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3 months ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Consulting Jobs
Location: FLEXIBLE - Dublin OR Belfast

Salary: circa €50,000 OR circa £37,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus + car allowance

37.5 hours per week

Our Role

The main purpose of the role is to provide an estates, land and buildings management and professional advisory service to all relevant stakeholders within SSE. The role involves the management of a mixed portfolio of heritable and leasehold property interests on behalf of the SSE business segments, which includes liaising directly with senior managers, key stakeholders and external third parties.

The role also involves contributing towards the continuous development and improvement of the Property Services function, which will lead to the increasingly efficient and effective operation of SSE’s property portfolio. There will be a significant amount of travel involved with this role to wind farms across the island of Ireland, the successful candidate will coordinate their own diary to ensure they meet all visits required.

Responsibilities will include but will not be restricted to:

-Appoint and manage external surveyors where necessary ensuring VFM in the assignment to be undertaken.

-Advise site staff on the practicalities of the legal obligations set out within the leases, consents and statutory obligations affecting the landed estate and provide advice/assistance to facilitate and maintain a good Landowner relationship.

-Advise on ownership including access rights, wayleaves, servitudes, etc protecting our main rights to allow the assets operation to be unrestricted.

-Provide advice and support to project ecologists in order to facilitate the prescriptions set out in any Habitat Management Plan. This includes interpretation of the relevant lease terms, advice/assistance to facilitate and maintain a good Landowner relationship, if necessary negotiation and variation to the current lease terms and advice on the practicalities of estate management and how the HMP prescriptions can be achieved in order to comply with this obligation set out in the consent for the Windfarm.

-Liaise with energy supply in order to understand the complexities of the energy supply market and how this relates to the landowner payments in order to ensure compliance with the financial obligations of windfarm leases.

-Actively seek out opportunities to rationalise the overall SSE property portfolio, through working with all relevant stakeholders to identify excess space within buildings, surplus land for disposal and pro-actively identify opportunities to add value to the operations of SSE.

Your Skills and Experience

-Understand the overall structure of SSE, in particular the separate business segments, as workload covers all of these areas.

-Understand financial management and reporting, ensuring budgets, variances and accruals are identified/minimised, as required.

-Understand the particular uses of property and land that the business segments require, always protecting both their value and the reputation of the company.

-Desirable to be a full member with a relevant discipline of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (e.g. General Practice, Valuation, Rural, Planning) with associated relevant degree and a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience.

-Excellent understanding and application of the relevant contracts and legislation including property/land ownership, landlord and tenant, planning, environmental, access rights etc.

-Excellent negotiation skills and dealing with conflict.

-Experience of management of complex land and property interests, with multi-use, multi-occupancy issues, and complex financial obligations.

-Understand the markets in which they work/specialise and provide professional advice to the SSE group on these matters.

-Personal Attributes / Competencies

-Full driving licence.

-Problem solving and identifying options to provide full, clear picture for decision making.

Our Company

SSE is Ireland’s second largest energy utility and the leading developer and investor in cleaner energy infrastructure. SSE owns and operates over 2,000MW of generation capacity on the island of Ireland, of which 718MW is from renewable sources. Sitting within our Wholesale business, SSE Airtricity supplies greener electricity, natural gas and essential services to over 770,000 homes and businesses. Since 2008, SSE has directly invested over £2bn in growing its Ireland energy business including investment in large-scale, cleaner energy infrastructure. As a result of that investment SSE has contributed over €5bn to Irish Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since 2010, demonstrating the scale of economic activity that SSE’s operations support across Ireland.

SSE Ireland has been certified by Business in the Community Ireland to the Business Working Responsibly Mark, the gold standard for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in Ireland. The Mark is presented to companies that represent best-in-class leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in CSR and Sustainability including employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.

Our Benefits

We employ 1000 individuals doing everything from helping customers with their bills to the creation of clean, green renewable energy. Our people are important to us and we go to great lengths to extend the values of our award winning customer service to our employees to ensure that as part of our diverse workforce, you have the flexibility and opportunity to develop to your fullest potential.

In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy 25 days’ annual leave entitlement, with the option to buy up to 10 extra days and will also be eligible for a host of other lifestyle benefits. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: 14th March 2019

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.resourcing.team@sse.com

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you’re internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you’re successful, we’ll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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