents and Wayleaves service in respect of major project work.

*Please note the successful candidate may initially be appointed at a lower salary until all relevant courses and training are complete.

If you are offered a position, you will be required to successfully complete a basic DBS check that shows any unspent convictions or conditional cautions.

As part of our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, all applications are automatically anonymised by our recruitment system. This is with the aim of realising our ambition to have a workforce which is reflective of the community we serve and eliminating unconscious bias, allowing employees to be appointed based on their talent, skills and experiences regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.

Our hiring managers will have no access to your name, age, gender or other diversity information. Necessary information will become visible following shortlisting before interview to allow managers to prepare.

Main Responsibilities

  • To negotiate complex consents, wayleaves, easements/site acquisitions and agreements in respect of the location of works to distribution assets.
  • To assist with 132kV, 66kV and 33kV scheme preparation in terms of site and route selection/acquisition as necessary.
  • To undertake statutory and courtesy consultation on development proposals.
  • To undertake major project planning applications and to be the point of contact with local authorities and other consultees/objectors.
  • To provide a wayleave service to Projects for maintenance and construction schemes.
  • Provide advice to PSD and Engineering Design.
  • To settle significant surface damage claims.
  • To assists Network Services and NGED Telecoms as required on wayleave and consent matters.
  • To deal with wayleave terminations, primarily on the EHV Network, but also including claims for injurious affection in respect of wood pole lines at other voltages.
  • To assist with the preparation of Company wayleave and consents policy.
  • Other duties appropriate to the role.
  • Report any accident, injury, damage to property or near miss.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in performance and implement or recommend change.
  • Check the quality of of own output.
  • Identify own potential and request development opportunity.
  • Identify and request resources to improve individual and team performance.
  • Issue work to contractors, and approve daily work sheets.
  • Carry out quality and compliance checks on contractors works.
  • Speak on behalf of oneself and the Company at the individual level.

The post will be based in South West, however the nature of the role may require the successful candidate to travel anywhere in the Company.

The Ideal Candidate

You should ideally have experience in dealing with consent and wayleave issues together with a broad understanding of the legislation and regulations affecting consents and wayleaves.

In addition you should have a good knowledge and understanding of Company systems, processes and procedures. You should have proficient negotiation and influencing skills and must be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with customers, landowners and Local Authorities, as well as statutory consultees, objectors and other authorities.

About the Company

If this is your opportunity to join us, you’ll find we offer a supportive, rewarding and friendly working environment where you’ll be empowered to build a career. Along the way, you’ll be invested in, be enabled by the latest technology and find that we’re always interested in evolving our systems and processes so that we get even better, every day.

In return, you’ll enjoy a package of benefits designed to reward your hard work and incentivise your ambition. In addition to your competitive salary, we offer a competitive contributory pension scheme where the company will double match your pension contributions up to a maximum company contribution of 10%. You will also have access, subject to eligibility criteria, to join our annual Share Save plan.

You will receive a generous annual leave entitlement on joining, starting at 26 days rising to 28 days following 10 years’ service, plus 8 bank holidays. In addition, you will be able to access support via our Employee Assistance Programme, including musculoskeletal and physiotherapy services.

Additional Application Information

Recruitment correspondence is usually sent by email, so please do check your email account including spam/junk folders regularly after the closing date.

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We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should sufficient numbers of suitable applications be received. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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