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Land Consultant at WSP

Land Consultant

WSP Birmingham, West Midlands Full Time
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About the Role:

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come. This is an exciting opportunity to join the largest Land Referencing business in the UK to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the success of high-profile infrastructure projects across the UK and Ireland.

A typical week would include:

As part of our team you will support the delivery of a number of varied projects across our regions and sectors, working with an international team of consultants. These projects span many sectors including renewable energy, highways, rail, aviation and water. In the role you will be responsible for managing a team to identify, consult and negotiate with interested parties, and working with GIS, data management and stakeholder engagement experts to help our clients deliver largescale infrastructure projects. You will be joining an enthusiastic, growing team, which prides itself on providing high quality land consultancy services to our wide range of high-profile clients. We are passionate about developing talent within our team and provide excellent training opportunities within the team and the wider business. 

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • Experience engaging with landowners on infrastructure projectsUnderstanding of agricultural practicesExperience in the technical delivery of land services on large scale infrastructure projectsExperience and knowledge of Statutory Processes across the UK and Ireland eg DCOs, TWAOs, CPOs, Hybrid Bills, Vesting Orders and Direction Orders.Experience advising clients on technical matters in relation to planning information and land issuesBuilding strong client relationshipsExperience working with teams from different disciplines to meet deadlines and address challengesThe ability to manage people and coordinate tasksAn understanding of data security protocolsExperience in setting quality standards for projects and maintaining the quality from the delivery teamExperience in mentoring junior staff and providing support for career developmentDrive and enthusiasm to create strong technical work An understanding of health and safety processes and can ensure these processes are followed by the teamA degree in Geography or similar would be advantageousA full drivers’ licence is essential
  • What if we can?

    What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

    WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

    As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

    Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

    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. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

    In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

    About us:

    WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

    We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.


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