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Junior Land Acquisition Manager

Job title: Junior Land Acquisition Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Western Cape
Sector:
Salary: R 40 000
Reference: 072022-30390
Contact name: Merlyn Doralingo
Contact email: merlyn.doralingo@peoplesolved.com
Published: 18 days ago

Job description

​This role will be responsible for assisting in managing the various land acquisition task from landowner introductory calls through to the execution of servitude and lease agreements and managing landowner relationships and upkeep of various spreadsheets and documents.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Your primary responsibilities will include the following:

  • Regularly liaise with the Land Acquisition Manager and Project Managers regarding identification of potential project sites and/or servitudes

  • Conduct necessary research to identify the landowners of potential project properties

  • Assist and/or lead introductory calls with landowners and arrange site visits

  • Operating within an agreed range of criteria, assist and/or lead the negotiation process for our lease and/or servitude agreements with Landowners

  • Assist with the conceptualisation, drafting and execution of various Landowner related agreements

  • Liaise with Eskom and/or other relevant authorities on strategic grid routes

  • Assist with third party wayleave agreements

  • Assist in keeping appraised of all negotiations with Landowners and prepare weekly progress reports in a format agreed with the Land Acquisition Manager and Project Development Managers

  • Assist in delivering the original copies of all signed Resolutions, SPA’s, initialled Lease Agreements and Servitude Option Agreements to the offices

  • Ensure correct agreements and/or documentation for Landowner’s approval which secures land rights

  • Manage annual payments to Landowners and ensure the validity of all Landowner Agreements is maintained in alignment with the current strategy

 

Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or at least 2 years of proven commercial experience

  • Basic understanding of real estate concepts, property law, maps, terminology and contracts.

  • Anthropology skills

  • Track record of effective written and verbal communication in previous roles, both in Afrikaans and English

  • Basic understanding of the Survey General Office and Deeds Office systems

  • Proficient with basic GIS software i.e. Google Earth

  • Experience conducting online research to obtain property ownership information i.e. online deeds

  • Track record of effective written and verbal communication with infrastructure project stakeholders including landowners, government/municipal officials, Eskom representatives, and community members

  • Strategic relationship builder with both internal/external project stakeholders demonstrating personal integrity with a win/win mindset

  • Valid South African Driver’s License

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