Location: Wales, with travel as required (we offer Hybrid Working supported by a Smart Working Policy)
We are looking for a number of Surveyors to work at all levels, Surveyor/Senior Surveyor/Principal Surveyor to work across our Renewable Energy and Utilities teams in Wales, helping to deliver land assembly and consent management services across a wide portfolio of renewable energy technologies and utilities.
As a land acquisition and compensation focussed company, Ardent are currently the leading land advisors for major infrastructure projects in the UK. Based in Wales, the role will be to support the provision of land advice to primarily renewable energy and utility clients working on a complex portfolio of projects. The role covers an interesting variety of technical areas and will involve some travel and occasional working from client’s offices. Example work includes; attending client meetings, drafting acquisition strategies, preparing property cost estimates, undertaking site visits, consulting affected parties, meeting with landowners and stakeholders, negotiating survey access and land right agreements, drafting various application documents, preparing and settling claims, expert witness at hearings and tribunal and securing land entry.
We are looking for team players who are driven, confident and who have an emphasis on quality and attention to detail:
- To provide a wide range of professional rural surveying property services for the promotion and delivery of nationally significant infrastructure projects.
- To play an active role in the delivery of projects with guidance from the appropriate Line Manager.
- To provide guidance and advice to clients in a technical capacity, within limits of knowledge and experience, deferring to more senior colleagues where appropriate.
- To manage the financial aspect of projects reporting to the appropriate Director with regards to project completion and invoicing.
- Contribute to Team Meetings, reporting to Line Manager and Project Managers on resource requirements for projects and any day-to-day project or company issues.
- Contribute to business development for the company by inputting into tenders, representing the company at functions and creating relationships with clients and other disciplines through project work.
- Develop professional and commercial awareness and keeping abreast of workrelated and industry updates.
Knowledge, Experience & Skills Required:
- Formal qualification to degree level
- An understanding of the DNS, Electricity Act, Compulsory Purchase Legislation & Compensation Code.
- Experience of engaging and negotiating with landowners and land agents.
- Good Interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences from clients to claimants.
- Self-motivated and proactive, able to manage time efficiently working as part of a team or in isolation and meet deadlines.
- Good commercial acumen.
- Project Management experience.
- Willingness to accept responsibility and develop new skills.
- Good working knowledge of IT.
- A good team player, with a keen willingness to learn and support colleagues.
- Compliance with policies and procedures in accordance with Ardent’s ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment) accreditations.
- MRICS and or FAAV.
- Experience of being part of a large infrastructure project.
- Experience of consultation and engagement on energyprojects.
- Experience of negotiating Heads of Terms (HoTs) and private agreements.
- Previous Line Management experience.
- Experience of providing land services for onshore or offshore wind farms.
- Fluent in the Welsh Language.