Wayleave Manager
Western Power Distribution
Bristol, Avon
6d ago

An opportunity has arisen for a Wayleave Manager based South West. The base location to be agreed.

You will be accountable to the Consents Manager for providing a complete consents and wayleave service to Logistics and to the Projects teams within Network Services and to assist with Network Services and the Telecoms Business.

  • Salary dependant on knowledge and experience.
  • Job Description

    When you join Western Power Distribution you become part of our team of over 6,600 professional and support staff looking after our extensive electricity distribution network.

    We serve over 7.8 million customers across the Midlands, South Wales and South West.

    We cover highly populated urban centres such as Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff, beautiful remote locations including the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor and the Peak District and everything in between!

    You will become integral to a company offering many benefits and a supportive working environment. We are committed to investing in the latest technologies and working methods to improve service to customers.

    We know that our people are at the heart of this success and work hard to create a working environment that all our employees can be proud of.

    Main Responsibilities

  • Make expectations clear and set standards.
  • Organise, delegate and manage work within the team to include monitoring sickness absence / Standards of performance and sickness absence procedures.
  • Assist with 132kV, 66kV and 33kV scheme preparation in terms of site and route selection / acquisition.
  • Manage and negotiate complex consents, wayleaves, access routes, easements and agreements in respect of the location of and works to distribution assets (cables / lines / substations).
  • Provide a wayleave service to Projects for maintenance (including tree cutting) and construction schemes.
  • Responsible for the management of and work associated with wayleave terminations applicable to the 132kV systems and assist local offices with 66kV and 33kV.
  • Responsible for managing and negotiating complex Injurious Affection Claims (including large development site claims).
  • Settling damage, compensation and other payment claims.
  • Approving, processing and completion of easement and property matters with legal advisors.
  • Assist with or co-ordinate or resolve consent and wayleave legal matters (including inquiries / hearings).
  • Undertake statutory and courtesy consultation on development proposals.
  • Undertake and co-ordinate all major project planning applications and be the first point of contact with local authorities, DBEIS, MIPU and other consultees / objectors.
  • Assist with the preparation of wayleave / consent policy, as required also preparation and control of the wayleave budget.
  • Monitor the effect of development proposals on the environment.
  • Provide advice and assistance as required to the Estates Specialists in Network Services.
  • Co-ordinate and delegate workload within the team to ensure that projects are delivered on time.
  • Undertake Telecoms wayleave work as required.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in performance and implement or recommend change.
  • Provide assistance to team members when requested.
  • Represent the Company on specialist groups, as required.
  • Be involved with the selection of new team members.
  • Identify the development needs of the team members.
  • Exercise leadership.
  • The Ideal Candidate

    Ideally the successful candidate will have at least 5 years’ practical / professional experience directly related to the role.

    In addition you should have a thorough knowledge and understanding of own specialist area and Company systems, processes and procedures.

    Also thorough knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and regulations. Have good communication and influencing skills and be a proficient negotiator.

    To enhance your candidate experience, we recommend using Google Chrome to complete your online application. Should you have any questions regarding this or require additional support to complete your online application, please email

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    We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should sufficient numbers of suitable applications be received. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

    About The Company

    If this is your opportunity to join us, you’ll find we offer a supportive, rewarding and friendly working environment where you’ll be empowered to build a career.

    Along the way, you’ll be invested in, be enabled by the latest technology and find that we’re always interested in evolving our systems and processes so that we get even better, every day.

    You will enjoy a package of benefits designed to reward your hard work and incentivise your ambition. Everyone here enjoys a competitive salary, generous annual leave allowance, company pension scheme, protective clothing where required, an Employee Assistance Programme and a managed back care programme.

    Western Power Distribution is an equal opportunities employer, a Disability level 1 Employer and a corporate signatory of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) programme.

    Our desire is to bring in more employees from diverse backgrounds to build further on our inclusive culture. We value and celebrate individual difference and we believe that an inclusive culture will help the business grow as a positive, strong and innovative company.

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