Wayleave Officer

InstaVolt Head Office – Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke

Office based

Role Overview:

The role will be full time office based at our Basingstoke Head Office and will suit a driven individual who is looking to develop their career within this expanding and fast paced industry. We are looking for an adaptable individual who will thrive in finding solutions to complex connections.

The role will include, but not be limited to, the below tasks;

  • Managing and actively obtaining wayleaves, easements, licences, and substation leases.
  • Ensuring the correct permissions are in place for projects, including identifying the permissions required.
  • Using effective and efficient means of communication.
  • Create relationships with key DNOs and IDNOs and act as a main point of contract/respond to queries in a timely manner.
  • Identify the correct landowners and site providers we require permission from by investigating through search providers including HM Land Registry.
  • Track progress through our systems to ensure we are actively pushing for completions in line with our programmes.
  • Keep various internal spreadsheets updated as project progress is made and maintain a continuous flow of communication with key stakeholders.
  • Independently and effectively manage workload.
  • Escalate any potential issues back to your manager in a timely fashion.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience using HM Land Registry to establish land ownership.
  • IT Systems competency, including Microsoft Office.
  • Passion for delivery, proactively working as part of a larger team.
  • Ability to prioritise workload in line with department targets and installation programmes.
  • Flexibility to perform multiple duties across projects and manage requests from numerous stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment whilst showing resilience.
  • Adept at problem solving.
  • Knowledge of network consent requirements of the DNOs.
  • Proficiency in analysing and understanding easement, wayleave and substation documents.
  • Consistent ability to work to deadlines and manage priorities.
  • Minimum of 7 A-C/9-5 grades at GCSE, including Maths and English, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 A-C A-levels or equivalent.

Desirable Characteristics:

  • Proven record of accomplishment in successfully operating within a process.
  • Good coordination skills and ability to take and execute clear instructions.
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment and ability to adapt to change.
  • Innovative ideas and a creative approach to problem solving.

Other benefits to include:

Competitive salary – dependant on experience & qualifications

  • 10% discretionary annual bonus
  • Company sick pay (30 days full pay & 30 days half pay per annum)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Life insurance at 3 x annual salary from day one
  • Admission to pension scheme following successful completion of probationary period
  • Ongoing training in career building avenues, health & safety and any other area that will be of benefit to the business and the employee
  • Opportunity to enrol onto our salary sacrifice EV scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to PerkPal platform
  • Quarterly company events
  • Free snacks & drinks in the office
  • Free office parking

One last thing… We’re an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equality and diversity and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability

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