National Grid Ventures (Construction Directorate) Lands & Consents Team is looking for an experienced Agricultural Liaison Officer (ALO) to build relationships with landowners and manage stakeholder relationships during the planning and construction phase of large multipurpose interconnector projects, to support a fluid transition from the planning phase into construction, and beyond. The role will also include some relationship management and supporting on operational enquiries on existing assets.
You will be responsible for the management of landowner relationships during planning and construction phase of projects. During the planning phase, you'll liaise with our Land Officers, Construction team and landowners to secure land access for surveys, understanding the nuances of the land including soil types and drainage requirements.
As part of the role, you'll be expected to spend a significant amount of time on site speaking with landowners, understanding their concerns and communicating this information back into NGV, to assist in the negotiation of voluntary land rights and construction/design/planning requirements. During construction, you'll be the main contact for the landowners for all land matters, including but not limited to, land accesses, negotiating and agreeing compensation claims, and drainage issues.
NGV has a proven track record of developing electricity interconnectors. By the end of 2024, we will have six subsea interconnectors in operation, connecting Great Britain’s electricity network to Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and Norway. Together these projects have a capacity of 7.8GW – that’s enough electricity to power about 8 million homes in the UK.
We’re also developing a new generation of innovative offshore hybrid assets (OHAs), which combine the enormous benefits of interconnectors and offshore wind. These assets will allow clusters of offshore wind farms to connect to multiple countries in one go via interconnectors. This is a leap in technology that will speed up the connection of offshore wind and maximise the use of wind generation. The approach will also reduce the impact on local communities by cutting the number of connection points and onshore infrastructure. So join us, and bring energy to life!