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Wayleave Officer

Full Time


Base Location: Swindon

Salary: £32,851 to £43,385 + car allowance and a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

As a Consents officer you will be responsible for obtaining permissions and consent from land owners for the installation of our equipment in relation to New Connection jobs, this includes all access arrangements, wayleaves, easements etc. You will work closely with our connections delivery teams to ensure projects are completed in a timely, safe and cost effective way, providing advice on route design and optimum delivery options. You will also ensure we remain compliant with legislation and maintain and build relationships with landowners and customers.

– Gaining wayleaves, easements and access agreements

– Producing access packs and legal drawings

– Advising on route design & landowner impact

– Dealing with statutory bodies to obtain the relevant consents and planning

– Liaising with connections team to update on progress

What do I need?

To ensure you get the most from your role we ask that you have experience within the wayleave field, and of wayleave procedures. Experience working within the distribution industry or another regulated environment is essential. Working knowledge of agriculture or forestry would be a distinct advantage. A full UK driving license; this role involves both office based and site/field based visits.

You will have a high regard for safety, embedding yourself in our safety culture and adhering to guidelines in everything you do is a key priority. Outstanding customer relationship skills, and a commitment to providing a high level service at all times is essential, you should be comfortable liaising with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external. A sound knowledge of IT, namely Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Outlook is essential and a flair for picking up new IT systems is a great advantage.

About our Business

SSEN Distribution powers 3.8 million homes and businesses in communities across central southern England and the north of Scotland. Our team of more than 3,500 people keep customers connected to a safe and reliable supply of electricity whilst developing the flexible networks that are vital to achieving net zero. By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network we’re ensuring our local communities continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future. We are consistently investing and innovating to improve network resilience and future-proof power supplies for life’s changing demands, from rolling out large scale EV charging schemes to supporting small community generation projects.

Life at SSE

If you’re considering a career with us, you’re probably wondering what’s in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we’re proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we’re proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I’ll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Martin on 01738 340 356.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you’ll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.

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