Property Acquisition Managers x6
Birmingham & London
We’re building a brand-new railway line for the UK, which will create new capacity and act as a catalyst for economic growth, helping to level-up the country. HS2 trains will link over 25 stations from London to Scotland, including 8 of Britain’s 10 largest cities.
To date, HS2 Ltd has permission to build Phases 1 and 2a, which is 176 miles of railway from London to Crewe, via Birmingham. This requires a significant land acquisition programme to enable the construction and operation of the new railway.
We’re growing our Land and Property team in order to deliver one of the biggest land acquisition programmes the UK has ever seen. We need to do this whilst continuing to enhance the claimant experience and ensure value for money for the taxpayer.
Michael Eckett, the Head of Acquisitions states “we are seeking surveyors and property professionals who want to become part of this once in a lifetime opportunity to join one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. This is a dynamic and complex project and we want individuals who are enthusiastic, keen to develop and grow their careers.”
We’re recruiting into a variety of roles and for people at various stages in their careers. We’re particularly keen to recruit individuals with experience in rural and agricultural businesses and property, since much of the line runs through rural areas. Experience of compulsory purchase is always helpful, however, individuals will be joining a diverse and supportive team and there will be plenty of opportunities for formal and informal training and development.
We have various positions and multiple hires into roles such as:
Lead Acquisition Manager Phase 2a
This is an opportunity to lead the Phase 2a team as it embarks on the land acquisition programme for the Birmingham to Crewe leg of HS2. Proven leadership experience and knowledge of compulsory purchase in a rural setting will be a real asset.
Senior Property Acquisition Manager x3
We’re looking for experienced property professionals in areas including compulsory purchase and rural practices. As well as HS2 Ltd investing in your knowledge and development, it is expected that you will mentor and support colleagues through both formal line management and informally across the team.
Property Acquisition Manager x6
You will have responsibility for managing acquisition cases along the route. Working as part of a team, you will set the direction for cases and ensure effective communication with stakeholders.
Assistant Property Acquisition Manager x1
This is an opportunity if you have recently started out in career. There will be the ability to become RICS qualified and gain a wealth of experience and knowledge in land acquisition, compensation and negotiation.
Closing date: 19 September 2021.
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