Land Acquisition Specialist

About the Role
The candidate will be accountable for the management of land acquisition processes and documentation to ensure quality, consistency, and efficiency in acquiring land rights across our solar and storage businesses, and accountability for managing positive relationships with landowners.

Key Criteria
Responsibilities
  • Lead the land acquisition activities and real estate initiatives of Australia's portfolio of solar and battery projects, primarily in VIC, NSW, QLD and SA.
  • With others in the development team, review and enhance the current land acquisition strategy for each region and implement effective real estate initiatives;
  • Site identification, including leveraging GIS resources, of land suitable for renewable projects in designated regions;
  • Interact with the development team to improve the site prospecting process;
  • Manage and conduct land due diligence of identified sites;
  • Manage processes and systems to track and coordinate land opportunities and landowner interactions;
  • Build relationships with local land agents or brokers to support on land hunting on pre-defined áreas.
  • Build excellent relationships with landowners, and drive a customer-focused culture of excellent relationship management of landowners within the broader development team ensuring awareness of individual landowner's needs and issues.
  • Negotiating options, leases and acquisition of identified sites.
  • Negotiate transmission line easements, licences and leases.
  • Support financial close and other commercial processes in respect of land rights, including managing the land closing documents, and ensuring each project has all land-related rights it requires for development, construction and operation.
  • Liaising with the legal team to manage the use of external legal advice and assist the legal team with the negotiation of external engagements.

Skills and Qualifications
  • Degree in property, planning, business, law, engineering, or an equivalent relevant field.
  • Extensive experience in land acquisition & development and/or landlord and tenant. negotiations for infrastructure projects in Australia, ideally renewable energy projects.
  • Knowledge of native title, offsetting arrangements, land subdivision, Crown Land and infrastructure crossing agreements in Australia.
  • Knowledge of Environmental Planning Instruments, and implementation on selection of sites for the development of renewable generation projects is desirable.
  • Experience managing and engaging with rural estate agents for acquisition of land rights.
  • Customer-focused professional with strong project management and organisational skills with ability to manage and deliver results to fit development plans and programmes.
  • Working knowledge of land laws and requirements in Australia.
  • Ability and flexibility to travel interstate as the role demands, and valid driver's licence.

What's on Offer?
  • Attractive salary with short term incentives (incl. bonus based on annual objectives, superannuation).
  • Career development in a leading international company.
  • Opportunities to work on a wide variety of exciting and complex projects with exposure to leading international experts in renewable development.
  • Flexible work Schedule.
  • Training and development opportunities and sponsored education
  • Small and convivial local team, with locally directed calendar of social of activities and events.
  • Global employee benefit programs including financial contributions to electric mobility (e.g. EV, electric bikes).

Our Client
Our client is a global leading renewable energy developer with an office presence in more than 5 countries, They have a large expertise within the solar sector and they are heavily focused on generation of clean energy, by means of development and construction of Solar PV, Energy Storage and H2 plants.

About Us
Titan Recruitment has been delivering complete, innovative and effective recruitment solutions across Australia for over two decades and is recognised as a leading Engineering and Technology recruitment and contracting specialist. Our service delivery is underpinned by traditional values and an innovative approach to help clients, contractors and candidates achieve their goals.

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