HS2: Job Opportunity
Senior Property Acquisition Manager
|2 Snowhill, Birmingham, B4 6GA|
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.
- As Senior Property Acquisition Manager at HS2, you will be responsible for ensuring land and property acquired for the HS2 project is available on time and as required. You will implement the strategy, help to ensure the program runs to time and assist in maintaining HS2’s reputation.
- As Senior Property Acquisition Manager, you will focus on complex compensation claims such as those for business relocations, reconfigurations and high-value acquisitions. The role is likely to include cases from various sectors within the regions, including commercial, industrial, retail, residential, agricultural and leisure.
- A critical part of your role will be to build an effective operational relationship with those strategic suppliers who support specific areas along the route. You will need to brief, direct and manage the delivery of settlements throughout the appointed supply chain. In doing so, you’ll take full account of HS2’s performance.
- Using your judgement, you’ll strike a balance between delivering value for money to the taxpayer and ensuring fairness to claimants. With delegated authority under the financial delegations for HS2, you’ll work closely with the Acquisition Lead and colleagues across the Land and Property team to escalate issues that might need special attention.
- You will be a Chartered Surveyor (or equivalent) with prior knowledge of dealing with multiple stakeholders on sensitive property issues. You’ll be able to manage internal and external negotiations tactfully and be skilled in developing public-facing communications, project managing, report writing, and compiling and analysing data from multiple sources.
- With experience managing performance within the property business, including building effective relationships with suppliers, you’ll understand compulsory purchase procedures or other government compensation schemes.