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Land Manager

Location: Newcastle


Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 167390


NRG are recruiting for the position of Land Manager on behalf of our client.


The Land Manager will be responsible for Land Buying and will report into the Land and Planning Director/Head of Land and Planning.


Location: Newcastle.


Job Purpose:

  • To identify and secure sufficient land on appropriate contractual and commercially sound terms to service the business plan and manage the planning requirements of all regional projects.



Main Duties and Responsibilities:


Land Identification

  • Maintain a high profile with external property contacts by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with local authorities, local agents, land owners and other developers within the Division’s geographical area, in pursuit of opportunities for the company.

  • Source off-market deals through contact base and via saturation surveys.


Land Appraisal

  • Develop and maintain a full understanding of the Story Homes viability system and the various internal procedures involved in investigating, reporting and ultimately purchasing land.

  • Develop and maintain a sound knowledge of the planning system and working closely with the planning and technical teams and external consultants, be highly involved in the planning process, monitoring site progress through to implementable consent.


Land Acquisition

  • With minimal day-to-day supervision, responsible for acquiring land opportunities within a specified geographical area and developing a detailed knowledge of development opportunities and competitor activity within the area.

  • Enter negotiations and formulate offers to pursue land opportunities in order to meet the company land requirements; and within annual budgets and forecasts.

  • Maintain a sound knowledge of all technical aspects covering the acquisition and development of land and associated legal agreements.

  • Ensure develop and maintain a thorough understanding of legal issues relating to contracts, joint ventures and partnerships.

  • Formulate offers, co-ordinate investigations, negotiate with local authorities, agents and lawyers, in order to produce contracts for signature. With minimum supervision, for unconditional / conditional contracts, responsible for overseeing the project until legal completion and for liaising with all internal departments accordingly.

  • Act as a conduit between the Land and other internal departments to ensure opportunities are optimised and effective working relationships are developed to assist in the land

  • Management of option agreements and obligations within, following handover from Strategic land.

  • Ensure familiarity with Story Homes Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities.

  • At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.

  • Contribute to improving the business, protecting and enhancing the reputation of the company, by putting forward new ideas and, when requested to do so, implementing change.

  • Post land purchase. Management of any land issues on all sites.

  • Manage and maintain an overage schedule for all appropriate sites, reviewed on a monthly basis.


Key Attributes

  • High level of organisational and analytical skills

  • Wide contact base (agents, landowners, promoters)

  • Sound knowledge of the planning system

  • Sound knowledge of legal contracts (Conditional, unconditional, Options and planning legal documents)

  • Experience in viability preparation.




Minimum of 3 years experience in residential land acquisition or planning.



Please apply via CV in the first instance to James Carss, NRG Executive; jamescarss@nrgplc.com