Land Manager - Renewable IPP (Solar, Wind, BESS)

Posted 31 January 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Permanent
DisciplineRenewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameNathan Quinn

Job description


My client are a renewable IPP who develop own and operate solar wind and BESS projects throughout Northern Europe.

Purpose of Role

  • Management of internal land negotiations and geomatic department.

  • Representing the business professionally, establishing and maintaining good relationships with landowners, tenant farmers, Estate managers, land agents and any others involved in land management on behalf of landowners.

  • Setting up partnerships with external land service providers

  • Familiarity with and being able to understand farming and forestry economics and regulations

  • Attending consultations and meetings with stakeholder groups

  • Liaising with and managing in-house and external legal and accounting resource

  • Technical support for project managers on land issues, definition of land strategies with project managers, anticipation of land issues, handling of land issues in coordination with the legal and engineering departments.

  • Supporting the project managers in the ending phase of the final leases (notary, surveyor, etc.)

  • Implementation of procedures related to solar and wind farm land issues.

Qualifications / Skills Sought:

  • Educated to Degree level. Ideally qualified in a suitable subject (rural surveying, Estate Management).

  • Chartered Surveyor status is preferable

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in solar, storage and/ or wind project development from a land management perspective

  • Strong negotiation skills and experience of concluding land transactions

  • Good understanding of forestry, farming and commercial property sectors, sustainability and land management

  • Experience of the w solar, storage and/ or wind development process

  • Good client-facing skills and able to communicate complex and technical information and concepts to nontechnical third parties.

  • Broad knowledge of investment, valuations and funding of projects

  • Good presentation skills

  • Microsoft Office Package