Estates Specialist

Job Type:
Job Sector:
South West
£39,813 to £39,813 per annum
Salary Description:
Western Power Distribution
Job Ref:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Wayleaves & Estates Specialist based in our Plymouth depot.

You will be responsible for the negotiation of complex consents, wayleaves, easements and agreements in respect of the location of distribution assets, to settle significant damage claims and to design, survey and prepare specifications for major overhead line schemes.  You will also provide support in the management of the tree cutting program.
Package descriptionWhen you join Western Power Distribution you become part of our team of over 6,600 professional, clerical and support staff looking after our extensive electricity distribution network.  We serve over 7.8 million customers across the Midlands, South Wales and South West.

We cover highly populated urban centres such as Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff, beautiful remote locations including the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor and the Peak District and everything in between!

You will become integral to a company offering many benefits and a supportive working environment, which is committed to investing in the latest technologies and working methods to improve service to customers.

We know that our people are at the heart of this success and work hard to create a working environment which everyone can be proud of.

Main responsibilities
Assessing the potential impact of a specific work activity on customers
Advising customers affected of the impact of activities
Resolving customer complaints directly wherever possible
Investigating and reporting on estate related matters

Ideal candidateYou should have proficient negotiation and influencing skills and must be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing , with customers, landowners and Local Authorities.

Ideally you would have an understanding of how overhead lines are constructed and underground cables are installed along with a general appreciation of the distribution network.  You should be familiar with the operation of deeds and wayleaves, be aware of environmental legislation relating to statutory consents and have experience of geographic mapping and searching/updating computer records.

As you will need to be mobile throughout the area you must have a full and valid driving licence.

* Please note the successful candidate may initially be appointed on a lower salary subject to skills and experience, until all the necessary training is complete.

Contact Details:
Western Power Distribution
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Sophie Cook

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