Wayleave Officer

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job Type Contract
Salary £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Published 6 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Katie Doyle
Job Ref WLONIP2906_1504264017

Job Description

Wayleave Officer


2 year Fixed Term Contract

£30,000.00 - £40,000.00

We are currently recruiting for a Wayleave Officer for the leading Irish Energy Business based in Belfast. Our client is a market leader in the utilities sector and is offering a 2 year fixed-term contract to the successful candidate.

Role and Responsibilities:

The Wayleave Officer will form part of the NI Projects Team. The role is responsible for acquiring high profile and sometimes more difficult wayleaves.

Duties include the following:

  • Secure land owner consents for Major Transmission projects.
  • Negotiate wayleave agreements and easements and other forms of agreement in respect of Major Transmission projects.
  • Assist in the preparation of Planning Applications.
  • Resolve disputes over wayleave rights, land ownership queries or tree cutting.
  • Carry out Land Searches and compile and maintain accurate records of land ownership details.
  • Compile and maintain accurate records and accounts of all interaction with landowners and their agents.
  • Actively maintain excellent relationships with landowners, agents, consulting engineers, contractors, government bodies etc.
  • Calculate compensation in regard to permanent easements and wayleave rentals.
  • Be conversant with relevant legislation.
  • Liaise with customers, land agents, solicitors and other team members in regard to wayleave matters.
  • Negotiate land damage claims.

The role will be based in Belfast and will require time to be spent in Dublin on a regular basis to liaise with our clients staff based in Dublin.

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant technical/business qualification.
  • Good map reading and cartographic skills.
  • Good understanding of statutory and legislative issues relating to wayleave management.
  • Knowledge of landowner identification and registration methods.
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication particularly in relation to dealing with third parties.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong adherence to quality assurance and good document management skills.
  • Full drivers licence.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Detailed understanding of TSO business activities.
  • An understanding of route selection, line design, EIA and planning criteria used for transmission line projects would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of farm and rural land use practices.
  • Knowledge of conflict resolution techniques.


Competitive salary

Health care scheme


26 days annual leave + public holidays

Parking available

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If you have the suitable skills and experience please apply here or call Katie Doyle at Grafton for more information on 02890 895824.

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