Land Referencing Lead / HS2 - Compulsory Purchase Association

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Location: Birmingham with occasional travel to London locations
Skillset: Land Referencing
Salary: £Competitive
Job Reference: 35801
Closing date: 31st May 2018

As a Land Referencing Lead at HS2, you will be responsible for obtaining and maintaining details of all land and property owners and occupiers affected by the scheme to enable deposit of a compliant Hybrid Bill for Phase 2b, and to support post-Royal Assent acquisition programmes.

About the role:
  • Manage the Land Referencing team in delivering the referencing components of the Hybrid Bill (Book of Reference, land parcels, Housing Statement and Notices) in accordance with the Hybrid Bill programme and Parliamentary Standing Orders
  • Manage same delivery of Additional Provisions and any required Transport and Works Act Orders as directed
  • Undertake the lead technical assurance role in reviewing and assuring the teams deliverables
  • Manage the interfaces between the Engineering, Environmental and Land Referencing disciplines to ensure processes are adhered to, and to ensure accuracy and consistency of scheme limits and land parcels
  • Post-Royal Assent, manage the referencing of owners and occupiers, and the service of notices of entry for survey purposes in accordance with survey locations identified by the Delivery Teams
  • Post-Royal Assent, manage the referencing activities to ensure all qualifying interests are referenced prior to service of compulsory purchase notices; attend the Final Land Acquisition Boundary (FLAB) review process with Delivery Teams and Land Assembly colleagues to ensure consistency of process and compliance with processes; critically assure the referencing data provided
  • Act as the Technical Expert and single point of contact for referencing matters, responding to enquiries from within HS2 and from external stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Provide assurance for related referencing data arising from production of compulsory purchase notices and safeguarding directions.

About You:
  • Knowledge of land referencing processes (Transport and Works Act Orders) and Parliamentary Standing Orders
  • Knowledge of data (including spatial data) management
  • Understanding of compulsory purchase powers including relevant statutes and established practices
  • Programme and data management skills, including land referencing and title analysis, and assurance
  • Experience of land referencing, including land access, assembly and registration
  • Experience of compiling and analysing data using Excel (or equivalent), GIS and database reporting tools.
  • It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

About Us:
High Speed 2 (HS2) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.
HS2 Ltd is a safety critical organisation with safety being one of our core values. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to the HS2 ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

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