Agricultural Liaison Officer Job at Balfour Beatty in Birmingham

About the role

Responsible for the interface between Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), its sub-lot teams and landowners, particularly within the agricultural community.

As the Agricultural Liaison Officer (ALO) you will act as the primary point of contact for the landowners developing a positive relationship with them and acting as a channel for all contacts between BBV and the stakeholder.

The needs of landowners will change during the life of the project and the ALO will need to anticipate and prepare for change in advance of it.

The role will also provide, guidance and support on agricultural and land issues for the entire Stakeholder team, sub-lots and design teams

What you’ll be doing

Manage the relationship between BBV and landowners in a specific geography.

Support the wider stakeholder engagement activity as part of the function and as an expert in a land and agriculture.

For each of the stakeholders be the lead contact point in the relationship.

Ensure that landowner needs and undertakings and assurances are understood by both BBV, HS2 and the landowner.

Coordinating, facilitating and encouraging discussions and meetings between the landowner and BBV/DJV/HS2.

Facilitating ad-hoc meetings with the landowner as necessary.

Work closely within the land acquisition and transfer process.

Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm.

Who we’re looking for

The following qualities/experience are essential:
RICS accredited degree or equivalent.

Experience and extensive understanding of NFU and EA policies.

Agricultural Liaison or farming background.

The following qualities/experience are desirable:
Large scale linear project experience (e.g. rail, highway or similar).

Why work for us

Balfour Beatty VINCI is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging railway project in Europe: HS2.

We are building the West Midlands section of HS2’s Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people in the area to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 through the West Midlands area and are looking for a wide range of experts to join the team and support this unique, ground breaking project.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

You could help us build that civil infrastructure:
42 viaducts totalling over 11km, 66 over-bridges;

More than 35 cuttings reaching over 30km;

56 culverts and other under-bridges;

66 embankments reaching over 33km;

Building four motorway crossings requiring box structures and six interfaces with the existing rail requiring both dive-under and over-bridge structures.

About us

Balfour Beatty VINCI is a long established joint venture between two global leaders in the delivery of critical infrastructure. Working together for over 30 years, we have been successful in delivering a number of significant infrastructures creating unrivalled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond. In 2008, we announced our formal alliance with the aim of delivering modern and innovative solutions to the UK’s infrastructure needs. Since then, our collaboration has gone from strength to strength. We’ve successfully bid and delivered a number of key projects for Crossrail and Highways England Smart Motorways Programme. Balfour Beatty VINCI is a powerhouse for critical infrastructure. Our partnership – between two of the world’s largest construction companies – creates unrivalled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond.

Job Reference: BBV00205

About the Company

Company: Balfour Beatty

Company Location:  Birmingham

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