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  • Job reference: RMS0218947

Land Acquisition Advisor

  • Sector: Consulting & Strategy
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 15/01/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Land Acquisition Officer

Our client is a global renewable energy company specialising in supplying, constructing and operating utility scale solar farms.

Due to recent expansion of their renewable development projects, they are now seeking a Land Acquisition Officer to assist in Project Development and Investment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Identify, select, acquire and approve new large scale project sites.
* Provide town planning and property support.
* Planning investigations for utility scale solar farm developments across Australia.
* Understand the town planning elements of the site identification, selection, acquisition and approval or potential sites.
* Provide specialist town planning support as required.
* Initial contact with landholders and subsequent negotiations to secure project sites suitable for development.
* Project manage the acquisition and planning approval processes.
* Interact with external stakeholders will vary according to project requirements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

* Applicants must be an Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident
* Must have Drivers' Licence
* Tertiary level qualification in a relevant field (town planning, environmental planning, land management etc)
* Acquisition / planning / project support experience ideally combined with a relevant town planning qualification
* Analytical and problem-solving ability
* Knowledge of planning and approval processes
* An understanding of project management processes, and delivery
* Experience in land acquisition and awareness of applicable planning legislation, standards and guidelines
* Good organisational and administrative skills
* Knowledge of GIS systems (Google Earth)
* Ability to travel occasionally to interstate Solar project sites throughout Australia
* Fluent English language skills

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