Commercial Project Liaison Officer, Land Management

Commercial Project Liaison Officer, Land Management

• Location: South-West Wales preferably Coed y Cymoedd Office, Resolven 

Grade & Salary: £31,490-£34,902 (Grade 5)

Post number: 202612

Type of contract: Fixed Term appointment until 31 October 2023 

Work pattern: 37 hours

Closing date: 4 October 2022

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Land Management Team Leader, the Commercial Liaison Officer, will uphold both NRW and the Developers practical obligations to an Operating Lease for at least one large onshore windfarm as well as multiple small-scale schemes whilst factoring in all other land management considerations. They will be responsible for liaison and communications during the planning, implementation and/or management of all NRW and Developer led work activities to ensure that both parties’ rights are protected under the Operating Lease.

It will be essential that the post holder can build good relationships with all stakeholders and manage any conflicts of interest to ultimately ensure a productive land manager/tenant relationship throughout the contract term. 

The land management team have a range of different competencies in land stewardship covering areas such as: - land agency, landowner liability management, recreation and access management, stakeholder communication, biodiversity, conservation and heritage as well as the practical supervision of land management contracts.

The Commercial Development and Energy Delivery teams lead the initiation, establishment and delivery of commercial projects on, or associated with, NRW managed land. Key projects include renewable energy schemes such as: 

• Cefn Croes, Pen y Cymoedd, Brechfa West and Cloecaenog wind farms, 

• Small scale hydro,

• Energy generation and transmission access proposals. 

More recently, the teams have initiated some recreational developments. Once a scheme is operational, responsibility for ensuring its safe and legally compliant long-term management is handed to the Land Management Team. Operating Lease agreements typically range from 25-40 years. 

Qualifications and Skills

1. Experience of working across a wide range of land management disciplines. (Desirable) 

2. Excellent communication/negotiation skills (Essential) 

3. Experience of managing relationships with stakeholders/partners (Essential) 

4. Experience of commercial developments (Desirable) 

5. Experience of contract management (Essential) 

6. Knowledge and experience of all aspects of forest practise, including land liabilities, forest planning, forest operations and recreation asset management (Desirable)

7. Knowledge of sustainable management of natural resources, UKWAS and forest standards. (Desirable) 

8. Experience of community liaison and public engagement activities (Desirable) 

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing Date:
04/10/2022

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