Wayleave Officer - NI

Role Description

Applications are invited for the above 2 year fixed term contract based in, Belfast.


Working for an energy organisation in Belfast, this role will liaise with land owners and internal stakeholder on a variety of projects across Northern Ireland.


Main Responsibilities

The role is responsible for acquiring high profile and sometimes more complex wayleaves.

Duties include the following:

  • Secure land owner consents for a variety of major projects.
  • Negotiate wayleave agreements and easements and other forms of agreement.
  • Assist in the preparation of Planning Applications.
  • Resolve disputes over wayleave rights, land ownership queries or tree cutting.
  • Carry out Land Searches and compile and maintain accurate records of land ownership details.
  • Compile and maintain accurate records and accounts of all interaction with landowners and their agents.
  • Actively maintain excellent relationships with landowners, agents, consulting engineers, contractors, government bodies etc.
  • Calculate compensation in regard to permanent easements and wayleave rentals.
  • Be conversant with relevant legislation.
  • Liaise with customers, land agents, solicitors and other team members in regard to wayleave matters.
  • Negotiate land damage claims.

The role will be based in Belfast and will require time to be spent in Dublin on a regular basis to liaise with members of the all-Ireland team.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience



  • Relevant technical/business qualification.
  • Good map reading and cartographic skills.
  • Good understanding of statutory and legislative issues relating to wayleave management.
  • Knowledge of landowner identification and registration methods.
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication particularly in relation to dealing with third parties.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong adherence to quality assurance and good document management skills.
  • Full drivers licence.


  • Detailed understanding of TSO business activities.
  • An understanding of route selection, line design, EIA and planning criteria used for transmission line projects would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of farm and rural land use practices.
  • Knowledge of conflict resolution techniques.



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