Land Access Negotiator - HumeLink

Last updated 11 days ago
Location:Remote - AU/NZ only
Job Type:Full Time

  • Fantastic Career Opportunity in a Consultative and Collaborative Team Environment
  • 2 year fixed term contract
  • Based in Wagga Wagga

Who we are

At TransGrid, our work improves the lives of millions – from lighting up sports fields, schools and homes, to powering the wheels of commerce and everything else in between. Now it’s your turn to make it happen.

TransGrid offers fulfilling careers for driven people who can help ensure that our business and the essential services we provide to consumers, the community and key stakeholders are continually improving. With us you will thrive in a collaborative environment where new ideas and knowledge sharing are encouraged, and where you’ll be supported through opportunities to develop and achieve your full potential.

This is an exciting time in the energy industry with the transition to renewable energy. Recent government policies outline plans to facilitate increasing transmission interconnection between states and development of renewable energy zones.

The Opportunity

TransGrid is reinforcing the transmission network in southern NSW with HumeLink - a new 500 kV transmission line project that will improve the flow of electricity between new generation sources and major demand centres in NSW.

HumeLink will provide a crucial hub for the flow of electricity in the National Electricity Market (NEM). The project will enable high volume energy transfer around the NEM improving access to affordable electricity.

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an experienced and passionate professional to provide field resource support to land access activities as part of the HumeLink project. The role will provide leadership and guidance to the Land Access Officers in the field through mentorship and training in the strategies employed when delivering utility scale infrastructure projects.

You will take the lead in both complex and sensitive landholder engagements to support delivery of voluntary land access across HumeLink.

Duties and Responsibilities

As Land Access Negotiator for HumeLink you will:

  • Provide guidance to Land Access Officers by:
    • Support in the development of bespoke strategies for complex negotiations;
    • Provide recommendations on how to deal with conflict situations; and
    • Ensure all field strategies are delivery oriented
  • Provide appropriate training to Land Access Officers to support their growth towards Land Access Negotiators
  • Take carriage of complex and sensitive landholder relationships
  • Develop trusted relationships with HumeLink landholders and be the point of contact for landholder property agreement negotiations. Understand landholder concerns and questions and ensure quick and accurate information is provided.
  • Record and maintain accurate records of all landholder interactions and property information in project database
  • Obtain consents to enter to facilitate surveys of the HumeLink corridor
  • Negotiate agreements for the grant of easement rights over private land, including options where required
  • Negotiate appropriate compensation with landholders pursuant to the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991
  • Facilitating valuations of property interests as required
  • Ensure all work is carried out in compliance with relevant legislation, TransGrid policies and procedures and local Safety and Environmental Plans and where necessary issues reported in accordance with TransGrid’s policies

Skills & Experience

What we expect from you:

  • Experience in frontline landholder liaison activities and easement negotiation as part of a utility or linear infrastructure project
  • Experience in the operation of rural property, particularly in relation to animal grazing and cropping
  • Experience delivering executed land access agreements in accordance with a project schedule
  • Understanding and experience with the relevant legislation, regulatory frameworks, and procedures governing land access and compensation in NSW
  • High level of communication, organisational and time management skills
  • High level of written and record-keeping skills
  • Moderate level of computer literacy including experience with Microsoft word and excel
  • Cooperative approach to working in a team
  • Certificate level qualification in property or community relations preferred

Recognition & Reward

In return for your hard work we have numerous benefits and initiatives to support you personally and professionally including but not limited to private health insurance discount, motor vehicle lease plan, career development support, study assistance program and workplace flexibility.

Continue to make it happen for your career, and for the millions of Australians who rely on our services every day.

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