HS2 - Lead Acquisition Manager - North - 30070 - Compulsory Purchase Association

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HS2 - Lead Acquisition Manager - North
Salary competitive
Ref: 30070
Closing Date: 1 October 2017.

Build an enviable professional legacy

Your expertise in land acquisition will shape the economic regeneration of central and northern England. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create an enviable professional legacy. After all, you’ll make a positive impact on generations to come. HS2 is the largest infrastructure project in Europe. It is the high speed rail network that will provide the spine of our 21st century transport system and the spark for economic growth. Here you’ll tackle a huge range of acquisition challenges whilst developing your skills and your career.

Take the lead on significant acquisitions

Leading our Property Acquisition team for the north, you’ll be responsible for our largest geographical area - 50 miles spreading from Birmingham outwards. It’s a highly diverse area, spanning cities and rural land, which makes for a fascinating variety of properties and stakeholders. The 500 properties in the portfolio are valued at £750million. We will look to you to create the strategy for delivering this significant acquisition programme. As well as helping to ensure the project runs to time, you’ll be instrumental to maintaining HS2’s reputation. Leading a team of eight property acquisition professionals, you’ll drive forward highly complex negotiations and manage relationships with high profile landowners. Along the way, you’ll work closely with senior stakeholders across HS2 - from town planning, to environment and petition experts.

Your impressive credentials

A Chartered Surveyor (or equivalent) you have a track record in time-compressed environmental acquisition with Royal Assent. Expertise in rural land/property is particularly important. As a leader, you’ll bring to the role a flair for managing staff and stakeholders alike. Crucially, you have real gravitas, which informs your talent for presenting and building relationships.

A uniquely rewarding opportunity

More than just a railway, HS2 is an unparalleled venture in modern engineering. You’ll help us to become a company that’s as impressive as the extraordinary programme we have the privilege to deliver. As you play your part in our cutting edge mission, you’ll be surrounded by people who are experts in their field. In addition to the rewarding nature of your achievements in the role, you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, access to the latest technology, and the potential of flexible working practices to support your work-life balance.

This is your opportunity to influence a great venture.

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