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Land Officer (Rail Construction) (Perm Contract) job in East London job in East London

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Job Ref:  119516DRO
Employer:  Morson International
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  East London
Post Code:  E1
10/10/2016 20:08
My Client is responsible for delivering one of the UK'S largest infrastructure projects and with the project moving closer to completion they are now looking for an experienced Land Officer who will be responsible for enabling access to and use of all land required to build and operate the railway, ensuring good title to land and agreement to final land ownership for the whole route.
Person Specification:
  • Experience of a project organisation, task management and project planning.
  • Experience of managing quality standards.
  • Communication and team building skills, especially between a variety of professional disciplines.
  • Knowledge of working with CAD and document management systems.
  • Knowledge of the compulsory purchase process.
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Secure effective title to land and property acquired using the compulsory purchase powers and oversee the clean-up of title to all land acquired, with particular emphasis on those sites required for over-station development
  • Manage the preparation, production and service of any remaining land and property notices and manage the acquisition of land by agreement, where required
  • Ensure that possession of remaining land to be taken proceeds smoothly, supporting the Estates team and challenging the project teams to provide accurate requirement dates so that owners can be given reasonable notification of when possession will be taken of their property
  • Identify land to be transferred between Network Rail and TfL and draw up a programme of activities, including all required property agreements, to arrive at the final boundaries of land ownership for all acquired land for the railway, based on Infrastructure Manager asset ownership and as-built drawings
  • Play and integral part in the day to day collation of Estates Management data which will include land transfers between contractors, legal agreements, ad-hoc documents and as-built drawings
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, dashboards and graphic illustrations to keep the department on time and on budget.
  • Take reasonable care of your own and others' health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to the Target Zero principles.
  • Act as a role model for vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with agreed Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too
  • Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues
  • Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction.
  • Never knowingly put the businesses information or information systems at risk
Main challenges of the job:
  • Managing the expectations of project representatives regarding the availability, timing, and cost of acquiring or using land.
  • Managing a change control process to control the budget and manage the stakeholder impact of the occupation of land for the project.
  • Gaining agreement from both parties to a schedule of land to be transferred between NR and TfL and drawing up a programme of activities that shows the path to completion.
  • Providing on-going support to the Land Manager on an ad hoc basis, attending meetings, providing statistics, reports and status updates in relation to land acquisition, land transfer and operational boundary matters as requested.
  • Land and Property Estates Administrator, Land and Property Programme & Risk Manager, Land and Property Commercial & PMO Reporting Manager, CRL CAD Services Team, GIS Team and Consultants as required.
  • Project delivery partners regarding the extent and timing of requirements for access and entry to land and property.
  • Operations team members regarding the assets they will be responsible for and associated land use, and all property related agreements required for handover to operations.
  • Professional legal and property advisors and suppliers regarding the delivery of services required to achieve entry to land and property, the delivery of the project requirements, the review of land titles and the settlement of claims.
  • Network Rail, Transport for London, London Underground and other statutory undertakers regarding entry to land for works and future use, operation and maintenance of the railway.
  • External Affairs regarding relationships with landowners affected by compulsory purchase and construction activities.
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