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WSP USA Associate Director - Land in London, United Kingdom

In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

When considering a career move its vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong. See what WSP stands for in 2024 and beyond…

WSP is one of the UK's largest Land services consultancies and is looking to broaden and strengthen its team of experienced land and property professionals across the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary firm and lead in the delivery of land referencing services, land acquisition, valuation, compulsory purchase and compensation, landowner engagement, land access, wayleaves and consents and negotiations in support of major infrastructure projects across the UK and Ireland.

To find out more about our Land business, click on the following link and discover what awaits you at WSP: https://www.wsp.com/en-GB/services/land-referencing-and-land-assembly

This role can be based in any one of our UK offices – Guildford, London, Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Perth with the flexibility of hybrid working between one of these locations and home.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our multi-disciplinary service line within the WSP Land Team in the delivery of land acquisition, land access, formal consents, statutory orders and compensation agreements and landowner management.

Our clients develop major highway, rail, utility and renewable energy infrastructure projects, all of which impact privately owned land. You will work as part of a UK team of 150+ Land Consultants delivering high quality technical project work on time and within budget, developing relationships, advising our clients and lead/mentor the technical team.

As part of our Land Team you will combine office, home and on-site working to support the delivery of land access and land acquisition projects through the identification of land ownership, consultation with landowners, undertaking property valuation, assessing and negotiating compensation, combining skills in GIS, data management and landowner engagement.

The role would encompass working with our Land Team across a variety of commercial, residential and agricultural properties.

We are WSP - Join us and make your career future ready!

In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

When considering a career move its vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong.

To find out more about our business click on the following link and discover what awaits you at WSP: Who We Are | WSP (https://www.wsp.com/en-gb/who-we-are)

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

Work-life balance?

WSP recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important – whether that’s for your families, friends, or yourself.

Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.

Inclusivity & Diversity?

We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.

Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP’s Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.

Health & Wellbeing?

We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme.

Med24 gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.

Flex your time?

For improved work life balance, WSP offers the “WSP Hour” which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. We also offer part time and flexible working arrangements plus the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.

Your development?

We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that’s why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, whether that’s chartership, training or mentoring.

APPLY NOW AND BE THE FUTURE OF WSP!

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Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. As a Disability Confident leader, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.

Please note WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

  • Provide effective technical and business development leadership across all projects and actively support the development of others

  • Lead in the development and delivery of the Land business strategy and business development action plans, creating and converting business opportunities through technical/specialist expertise

  • Provide strategic, consultancy advice. Be a trusted partner where the client seeks your opinion about the statutory processes industry in general, manage expectations and provide solutions

  • Manage and lead project teams and the delivery of technical project work such as securing appropriate land rights for large scale development projects, preparing consent documents, negotiation of Heads of Terms, land and interest rights research and interrogation as well as land acquisition and complex negotiations through the relevant statutory process and by agreement.

  • Provide effective technical and business development leadership across all projects and actively support the development of others

  • Lead in the development and delivery of the Land business strategy and business development action plans, creating and converting business opportunities through technical/specialist expertise

  • Provide strategic, consultancy advice. Be a trusted partner where the client seeks your opinion about the statutory processes industry in general, manage expectations and provide solutions

  • Manage and lead project teams and the delivery of technical project work such as securing appropriate land rights for large scale development projects, preparing consent documents, negotiation of Heads of Terms, land and interest rights research and interrogation as well as land acquisition and complex negotiations through the relevant statutory process and by agreement.

  • Experience of working within the Energy, Water and Transport infrastructure development sectors

  • Experience in DCO projects or similar

  • Proven track record in the management and delivery of land-related services, including leading teams to successfully deliver those services

  • Demonstrable experience of reducing land risk for clients and advising them on land related matters throughout all stages of a project’s lifecycle

  • Ability to communicate effectively with strong influencing and negotiating skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels

  • Experience of negotiating with landowners and knowledge of the legal process for the acquisition of property and rights

  • Experience of managing and settling a range of voluntary and compulsory purchase compensation claims

  • Knowledge of both urban and the rural environment would be desirable

  • A full UK driving licence is required

  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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