HS2: Job Opportunity
Assistant Property Acquisition Manager
|1 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 2DN|
High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high-speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between many of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.
HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential. In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.
- Working within the Acquisitions team Assistant Property Acquisition Managers help ensure acquired land and property is available on time and as required.
- You will assist in managing up to 40 cases within a geographical area, ensuring the right balance is struck between taxpayers’ value for money and fairness to claimants. A critical part of this role will be to brief, direct and manage the delivery of settlements through the appointed supply chain.
- You will assist with the negotiation of compensation claims, take part in consultation events to explain compensation schemes, and support senior team members on acquisitions that sit outside the scope of statutory schemes. You will liaise with affected landowners, collaborate with internal project teams and partner with the supply chain daily.
- Accurate and efficient management of data will be a key part of the role and, you will promptly prepare exemplary responses to Claimants, Stakeholders and MPs, research and obtain information from a variety of sources, and draft approval papers.
- In this role, you will be focused on less complex acquisitions.
- We’re looking for someone with stakeholder management and IT skills who can tactfully manage communications and negotiations, internally and externally.
- You will be skilled in project management, report writing, and compiling and analysing data from multiple sources, and understand the compulsory purchase process or other government compensation schemes (additional training will be provided).
- You will also be able to develop effective relationships with suppliers and manage delivery throughout the supply chain.